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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

R-Minus-9 Wild Card -- 3.5.14 10 

9 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): I'm not going to brag -- because there are other people who have pets that they love, even cats -- but my Beagle Huckleberry graduated w/honors from...

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Parting Shot -- 3.5.14

Ginger Singleton, of Bremerton, Wash., pushes her golf bag cart up a soggy path at the Rolling Hills Golf Course in Bremerton, Wash. Heavy rain is expected all week. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)

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New Precinct Committee Candidates 

It looks like a few new candidates have filed paper work to run for Kootenai County GOP precinct committeeman positions. Once the dance card is filled, I'll try to break down which faction each candidate belongs to. Jennifer Locke has a solid challenger in Donna...

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Sheriffs Back Campus Carry 

Sponsors of SB 1254, the guns-on-campus bill, held a Statehouse press conference this afternoon to announce that the Idaho Sheriff’s Association, after a poll of its members, has endorsed the bill. “There was a pretty wide margin that were in favor of this bill,” said...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.5.14

"If you commute across the prairie on Hayden Avenue or Prairie Avenue," posts Councilwoman KerriT on her Facebook wall, "watch for several places where there is water over the road. I took this photo mid-day on Hayden Avenue, just west of Hwy. 41 where the...

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PM Headlines -- 3.5.14

"It's good for the plants," said Jayleigh Coye , 9, during her rainy walk to John Brown Elementary in Rathdrum on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Kathy Plonka) 20YO father charged w/hurting 4MO son/Press Data security: Senate focuses on 1 bill/The EDge Nature Grocers to open...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.5.14 

Time 2 Vote ... High school senior Rachel Canning, 18, left, talks with her father, Sean Canning, during a break in proceedings, in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown, N.J., Tuesday. Rachel Canning is suing her parents for financial support and college tuition after she...

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CdA Gets New Coffee House Hangout

Caleb Duke and his wife Nicole named their coffee shop Grumpy Monkey to stand out a bit from other shops, and of course to give people something to laugh about when they came in. "We just kind of liked the idea," Caleb says. "It's hard...

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Huzzah, CdA Temp Hits 50 

Patchy sunshine and a mild southwest wind have combined to send afternoon temperatures into the 50s in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene areas for the first time since Nov. 19. At 2 p.m., Spokane International Airport was at 53 degrees while Felts Field in East...

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Rusche: GOP Solons Avoiding Issues

State lawmakers are plowing through a sea of bills, hoping to keep on course for an early March 21st end of session. But some among them -- known as Democrats -- say the Republican-dominated legislature is intentionally steering clear of substantial issues. "My biggest disappointment...

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Resolution Backs Tribe Water Talks 

Every state senator or representative from North Idaho’s districts 2 through 5 is backing a move to use negotiation, rather than litigation, as the state and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe look to settle federal reserved water rights in the Coeur d’Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication. The...

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Goodbye, Lima Beans 

I'm not Catholic and have never observed Lent, but just to be on the safe side, I'm giving up lima beans -- Cindy. Question: Izzit just me, or is Cindy missing the concept of Lent?

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9th Blogiversary: Simple Mind 

Cis posts of her blog, From A Simple Mind: "I am 9 years old today. ... I was born out of boredom. I think. It was late at night. And just because she saw the words. Anyone can blog, it is as easy as 1.2.3....

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.5.14

On his Facebook wall, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts: "The weather forecast in S.W. Oregon calls for mild temperatures, rain showers, and a chance of slugs." You can see more of Robin's work here. Another golden oldie/Fort Boise So what peeves you?/Grip On Sports...

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Weird: Up-skirt Photos OK In Boston 

A man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court that had upheld...

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A Wild Ride Into March 

On her Facebook wall, Councilwoman KerriT posts: "From frigid temps to snow storms to early spring thawing ... all in the past few days. I took this photo on N. Spokane Street but all over town the water over roadway signs are sprouting up." Question:...

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SR News Quiz -- 3.2-6.2014

How much do you know about workplace wellness, coal-fired electricity and other news of note? Find out in the SR's weekly quiz, where you could win a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel or two movie tickets simply by entering. Take News Quiz here....

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Cindy's Choice: 18YO Brat Loses 

Cindy's Pick Item: Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round/CNN Nut Graph: Canning was suspended from school for truancy last October, according to court documents filed by her parents' attorney, Laurie Rush-Masuret. Her parents told the teen that she could no longer see...

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Hearn Addresses Personal Attacks 44 

Moments ago, Chairman Tom Hearn of the Coeur d'Alene School Board issued this statement re: Monday's meeting: I apologize to the patrons in our district who feel I have let them down. Everyone has a right to their feelings and opinions but I am compelled...

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Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down 

Madeline McFadden, 14, receives ashes on her forehead during an Ash Wednesday Mass at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.. today. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season, a time when Christians commit to acts of penitence and prayer...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.5.14 

11:30 a.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for March 4-5 here. 11:18 a.m. CPD officer reports 2 transients under the I-90/Govt Way overpass not at home (10:55 item). However, if they return and cause trouble again, officer said he will escort them from their...

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Kerri: I ♥ 4 Seasons 

Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry. Those words aren't a paraphrasing of the Goldilocks porridge tale, they're one of our favorite pastimes here in North Idaho. We're fortunate to have four very distinct seasons, unlike my husband's homeland of North Dakota where it's...

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DFO: If I Were A Committeeman 76 

Believe it or not, I heard that my name was being mentioned as someone who could be talked into running for Kootenai County GOP Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 52. I dismissed such talk out of hand because I would have to give up this blog...

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Irgens To Recuse Herself From Votes 

Mic Armon, of the Balance North Idaho board of directors, sent this statement to Huckleberries Online moments ago: "In our first quarter board meeting held today, the Balance North Idaho board of directors voted to have Eden Irgens recuse herself from voting in all election...

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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.