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House OKs 'Viagra Falls' Bill 

Despite tongue-in-cheek warning that park sponsorship bill could lead to "Viagra Falls" place name, the Idaho House passed a bill to allow Idaho's state parks to seek corporate sponsorships. The House sponsor said that rules and guidelines within the bill would allow partnerships only with entities deemed appropriate ...

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Poll: Sweeping Tax Bill? No 

Tuesday Poll: Hucks Nation sides with the Idaho Senate, which rejected that sweeping tax (shift) bill OK'd by the Idaho House and put forward by House GOP leaders. Today's Poll: Who is hurt worse by the dust up between Idaho congressmen Labrador and Simpson?

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Labrador Strikes Back At Simpson 32 

In a KBSX interview, Congressman Raul Labrador lashed back at Congressman Mike Simpson for critical comments by Simpson re: vote on federal funding for rural counties. Labrador said the Simpson "loves to go out drinking and smoking with the Speaker (John Boehner)." Smoking? Drinking? Is there an LDS shot across the bow here?

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Panel Reconsiders Cannibis Oil 

The House State Affairs Committee voted 12-4 today to reconsider the tied 8-8 vote by which it killed SB 1146a, the cannabidiol oil bill, on Monday evening. When that vote took place, one committee member – Rep. Paulette Jordan, D-Plummer – was missing; she was...

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April Fool's Day 

Does The Bard of Sherman Avenue have a rhyme for April Fool's Day? Of course he does. Question: Is columnist Doug Clark of The Spokesman-Review the only one I know who likes to pull pranks on this day? Or do you like to do so, too? Personally, I'm not a fan of practical jokes, pranks, etc. Clark has pulled some good ones on me over the years...

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Edit: Moyle Attacks Teacher Pay 

In his editorial this morning, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase comments on House Majority Leader Mike Moyle's rear-guard attempt to defeat the teacher pay ladder approved by both houses of the Idaho Legislature. Moyle almost pulled off his comment by used sweeping tax bill to blow hole in general fund, which would support teacher pay hike...

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EWU Star Opts For Pros 

Eastern Washington junior guard Tyler Harvey plans to make himself available for the NBA draft, The Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday morning. A press conference is scheduled for today in Cheney at 11 a.m. Question: Do you think players should leave college early for a chance to play pro ball?

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Veni, Vidi, Vito

As the Idaho Legislature winds down, Statehouse reporters begin to write limericks and wear ugly ties to let the Powers That Be know that it's time to go home. Today, Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise, has a limerick for House District 2's favorite radical ...

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Coeur d'Alene Seeks Input On Art Project 

This photo from Keith Erickson/Coeur d'Alene Today shows "Chief Morris Antelope," by Cheryl Metcalf, one of five finalists to create a statue honoring the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe along the Spokane River. The city of Coeur d'Alene is asking for public input in selecting a...

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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.

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