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FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

Parting Shot -- 4.3.15

Children dressed as angels lead a boy portraying Jesus Christ and his triumphant return to Jerusalem, in the Children's Holy Thursday Procession, in Tunja, Colombia. In this annual procession, now in its 55th year, children depict the key moments of the passion, death and resurrection...

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TGIF Wild Card -- 4.3.15 

After work Thursday, I practiced what I've been preaching. I visited the library to view the five finalists for that public art project to honor the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe. Up close and personal, they're more impressive, as you can imagine, than seen in photos....

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'Instant Racing' Decision Monday 

Gov. Butch Otter won't announce what action he's taking on SB 1011, the bill to repeal instant racing, until Monday, his press secretary, Jon Hanian, just announced. Otter must take action on the bill - either veto it, sign it into law, or allow it...

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Nothing New Under (Idaho's) Sun 

State Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, isn't the first North Idaho legislator, with California roots, to be confused by the female reproductive system, comments Martin Peterson for the Ridenbaugh Press. Peterson says three controversies that have given Idaho a black eye this year are repeats of other controversies ...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.3.15 

AM Headlines today includes fab photo by Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images of downtown Coeur d'Alene this morning+Slight Detour visits 'Popsickle Bridge'+Dogwalk Musings says gays & Evangelicals should both watch out+7 Blog says 'Downton Abbey' actress shines as latest Cinderella+more ...

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Idaho Bad Spot For Working Women 

Business Inside provides a national breakdown of best & worst states for women to work. The rankings were determined by an employment and earnings composite index. Unsurprisingly, Idaho finishes 50 out of 51 (Washington, D.C., is included). West Virginia is all that stands between Idaho and Mississippi status.

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County Treasurer Addresses Club

New Kootenai County Treasurer Steve Matheson speaks to the North Idaho Pachyderm Club breakfast this morning at IHOP. He explained how he is initiating changes in the treasurers office. Some of the changes involve the choice of banks and various controls. Matheson is also working...

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Sorry, Bud, No Legal Pot In Idaho

A cuss-tomer who passed out at Post Falls Denny's learned the hard way that the legal marijuana he bought in Washington isn't legal in Idaho. Here's your Post Falls PD swing/graveyard report, fresh off Facebook today ...

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Carlson Responds To McMillan 

Responding to criticism from Wallace attorney James McMillan, Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicle explains why he columnized in part re: rumor that McMillan's mother, Shannon, planned to resign after 2015 Legislature. James McMillan has unequivocally denied the rumor in an email to Huckleberries Online & Carlson.

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Pope Francis Observes Good Friday 

Pope Francis presided at a Good Friday service where he heard the Vatican's official preacher accuse the international community of indifference to the persecution of Christians, a day after Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya, killing at least 147 people. Story below.

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McMillan Denies Resignation Rumor 

In an email to Huckleberries Online, Wallace attorney James McMillan unequivocally denies rumor mentioned in Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicles (and posted on Huckleberries) that his mother, state Rep. Shannon McMillan, R-Silverton, will resign after 2015 session with hopes that he'll be appointed as her successor.

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London Paper Analyzes Arfee Killing 14 

Earlier this week, I was contacted by Paul Lewis of The Guardian newspaper in London re: the reaction by the Coeur d'Alene community to the shooting of Craig Jones' dog, Arfee. In the article below, he weighs the Coeur d'Alene reaction to that shooting against the lack of reaction to shooting of troubled pregnant woman by Sandpoint police ...

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Hard Cider Revival Finds Lake City 

Rick Bonino reports:The hard cider revival that’s been sweeping the nation is taking root in Coeur d’Alene. Both North Idaho Cider and Summit Cider began draft distribution late last year, and recently opened tasting rooms. While they share an appreciation for fermented apple juice, they’re following somewhat different routes to expressing that.

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Hitching Posts Continues Suit 10 

At KXLY, Caiti Currie reports: Despite being told they won't have to perform same sex weddings, the Hitching Post, a Coeur d'Alene marriage chapel, is moving forward with a federal lawsuit. The Hitching Post wants the city to pay them for wages lost during the...

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Why Are You Here? 10 

Tired of answering a "why are you here" question, prior to a medical procedure Thursday, Cindy mixed it up a little bit. Liposuction. Sex change. Derek had to step in. Do you keep your usual sense of humor when you visit doctors?

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AM Headlines -- 4.3.15

AM Headlines today include: Wolve numbers are holding steady in Idaho, declining in Montana+Saran Wrap pranksters face 5 years in prison+Bergdahl hearing set July 8+USPS issues final EIS in NW Montana mine proposal+STEM action center in works after funding approval?+more ...

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IFF: Time For Legislature To End 

Wayne Hoffman of Idaho Freedom Foundation says: "They all are. This legislative session is weird for the way it has strained the usual political paradigms. This session, you’ll find the names of conservative Republicans on bills to expand government, and liberal Democrats on bills to curtail it." Do you consider this session weirder than others?

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3 Gay Idahoans Confer w/Shepherd, Trujillo 12 

Three gay Idahoans met this week with state Rep. Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins, who sponsored a short-lived memorial calling for impeachment of federal judges who support gay rights. Chelsea Gaona Lincoln of Nampa tells of the meeting with Shepherd, , Rep. Janet Trujillo (R-Idaho Falls) and House Republican Caucus Communications Director Cindy Agidius.

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Poll: Otter Won't Sign Repeal

A plurality of Hucks Nation believes Gov. Butch Otter will allow the repeal of "instant racing" legislation to become law without his signature. Only 27.6% say he'll veto the legislation. Today's Poll: Who is the best legislator in Kootenai County.

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Otter Signs 27 Bills Into Law

In the past two days, Gov. Butch Otter has signed 27 bills into law, 14 of those, all House bills, on April Fools Day. Otter said yesterday that at one of those April 1 bill signings, he pulled out his “VETO” stamp, to the dismay of the sponsors, and acted like he was going to use it – then put it away, April Fools.

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From The Peanut Gallery ... 

In a comment, Uncle Bob gives Ilah Hickman high praise for her persistence in winning state amphibian designation for the giant salamander. He sums up the feelings of many at HucksOnline in three words and three exclamation points: "You ROCK, Ilah!!!" Uncle Bob would like to see Ilah run for the Legislature some day. Would you?

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Trib Jeers Agidius 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase jeers former Palouse legislator Cindy Agidius, who allegedly has used her position as the House GOP Caucus spokeswoman to spy on the woman who defeated her in November, Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer. Huckleberries offers Marty's full Cheers & Jeers column below.

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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.