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AM: Tracking Wolf Pup Survival

Senior wildlife biologist Lacy Robinson talks about a wolf pup survival study at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Idaho F&G Pays $30K to kill 23 wolves/AP Bus crash hurts Stevens County...

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The Divisive Rep. Sims 

In this May 7, 2012, Huckleberries Online file photo, state Rep. Kathy Sims tries to attract signatures for the unsuccessful recall petition drive against then mayor Sandi Bloem and three Coeur d'Alene City Council members. (I still get a kick out of the "Decline to...

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City OKs Hiring Full-Time PR Person 

City Councilman Dan Gookin had a few questions on the process for hiring the public information coordinator's position. "How much of this is us (the council), and how much of this is the administration?" Gookin asked. "Is this basically we are approving this and the...

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Petitioners Oppose Campus Carry 42 

The Coalition to Keep Guns Off Campus will deliver a petition with nearly 3,000 signatures from Idahoans to the Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke this morning. The petition asks the Idaho House of Representatives to stop weapons from coming on Idaho campuses and to...

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Bedke Talks Blunt When Otter Won't 

Ask Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, a straightforward question and you'll get a straightforward answer. Case in point: What are the odds, a reporter recently asked Bedke, of the state following through on Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter's pledge to boost school spending by more...

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Realtors Eye Property Tax Exemption 

The Idaho Realtors Association proposed legislation today to remove the indexing of the homeowners exemption from property taxes to the Idaho Housing Price Index, instead setting it at a fixed $90,000 at the high end. John Eaton, lobbyist for the Realtors, said his bill is...

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Obamacare Converts 18 

From a Facebook Friend: "Had a good friend, one of my conservative friends, tell me yesterday that because of the ACA (Obamacare) his insurance is now $400/month cheaper. thanks Obama." I have a dear relative who's a Russ Limbaugh devotee and as anti-Obama as they...

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Lake Property Available For Bitcoins

It's going to be interesting to see what prime real estate on Lake Coeur d'Alene goes for in the digital currency known as Bitcoin. Hayden resident Alan Golub is selling a package of 660 contiguous acres overlooking Moscow Bay that includes the site of the...

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Hospital Unveils $57M Expansion 

Kootenai Health is outgrowing its hospital. That's why hospital trustees have authorized the first phase of construction in what could become a bigger five-year project, with phase I providing a $57 million, three-story addition and new main hospital entryway on the north side of the...

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Darleen Haff is one of six women who, in June,  will be the first group to graduate from the Coeur d���Alene Union Gospel Mission program. (Gabe Green/press)

Transformed At UGM 

Darleen Haff is one of six women who, in June, will be the first group to graduate from the Coeur d’Alene Union Gospel Mission program. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green) When Darleen Haff first walked through the doors of Union Gospel Mission in Coeur...

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Council OKs Front Avenue Changes 

A final agreement between the city of Coeur d'Alene and the Hagadone Corporation to convert a portion of Front Avenue to a pedestrian corridor was approved by the city council on Tuesday. The agreement essentially details what each entity will be responsible for when construction...

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Anti-ULUCite To Run For Nelson Seat 

David Stewart, who has been in business for 30 years, filed as a Republican candidate for the Kootenai County Commission District 2 seat, which is currently held by incumbent Commissioner Jai Nelson. Stewart issued a press release Tuesday announcing his candidacy and explaining why he...

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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.