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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

Attorney Debunks Sims' Arguments 

Idaho Falls attorney Steve Taggart, in a column in the Idaho Politics Weekly newsletter that’s published by Zions Bank this week, takes on the main arguments raised against SB 1067, the child support enforcement bill, by Reps. Kathy Sims, Ron Nate and Lynn Luker in recent newspaper op-ed pieces.

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CdA Tribe Targets Diabetes

The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe is aggressively attacking diabetes through treatment and prevention at its Medical Center in Plummer. The center has about 400 diabetic patients. About 16 percent of American Indians battle diabetes. In a weekend feature, SReporter Scott Maben looks at the work of the tribe in fighting the disease.

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Trib: Labrador Aided, Abetted Mess 

If Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is not prepared to help the 183,000 children dependent upon the state's now-jeopardized child support enforcement, at least he could keep it to himself. Instead, Labrador is helping his allies in the Idaho Legislature blow up that system. Idaho's Health...

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2 Different Views Of Islam 24 

Two different views of Islam were on display on a single day last week in Idaho, more than 400 miles apart. At one, more than 100 people gathered at the Sandpoint Community Hall to hear anti-Islam speaker Shahram Hadian, who decried Islam as “a culture...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

Milo, not amused

Milo, not amused 

Most evenings I'm in bed before my husband because I absolutely have to read before I fall asleep. Milo joins me because he likes to doze on Derek's pillow while it's still available. On Wednesday, I was using both pillows, so Milo had none. He was not amused. Do you let your pets on your bed?

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TGIF Wild Card 4.24.15 

I'll be abandoning the good ship Huckleberry a bit early this afternoon to venture across the border. Hope to see many of you tonight at The Well-Read Moose in Riverstone in Cda. I'll be reading from War Bonds and signing books from 6 - 7:30 PM. For those wondering how Guys and Dolls was last night,

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Barville: Opting out of SBAC testing 

Columnist Jill Barville writes about opting her 11th-grader out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test. The test is designed to measure student readiness for college/career readiness. Her kids is already enrolled at EWU through the Running Start program. Barville contends time spent testing would be better spent learning, Agree or disagree?

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Darrin Meeks, left, and Drew Miller accompany fiddle contestant Dani Jo Meeks during the 2013 Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest.

Fiddlers tune up for contest 

Arkansas Traveler.” “Edelweiss.” “Five Foot Two.” “Festival Waltz.” These are just a few of the old-time songs contestants are likely to perform this weekend during the 47th annual Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest.

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Binge-watching becoming top way to view TV 

This is certainly true in my family. Thanks to our Roku box, our TV watching habits aren't confined by network schedules. We're too busy to truly binge-watch, but often will watch an episode of a current favorite several nights in row. We just finished up Doc Martin and House of Cards. Now we're on to Daredevil and Hinterland. Do you binge-watch?

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Statue of Liberty being evacuated

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they’re responding to a report of a suspicious package. The New York Police Department said Friday it had boats at the scene, along with the National Park Service.

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13th and Helena

Vestal visits Little Free Libraries 

In honor of Get Lit! SR columnist Shawn Vestal visited little free libraries all over Spokane. And he came bearing the gift of books, leaving a stash at each library he visited. I LOVE little free libraries! There's one just a couple blocks from my house. Do you know of any in your area?

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Student rec center to be built at NIC 14 

COEUR d'ALENE - After 15 years of planning, Jon Totten said having approval for a student- and staff-funded North Idaho College recreation center is "borderline surreal." "It feels really good to accomplish something like this," Totten, the center's advisory board chairman, said on Thursday.

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UI to offer cyber security training program

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene will offer cyber security training to professionals in the information technology field. The program begins in August. It’s geared toward people with at least two to four years of work experience who need additional training to perform security analyst work.

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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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