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TGIF Wild Card 4.17.15 

I survived the the Greensferry overpass construction mess yesterday afternoon and I'd like a t-shirt to prove it. What a mess! We took the Spokane St. exit as Hucksters advised, but the worst bottleneck was right at the Outlet Mall. We could have stayed on...

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Recall Idaho? 

This morning a friend fantasized about a recall initiative targeting Mary Souza and Kathy Sims. "It would be delicious," he said. "The slogan could be: Recall Idaho: Conservatives and Independents for Sanity."

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Meanwhile in Washington... 

A federal grand jury indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley Thursday on charges of fraud, lying to federal investigators, filing false tax returns and “corrupt interference with Internal Revenue laws.”

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On the fence: Jason Warnock, left, pulls Mathew Sitko to safety from an SUV stopped by a chain link fence just short of a 30-foot vertical drop onto Bryden Canyon Road on Wednesday in Lewiston. The 23-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to authorities. (Barry Kough)

Plucked from the brink 

Jason Warnock, left, pulls Mathew Sitko to safety from an SUV stopped by a chain link fence just short of a 30-foot vertical drop onto Bryden Canyon Road on Wednesday in Lewiston. The 23-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital, according to authorities

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Behind the 1894 schoolhouse, kids climb on playground equipment during recess after lunch at Orchard Prairie School, a single-school district in the Bigelow Gulch area. The school district would like to build a gym to continue recess during rainy and wintry weather. (Jesse Tinsley)

Free-range kids 

Photo illustration: Kids climb on playground equipment at Orchard Prairie School. Jesse Tinsley, SR. A Maryland couple is in the hot seat once again for allowing their two kids, 6 and 10, to play at a nearby park, unuspervised.

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Crapo-palooza 

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo has held more town meetings in 2015 than any other member of Congress, according to a recent report published by Legistorm, a service dedicated to tracking congressional matters and people.

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Otter says no to CBD oil to treat sick Idaho kids 16 

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed SB 1146a, the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic oil that's an extract of cannabis and can halt the children's repeated, extended and life-threatening seizures.

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Seattle CEO's new take on minimum wage 

This story took the Internet by storm yesterday. A Nampa Christian High School graduate turned successful Seattle CEO who announced that he's giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn't just make those workers happy.

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Mary Souza (Betsy Russell)

Souza Speaks 

Senator Mary Souza addressed the KCRR gathering Tuesday and discussed her first legislative session. Has your senator represented you in the way you hoped this session?

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Taryn Thompson and family

Taryn and the New York Times 

Phil Thompson, Taryn Thompson, Ryan Brodwater. Shawn Gust, CdA Press photo. Former SR staffer and longtime Hucks friend, Taryn Thomposon was interviewed by the NY Times about the Idaho child support debacle. How cool is that!?

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Board slows Idaho tuition hikes 

Idaho’s state Board of Education on Wednesday approved the lowest tuition increases for the state’s four-year colleges and universities in the last 15 years. At the University of Idaho, for example, the move to slow the ever-rising cost of college means students will see tuition and fees rise by 3.5 percent next year.

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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.