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THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015

Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) lines up a shot as San Diego forward Brett Bailey (32) defends in the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga defeats San Diego 59-39 

Przemek Karnowski scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half, Domantas Sabonis added 11 off the bench, and No. 3 Gonzaga beat San Diego 59-39 on Thursday night for its 22nd straight victory. S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered GU's home game against San Diego. Check out this big picture gallery of game photos.

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 2.26.15 

First, Cis Gors husband, Ken, told at Blogfest 2015 Saturday that I was looking old. Then, Mrs. O told me that a Cabela's outdoor vest that I like to wear made me look like an old man. Finally, I asked SR colleague Carolyn Lamberson if...

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Parting Shot -- 2.26.15 10 

Robert Dixon shows his support for Israel and calls for the removal of swastikas displayed on a home in Sacramento, Calif., today. State lawmakers have demanded that the resident of the home remove the symbols calling the signs racist and vulgar but acknowledging the homeowner…

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Contractors Prevail In Sewer Fight

North Idaho contractors won a major victory today in a long-running legal battle over a steep fee increase to pay for future sewer expansion in Hayden. As a result, the city may have to refund millions of dollars it has collected since 2007. The North Idaho Building Contractors Association sued the city in 2010.

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Sanitized Version of LeBeau Email 

In the spirit of the late President Richard "Expletive Deleted" Nixon, Huckleberries Online offers you a sanitized version of IACI prez Alex LeBeau's email rant about Sen. Jeff Siddoway (as well as a link to what he actually wrote ... you've been warned) ...

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SR News Quiz -- 2.22-26.15

How much do you know about the surprise winner at the Westminster Kennel Club show, new dietary proposals, Gonzaga University basketball and other news of note? Find out in The Spokesman-Review's weekly quiz, where you could win movie tickets or a $50 gift card to...

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5 Years Ago: Drafting Vandal Mike Iupati 

One of the stories making the news 10 years ago on Huckleberries Online was NFL draft prospects for University of Idaho's Mike Iupati. He was projected by the experts to be drafted in 1st 2 rounds. He was -- in Round 1, by S.F. 49ers & has an all-pro start to his career ...

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 2.26.15 

In today's Huckleberries Blogroll roundup, Fort Boise posts cool photos of rugged USA landscape from thousands of feet in the air+Barrett Rainey discusses Vito Barbieri+Faithful Geek writes about Idaho citizenship+A Grip on Sports sez M's bullpen needs an Oscar ...

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Art In Unexpected Places

Coeur d'Alene Press columnist Kerri Thoreson experience a pleasant surprise while attending Blogfest 2015 Saturday at the Fort Ground Grill -- a book wall created by Marie Widmyer and Sally Barlow. What? You were expecting that she found pearls of wisdom in my State of the Blog address?

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Quotable Quote 

"Ultimately, I'm not in favor of dividing us by religion, I'm in favor of uniting us by freedom" -- Precinct 52 Committeeman Bjorn Handeen re: "Christian State" bill.

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Naughty IACI Chief Offers To Quit 20 

IACI President Alex LeBeau offered to resign yesterday, reports Melissa Davlin of “Idaho Reports,” after a profanity-laced email he wrote about the Senate tax chairman was leaked to Senate leaders. Mark Dunn, chairman of the board of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry business...

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Edit: Raul's Sentencing Reform Wise

The SR editorial today beings: "Congress may be wising up to the virtues of “smart justice,” and the wisdom is bipartisan. Senators and representatives from both parties are sponsoring bills that would roll back some of the overly punitive legislation of the 1970s and 1980s. Congressman Labrador is a co-sponsor of the bill ...

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Bekken's Wife Files For Divorce 18 

The wife of Joseph M. Bekken has filed for divorce one week after the former North Idaho College financial aid director was arrested on felony charges for allegedly soliciting sex from students in exchange for scholarship money. Molly G. Bekken, an instructor in NIC's College…

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Yesteryear: State Line's Kon Tiki 

On Old School North Idaho, we had a good discussion of the old Kon Tiki at State Line Wednesday. Keva Wolfe posted the photo (courtesy of the Museum of North Idaho) with the note: "This was a popular place in the 60s and 70s." The…

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1 Year Ago: NIC Sports Switch 

A year ago today, some in the community were upset that North Idaho College decided to abandon the National Junior College Athletic Association for a lesser regional league. The move was put forward as a means to save money. It appears at this point that there's no going back.

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Historic Press Pages Now Online 

More than 100 years ago, Coeur d'Alene's first mayor said in an address to the first City Council meeting that the town had come a long way in its first 25 years. Now you can read online the reporting of the Coeur d'Alene Press from 1892 to 1910.

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Post Falls To Vote On Bond, Levy

For a decade, Post Falls school officials have held off asking voters for help in dealing with population growth. Now, they believe it's time to seek a $19.5M bond to build a new school and upgrade others, as well as a $4.7M a year supplemental levy.

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Leak Miffs 'Christian State' Backer 

Hans Neumann, a local GOPrecinct committeeman, is miffed that he was outflanked by opponents to a resolution to declare Idaho as a "Christian state," which he tried to propose. Neumman issued a faux apology to fellow Republicans Tuesday. Hear audio below.

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AM Headlines -- 2.26.15 

AM Headlines today offers heart-rendering photo/story of scene in Tri-Cities where Mass said for Hispanic male shot by police+bad fuel maybe caused fatal Spokane plane crash+community shares thoughts on 4 Corners+Ybarra happy with broadband stopgap funding.

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Panel OKs Inspector General Office 11 

North Idaho Reps. Kathy Sims & Shannon McMillan couldn't stop a bill that would create an Inspector General's Office to investigate corruption, fraud & malfeasance in Idaho. Which is needed in wake of private prison & broadband scandals. But they were on losing end of 9-8 panel vote.

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Poll: Legalize Pot In Idaho 

Wednesday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation says it's time to legalize marijuana in Idaho. 218 of 321 respondents (67.91%) voted that it's time to legalize pot. 97 of 321 respondents (30.22%) said pot should remain illegal in the state. 6 (1.87%) were undecided. Today's…

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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.