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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

'Louie, Louie' Singer Ely, 71, RIP

Jack Ely, the Portland guitarist and singer best known for the Kingsmen's 1960s hit "Louie, Louie," has died at age 71. His son, Sean Ely, confirmed the death today, saying the Kingsmen singer died at home in Redmond, Oregon, after a long battle with an illness. Story below describes why the famous song was recorded somewhat muffled.

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McEuen Goslings Take Leap Of Faith 

The video cam on a nesting platform high above McEuen Park caught an amazing Canada goose goslings following their parents by leaping from their nest. The parents leave at 2:15 mark in the video provided in the link below and the first two of the goslings follow about a minute later. Enjoy

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 4.28.15

After nearly five years of providing writing tips to readers, the five women who compiled Writing North Idaho have decided to move on to other writing adventures. They're shutting down their blog. You can read all about it and find links to other blog posts on the Huckleberries Online blogroll below.

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Hayden Official Wants To Live In CdA 

The Hayden City Council will vote tonight on a request from City Administrator Stefan Chatwin to allow him to live in Coeur d'Alene. A current provision in his contract requires that he live in Hayden. Coeur d'Alene City Administrator Jim Hammond doesn't live in Coeur d'Alene. Do you think administrators should live in the city they serve?

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Cocktail Inspired Street Names 

Frustrated by rejection of names for streets planned in a north Coeur d'Alene neighborhood, late developer Jim Bening got inspiration from a cocktail he drank one night: Crown Avenue, Royal Street, Bourbon Drive and Rye Avenue. Bening's son, Frank, tells the story of the unusual names behind the streets b/n H95 and Government Way.

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SR News Quiz -- 4.26-30.2015

How much do you know about Eastern Washington University football, celebrity-branded marijuana, local demolition derbies and other items in the news? Find out in our weekly Spokesman-Review News Quiz, where you could win two movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel....

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Rural School $$$ On The Way 12 

Despite the best effort by Congressman Raul Labrador to derail an important funding bill, rural Idaho counties, like Shoshone, Benewah & Boundary in North Idaho will continue to collect their share of the rural school money. Idaho timber country received $7.2 million from the program in 2013-14.

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Supreme Court Tackles Gay Marriage 10 

The Supreme Court appeared both cautious and deeply divided Tuesday on whether to change an opposite-sex definition of marriage that several justices said has existed for "millennia." The court's conservatives indicated within minutes that a victory for same-sex couples on what has emerged as the...

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Orioles, Sox Close Game To Public 

The massive rioting in Baltimore, Md., has produced a Major League Baseball first: tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the visiting White Sox will be closed to the public. The Orioles will then serve as hosts to a weekend series that will be moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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HucksOnline Talks w/Fire Chief 

Fire Chief Kenny Gabriel & Finance Director Troy Tymesen visited Huckleberries Online this morning to discuss the importance of a $6 million public safety bond, which is part of a four-step process to build a fourth fire station, in the northwest part of Coeur d'Alene. See the Q&A interview below. Do you plan to support the May 19 bond?

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Otter To Address Special Session 13 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has announced he’ll hold a press conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. on Idaho’s child support system; it will be streamed live here, thanks to Idaho Public Television. Otter is expected to announce his decision on whether or not to call lawmakers...

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AM Headlines -- 4.28.15

Texas dealership buys Dave Smith Auto Group/SR Same-sex marriage arguments under way at high court/EOBoise Otter sets press conference on possible special session/EOBoise Idaho studies mackinaw hook-release survival rates at Priest Lake/Outdoors

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Poll: Otter Fears Far Right 

Why has Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delayed calling a special session to fix Idaho's child support crisis, caused by the right-wing radicals in a House committee? Hucks Nation says the guv fears Idaho's Far Right. Today's Poll: Why are Idaho U.S. Sens. Crapo & Risch ignoring female candidates in their search for federal district court nominees?

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Clark: Saying Goodbye To 'Gompers' 

It’s the little things that get to you. I’ve been discovering this ever since the wee hours of April 7, when my mother’s 92-year-old heart gave out. Carol P. Clark was her name – although for the last six or seven years I mainly called...

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Otter Huffs, Puffs, Signs Bill 

Gov. Otter huffed & puffed and threatened to veto any highway construction bill that included general fund dollars (like those needed for education and social needs in the state). But Idaho legislators pushed ahead anyway. On Wednesday, Otter turned on his heel and signed the bill. He earned a jeer from the Lewiston Tribune for doing so.

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In Idaho, Women Need Not Apply 10 

It seems that women need not apply to the federal district court bench in Idaho. A secretive selection process that Idaho’s two senators have launched to find a replacement for U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge appears to be ignoring female candidates. Idaho is the only...

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CdA Lands Health Crisis Center

Despite the best efforts of some of Kootenai County's most clueless legislators -- Sims, Mendive & Barbieri, North Idaho finally will get a mental health crisis center. The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare confirmed Monday that Idaho's second mental health crisis center will be built in Coeur d'Alene.

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Frank Henderson, 92, RIP 

Frank Henderson, 92, a long-time political leader and supporter of economic development in Kootenai County, died at Hospice House late Monday night. Henderson served in the Idaho Legislature as a representative from Post Falls. He also served as a Kootenai County commissioner and mayor of Post Falls.

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Ybarra Mum On Special Session 

State superintendent Sherri Ybarra is not saying whether she supports a special legislative session to resolve Idaho’s child-support crisis. The 2015 Legislature adjourned hours after a House committee tabled Senate Bill 1067 — a bill to bring Idaho’s child support enforcement system in line with...

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CdA Trustee Forum Set May 7

The Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership will host a School District 271 Trustee candidate forum, moderated by The Coeur Group. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Community Room at the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. Refreshments will be provided. CEP...

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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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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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