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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

Poll: Keep accepting immigrants 

A majority of Hucks Nation says America should continue to welcome immigrants as it has in the past. 130 of 252 respondents (51.59%) say immigrants should be welcomed into this country. Today's Poll: Do you like the design of Hagadone Hospitality's proposed 2nd Coeur d'Alene Resort tower?

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Poll: Clinton crushing Sanders 13 

Hillary Clinton holds a huge national lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), according to a new poll. A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found Clinton with a 33-point lead, taking 59 percent support nationally over Sanders at 26 percent.

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Judge tosses rattler bite suit 16 

An Asotin County judge said Walmart is not liable for a rattlesnake bite that occurred more than three years ago in the garden center of the retail giant's Clarkston store. In a written decision handed down this week, Judge Scott D. Gallina granted the retailer's motion for summary judgment.

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GOP Debate: Trying to ignore Trump 45 

Confronted with the durable phenomenon known as Donald Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidates tried a new tack Tuesday night: ignore him. Trump didn’t go anywhere, of course. Attacks did flow in from candidates who found themselves farther from center stage than ever -– including, notably, Jeb Bush.

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Here's how the proposed 12-story tower would look from the north, on 2nd Street, looking south toward Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Illustration: Dustin Weed)

Design panel to review Hagadone plan 13 

Coeur d’Alene’s Design Review Commission will get an eyeful of hotel rooms when it meets Thursday. Renderings of Hagadone Hospitality’s proposed 12-story guest room tower joining The Coeur d’Alene Resort will be scrutinized when the commission meets for the second time on the plan Thursday.

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3 inches of snow greets commuters

Inland Northwest residents awoke to about three inches of snow, leading to school delays and closures and multiple accidents. The Washington State Patrol was warning drivers of especially icy conditions west of Spokane on Interstate 90 and state Highway 2.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 12.15.15 

Four teams will play for the first Huckleberry Patch Fantasy Football League title. After 14 weeks of NFL play, the following are matched in the playoffs: Gregorious Greg (SR sports scribe Greg Lee, 11-3), evilOlive (DFO, 10-4), Ninja Minions (Sachi @ NIC, 10-4) and Foster's Hammy (Eric Hoteman, 7-7).

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Drinking Game for tonight's debate 

You know how drinking games go for debates, right. Every time, a candidate says a predictable phrase, you're suppose to drink some sort of alcohol. Facebook Friend David Keyes suggests that the drinking game be centered around the words "Hillary" or "Mrs. Clinton" or "Queen of Darkness." Which key word(s) would prompt you to raise a glass tonight?

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Republicans debate again 25 

National security, the fight against ISIS and the role of Muslims in American society immediately dominated Tuesday's Republican presidential debate -- the first since terror attacks shook Paris and San Bernardino, California.

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Wanted: Shane Andrew Russell

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is seeking information leading to the apprehension of Shane Andrew Russell. [Click and drag to move] Russell is being sought based on a Kootenai County felony warrant charging Russell with Felony Probation Violations. He is on probation for 1st Degree Stalking charges.

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Blogos: 79 & still ringing bells

The daily roundup of posts from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes 79YO man who enjoys ringing Salvation Army bell + Your holiday gift guide/On Tap, Awwhh, yum yum/Slight Detour, Day After: St. Martins/SportsLink, First Take: Water/Randy Stapilus, Still being talked about/War Bonds, Timing of Christmas bonus/The Slice ...

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Some don't have computers, Rep. Sims 56 

If you followed the discussion in the urban renewal task force closely, you'll see that Reps. Robert Anderst and Kathy Sims didn't think much about using urban renewal funds to build libraries. In fact, Sims said that anyone with a computer has his/her own library. Fort Boise takes exception to Sims' close-minded view of libraries.

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 (Courtesy Photo / Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)

$500 reward offered in golf course vandalism 

Between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, and 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, an unknown person(s) intentionally drove a vehicle onto the No. 6 green at the Avondale Golf Course, causing about $6,000 in damages, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office. Avondale Golf Club is...

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Child porn brings 75-month sentence 

A Coeur d’Alene man who had amassed a large collection of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to 75 months in federal prison. Keith David Killingsworth, 38, also will spend 15 years on parole after his release and will be subject to monitoring of his computer...

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 (Courtesy: KXLY)

Eastward view of new resort tower 17 

Last week, Huckleberries Online published 5 artist renderings of the proposed new Coeur d'Alene Resort tower at 2nd St and Sherman Avenue. 4 of those views were from the east side (McEuen Park) looking west. One was from 2nd Street, looking south. Here's a view of the proposed tower, looking from the west side (City Park) side.

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Idaho 41st in high school grad rate 49 

Idaho’s graduation rate tied for 41st in the nation in 2013-14, according to new numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. Idaho’s graduation rate came in at 77.3 percent; the national rate was 82.3 percent.

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'Most Likely to Succeed' airs tonight 

A free, special screening of the acclaimed education documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" is set at 7 tonight in the Kroc Theatre at the Kroc Center. It is non-partisan and non-prescriptive and quickly points out that there is not a one size fits all solution in education. It has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced."

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North Idaho College President Joe Dunlap makes his budget pitch to state lawmakers in Boise on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.  (Betsy Russell / Spokesman-Review file photo)

NIC prez Dunlap to retire 

North Idaho College Board of Trustee Chairman Ken Howard announced today that NIC President Joe Dunlap, Ed.D., has notified the board that he intends to retire at the end of the current academic year.

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How do you pronounce 'poinsettia'? 

KBOI 2News is asking viewers how they pronounce "poinsettia." The question comes as the Boise State Broncos are preparing to play Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego. It appears that the answer is split between a 3-syllable word and a 4-syllable word.

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