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MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

Protecting Our Borders? 

Huckleberries Online is pleased to introduce cartoonist Khaliela Wright, who holds degrees from the University of Idaho and Washington State University. She is an instructor of economics for Spokane Falls Community College and occasionally writes for Idaho Magazine. Khaliela tells Huckleberries: "I started drawing political…

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Warrant Issued For 9YO Gum Thief 

An Idaho prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old boy who failed to show up in court. KHQ-TV reported that the boy from Post Falls is accused of stealing a pack of gum. Police Chief Scott Haug said it’s the first time in his...

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Guv Wants 7.4% Hike For K-12 

Outlining an agenda heavy on education, Gov. Butch Otter called on the Legislature to increase K-12 public school spending by 7.4 percent in 2016. Otter’s budget blueprint would increase school spending by $101,185,600, bringing the school budget bottom line to $1,475,784,000. That amount would represent…

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Otter Still Against Gay Marriage 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter had this to say about the same-sex marriage issue: “It is incumbent upon those of us sworn to uphold and defend our Constitution and to do so based on its content now – not on changing societal values since it was…

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Butch Calls For Tax Cuts 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter long has favored tax cuts; now, he’s calling for cutting the personal and corporate income tax rates for Idaho’s highest earners each year for the next five years, to drop them from the current 7.4 percent to 6.9 percent. In the…

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Oregon Vs Ohio State Today 

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota responds to a question during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship, Saturday, in Dallas. Oregon is scheduled to play Ohio State on Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Question: Who do you predict will win?

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Former Planner Gary Young, RIP 

From Kerri Thoreson's Facebook wall: "Gary Young passed away over the weekend after a battle with cancer. Gary had an impact on Post Falls via his tenure as the City's Planning director for many years and then his next venture as landscape architect/land use planner…

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Poll: Free Community College? Yes 

Weekend Poll: 63 of 115 respondents (54.78%) support President Obama's call for free community college education for all. However, 47 of 115 respondents (40.87%) oppose the recommendation. 5 (4.35%) were undecided. Today's Poll (from Lewiston Tribune): Should U.S. news organizations publish or broadcast controversial cartoons…

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Gonzaga Climbs To No. 3

With big wins over San Francisco and Santa Clara, Gonzaga jumped to No. 3 in this week’s Associated Press college basketball poll today. Kentucky remained at No. 1 and Virginia replaced Duke at No. 2 in the poll released this morning. Duke, which lost to…

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Trib: Past Time For Idaho To Act 

In a Lewiston Tribune editorial, opinion editor Marty Trillhaase comments that leaders of Idaho have run out of excuses for not acting on a variety of topics, including education funding and the state's decaying roads and bridges.

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Edit: The LCDC Enigma 

For all the huffing and puffing by some political gadflies, Coeur d'Alene residents still aren't excited -- or knowledgeable -- about the Lake City Development Corp. Does that mean they don't care? Or they are OK with the concept of urban renewal?

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Hucks: Gookin Shoots From Hip 

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Dan Gookin shot from the hip last week – and hit his foot. After opposing the reappointment of competent Denny Davis to the Lake City Development Corporation, The Gookinator told the Coeur d’Alene Press: “We’ve got some people who serve on five...

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Idaho Legislature Opens Today 

This could be the year that the Idaho Legislature finally moves toward long-sought goals, from restoring school funding back to 2009 levels to holding a hearing on whether to ban discrimination against gays. Boosting funding for maintaining the state’s deterioriating road system is high on…

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1500 Attend Inaugaral Ball 

Gov. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter, right, lead the first dance, joined by Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Teresa Little at the Inaugural Ball at the Idaho State Capitol on Saturday. (AP/Statesman photo: Katherine Jones) More than 1,500 people attended the state’s official…

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Triple Slaying Stuns Moscow 

Moscow, Idaho, residents are mourning the shooting deaths of three residents while police try to understand what prompted Saturday’s killing spree. John Lee is expected to be charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder. Lee, 29, was arrested after…

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Poll: Idaho Wants Medicaid Expansion

A new Idaho poll by Utah pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds that 61 percent of Idaho registered voters support Medicaid expansion, and just 29 percent oppose it; the poll, commissioned by Idaho Politics Weekly, surveyed 520 Idaho voters and had a margin of error...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 10, 2015

Weekend Wild Card -- 1.10-11.2014 

The fun and games will begin again next week when the Idaho Legislature launches another year of mediocrity and Teapublicans take over the Kootenai County commissioners office. We should have plenty to discuss on the political front. Then, of course, there always seems to be...

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Seattle 31, Carolina 17 

Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) runs in front of Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson (84) to score on an interception 90 yards for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle. Seattle beat Carolina 31-17.

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4 Shot, 3 Dead, In Moscow 

Three people were killed and another critically injured this afternoon when a man shot them in three separate incidents in Moscow. Police later arrested John Lee, 29, after a 24-mile police chase that topped 100 mph – at times in dense fog.

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