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R-Minus-10 Wild Card -- 3.4.14

10 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): The green flag has been waved, and candidates are beginning to toss their various hats and baseball caps into the ring. I'm still waiting for the Rally...

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Parting Shot -- 3.4.14

Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints heading to Puntilla Lake, Alaska, during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

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And Here Comes Toby 13 

As predicted here at HucksOnline, California transplant Toby Schindelbeck of Coeur d'Alene has filed his candidacy papers to run against state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, for House District Seat 4A. Schindelbeck's Web site remains in Maintenance Mode since it was pointed out by Huckleberries...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.4.14

5:37 p.m. 34YO male is suffering chest pains @ 800 block of William/Post Falls. 5:33 p.m. Post Falls police arrest Spokane resident on charges of burglarizing Post Falls WalMart. Story here. 5:25 p.m. Male in red station wagon looking into vehicle windows as he drives...

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PM Headlines -- 3.4.14

Coeur d'Alene School Board Chairman Tom Hearn listens to the audience during the board's regular meeting Monday night. Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss asked the board to extend civil rights protections for LGBT individuals in the school district. Story here. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Gas goes...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.4.14 11 

Time 2 Vote ... Jeffrey Burgess, 5, eats green eggs and ham with fellow students at C.T. Plunkett Elementary School in Adams, Mass., on Monday. Many schools will celebrate Dr. Seuss' 110th birthday this week with activities involving his books and reading. You write the...

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McMillan: Shut Up, She Explained 21 

Second-term Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, has filed to run for re-election to a third term representing District 7. McMillan, who yesterday publicly asked the House to convene an ethics committee to investigate her actions when she voted against a bill that ends special protections from...

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Even Luna Opposes Campus Carry 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, a member of the State Board, said he agreed allowing people to carry weapons on campuses could heighten dangers. For instance, he said, he’s been told by law enforcement that they would likely shoot everyone with a gun during...

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Good News 

The robins are back and their song of gladness means Spring's on the way-- and so is March Madness. The Bard of Sherman Avenue (Photo: robins dig for berries in Kerri Thoreson's back yard)

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ITD: I-90 Reopens Over Lookout Pass 

Update: Interstate 90 has reopened in the area of the Idaho/Montana state line at 3 p.m. PST today (Tuesday, March 4), after being closed for avalanche danger from Mullan, Idaho, to St. Regis, Mont. The Idaho Transportation Department announced that this was the first closure...

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Nic: We Need More Geeks 

Friday night, my church's pastor dropped a Marty McFly reference. I think I might have been the only one that noticed. Then Sunday morning I was hanging out with the worship band and the drummer started talking about end times and if we were going...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.4.14 

Dr. Grace rounds off jagged edges of Lily's teeth after giving her something that Marianne Love/Slight Detour calls "happy sauce." Posts Marianne: "Lily was actually at her BEST yesterday, thanks to some 'happy sauce.' In fact, she was feeling so good AND acting so good...

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March 4 To Become Idaho Day 

Today is not exactly the first Idaho Day – though the bill to create the new March 4 holiday, marking the anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the act creating Idaho Territory, has passed both houses and Gov. Butch Otter plans to sign it into...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 36 

... That state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, is telling people that she expects former Coeur d'Alene councilman Mike Kennedy to run for her House District 4 seat this year. Only that ain't gonna happen. Kennedy told Huckleberries he's content in doing whatever he didn't...

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Today Is National Pancake Day 

Eight-month-old Alaster "Gator" Thompson protectively puts his hand on a stack of free pancakes as his uncle Kevin Johnson, right, looks on during the IHOP National Pancake Day Celebration held at the Bryan, Texas. (AP File Photo/The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Dave McDermand, File) If you...

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Annoying Fax Robo-Calls 

"If I were in charge, there would be a code you could input to let the fax machine that keeps calling, calling, calling know that it's not dialing a fax machine but a personal phone. You know -- like a digital bird finger for annoying...

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Radio Shack To Shut 1100 Stores 

Radio Shack announced it's going to close something like 1,1000 stores over the next year or so, roughly one of ever five it operates. We don't have any list that details where those closures will be. We'll keep after that, hoping to find out the...

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Otter: Protesters Hurting Their Cause 15 

Reacting to Tuesday morning's blockade of his office, Gov. Butch Otter said gay rights advocates may be compromising highway safety and costing taxpayers by delaying the Legislature's targeted March 21 adjournment. Otter said he understands the frustration of those who can't get a hearing in...

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CdA Sex Predator Gets 25 Years 

A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least 25 years in prison for sexually abusing two children. Justin Shawn Wheeler, 32, was sentenced Monday in Kootenai County District Court. First District Judge Fred Gibler cited Wheeler’s “ongoing predatory conduct” in handing down a sentence that...

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Request Attracts Crowd 

Former state legislator Ron Vieselmeyer, seated right, and Pastor Tim Remington of The Altar church on Best Avenue (next to Vieselmeyer) listen to discussion at the Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting Monday night. At the meeting, Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss asked trustees to extend...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.4.14

11:54 a.m. A small red car w/Washington plates is running other cars off road @ H41/MP 11 (just passing Dumpsters). 11:49 a.m. Patient suffering dementia named Donald has wandered off from Coeur d'Alene care center. 11:44 a.m. Driver of blue Saturn got out & slammed...

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Filings -- Legislative District 1-7 

Here are the current filings for legislative races in districts 1-7 (according to Secretary of State's office): House District # 1A : Heather Scott of Blanchard, R House District # 1B: George Eskridge of Dover, R House District 2A: Fritz Wiedenhoff of Rathdrum, R Senate...

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Christie Still ♥'s Butch 

Before the fall, Gov. Chris Christie stumps for Idaho Gov. Butch Otter at a fundraiser that attracted 350 people to the Coeur d'Alene Resort Dec. 6, 2013. (File photo: Duane Rasmussen) Republican Governors Association Chairman Chris Christie issued the following statement regarding Idaho Governor Butch...

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Poll: Time For Butch To Go 

Monday Poll: Hucks Nation is ready for a new governor, whether Republican state Sen. Russ Fulcher or Democrat A.J. Balukoff takes his place. 113 of 182 respondents (62.09%) said it's time for the two-term governor to go. Only 62 of 182 respondents (34.07%) want to...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.