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FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2015

CPD Seeks Child Enticer

Coeur d’Alene police are looking for a man suspected in a child luring incident that occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday at a McDonald’s restaurant. A 4-year-old girl apparently approached a transient who was going through the trash in the children’s play area of the…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015

Wild Card/Thursday -- 1.8.15 11 

In looking for a venue for our 40th anniversary celebration later this year, Mrs. O & I were surprised by a venue manager's reaction to the length of our marriage. She genuinely seemed surprised that people could love and live with one another for 40...

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Parting Shot -- 1.8.15

A scientist points out a seismogram display on a monitor just set up at CenturyLink Field in Seattle today. Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network installed the instruments to record expected vibrations from jumping and stomping fans at Saturday's Seattle Seahawks playoff game against…

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New Feature For Mobile Users

You asked, and Techmeister Dan has provided. All users, including ones with mobile devices, can click on recent comments at the top of Huckleberries Online now. For mobile users, you have to click on the down arrow on the orange "Huckleberries Online" banner line to...

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PM Headlines -- 1.8.15

Crews worked to clear debris from Idaho state Highway 97 following a rock and mudslide this morning near Beauty Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Traffic is now taking turns past the slide. Story here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) ...

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For Those Keeping Score At Home ... 

... Idaho gets 34.9% of its total state general revenues from the federal government (the 16th largest share in the country). The information was provided by the Tax Foundation, via Idaho Reporter. Idaho, of course, is peopled with Teapublicans, who constantly bash the federal government....

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 20 

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, kisses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. after being re-elected to a third term during the opening session of the 114th Congress, as Republicans assume full control for the first time in eight years Tuesday. You write the...

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Lost Snowmobiler Lucky To Live

Snowmobiler Barry Sadler, of Mullan, thought he was going to die after going missing Sunday. But 5 friends followed his snowmobile track and found him early Tuesday morning, hypothermic and dehydrated in the Brimstone Creek area.

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Slice: To Quit The Paper Or Not

Paul Turner of the SR's Slice column decided to renew his 98YO mother's newspaper subscription after struggling with the issue. She's kitten weak & doesn't read the paper often. But she has always had a subscription and, Paul, posts poignantly, she always will ...

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1 Lane Of Highway 97 Open 

One lane of Idaho state Highway 97 has been cleared of debris following a rock and mudslide this morning near Beauty Bay on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Traffic is taking turns past the slide. The Idaho Department of Transportation estimates the other lane will be cleared…

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Blogfest 2015 Planning Begins 

Should we hold Blogfest 2015 on Valentine's Day? Feb. 14, after all, falls on the Saturday closest to the actual 11th anniversary of Huckleberries Online, Feb. 16. However, I can think of a number of sweethearts out there, including Mrs. O, who might object to sharing Valentine's Day with my blogfest crowd. Would you prefer Saturday, Feb. 7, or ...

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The Paris Attack: Why? -- Graham 

By the nature of my 40-plus years’ work as a journalist, most days I am rarely at a loss for words. Wednesday was an exception. Like the rest of the civilized world, I struggle to understand the murderous attack on the satirical French newspaper, Charlie…

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Edit: Idaho Sets Bar Real Low 

Let's hope the ambitions Idaho's lawmakers have set for public school spending are more than what Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, is suggesting. Writing earlier this week in the Idaho Falls Post Register, Hill said he expected to return Idaho education spending to…

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County Swearing-In Monday

Kootenai County will conduct a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected county officials 10 a.m. Monday in Rooms 1A and 1B of the County Administration Building. The officials being sworn in are: Assessor Mike McDowell, Commissioners Marc Eberlein and David Stewart, Coroner Warren Keene, Clerk Jim…

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Elvis At 80 

Elvis Presley would have been 80 today, if he'd lived. How has the music of Elvis Presley affected you? Do you have an all-time favorite Elvis Presley song?

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Capones To Host North Idaho Cider

And now a word from Keith & Bent at North Idaho Cider: "We did a Fort Grounds Grill launch party just before Christmas and Cindy posted it for us. If you're looking for fodder today to fill in some cracks we're doing one today at...

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Idaho Delegation To Be Influential

Columnist Marty Peterson writes: "With the GOP so firmly in control of Congress, Idaho's most underreported news story has to be the emergence of the Idaho delegation as potentially one of the most influential and powerful state delegations in the country. It is a delegation…

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