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SATURDAY, FEB. 28, 2015

BYU 73, Gonzaga 70 12 

Visiting BYU ended Gonzaga's 41-game home winning streak in handing the Zags a 73-70 defeat at the McCarthey Center tonight. See Colin Mulvany's photo package of the game as well as the game story and boxscore below.

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Weekend Wild Card -- 2.28-3.1.2015 

On Monday, we'll enter our third month of the circus known as the Idaho Legislature. So far, it has been entertaining, embarrassingly so. Vito provided the laughs last week. And it's anyone's guess which of our local legislators will be making headlines next week. I'm…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

Parting Shot -- 2.27.15 

This undated file photo shows actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek”…

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TGIF Wild Card -- 2.27.15 13 

Wow! What a wild, fun week. First, we had state Rep. Vito Barbieri laying claim to the Most Clueless Kootenai County Legislator for the 2015 session by losing a battle of wits with Dr. Julie Madsen on Monday. And making national headlines. Then, we had...

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Why Clark Fork Ditched Hot Lunch 

Daniel Walters of the Inlander explains why the junior/senior high school in Clark Fork quit serving district supported hot lunch for homemade hot lunch. Question: Do you remember eating hot lunch at school as a kid?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 12 

For the weekend Cutline Contest, Huckleberries Online gift wraps this photo of Sarah Palin gesturing while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland Thursday. Thursday Winner -- DFO.

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Press Poll: Legislator's Get F's 

In case you think only Hucks Nation is disenchanted with the 2015 Idaho Legislature, think again. In a Coeur d'Alene Press poll over a week of more, 68% (528 votes) rated the Legislature "Godawful," awarding it an F grade. Another 20% (153 votes) rates the...

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USC, Auburn On UI 2015 Schedule 

The University of Idaho and Sun Belt Conference have released the 2015 football schedules this morning. Idaho athletic director Rob Spear did a bit of work adjusting the non-conference schedule. Originally slated to open the season at USC, the Vandals will now open on Thursday…

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Hoffman Speaks To Supporters

Idaho Freedom Foundation executive Wayne Hoffman makes a point during a late-morning lunch meeting with North Idaho supporters at Templin's Red Lion resort in Post Falls earlier today. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Task Force Unveils Banquet Speaker

Mayor Doug Echols of Rock Hill, S.C., will be the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations banquet April 13. His topic will be Rock Hills’ Civil Rights Journey From 1961 to 2015: The Story of the “Friendship 9”

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 2.27.15 

Today's roundup of posts from Huckleberries Online blogroll includes Slight Detour's visit to the Gonzaga's famous Kennel+Part 2 of Nic's "To be an Idaho citizen"+The Slice's down side to commuting by bike+Simple Mind's look at dizzying history of ancestry ...

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Last Demo: Is ISIS Unhackable? 

LastDemoInIdaho: I would love for DFO to start a thread focusing on this issue -- the blatant use of the internet by ISIS and other terrorists. I find it hard to believe that there isn't some method to invade their websites of origin in some...

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IdahoWhipple: Guilty As Charged 

IdahoWhipple, a world history teacher, comments that he's "guilty" of teaching his students about the 5 Pillars of Islam. Before you grab rocks to stone him, he continues to say he's also guilty of teaching about Christianity as well. Oh, the humanity ...

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Teen's Suicide Prompts Bullying Bill

Driven by the story of a gay teen’s suicide, a Boise lawmaker has introduced a law that would require school districts to take stronger steps to prevent bullying. Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, said she was moved after hearing Julie Zicha testify at the “Add the…

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4 Corners Proposals On Display 

From carousels to skate parks to ball fields to public trails, it seems everyone has an opinion about what to do with the Four Corners plan. Organizations and businesses that are or potentially could be involved with developing the Four Corners area had maps and posters on display for community members to view during a public workshop Wednesday ...

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1 Year Ago: Hello, Toby 

One year ago today, Huckleberries Online was discussing the emergency of recent California transplant Toby Schindelbeck as a GOPrimary contender against state Rep. Luke Malek, R-CdA. We laughed. But Toby gave Luke a run for his money & now is the local GOP state committeeman ...

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Avista CEO Earns Nearly $5.5M 

Compensation for Avista Corp.’s top executive nearly doubled last year, as a result of bonuses and increases in pension values. Scott Morris, chairman and chief executive officer of the Spokane-based utility, received nearly $5.5 million in total compensation in 2014, compared to $2.9 million in…

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Yesteryear: Gridley's Men's Clothing 

At Old School North Idaho, Keva Wolfe posts this photo of Gridley's Men's Store at 3rd St/Sherman Ave. By the time I got to town in September 1984, Gridley's had become Harvey's. The owner of Harvey's, I believe, served on the City Council in the…

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Sandi Bloem Reviews Satay 

Former Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandi Bloem was tapped by the Pacific Northwest Inlander to review the Satay restaurant. Sandi dined their recently with two other friends. They gave their meals, the venue & the ambience three thumbs up. Enjoy.

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AM Headlines -- 2.27.15

TGIF AM Headlines include report re: how well Idaho school districts responded to Broadband crisis+Sen. Crapo's schedule for North Idaho visits+Post Falls woman meets dispatcher who helped save her son+I-90 stretch, east of Spokane, may get increased speed limit ...

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Hoffman: Parental Rights Sacred 29 

Do you think parental rights in Idaho should be sacred? A bill narrowly passed by the Idaho House would strengthen parental rights. Wayne Hoffman, Idaho Freedom Foundation, supports stronger parental rights. And wonders why Legislature straddles the issue.

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