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MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015

Blogiversary Wild Card -- 2.16.15 

Huckleberries Online turns 11 today (even though we will be celebrating the blogiversary from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Fort Ground Grill). It's been a long, wild ride. And it's not over. Here's your first Wild Card of Huckleberries Online's 12th year ...

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Parting Shot -- 2.16.15

Western Kentucky University students Melinda Sterling, from left, of Nashville, Carly Lakes, originally from Apex, N.C., Isabella Mayfield of Walton, Ky., and Jessica Witt of Nashville, play in the snow today in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Bac Totrong)

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SNL's 40th: Funny & Not So Funny 

2 things I got out of watching the entire SNL 40th anniversary show: I'm aging better than Chevy Chase (who isn't?). And the last time I watched a 3 1/2 show on Sunday, it ended in an interception and despair. Am I the only one who watched. The. Entire. Broadcast? Thoughts on it?

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Tom Sherry's Tweet 

I know we are concerned about our mtn snow pack and missing our winter. BUT isn't there a part of you that is loving this weather? -- tweet from KREM 2 weatherman Tom Sherry. Question: Is Tom right?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 15 

The Cutline Contest today features Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg falling asleep at President Obama's State of the Union speech last month. On Thursday, Ginsburg told an audience that she wasn't 100 percent sober.

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PM Headlines -- 2.16.15

PM Headlines this Presidents' Day kicks off with a different view by SR photog Jesse Tinsley re: a standard photo of a mayor looking at a pothole+local Elephants find their Lincoln Day speaker+a Montana teen gets her first haircut ever -- at age 18.

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Costello: Vaccine Trumps Ideology 

Michael Costello, the conservative columnist for the Lewiston Tribune, says: "Adult parents who fail to vaccinate their children are not exercising autonomy over their own bodies, they're endangering their children's lives."

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Untangling Otter's Fine IEN Mess 

The Idaho Education Network's broadband program to schools, aimed at keeping rural school districts current with their technology, has turned into a modern day version of Laurel & Hardy. Somewhere, Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter must be saying, "Well, this is another fine mess you got…

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Clarksville: Fam Treasures Roadster 

Columnist Doug Clark of the SR follows his nose for the unusual to Kettle Falls, Wash., where he finds a couple who have had many adventures in a 1959 blue British roadster. Question: Which of you cars of bygone days do you wish you still owned?

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On The Waterfront -- 2.16.15 

Anyone who still believes the myth that the old McEuen Field was better than the new one should head down to the waterfront today -- Presidents' Day. The day is packed with young families, enjoying the park's amenities, esp. the colorful children's play area.

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Bill Seeks $200M In ITD Funding 

Legislation from House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, was introduced unanimously in the House Transportation Committee this afternoon, to hike gas taxes, car and truck registration fees, and impose other fees and taxes including new charges on electric and hybrid cars that use little gas,…

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'It's My Party' Singer, Gore, 68, RIP 

Singer Lesley Gore rehearses at a piano, in New York in this 1966 AP file photo. Singer-songwriter Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry,"...

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Poll: 57% Oppose ISIS Handling 

Americans are increasingly unhappy with President Barack Obama's handling of ISIS, and a growing share of the nation believes that fight is going badly, according to a new CNN/ORC survey released Monday. The CNN/ORC poll found 57% of Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling…

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Thrift Shopping 

SR photog buddy Jesse Tinsley posts this photo with the simple caption, "Thrift Shopping." Question: Do you enjoy thrift shopping or going to garage sales?

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Solon: Impeach Gay Marriage Judges 24 

An Idaho lawmaker upset with federal judges who have overturned same-sex marriage bans across the nation is proposing that Congress impeach judges who fail to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins introduced the non-binding resolution Monday to the Idaho House State…

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Rocky: Just Say No To Slots 

Former Kootenai County sheriff Rocky Watson takes a strong stand against "instant gaming" slot machines at the Greyhound Park. In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, Watson reminds us that he fought to get rid of slots & corruption at State Line 4 decades ago.

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AM Headlines -- 2.16.15 

AM Headlines on this Presidents Day includes a move to repeal a 151-year-old state law dealing with dueling in Boise+legislator prepares to deal with IEN mess+Idaho relying on uncertain federal funds for road construction.

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Poll: Local Legislators Failing Us 

The 9 legislators are doing a miserable job representing Kootenai County so far in the 2015 legislative session, receiving an F grade from a supermajority of Hucks Nation. Today's Poll: Do you plan to see controversial movie "50 Shades of Grey"

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Cindy: 50 Shades Of Puke 29 

Cindy has had it uptohere w/the hubbub about "50 Shades of Grey." However, there's a silver lining to the entertainment fad du jour. Her liberal and conservative friends both hate it. Question: Do you plan to see -- or read -- "50 Shades of Grey"?

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1st HucksOnline Post Ever 

Every year, I drag out this post from Feb. 16, 2014 -- the first one that I ever made on Huckleberries Online. I still remember writing it. In fact, it took me awhile to actually hit the post button. I knew that once I publish this post that my life wouldn't be the same. It hasn't been.

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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.