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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

Bloem Joins Gallatin Firm 

Sandi Bloem, the longest serving and first woman mayor of Coeur d’Alene, has joined Gallatin Public Affairs. Gallatin is celebrating 25 years as a leading Northwest Public Affairs firm. Bloem served as mayor of Coeur d’Alene from 2002 to 2014. During her leadership, Coeur d’Alene…

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Letter: No Sympathy For Gun Victim 15 

Live by the gun, die by the gun. What, you were expecting sympathy? Why? Celebrate instead, Rutledge is the latest blood sacrifice made to live in a free country. Do it quick, before the next one comes along. Callous remark? No, tired, weary and fed...

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2015: Year Of The Big Lie 12 

In the year of the Big Lie, says Michael Costello of the Lewiston Tribune, 2 whoppers take the cake including President Obama's claim that he could sweet talk Islamic terrorists into behaving ...

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'Hillbillies' Star Douglas, 82, RIP 

In this March 4, 2009 file photo, Donna Douglas, who starred in the television series "The Beverly Hillbillies" tours the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom died at age 82 on Jan.…

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Top Issues: Deputy Pay, Jail, Airport 

A lot of Kootenai County's outlook in 2015 will depend on the two new commissioners elected in November to the three-person board. County Commissioner-elect David Stewart said his schedule shows he will be sworn in at 10 a.m. on Jan. 12. He has asked that…

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Widmyer: Public Safety Job 1 In '15

For Mayor Steve Widmyer and the Coeur d'Alene City Council, 2015 will be a year of challenging business and exciting developments. According to the mayor, public safety is the most important piece of business the city will continue to address in 2015. Widmyer said the...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 3, 2015

Weekend Wild Card -- 1.3-4.2015 14 

I have to think of something nice to say about cats apparently -- because Cindy steered Huckleberries Online to a blog record for annual page-views while I was on vacation. I'll tell you more about that Monday. Meanwhile, I need to bundle up and head…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2015

snow on the gargoyles

Snow on the gargoyles 

This photo of snow shrouding the gargoyles atop the Chronicle buidling in downtown Spokane make me especially glad I'm spending my day off hanging out at home with my guys. Stay safe out there!

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THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2015

New Year/New Blog Wild Card 1.1.15 34 

Here it is. The new blog format. I love how they wait until DFO is on vacation to roll it out! Although to be fair, when is Dave NOT on vacation? I appear to be 7 years younger, since they used my orginal column mugshot....

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Fund Started For Walmart Victim 

The family of Veronica Rutledge has set up a memorial fund to pay for her funeral expenses and provide support for her husband and son. Rutledge was killed Tuesday at a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho after her two-year-old son accidentally shot her with a gun...

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SR Unveils New Blog Look 

Dan Gayle, of SR's Tech Deck blogs, posts: "We've been hard at work building new templates for the entire network of blogs, and they're going live tonight! (Yay, we know how to party like it's 1999). If you're familiar with Rich Landers' Outdoors blog, the new designs are almost exactly the same,...

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Oregon Buries Florida State 59-20 

Oregon linebacker Tony Washington, right, scores during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Florida State this afternoon in Pasadena, Calif. Oregon buried Florida State 59-20 to earn a trip to the national college football game against either Alabama…

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Front Porch: Oh, the humanity! 

Elton John sings, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” but in my family, Sorry is the board game we played during every visit to my grandparent’s house. That’s right; I come from a long line of gamers, and I’m not talking about video games....

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The SR looks back at 2014

There was plenty of smoke to get in our eyes in 2014. Like the smoke from record fires that burned Central Washington. Or the smoke from recreational marijuana that went on sale legally in Washington. The agreement between Washington’s two largest universities to jointly operate…

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Huckleberries Online

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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