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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.29.15 10 

I'm now 1 for 2 in rescuing birds that have fallen down my chimney. Several weeks ago, I was able to corner one in the back of my wood stove and save it. But the latest escapade didn't end so well last night. Before I...

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Parting Shot -- 4.30.15 

Vietnamese youths perform during a parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War which is also remembered as the "Fall of Saigon," in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, today. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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Book Examines UMontana Rape 12 

In his Editor's Notes blog, SR Editor Gary Graham spotlights best-selling author Jon Krakauer's new book, "Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." I'd like to read the book because the AD at the time when all this happened was a former sports editor that I hired 35 years ago in Kalispell, Mont. Is this the type of book you'd read?

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Expert: Don't Plant Garden Yet 

If you're like I am, you're probably wondering if you can get a head start on your garden this year. SR garden columnist Pat Munts issued a word to the wise re: planting warm-weather vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, melons, cucumbers, etc. DON'T!

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Crapo, Risch Talking To Women, Too 

Idaho Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo issued a statement Thursday saying they’re interviewing both “men and women” for a U.S. District Judge opening, and that the process is “ongoing,” but not saying whether or not they’ve actually interviewed any women, or anything else about…

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Tribe Wants Machines Banned Now 

The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribue is calling on Secretary of State Lawerence Denney to certify into a law Sen. Bill 1011, the bill repealing instant gaming machines that was passed by the Legislature and later vetoed by Gov. Butch Otter. The tribe maintains that Otter's…

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.30.15

Politically correct/Bay Views Get your grove on/On Tap Rage against the machine/Fort Boise Why I love going into the woods/Simple Mind Volunteers needed for playground upgrade/CdA Today Fly fishing guide offers North Idaho stream seminar/Outdoors

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DFO's Ranking Of NIdaho Solons 

Over lunch, I was thinking about my ranking, top to bottom, of North Idaho legislators. The first two are easy -- Sen. Shawn Keough and Rep. Luke Malek. Then, it gets dicey because so many of our legislators vote & think alike on the Far Right fringe of Idaho's political spectrum. But here goes.

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Sis Breaks Down Sims' Letter 17 

In a point-by-point repudiation of a constituent letter circulated by state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, Sisyphus begins by saying: "The only sentence that is remotely accurate is the last one." Enjoy.

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Dead Beat Collections: $71.5M Since '10 

The U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service has released its annual report today on the Treasury Offset Program, or TOP, Delinquent Debt Collection’s work in 2014. Never heard of it? Among its findings: Idaho recovered $13.4 million in delinquent child support payments through the…

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Crapo, Risch Defend Secrecy 

U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have made the following statement on their selection process as they work to nominate the next U.S. District Judge for Idaho: “Several news outlets have inquired about the selection of a U.S. District Judge for Idaho. We want…

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Kerby: Scott's Vote Embarrassing 11 

In District 1, former Bonners Ferry mayor Darrell Kerby Facebooks that he's embarrassed by the vote by freshman legislator Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, that helped kill Child Support Enforcement legislation in committee. Kerby says Scott's position is indefensible & wonders if she represents anyone other than the Black Helicopter Brigade.

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Magazine Ad Brings 50-Year Wedded Match

An international match that has lasted almost 50 years began with a magazine ad printed in both Spanish and English. Cindy Hval presents her latest love story -- of the former Delores Armada, who had many suitors, but was wooed to the USA by an Inland Northwesterner who was intrigued by marrying a woman from another country.

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McEuen Park Ospreys Expecting 

First, we were entertained by the Canada Goose goslings that took flight recently from their perch high above McEuen Park. Now, some of new tenants have made themselves comfortable and are expecting little ones, too. The city of Coeur d'Alene provided this web cam photo...

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Poll: Gang Of 9 Will Be Thwarted 

Overwhelming, Hucks Nation believes that the Idaho Legislature will overturn the irresponsible action of the 9 House Republicans who killed the Child Support Enforcement bill in the Judiciary and Rules Committee. Today's poll: Which of the foour North Idaho legislators who opposed the Child Support Enforcement bill will recant?

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AM Headlines -- 4.29.15

Today's AM Headlines roundup features photo and report of the 8th annual Hayden Kite Festival+another confirmed case of measles in Spokane+report that charter schools do well re: academics, but not so well re: recruitment of poor, minorities+report of $71.5M Idaho has collected in delinquent child support payments since 2010.

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Edit: Whites Don't Get Baltimore 31 

Jon Alexander, the former Twin Falls Times-News opinion editor, editorializes for The Southern that whites don't understand the rage at work among rioters in Baltimore or Ferguson or other places that was triggered by a police shooting of an African American man. And bottom-lines that white are the problem until they can understand.

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Obituary: Frank Henderson, 92

Here's the obituary for Frank Henderson -- the long-time legislator, county commissioner, Post Falls mayor and economic development booster from Post Falls. Frank, 92, died Monday night at Hospice after a long battle with cancer.

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Syrian Refugees Stream To CSI 

The Twin Falls Times-News reports: "The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October. Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year." Shh. Don't tell Vito & Sheryl Nuxoll.

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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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