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SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015

Parting Shot -- 1.30.15

Earlier this week, Chris Laudani, a bartender at the Back Bay Social Club, shovels snow from the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. A winter storm slammed eastern Massachusetts with as much as 2 feet of snow.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 1.30.15 

Not only is Super Bowl XLIX (I finally can remember the sequence of Roman numerals for this one) upon us, but one of my favorite milestone days of the year follows it Monday, Feb. 2. I consider Groundhog's Day (which was my father's birthday) to...

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Amid Dispute, Tribe Cancels Julyamsh 

The big Julyamsh Pow Wow held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls has been cancelled, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort announced Friday. The announcement comes as four Indian tribes in Idaho press the state to outlaw electronic “instant racing” betting machines.

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PFPD Apprehends Cat Burglar 

Post Falls police officers had their hands full with a "cat burglar," who was prowling around their parking lot -- and then hitched a ride on a patrol car undercarriage to Walmart. The officers caught her and placed her in a kennel, from which the feline escaped. Now it's in the Kitty Klink awaiting an owner or adoption.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 15 

TGIF Cutline Contest features a much-pierced, tattooed Mexican woman who know as The Vampire Woman. Feel free to join the fun by suggesting a cutline for the photo. And check out who won Thursday's Cutline Contest.

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YourHealthIdaho Signup Help

Free signup help for YourHealthIdaho will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Coeur d'Alene Inn. Local agents and brokers ill be on hand to help participants choose from one of the 198 plans offered by nine private carriers through the state-run exchange.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 1.30.15

During a trip around the Bonners Ferry/Moyie Springs/Troy/Clark Fork Loop this week, Marianne Love & a companion wanted to be sure to be in Clark Fork at feeding time for this herd of elk. Today's roundup also features links from 10 other area blogs.

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CEP Offers State Of The District 

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 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Parents, teachers, students, and community…

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Highway District Adds The Words 

The Ada County Highway District Commission on Wednesday night voted unanimously to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to its equal employment and anti-harassment policies, and to recognize same-sex marriages in the highway district's benefits package. "I also am proud of the district for being…

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'Used To Be Youthful & Attractive' 

In a speech to Democrats in Philadelphia Thursday night, President Barack Obama tossed out zingers, including one about his graying hair: "I used to be youthful and attractive." Question: Did you used to be youthful & attractive?

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Sims: 'Eventually ... We'll Listen' 

In his report of the emotional "Add the Words" hearing and vote Wednesday, reporter Jeff Selle of the Coeur d'Alene Press wrote about comments by state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, who serves on the State Affairs Committee: Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d'Alene, said she…

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H&W Chair Wood: 'We Hear You' 

At this morning’s listening session, House Health & Welfare Chairman Fred Wood, R-Burley, thanked everyone who spoke. “We understand a lot of Idahoans have gone through a tough time economically. We are coming out of that.” Post below includes roundup of Eye on Boise stories today.

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Vito Would Back Compromise 19 

State Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, said he would support "Add the Words" legislation, if wording could be added to protect religious concerns. Other members of the House State Affairs Committee felt the same way. Maybe a compromise is in the works.

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She Said: 'You Disgust Me' 29 

Former legislator Nicole LeFavour, a leading advocate for "Add the Words" legislation had some words for Idaho Freedom Foundation exec Wayne Hoffman after testimony this week. So sez Hoffman in a tweet.

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AM Headlines -- 1.30.15 

Chicklet, a deaf puppy who was fostered by Double J Dog Ranch in Hauser Lake, was drafted to appear in Puppy Bowl XI on Animal Planet during Super Bowl Sunday. She's in the starting lineup of Team Fluff.

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Poll: Hearing Wasn't Fair 

Thursday Poll: By the narrowest of margins, a plurality of Hucks Nation said the "Add the Words" legislation didn't get a fair hearing from the Idaho House State Affairs Committee this week. 81 of 177 respondents (45.76%) said the legislation didn't get a fair hearing.…

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Mary Returns To Press Op-Ed Page 

State Sen. Mary Souza pens her first op-ed column in some time for the Coeur d'Alene Press. She doesn't say much in her first column. But some might consider that a plus. She and state Rep. Luke Malek will be flipflopping op-ed columns for the Press during the legislative session.

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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.

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