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FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

TGIF Wild Card -- 5.8.15 

I plan to be here at Huckleberries Central to provide ongoing coverage for the funeral service Saturday AM for CPD Sgt. Greg Moore. So you'll have a venue to express your thoughts during or after the service. Also, now that I've learned how to create...

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Parting Shot -- 5.8.15

Kootenai County Fire fighter Ian Deland placed his hand over his heart as the motorcade of police vehicles escorting the body of Sgt. Greg Moore drove under the Idaho Street overpass in Post Falls on Thursday. The Coeur d'Alene Police officer's remains were being returned…

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A Tribute To Scott Reed 

Former Idaho Conservation League executive director Pat Ford has written a superb tribute to the late Coeur d'Alene attorney Scott Reed. It was published on the ICL Web site. The post is published on the ICL Web site. If you were unfortunate enough not to know Scott, you can get up to speed by reading Ford's tribute.

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IPT Poll: Don't Remove 'Of Mice' 

Don't tell Mary Jo Finney of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Coeur d'Alene School District, but another poll overwhelmingly rejects her push to remove John Steinbeck's classic "Of Mice and Men" from a ninth-grade required reading list. This time, Idaho Press Tribune readers weigh in.

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Spokane County To Lower US Flags

The United States and Washington State flags will be lowered to half-staff at all Spokane County facilities on Saturday in memory of slain Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. The memorial service for Sgt. Moore will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Lake…

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Coffee Is King In Her House 

In her SR column, Jill Barville writes: "While cleaning the kitchen counter this morning, one thing was clear. Coffee is king. At least, it accounts for most of our kitchen clutter." Question: How important is coffee in your house?

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Grip: Few Finally Gets Just Due

At A Grip on Sports, Vince Grippi writes: Mark Few is a big deal in Spokane, right? We can all agree on that. And he’s a respected coach nationally, right? We can all agree on that. But to have really made it, to be considered...

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Obit: Coeur d'Alene PD Sgt Greg King Moore, 1972-2015, RIP

English Funeral Home provides the obituary for Coeur d'Alene Police Department Sgt. Gregory King Moore, 43, who was killed in the line of duty early Tuesday morning. During his tenure in Coeur d'Alene, Greg was a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and School Resource Officer: " Greg loved his job and loved the officers he worked with."

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NIC Mother's Day Concert Sunday

North Idaho College is presenting its annual Mother's Day Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in City Park. With NIC Choral Instructor Max Mendez leading the Chamber Singers and NIC Band Director Terry Jones conducting the Wind Symphony, the Mother’s Day Concert typically draws up to 1,000 concert-goers.

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IFF: Child Support Plan Still Flawed 17 

Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation comments in his column today that a proposal by Gov. Butch Otter to fix the Child Support Enforcement legislation is still flawed. Hoffman opines that the governor's plan only "gives lip service to concerns some lawmakers had. A special session to fix Child Support to address this matter starts Monday.

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Senate To Vote On Risch Bill 

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch today announced that the full Senate will vote Monday, at 3:30 p.m. MDT, on S.Con.Res 16, regarding American prisoners held in Iran. Risch’s legislation calls for the release of four Americans being held as political prisoners in Iran and directs the…

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Taco Bell/Appleway sign: "Let us love you like Biscuits & Gravy." Um, do you love biscuits & gravy that much?

Love Is In The Air 

Slide Show: Keith Boe of North Idaho Life offers 3 photos of local businesses who play off the theme "love" to coax motorists to stop and purchase food and/or beverage. Question: Are there any other clever marquees out there that you've noticed?

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Little, Powell, Kempf To Attend Service 

Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore's memorial service Saturday will be attended by Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Col. Ralph Powell, director of the Idaho State Police, as well as Kevin Kempf, Director of the Idaho Department of Correction, in additional to many local...

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Update: Officer Housing Need Met 

Just talked to Liz at Coeur d'Alene PD. She told Huckleberries Online that the need for housing -- and evening transportation -- for out-of-area officers attended Sgt. Moore's funeral has been met. More than 200 residents are providing housing for officers. And some are even providing vehicles for officers. What a community!

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AM Headlines -- 5.8.15

AM Headlines: Few named USA coach for Pan Am Games/Grip on Sports, Armed man shot by Spokane police was medic in Army/SR, Judge rejects challenge to background checks for gun transfers/AP, How fast can a salmon swim upriver to Idaho waters?/Outdoors,

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CdA Gives Freely To Moore Family 

The Coeur d'Alene community is rallying around Sgt. Greg Moore's family and showing their support financially, with tens of thousands of dollars raised and more coming in. It would seem like the entire Inland Northwest is coming together to help the Moore family in their...

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Paying Respect

Herman Brown, 64, of Spokane, bows his head respect as a procession of law enforcement vehicles accompanies the body of slain Coeur d'Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore is transported away from Holy Family Hospital and back to Idaho Thursday. Says a tearful Brown of the…

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CPD Locates 2 Missing Girls

Coeur d'Alene Police Department news release from Sgt. Brett Walton: The Coeur d' Alene Police Department is happy to report that the earlier reported runaway/missing juveniles Kyia Elizabeth Baldwin and Madison Eileen Strickler have both been located safe and sound. The Coeur d Alene Police…

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IFF Targets $4,800 Sorensen Jugglers 37 

On its Facebook page, Idaho Freedom Foundation targets Sorensen School for wasteful spending this week. The Sorensen School juggling program, which costs $4,800 was the focus of IFF's weekly Waste Wednesday feature. Bruce Twitchell, a Coeur d'Alene High instructor comments under the photo on the...

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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.