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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

TGIF Wild Card -- 3.14.14 21 

The dance cards for the 2014 spring primary elections has filled -- and we're going to have a barn burner of an election season. Mary Souza re-emerges from the shadows to take on state Sen. John Goedde. Larry Spencer's running as a Democrat against Republican...

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Souza Files Against John Goedde 15 

County Clerk Jim Brannon pokes his head out the door of the Elections Center to say that the filing deadline had passed Friday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Mary Souza, the unsuccessful candidate for Coeur d'Alene mayor last November, has filed as a Republican to run against...

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Spencer Files As Dem For Assessor 37 

Uberconservative gadfly Larry Spencer of Hayden filed candidacy papers this afternoon to run as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Mike McDowell of Coeur d'Alene. McDowell will also face a primary challenge from Patrick Galles of Post Falls. In other Kootenai County Courthouse filings today, Republican...

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115 Sign Up For GOPrecinct Posts 

As predicted, there will be a free-for-all for control of the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee this spring, as the county clerk's final list of contestants offers dozens of contested races. Also, there may be a struggle for control of the Kootenai County Democratic Central...

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PM Headlines -- 3.14.14 

LaLaynya Stravans, left, her son Valor Young, 2, and her mother Mary Stravans found the Centennial Trail covered in water as the Spokane River has spilled its bank Thursday. They were taking a stroll and feeding the Canada geese along Upper Drive at Crestline, in...

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Now Waiting For Candidate List 15 

Huckleberries Hears ... that there's been some activity this afternoon, with Reasonable Republican-type individuals submitting candidacy papers for GOPrecinct Committeeman races. A Berry Picker gives County Clerk Jim Brannon kudos for having a notary public in his office to stamp the papers. Seems candidates had...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.14.14 11 

Time 2 Vote ... An audience member shouts at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he speaks with another audience member at a town hall meeting, Thursday at the YMCA of Burlington County, in Mount Laurel, N.J. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Thursday...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.14.14

5:39 p.m. Driver of black Ford F150 pickup fixing flat tire @ e/b I-90/MP 21 (near Veterans Bridge). 5:14 p.m. Someone is suffering breathing difficulty @ 1800 block of Howard Road/Athol. 5:11 p.m. 2 drunken males shouted at business employees @ 400 block of 2nd...

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Sandpoint Monument To Stay For Now

The Ten Commandments monument isn’t going anywhere for now, but that didn’t stop hundreds from filling Farmin Park Thursday to protest its possible removal. The melody of “Amazing Grace” filled the park as attendees bustled around the monument, holding signs and signing a petition to...

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Tom Sherry Didn't Predict This 

"Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 14 March 2014, first lightning storm of the season. Posting on Facebook and watch a ground striker right out my window. Tom Sherry and the Weather Channel did not predict this" -- Arch Druid, Facebook. Question: Do you take evening weather reports...

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$400K Sidewalk Repair Work Begins 

Michael Jaecks of the street department performs sidewalk work. (Photo: Coeur d'Alene Today) Major repairs to downtown Coeur d’Alene sidewalks have begun with the removal of some trees and sections of sidewalk as crews work to eliminate “trip hazards” and bring the city center into...

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After Fight, Man Stuck On Best Hill 

Instead of clearing his head, a Coeur d'Alene man got a headache Thursday morning when his vehicle became stuck at the top of Best Hill. According to Kootenai County Sheriff's Lt. Stu Miller, early Thursday morning the man attempted to drive his Dodge Durango up...

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Fulcher Defends Special Gun Perk 

State Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, has written an op-ed piece defending his vote to retain his elected-official privilege to carry a firearm without a concealed-weapons permit: I am thankful for this opportunity to clarify my statements during a recent debate over a “concealed carry" bill...

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Idaho Advances To WAC Finals

For the second year in a row, the Idaho Vandal women will play in the WAC tournament final with a berth in the NCAA Tournament on the line. UIdaho, which won the WAConference title with a 15-1 record, defeated New Mexico State 75-65 today to...

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A Good Day To Make Pi 

I do not bake pies; the first year I was married, my sister-in-law baked Thanksgiving pies at my house and told the family we made them “together.” Now, I make pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving all by myself. But the pi we celebrate today – I...

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Candidates I Know Little About 25 

Who are these GOP candidates? Commissioner District 2 -- David Stewart Coroner -- Warren Keane Treasurer -- Steven D. Matheson House District 2B -- Eric Redman House District 3B -- Greg Gfeller & Don Cheatham House District 4A -- Toby Schindelbeck* *I put Schindelbeck on...

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Vick, Vaughn Ward Back Fulcher 10 

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher’s primary challenge to two-term GOP incumbent Gov. Butch was not expected to draw a large number of Republican officials, but he has managed support from five sitting lawmakers, two retired legislators and one former lawmaker who’s now a county...

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The Way They Were 

Don Sausser, the Eye on Sherman Avenue, posted this photo of the now gone-but-forgotten street trees (in their Christmas holiday glory) that were removed along Sherman Avenue to make way for the Centennial Trail Plaza and connection to the upgraded McEuen Field. Don posts on...

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Poll: Dump Daylight-Saving Time

Thursday Poll: Hucks Nation isn't a fan of daylight-saving time. 123 of 188 of you (65.43%) would dump the annual "spring forward" event if you could. Only 63 of 188 respondents (33.51%) favor it. 2 voters (1.06%) were undecided. Today's Poll: Which Idaho primary races...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 3.14.14

10:57 a.m. ISP officer reports he'll stay with disabled vehicle (10:43 item) until tow truck arrives. 10:47 a.m. 911 dispatcher tells 2nd vehicle who stopped to help (10:43 item) to move his car off highway. 10:43 a.m. A occupied, tan vehicle is parked in fast...

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Why Herb's Running For Precinct Post 29 

Until I threw my hat into the ring, I didn't connect apathy with the radical slant of the Republican Central Committee. I now realize how they got control. Half the precincts didn't have candidates and voters wouldn't have recognized the name most likely anyway. What...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.14.14

On his Slice blog, Paul Turner conjures "The Great Hemline Hassle" from front cover of Life magazine, March 13, 1970. Posts Paul: "I don't remember this magazine cover. But I do recall short dresses and skirts. How about you?" (Illustration: www.amazon.com) Hope, Part 2/Faithful Geek...

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Tea Party Eyes GOPrecinct Seats 

Chad Inman of the Gem State Tea Party is circulating this message to his followers, trying to get them whipped up enough to file for GOPrecinct Committeeman offices: This is the deadline to file for office. As many of you know, one of the major...

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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.