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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

Churches Face Day Of Reckoning 

Recently, the venerable New York Times ran an excellent article on the growing role, beyond the all important parenting, of women in the LDS Church in part because of the increasing number of women going on missions now that the age has been lowered from...

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Cindy's Choice: Honor Student Sues 

Here's Cindy's Pick of the Day for discussion: An 18-year-old New Jersey honor student and cheerleader has been tossed from her parents’ Lincoln Park home, but demands that her mother and father continue to pay her private high school and impending college costs — as...

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AM Headlines -- 3.4.14 20 

At the Coeur d'Alene School Board meeting Monday night, Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss listens as Tim Scott claims that two Coeur d'Alene trustees had lied when they said in the past that they weren't having discussions with members of the LGBT community. A public...

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Candidate Filings For Courthouse 

Current filings for Kootenai County Courthouse office (according to Kootenai County Clerk's Office): Assessor: incumbent Mike McDowell, Republican Commissioner District 1: Tim Herzog, Republican Commissioner District 2: David Stewart, Republican Coroner: Warren Keene, Republican Filing concludes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14

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Goodbye Snow, Hello Flood Waters

Say goodbye to lowland snow for now. Warmer temperatures and expected rainstorms Wednesday and Thursday have shifted attention from icy conditions to potential flooding. The National Weather Service on Monday issued a flood watch for 11 counties in the Inland Northwest. They are Spokane, Lincoln,...

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Fulcher: Sales Tax Cut Would Help 13 

Recently, Marty Trillhaase wrote an opinion that the grocery tax repeal would be a good idea "for 15 seconds." I would like to submit to the readers why I believe it is a good idea to repeal the grocery tax for all Idahoans. Eliminating the...

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New UI Prez Focuses On Enrollment 

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has been officially on the job for four days, but he's already planning to focus on boosting this fall's enrollment. Staben told UI faculty, staff and some students during his first university address as president that they could expect...

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During a Coeur d'Alene School District board meeting Monday at the Midtown Center, Susan Moss, a local attorney, makes a request of board members to add language to the current policy that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination. (Shawn Gust/press)

Trustees Asked To Protect Gays 14 

During a Coeur d'Alene School District board meeting Monday at the Midtown Center, Susan Moss, a local attorney, makes a request of board members to add language to the current policy that would protect LGBT employees from discrimination. Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene...

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City Mulls Full-Time PR Person 

Item: Getting the word out: Cd'A may hire permanent public info coordinator/Jeff Selle, SR More Info: City Administrator Wendy Gabriel will recommend creating a permanent public information coordinator position at tonight's city council meeting. The move is part of an overall update to the city's...

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Gold Star Speaks To Food Safety 

When I go out to eat, I look for a Panhandle Health District gold star on display by the establishment's cash register or in the window. The giant gold star is part of PHD's Award of Excellence in food safety. The award tells me that...

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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

R-Minus-11 Wild Card -- 3.3.14 

11 Days & Counting (to affiliate with the Republican Party to vote in the closed GOPrimary in May): Hide the children and other vulnerable people in your family. The official filing deadline has begun. Sounds like Tim Herzog is out of the gates first by...

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Parting Shot -- 3.3.14

Darby, left and Cadee, two West Highland white terriers, look out of a frosty front door while their owners shovel snow in Winchester, Va., today. Winter kept its icy hold on much of the country Monday, with snow falling and temperatures dropping as schools and...

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Huckleberries Hears ... 36 

Update: Duane Rasmussen reports that a packed house heard Coeur d'Alene attorney Susan Moss ask the Coeur d'Alene School Board to extend civil rights protections for gay people in district schools. Scott Maben of the SR was at the meeting. I'll keep watching for his...

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Dalton Gardens Wants Slower Traffic 

Traffic calming might seem like an oxymoron, but Dalton Gardens city officials hope it is the key to preserving the town's rural roots. The city is seeking a grant for a "traffic calming" project aimed at slowing traffic on Fourth Street from Dalton Avenue to...

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Vj Giulio, a North Idaho College wrestler, slips an engagement ring onto the hand of his now fiancee Jordan Moyer Saturday while he proposed to her after being awarded the 197 pound NJCAA championship. (Gabe Green/press)

PM Headlines -- 3.3.14

Vj Giulio, a North Idaho College wrestler, slips an engagement ring onto the hand of his now fiancee Jordan Moyer Saturday while he proposed to her after being awarded the 197 pound NJCAA championship. Coeur d'Alene Press story here. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)...

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Cutline Contest -- 3.3.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Dallas Seavey's daughter, Annie, plays in her dad's dog truck before the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Willow Lake on Sunday in Willow, Alaska. The race will take mushers nearly a thousand miles to the finish line...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 3.3.14

6:02 p.m. Witness reports 2 males possibly drunk in vehicle that hit tree on Perimeter Road, b/n Bayview post office & Careywood turnout. Witness reports beercans in vehicle. Neither male injured.. 5:45 p.m. Front door is open in home @ 1000 block of E14th Avenue/Post...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 3.3.14 

The headline used by Marianne Love/Slight Detour explains what many of us are thinking re: the polar express that rolled into March: "Tain't over until it's over." More here. Airport chaplain/End Notes Can I get an amen?/Fort Boise Idaho election filings/The EDge Day After: Saint...

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House OKs $126M Income Tax Break 

The House has voted 54-13 in favor of a $126 million cut in income taxes over the next six years; HB 548 now moves to the Senate side, where Senate Local Government & Taxation Committee Chairman Jeff Siddoway already has said he doesn’t plan to...

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CdA Student Pens Anti-Bullying Song 

Coeur d'Alene middle schooler Brea Fournier has produced a video/song in her campaign to bring hope to others who may be dealing with bullies. She wrote the song, "I'll Help You Through," added music on her ukele and recorded this video about a month ago.

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'Pure Grit' Reveals Nurses' Struggles

An email that sat unread for six months ultimately became the inspiration for author Mary Cronk Farrell’s latest book, “Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific” (Abrams Books for Young Readers, $24.95). Farrell’s cousin was in...

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Banducci Calls Student Prez 'A Pawn' 27 

At the Feb. 26 North Idaho College Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Todd Banducci failed to curb his tongue -- again -- when he was admonished by NIC student body President Benaiah Cheevers. The exchange was launched by Cheevers, who began his regular report to...

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A Coeur d'Alene Teacher Asks ... 

... This about guns on campus (via private email to HuckleberriesOnline): "As the state legislators are all about local control, will the professor of a class have an ability to not allow guns in their individual classrooms? I can say that I would feel uncomfortable...

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Johnson: Oscar Takeaways 

Marc Johnson/The Johnson Post offers a number of insightful takeaways from the Academy Awards, including: "Oscar host DeGeneres mostly mostly left me longing for Bob Hope or Johnny Carson. The role of Oscar MC requires the skills, generally speaking, of a late-night talk show host...

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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.





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