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FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, 'Mr. Spock,' 83, RIP 12 

In this May 14, 2013, file photo, Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive...

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Poll: Out With Daylight-Saving 

In a narrow vote, Hucks Nation supports a bill by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle to end daylight-saving time in Idaho July 1. Today's Poll: Do you support a bill that gives Idaho parents the “fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, education and control of their children”?

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Edit: 'Christian State' Unlawful 

My children have been raised as Christians... even acting as Altar Servers at our Church since they were big enough to carry the Cross. They are both also Honor Roll students. When I told them that a faction of the Republican Party was proposing that...

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Anti-Abortion Bills Prompts Rally 

Dozens of women gathered in the Capitol rotunda over the noon hour Thursday to denounce two anti-abortion bills now pending in the Idaho Legislature, including HB 154, which is scheduled for House debate on Monday and would place new restrictions on medication-induced abortions in Idaho ...

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Trib: IACI's LeBeau Earns Jeer 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase gives Jeers -- to Alex LeBeau: "The generalissimo over at the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry believes he can annihilate any legislator who gets in his way. Just ask former Senate tax committee…

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Idaho Already Protects Christianity 

Citing a failed local GOP resolution to declare Idaho as a "Christian state," SR columnist Shawn Vestal says, "Christianity is already protected in Idaho." The Kootenai County GOP overwhelmingly rejected the resolution from Hans Neumann Tuesday night.

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Hammond: 'We're Moving Forward'

Jim Hammond stressed the importance of a partnership between the public and private sectors Thursday while addressing 480 real estate professionals at The Coeur d'Alene Resort. "Your success is our success," Hammond said. The Coeur d'Alene city administrator was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Real Estate Market Forum.

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AP's Kenyon Made A Difference 

The death of Quane Kenyon is a good moment for AP staff, globally, to learn that one person makes an important difference. Yes, Boise, Idaho is a punchline to snarky New York comedians: far from the center of the universe, his stories may not often...

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Letter: Tondee Unqualified For Job 

(RE: Tondee pick burns job seeker/Coeur d'Alene Press) So explain it to me like I was a person without a college degree. How do you hire a former county commissioner without a bachelor’s degree over a person with two graduate degrees, professional and personal experience...

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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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