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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Panel Introduces Child Support Bill

While House Majority Leader Mike Moyle fumed and voted no, the adults on the House Ways & Means Committee voted 6-1 to introduce the new child support enforcement bill. Moyle was trying to make the Department of Health & Welfare the fall guy in this mess instead of the 9 GOP nincompoops on the Judiciary & Rules Committee ...

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Nonini, Sims, Vito ♥ Flight Perks 15 

You may know that state Sen. Bob Nonini and Rep. Vito Barbieri were the leaders in legislative travel spenders last year. But did you know that they were among 4 legislators that traveled at a much higher cost home than others because they almost always fly "Business Select," which includes priority boarding, complimentary premium drinks, etc.?

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Widow, Ex-Wife Discuss Sgt. Moore 

One of the areas of his life that the late CPD Sgt. Greg Moore took great pride in was how well his blended family worked. His former wife and her husband were witnesses at his marriage to his second wife, Lindy. Now, Lindy and Moore's first wife, Jennifer Brumley, talk with the SR about their relationship to each other and the man they both mourn.

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Vick Picks Regan As Session Sub 15 

Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, will miss Monday’s special session of the Idaho Legislature, so he’s appointed Brent Regan as his substitute. Regan is a former Coeur d’Alene School Board member and the current vice-chairman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation board. In 2013, Regan apologized...

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Edit Calls Out Idaho's 9 Fools 

In my Sunday Huckleberries column, I begin with comments from a Twin Falls Times-News editorial that uses the term "fools" to describe the nine Republicans on the House Judiciary & Rules Committee who created the Child Support Enforcement crisis. It then goes into Rep. Heather Scott's unrepentant attitude toward the vote + more ...

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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.