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FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Pickford Won't Attend Partisan Forum 15 

Tambra Pickford, who is challenging incumbent Terri Seymour for the Coeur d'Alene School Board Trustee Zone 3 seat in May, told Huckleberries that she won't attend the luncheon forum for the election sponsored by the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans in the coming weeks. "I didn't...

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Today Is National Siblings Day 

Do you get along with your siblings. If so -- or even if not -- today is the day you might want to get in touch with them. Today, after all, is National Siblings Day. Although it doesn't have official federal recognition, it's still a nice reminder that it might be time to contact the people who grew up closest to you.

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DUI Driver: CdA Cop Is Superhero 

A Coeur d'Alene man says his DUI arrest, which resulted in 4 months in jail, was the best thing that could have happened to him. Also, he lavished praise on the Coeur d'Alene Police officer (Jake Pleger) who handled him with patience while he was high on the spice he'd been smoking that day.

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AM Headlines -- 4.10.15 

The AM Headlines today includes: Idaho Legislature unlikely to adjourn today+Osburn woman sentenced after leaving dead husband in home foryear+Post Falls boat launch could open early+Madison School District flipflops on Common Core test+Deputies find family's stolen cabin+Idaho Records+more ...

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Sharia Law On Their Minds 11 

At Idaho Reports, Melissa Davlin reports that the Sharia law boogeyman has been haunting some Idaho legislators since state Rep. Vito Barbieri staged "The True Face of Islam in Idaho" luncheon earlier this session. Several North Idaho legislators who sit on Judiciary & Rules Committee attended that luncheon ...

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Road Ragers Infect Ramsey Road 

It's not even 9:30 and there already have been 2 Road Rage incidents along Ramsey Road between, Appleway and Kathleen Avenue -- one involving a gun. It's a beautiful day in Coeur d'Alene. Dunno why some people are so uptight. But be careful out there ...

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Walmart Increases Starting Wage 

Walmart is upping the ante on its starting wages. The retail giant, as of Saturday, raised the starting wage to $9 an hour for all of its Idaho employees, the company announced in a press release. Most of Walmart's entry-level employees at the two Post...

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Sharia Law Worries Snag Bill 19 

A House committee is holding up a bill to bring Idaho’s child support enforcement plan into compliance with federal law – potentially losing the state tens of millions of dollars, forcing the layoff of more than 100 state workers and cancelling contracts across the state – because of some concerns about possibly subjecting the state to Sharia laws.

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Trib: Otter Is Incompetent 

In a blistering Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune explains why Gov. Butch Otter has no excuse for his mishandling of his veto on the attempted repeal of "instant racing" legislation, concluding that the governor is incompetent. What do you think?

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Raul: GOP Needs Clear Vision 11 

Congressman Raul Labrador said the Republican Party doesn't have a clear vision, and that is why it appears fractured to most. Labrador met with almost 70 constituents at North Idaho College Thursday for a town hall meeting to discuss federal issues. Many of the topics are the same topics Congress has been debating for several years, but ...

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Group Tackles NI Child Hunger 

More than half the students in Bonner County schools qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school week. But what do those children eat on weekends? And do they eat enough? A new nonprofit aims to tackle child hunger in Sandpoint and surrounding communities...

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Edit: Tuition Hikes Need To Stop 

The Editorial Board of the Idaho Statesman opines that it's time for the Idaho Legislature to address constantly increasing tuition paid by students of state colleges -- debt that settles them with the equivalent of a mortgage payment once they obtain their degrees ...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 4.9.15 

Huckleberry and I are on our own this week as Mrs. O is visiting relatives in Portland. I took Huckleberry to puppy day care Wednesday -- and she'd played herself out by the time I returned to get her. Once back home, she plopped on...

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Parting Shot -- 4.9.15 

On his Facebook wall, SR photog Colin Mulvany posts: "Now that college basketball season is done, I can restart my "One for me" project where I shoot an unrelated photo while at a photo assignment for the newspaper. Today I was assigned to photograph a...

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Hillary To Announce Sunday 13 

Hillary Clinton will end years of speculation about her political ambitions and formally announce she is running for president as early as this weekend, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. In recent months, Mrs. Clinton has been quietly assembling a campaign staff. Her team...

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Gunnerson Hurdles Toward Records

In his weekly Notebook column, SR prep sports scribe Greg Lee spotlights Coeur d'Alene High hurdler Kaitlyn Gunnerson, the reigning Idaho state champion who has received a scholarship to BYU. Question: Were you a track athlete in high school or college? Which event(s)?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 12 

Today's Cutline Contest features tattooed Jens Dalsgaard of Denmark showing his muscles at a bodybuilding fair in Germany. The Cutline Contest Wednesday ended in a tie between EagleKeeper44 & Khaliela Wright.

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5 Years Ago: Brannon's Lawsuit 

What were we at Huckleberries Online discussing 5 years ago today? The latest development in Jim Brannon's lawsuit against then councilman Mike Kennedy and the 2009 City Council election process grabbed our attention. Do you think Brannon would be county clerk today if he had succeeded in overturning his 5-vote loss to Kennedy?

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1 Year Ago: Patrick's Manifesto

One year ago minus-1 today, we were having fun discussing the manifesto posted by our late friend, Patrick Jacobs (aka, OrangeTV). Among other things, Patrick wanted the apple fritter declared as the "official state doughnut." Paging Ilah Hickman. Patrick, of course, was taken from us later in the year. But it's nice to remember his whimsical whit.

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New Jobs Plus Leader Gilliam, Realtors Meet

Gynii Gilliam, the new president of Jobs Plus, met with local Realtors this morning to share her vision for the economic development program: "My role is not just about Jobs Plus, it’s about helping create jobs and doing whatever we can to get companies to locate here." Sounds like the Realtors were impressed with her.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.9.15

In today's Huckleberries blogosphere roundup, Rich Landers of the SR Outdoors blog reminds fans that the 39th annual Bloomsday is less than a month away+Simple Mind calls in a sick day+Slight Detour focuses on triplets+A Grip on Sports wonders how Jack Nicklaus is still the master+more

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