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THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 2015

Report: Ranchers threatened firemen 17 

The Forest Service is investigating a report by a firefighter that he and others fighting the Tepee Springs Fire near Riggins were harassed and threatened with guns by landowners, reports Rocky Barker of the Idaho Statesman. The unidentified firefighter said the landowners were unhappy with the strategies firefighters were using.

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Trib: How about Speaker Simpson 

In today's Lewiston Tribune editorial, Marty Trillhaase comments: "To become House Speaker John Boehner's successor, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will make the kind of deal with Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador and the House Freedom Caucus no speaker should." Trillhaase then goes on to wonder re: possible speakership for Mike Simpson ...

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Spence: Can Tea Partyers govern? 

Now that Congressman Raul Labrador and his Tea Party playmates have run House Speaker John Boehner to ground, columnist William L. Spence of the Lewiston Tribune wonders if they can govern. Methinks Raul & Co. are better at rabble rousing than they are re: accomplishing something. What do you think?

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Dance turns away home-schoolers 16 

More than 20 home-school students were turned away from the Homecoming Dance at Lake City High, including Kira Birdsall, who spent most of Saturday preparing for the big event. LCHS policy forbids anyone who is not attending a school within the district from attending. (Question: Is this good policy or bad policy?)

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“It’s under investigation,” said Kenneth Gabriel, Fire Chief for City of Coeur d’Alene as he walked away from the scene in Coeur d’Alene where a body was found near a small brush fire on Potlatch Hill Road on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Body found off I-90 in CdA 

Coeur d’Alene police are investigating a dead body found in a brush fire early Thursday that started in a wooded area off of Interstate 90. The fire started around 3 a.m. in the hills above exit 14 in eastern Coeur d’Alene near Potlatch Hill Road.

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Clark: $4 for toast? Really? 

In a visit to SF, SR columnist Doug Clark ponied up $4 to see what the rage about toast at the Mill bakery was all about. Now, he wonders if we've reached barrel's bottom on crazy fads: " It’s like America has burned through every dumb idea from disco to fanny packs to plastic mounted wall fish that sing until the only thing left is, um, toast."

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Should Renfro face death penalty? 20 

Kootenai County prosecutors have 60 days to decide whether they will seek the death penalty against Jonathan Daniel Renfro, who is accused of first-degree murder in the slaying of Coeur d'Alene police Sgt. Greg Moore this spring. Should they?

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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.