THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 5:29 p.m.
Annie Saunders goes through the motions of window washing as water rises over her during a performance in a large aquarium titled Holoscenes, during Miami Art Week in Miami today. The piece, by artist Lars Jan, is meant to convey the issue of climate change and water in the 21st century, and the ability to continue everyday behav
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
Idaho’s two GOP congressmen split their votes on two major pieces bills that passed the House: The highway funding bill, which passed 359-65 today; and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization, known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which passed yesterday on a bipartisan 359-64 vote and replaces the No Child Left Behind act.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 4:41 p.m.
He bought a ring and put it in his pocket for their next date, but didn’t get around to proposing until Hilde had already boarded the bus headed to her job at a pharmacy. “I ran along the sidewalk trying to propose as she hung out the window. I remember her words – ‘Hurry up and give me the ring!’ So I handed it to her through the window.”
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 3:48 p.m.
Ken, a retriever mix who was trained by Canine Companions for Independence to provide emotional support to victims, witnesses and others in a judicial setting, now is on the job at the Bonner County Courthouse. The 2 1/2YO dog has been preparing for his new role all his life. SReporter Scott Maben provides the story below.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 2:49 p.m.
Tricksters has done some growing up, and out, in its third year of operation. Since signing with major regional distributor Odom in August, the Coeur d’Alene brewery has increasingly focused on beer sales outside its cozy taproom. The place will likely be packed when Trickster’s celebrates its third anniversary on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 2:46 p.m.
The daily roundup of links from the Huckleberries Online blog roll includes a good deal on a calendar full of Idaho Scenic Images + Hello, let's talk/Slight Detour, 2 to be thankful for/Carlson Chronicles, Should be tied to something/Fort Boise, Lake CdA eagle count grows to 79/Outdoors, & What is wrong with God's model?/Simple Mind ...
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 2:27 p.m.
In a letter to the SR editor, James Ramsey, of Sandpoint, denounces state Rep. Heather Scott's call for a special session to address Syrian refugee resettlement in Idaho. Noting that Scott helped force Idaho to pay for a special session to renew payments for child support, Ramsey says she "is up to her divisive tactics again."
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 1:48 p.m.
FBI officials are emphasizing that they were unclear what set off the attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino Wednesday, and said they were not ready to call it terrorism. But they are refocusing their investigation give the suspects' extensive arsenal, their recent Middle East travels & evidence that one was in contact with Islamist extremists.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 1:34 p.m.
The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the ObamaCare repeal bill that would have allowed federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The measure sponsored by three Senate Republicans would have stripped language from the bill blocking federal funds for Planned Parenthood. It fell short by 3 votes, 48-52.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 1:01 p.m.
Republicans in Congress made it clear Thursday that they will not be moving quickly to bring up new gun control legislation in the wake of Wednesday's shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday there are still too many unknowns about the San Bernardino shootings.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 11:47 a.m.
Maia, 8 year-old reacts with joy after completing a gymnastics routine during a competition marking the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday. The Romanian Special Olympics organized a sports event meant to highlight the integration issues faced by people with disabilities in Romanian society.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 11:08 a.m.
All U.S. military combat positions are being opened up to women, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday. The decision allows women to fill about 220,000 jobs that are now limited to men -- including infantry, armor, reconnaissance and some special operations units.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 10:54 a.m.
University of Idaho graduate Katherine Carscallen grew up fishing in a small Alaskan town on Bristol Bay. Her involvement in UI's International Studies Program gave her a mission. Now, she's fighting to save her hometown from a series of environmental threats. (Question: Do you have a driving passion in your life?)
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
When Tom Blanchard wanted to learn more about controversial murals at the University of Idaho, he filed a public records request. The university responded that the records were available. But first, Blanchard would have to pay a bill: $18,078.11. “They discouraged me from gaining access to public records, and it worked,” said Blanchard.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
Senate Democrats are planning to offer a series of gun control amendments during the Thursday vote-a-rama on the chamber’s highly anticipated budget bill. A group, led by the chamber's No. 2 Democrat Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), announced Thursday that they would be forcing votes on measures such as universal background checks.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 10:13 a.m.
In Wednesday's poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation said the feds should require labeling of genetically modified foods (GMO). Today's Poll: Do you support the military's move to open all combat positions to women?
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 10:12 a.m.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports this AM: A passenger inside an older two-tone Ford pickup, possibly brown or tan, attempted to abduct a 16-year-old Rathdrum boy after work on Wednesday night, according to Rathdrum Police.
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 9 a.m.
Nils Rosdahl, Business Bits columnist for the Coeur d'Alene Press, provides the background re: what's happening with KVNI, the Coeur d'Alene sister station for KXLY. KVNI will provide Christmas music 24/7 through holidays & then switch to Top 40 and '80s music. Gone will be 24/7 sports. I wonder if that means Seattle M's broadcasts are out, too?
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 8:52 a.m.
A Spokane police sergeant was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting another police officer at a police party in October. Sgt. Gordon Ennis turned himself in to the Spokane County Jail about 4:20 p.m. and was booked on a charge of second-degree rape.
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.