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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Wild Card/Monday -- 4.27.15 

A week ago, I was in Savannah, Ga., munching on a pizza, topped with alligator meat, strolling through the picturesque parks and cemeteries that lead into one another in the heart of that historic city, and enjoying the accommodations of a restored mansion run by...

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Parting Shot -- 4.27.15 10 

A man throws a brick at police today, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. Story here. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Resort To Open Bike-Themed Pub 

The Coeur d'Alene Resort has jumped aboard the growing bicycle movement in Coeur d'Alene, announcing plans through Nils Rosdahl's column that it will be opening a bicycle-themed tap house in the Resort Shops soon. Question: Does this mean that the bicycling community has come of age in Coeur d'Alene?

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Oath Keepers Face Oregon Protest 

North Idaho isn't the only area with an image problem that attracts the Radical Right. Grants Pass and Medford, Ore., had their hands full of gun-packing Oath Keepers. The anti-government group, however, weren't the only protesters. It was met by an anti-Oath Keeper group that wanted the gun-packing zealots to out of town pronto.

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Guard Activated For Baltimore Riot 

Rioters in northwest Baltimore looted stores and pelted riot-gear-clad police with rocks on Monday, hours after Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who has become the nation’s latest symbol of police brutality, was laid to rest amid emotional calls for justice and peace. At least...

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H&W Calls Out Clueless Legislature 

Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press writes: A recent e-mailed press release from an Idaho state agency took my breath away with shock when I read it. It still stuns me – and, too, other people I’ve discussed it with, who have a history of working in state...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.27.15

"What a glorious spring morning here in North Idaho!" posts Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "Cherry blossoms have arrived on half a tree in our north yard. I gave up on cherries a few years ago when the birds got to them much faster than I. Then,...

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How I Know Jet Lag Is Real 

I've flown to Florida to enjoy time with Junior four times now in the five years he & Miss Stephanie have lived there. But this is the first time I've had problems bouncing back from the three-hour time difference, at both ends of the spectrum....

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Injury Puts Ex-Zag In Storm's Eye 

When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk, a former Gonzaga Bulldog star, is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. Love believes Olynyk hurt him on purpose.

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Short-Lived Adventure 11 

Two fools apparently thought that City Park was some sort of a climbing sanctuary for them last weekend. Walkabout was there to film them climbing a City Park tree. This photo was taken movements before a city parks employee gave them the bum's rush from...

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Edit: 'Cheap' Won't Grow UI Enrollment 

So what's special about a University of Idaho education? UI prez gives a weak answer: It's cheap and the university will help students manage their debt. However, an editorial in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News comments that Idaho would be better served by providing quality centers of education to attract students rather than cheap college.

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Community Organizing Comes To CdA 

In the Idaho Reporter, Dustin Hurst writes about the community organizing efforts of Democrat Anne Nesse and Occupy Boise movement leader Geoff Burns. Nesse is behind the effort to establish a minimum wage in Coeur d'Alene, after the 2015 Idaho Legislature failed to give the notion much thought. Do you support community organizing?

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Rubio: No 'Right' To Gay Marriage 31 

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said it's "ridiculous and absurd" to believe there's a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, weighing in on the issue ahead of a landmark Supreme Court case. "It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex-marriage. There isn’t such...

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Another Tubbs Hill Squatter 24 

There's another squatter on Tubbs Hill, according to Walkabout, who snapped the photo of his/her/their camp site over the weekend. I've seen transients popping from the brush on the north side of the hill during my lunch walks along the waterfront. Seems like there's more wildlife on the hill than we suspect.

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SNL's Cecily Strong Targets Vito 

So I'm sitting in the Salt Lake City airport during a three-hour layover, watching the White House Correspondents' Dinner speeches when SNL's Cecily Strong mentions Vito Barbieri. That, of course, riveted my attention. You can read from George Prentice's Boise Weekly report below to see what she said about our amazing Vito.

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NYTimes: Idaho On Global Stage 

In a Sunday editorial, the New York Times comments that Idaho alarmists with xenophobic fantasies (see: Kathy Sims, Don Cheatham, Shannon McMillan & Heather Scott) have slightly derailed important legislation that would improve the lot of "needy, abandoned families." Feel free to weigh in below.

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RFJ Buys Dave Smith Auto 

RFJ Auto Partners Inc., a fast-growing new dealership group backed by private equity, acquired two of the highest-volume stores in the U.S. this week when it bought Dave Smith Auto Group. The deal marks RFJ's expansion to the Northwest. The Dave Smith stores, in Kellogg,...

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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.