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MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

Treating Sewage CdA's Way 

In Treatment Plant Operator, Ted J. Rulseh reports on wastewater treatment director's 23-year career with the city of Coeur d'Alene and the giant steps Lake City has taken to meet increasingly tough restrictions. Now, Coeur d'Alene is gearing up to meet effluent phosophorus limit.

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State Eyes Studded Tire Ban 

The state of Washington is again discussing a possible ban on studded snow tires. A Washington State Transportation Commission official contends that such a ban would save $18M to $27M on state highway repair work. Question: When did you last run studs on a vehicle.

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Idaho Poll: Income Tax Cut? No 

This week's poll from Idaho Politics Weekly shows a majority of Idahoans opposed to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's proposed personal and corporate income tax cuts and in favor of raising education funding more before any tax cuts. It also found people to be closely divided…

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Idaho Schools Depend On State 

Idaho schools received more than 63 cents of every education dollar from the state Legislature — one of the highest percentages in the nation. Meanwhile, local dollars accounted for less than 23 cents on the Idaho education dollar — one of the lowest percentages in…

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Labrador Blasts Obama Budget 

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s proposed budget: “President Obama has again ignored the message voters sent in November. His tone-deaf $4 trillion budget increases both spending and taxes. The president makes no attempt to live within our means.…

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Best & Worst Super Bowl Ads 13 

This image provided by Anheuser-Busch shows a portion of the company's Budweiser television ad that ran during Super Bowl XLIX Sunday. That ad, featuring a lost puppy found and defended by the Budweiser Clydesdales was judged by TV Entertainment to be the best one of…

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Worst Super Bowl Call Ever 

John Blanchette/SR doesn't mince words when he dubs the interception play in the New England end zone as the worst Super Bowl call of all time, past and in the future. Do you agree that nothing tops the brain cramp that cost the beloved Seahawks a second straight Super Bowl title?

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AM Headlines -- 2.2.2015 

The Lake Pend Oreille system has one of the West’s largest bull trout populations. Becky Kramer/SR reports that the healthy bull trout numbers offer recovery lessons. Also, in this AM's roundup: Zags move up to No. 2 in national polls.

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Poll: Seahawks Will Win? 

Weekend Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation thought the Seattle Seahawks would win Super Bowl XLIX (and they probably would have if they'd handed the ball to RB Marshawn Lynch at the goal line). 152 of 190 respondents (80%) predicted the Seahawks would win a 2nd straight…

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For Those Keeping Score At Home ...

... 148 trees remain to be cut along the Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive). Mrs.O and I counted the green dots on trees that remain upright along the north shore that is undergoing an intense tree/brush thinning project, conducted by the Coeur d'Alene Street Department. Most…

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Texting Dispute Turns Violent 

Here's a good reason why you shouldn't try to settle disputes via texts. A heated texting dispute between two co-workers led to one grabbing a collapsible baton and heading to the other's home, only to be met by bear spray. Now the party of the first part is facing a variety of felony charges.

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Hammes: Idaho D's Drop The Ball 

Dan Hammes, publisher of the St. Maries Gazette-Record, says Idaho Democrats dropped the ball when President Obama came to call. Rather than talk about a litany of important issues, he said, Democratic Boise Mayor Dave Bieter elected to push National Monument status for Boulder-White Clouds area.

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New Chapel Targets Unconventional 

Dave and Vesta Sterenchock are quite familiar with unconventional love. The couple met in a spiritual chat room while living on opposite sides of the country. They were online friends for years. When they both parted ways with significant others, they decided to meet in…

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1/2 County Auditor's Staff Gone 

The Kootenai County auditor's office saw half its employees leave in one year, according to public records released by the county. Earlier this month, finance director Dave McDowell resigned after 14 years. Then, following a public records request by The Press, it was discovered that…

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Forum Attracts 'Words' Backers 12 

More than 20 demonstrators stood with their hands over their mouths during the Kootenai County state legislators' town hall meeting Saturday, symbolizing that they feel their voices are not being heard. "By holding our hands over our mouths, we're representing that we're being denied a...

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Hudson's Racks Up Tasty Tribute 

Sunday Huckleberries column: You can add another accolade to the pile accumulated by historic Hudson’s Hamburgers in downtown Coeur d’Alene – “Most Iconic Restaurant in Idaho.” So says the Huffington Post, which picked one restaurant per state (and D.C.) for the honor.

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Seahawks Throw Away Super Bowl 

The Seattle Seahawks came within a yard of winning back-to-back Super Bowl championships -- a final yard denied them by a strange call by the Seattle coaching staff. Seahawk fans are still reeling from the controversial call that led to an interception. Do you want to talk about the loss?

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SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015

Patriots 28, Seahawks 24 

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) makes a 33-yard catch during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots tonight in Glendale, Ariz. New England won a closely contested game on an interception in the end zone...

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SBXLIX Wild Card -- 1/31-2/1/2015 

I imagine we'll all be glued to our TV sets Sunday afternoon as the Seattle Seahawks try to make it two straight Super Bowl wins. I may go into the game with less passion than some of you Seahawk fans. But I still want the...

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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.

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