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THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2015

Update: Delavan Rehired 

SReporter Scott Maben reports that former airport manager Greg Delavan has been rehired on a 2-1 vote of the Kootenai County commissioners this morning. New Commissioners David Stewart and Marc Eberlein voted to rehire Delavan. Commissioner Dan Green, who formed the 2-1 majority of the...

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 2.4.15 11 

We've had some issues with Disqus this AM, which has slowed my HucksOnline production. But things appear to be working again (although looks are sometimes deceiving). I'll soldier on, if you hang in there. Here's your Hump Day Wild Card ...

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Parting Shot -- 2.4.15 

Sotheby's staff pose for a picture with 'Le Grand Canal' by Claude Monet, during a preview of their upcoming Impressionist and Modern, Surrealist and Contemporary Art sale, at the auction house in London, England. "Le Grand Canal," fetched 23.7 million pounds ($35.6 million) at Sotheby's,…

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Panel Targets Car Dealer Hours 14 

The House Transportation and Defense Committee doesn't consider itself over-reaching apparently when it decided to mandate the hours of operation for a car dealership. Big Brother isn't in Washington, D.C. He's in Boise, Idaho.

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Nic: 'I Can Be A Real Jerk' 

In today's Faithful Geek post, "Jerkitude," Nic offers a lesson to all of us: "Don't be a jerk." However, he admits that he sometimes can be a jerk (like the rest of us). Question: How often are you a jerk & what form does your "jerkitude" take?

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

It's a smooch from a moose as the Mariners mascot kisses Mary McGoran below the Safeco stands in Seattle recently. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Alan Berner) Tuesday Winner -- Dennis, with 8 likes: "The Texas version of Ground Hog Day!" You...

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SR News Quiz -- 2.1-6.2015

How much do you know about Gonzaga University guard Kevin Pangos, Spokane Lilac Festival queens, baseball's "Mr. Cub" and other recent news of note? Find out in our weekly quiz, where you could win two movie tickets or a $50 gift card to the Davenport...

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State Of School District Tonight

The Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership will present a State of the District community event in partnership with the Coeur d'Alene School District from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today in the Community Room of the Coeur d'Alene Public Library. Parents, teachers, students, and community members are invited to attend.

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Is Bruce Jenner Transitioning? 13 

Esther Jenner, an 88-year-old Lewiston resident, won't say if her son, Bruce, is transitioning from a man to a woman, as has been rumored online and in tabloids. But the appearance of the former Olympic star has become more traditionally feminine.

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Agony Of (Super Bowl) Defeat 

How long will it take the true fan to get over that controversial play call by the Seattle Seahawks brain trust in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XLIX? I don't think a true fan ever will get over it. I'm still lamenting the line drive that almost won the 1962 World Series for the SF Giants.

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Not Your Mom's Mac-&-Cheese 

This article by Adrianna Janovich/SR re: gourmet style mac-and-cheese has caused my mouth to water. Ate that stuff regularly growing up. But then I realized that I don't each mac-&-cheese much, if at all, now. Mrs. O tries to keep pasta out of my reach. Alas. How often do you eat mac-&-cheese?

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Working On The Dike 

Jake at Skyline Productions Photography Facebooks this photo of a Street Department worker busy cutting fallen bull pine along the Dike Road into transportable sections. City spokesman Keith Erickson told Huckleberries Online that tree thinning work on the Dike Road should be complete by month's...

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Netflix Tax Hike Tag: $1.2M 

At Idaho Reporter, Dustin Hurst reports: "Idahoans may finally have a dollar figure to pair with the Netflix tax hike authorized by the House Revenue and Taxation Committee this year: $1.2 million. And that could rise if lawmakers decide to seek another tax hike on…

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Redman: Not Doing It For Pay 

Freshman Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, gave the opening prayer in the House this morning, as the regular chaplain was away. Redman said his message was for all representatives, Republican and Democrat alike. “I believe you all are here to sincerely serve the constituents in your…

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On The Waterfront 

There are suppose to be 700 trees left along the Dike Road when the chainsaws fall silent this month. But walking partner Greg Lee and I counted only 330 that will remain when the sawdust clears at the end of the month. Could this mean that Coeur d'Alene has cut down about half the trees on the Dike Road.

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Christina Oss LaBang tells of a close encounter with a falling tree that she had in a North Idaho College parking lot along the Dike Road Tuesday. City street workers are strengthening the Dike Road by thinning about 300 bull pine.

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What Might Have Been 

There might not be joy in the Inland Northwest version of Mudville today. But they're celebrating in Boston. Undaunted by the cold or by snow-piled streets, thousands of New England Patriots fans cheered as the team rolled through Boston in a parade.

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No. 1 Cancer Killer Of Women? Lung 

Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows. Legions of women began smoking four decades ago, and the dire consequences are just being seen now in…

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SR: 'Instant Racing' Not Good Bet 

The Editorial Board of The Spokesman-Review urges the Idaho Legislature to ban "instant racing," stating that the machines at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls are nothing more than slot machines, which are banned in Idaho.

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Poll: Vaccinate! 

Tuesday Poll: One of the largest supermajorities ever at Hucks Nation said parents should vaccinate their children. 197 of 213 respondents (92.49%) sided with vaccinations. Only 7 of 213 respondents (3.29%) said parents shouldn't vaccinate their children. 9 (4.23%) were undecided. Today's Poll: How long…

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Open Letter: Stop 'Instant Racing' 

17 community leaders in North Idaho, including Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer, former lieutenant governor Jack Riggs and former mayor Sandi Bloem, signed an open letter to Gov. Butch Otter and other state officials calling for an end to "instant racing" at the Greyhound Park and other Idaho locations.

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