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Hump Day Wild Card -- 12.2.15 

You did good Tuesday -- 10,279 more page-views. That puts Huckleberries Online about 32,000 short of the 2014 record. We might get there by Friday night. I enjoy doing what I do. And the page-views and unique views show me that more and more readers...

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Parting Shot -- 12.2.15 17 

Armored vehicles surround an SUV following a shootout in San Bernardino, Calif., today. The scene followed a military-style attack that killed multiple people and wounded others at a California center that serves people with developmental disabilities, authorities said.

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Pastor rips PParenthood app story 28 

In a letter to the editor today, Pastor Paul Van Noy of Candlelight Fellowship criticized the CdA Press for running a story re: a new Planned Parenthood App: " Do you think that an article extolling the virtues of Planned Parenthood and their new App will go over well with those who have not forgotten that the organization is a killing machine."

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A woman wi[es her tears at a community center where family members are gathering to pick up survivors after a shooting rampage that killed multiple people and wounded others at a social services center in San Bernardino, Calif., today. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Shooting: 14 dead, 1 in custody 15 

At least 14 people were killed and one or more suspects were in custody Wednesday when up to three gunmen on a "mission" barged into a holiday party in a California conference room and unleashed a bloodbath, law enforcement sources told NBC News. The gunman or gunmen fled in a black SUV after the shooting about at 11 a.m.

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Storm damage estimates weeks away 

The first federal aid for damage for the Nov. 17 windstorm was approved this week for Washington, but even a rough estimate of the damage to the Spokane area may be weeks away. Local emergency management officials are compiling data from local residents and businesses, and utility crews continue to clean up downed lines.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 12.2.15 

The daily roundup of links from HucksOnline blog roll include: Detours/Slight Detour,Red-nosed revelry/On Tap, 50 shades of gray/Fort Boise, First Take: Dear/Randy Stapilus, Checking lists twice or more/Simple Mind, A third choice for best film of 2015: 'Carol'/7 Blog, The moment you realized you needed glasses/Slice + more ...

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First responders gather outside a Southern California social services center in San Bernardino, Calif., where authorities said multiple people were shot today (AP photo)

Shooting Update: 14 dead, 14 wounded 93 

As many as three people opened fire at a center for people with developmental disabilities in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 14 others in what the city’s police chief described as an act of domestic terrorism. The active shooting scene erupted at the Inland Regional Center.

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2 drivers injured in Hayden crash 

Two female drivers were injured in a near head-on crash on Highway 95, near Lancaster Avenue/Hayden this morning. Rosealie Willis, 72, of Thompson Falls, Mont., was southbound on Highway 95 when she hit a patch of ice in her 2002 GMC Envoy and spun through the median into the drivers side of a northbound 1991 Geo Envoy.

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Moscow man dies while restrained

A 46-year-old Moscow, Idaho, man died Tuesday at Gritman Medical Center after going into cardiopulmonary arrest while police officers and hospital staff held him down. Police took John Hukill to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after receiving three calls about a man acting strangely, the city of Moscow said in a news release.

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Clark: Jail guards earn props, too

In his column, Doug Clark of the SR agrees with the applause being given the Avista utility crews who put our Humpty Dumpty wind mess back together again. But Clark says that there's another category of workers who deserve props for the nasty job they do daily in our local jails -- the guards.

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Shirts hang on hangers at the Cabela's store in Lacey, Wash. Cabela’s announced today that it may sell all or part of itself as it looks to boost shareholder value. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Cabela's may be seeking buyer 10 

Cabela's, the outdoor sporting goods chain known for its elaborate in-store wildlife displays, may be seeking a buyer. The retailer has been under pressure since late October when the investment firm Elliott Management started pushing for money-generating maneuvers from Cabela's, possibly the sale of its credit card unit or the entire company.

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10 R's file for Idaho GOPrez primary 

As of Tuesday PM, Republicans Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump have filed to run as Republicans in the Idaho GOPrez primary. Peter Messina of Georgia has filed to run for the Constitutionalist presidential nominee. Nathan Brown of the Twin Falls paper reports below.

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Bonner Co: Stop refugee resettlement 21 

Bonner County commissioners are calling for the resettlement of refugees from Iraq and Syria to stop. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Monday echoing Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's call for the immediate halt of resettling new refugees until vetting rules can be reviewed.

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Poll: No urban $$$ for building 

In the Tuesday poll, a plurality of 49% of Hucks Nation said it opposes use of $2.5M in urban renewal money to help build a joint student services building at the Education Corridor. Today's Poll: Would you like to see mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods (GMO)?

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Poll: Public wants GMO labeling 

Despite efforts in Congress to keep the labeling of genetically modified foods voluntary, a new poll released Wednesday found the majority of Americans support mandatory labeling laws. The poll ... found that 89 percent of Americans support mandatory GMO labeling.

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Avista created this logo for the November 2015 windstorm and printed stickers for linemen and other workers to commemorate their work to restore power.

Symbol recalls Wind Storm 2015 battle

When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an even more extraordinary event to remember – and a memento of their restoration efforts.

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Why is Butch committed to horse racing? 15 

In her Inlander column, former legislator Mary Lou Reed wonders why Idaho Gov. Butch Otter remains committed to the horse-racing industry, which has small financial impact on Idaho. In wake of Otter's botched veto, Mary Lou asks: "Why is the governor willing to place so many of his political chips on this one narrow slice of the political wheel?"

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Edit: Idaho punts on 4-day school week 

In his editorial this morning, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune points out that no one in high places in Idaho is raising questions re: the four-day school week that now is encompassing 9% of Idaho's school-age children.

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Photos of the year 

SR photog bud Colin Mulvany has posted a photo essay of his best newspaper photography this year, including the one above. I though it would brighten this snowy December day and remind us of next spring. You can find a link to Colin's photo essay for 2015 below.

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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.