The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox pause during the National Anthem before a baseball game without fans Wednesday in Baltimore. Due to security concerns the game was closed to the public. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
According to Tuesday's Huckleberries Online poll, U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch ignored potential female candidates for a federal U.S. District Court vacancy because they're part of the "good old boy" system in Idaho. Today's Poll: Do you think the Legislature will pass Child Support legislation during the special session?
In announcing his call for a special session to fix Child Support system mess, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declined to criticize the 9 House Republicans on the Judiciary & Rules Committee who successfully voted to kill the important legislation. Betsy Russell covers this point and others in her SR story re: this AM's announcement.
Well, now Huckleberries knows why the local Elephants were sneaking around with their resolutions this month. The Kootenai County GOP OK'd a resolution last night opposing the Child Support legislation that died in the House Judiciary & Rules Committee by a 9-8 vote earlier this month. You can find link to the resolution below.
In somewhat of a surprise, Balance North Idaho has endorsed incumbent Terri Seymour in her Coeur d'Alene School Board trustee race against challenger Tambra Pickford. You can read why below. Also, Balance North Idaho has announced its picks for a variety of nonpartisan races that will be decided Tuesday, May 19.
Scott LoBaido, a Staten Island, NY artist, works on an 8-foot by 40-foot mural of the American flag Tuesday at the American Legion Post 143 in Post Falls. LoBaido is on a crusade to paint a thank you mural to vets in all 50 states....
Gov. Butch Otter has done the right thing by calling a special session, to begin Monday, May 18. And he thinks he has the votes to override the mess created by state Reps. Sims, Cheatham, Scott, McMillan & 5 other Republicans in the House Judiciary & Rules Committee. Hooray for the governor. Shame on the ideologues.
Joker points out that photos of Cindy Hval (SR columnist, HucksOnline super sub and author of "War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation") are being sold by the SR for $19. And Joker is requesting a HucksOnline discount. He's also wonders what photos of other SR columnists and key reporters are worth.
Huckleberries Online, it seems, is living rent free in the alleged minds of the local GOP brain trust. Seems local Republican leaders have been spooked by HucksOnline coverage of their proposed resolutions, prior to their monthly meeting. So they didn't circulate the proposed resolution this month until after the meeting started Tuesday. Seriously.
Despite all the hubbub caused by that clueless 9-8 vote that killed the Child Support bill in the House Judiciary & Rules Committee, Kootenai County legislators remain wary of it. Rep. Eric Redman, for example, said he will side with the 9 Republicans who voted against the bill unless it is amended. Mary Souza weighs in, too. Heaven help us.
In the Coeur d'Alene Press today, Editor Mike Patrick remembers a close encounter with the late Frank Henderson during his first days on the job. Henderson was upset re: a column that the editor had published. Many are reminiscing about the former newspaper columnist and long-time political & economic development leader who died Monday.
In an editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune discusses the need for national debt. He does so after meeting with U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, who is taking up former U.S. senator Larry Craig's baton in fighting for a balanced budget. The country needed debt to survive the Depression of the 1930s, Marty opines.
In an attempt to crack down on bad behavior and suspicious people in the McEuen Park garage, the city General Services Committee has approved new rules to help police. The rules also affect other public parking areas. Have you ever witnessed inappropriate behavior or suspicious persons in the McEuen Park garage?
Gov. Butch Otter will hold a press conference this morning to announce what he plans to do about Idaho's potentially broken child support program. The governor is likely to announce whether or not he will call a special legislative session to deal with it. Huckleberries hears ... that the guv will call a special session to begin Monday, May 18.
They call themselves the People’s Oversight Committee – sometimes just “The People” – and they’re doing their darnedest to engineer a coup d’état in Stevens County. Using the style of legal reasoning and logical coherence that marks so many self-styled anti-government groups, from the Posse...
Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel will stop by Huckleberries Online at 11 this morning to discuss the proposed $6M public safety bond that will replace an expiring $7 million one. You can read up on the bond proposal here. It's a no-brainer. We'll actually pay less...
An 18YO Hauser woman was injured when she was hit by a logging truck after she failed to yield the right of way @ Highway 41 and E. Mullan Ave/Post Falls at 12:40 p.m. today. Nicole G. Farling was taken to Kootenai Medical Center after...
I was impressed by the history and culture of the South during my recent vacation to the Florida panhandle an Savannah, Ga. Revolutionary War. Civil War. We have nothing that touches that here, of course. I'm more connected to what Coeur d'Alene is becoming than in reflecting much on the Lake City's beginnings. How about you?
Here's proof that I'm still operating on Florida Daylight Time -- a cat photo (and Cindy isn't even around to wish/hope/beg for one). Today's Cutline Contest features a Sphynx cat and a feline beauty (?) contest from Bucharist, Romania. Monday winner: Rhodetrip.
The former North Idaho College Financial Aid Director accused of offering students grant money in exchange for sexual favors entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday. Bekken was arrested in February on suspicion of having committed five felonies, including attempted misuse of public funds, attempted...
The Feathered Quill gave Cindy's "War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation" major props in a review. Quoth: "War Bonds is a refreshing change from most of the anthologies of today. The love stories of the couples featured in this book have stood the test of time , under the most difficult situations, leaving the reader spellbound.