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FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2015

TGIF Wild Card -- 10.9.15 13 

The Democratic Club is hosting a candidates' forum at noon today at the Iron Horse. It should be more lively than the one Wednesday night when few punches were thrown -- other than challenger Toby Schindelbeck dissing respected incumbent Ron Edinger as a "good old...

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Parting Shot -- 10.9.15 

Demonstrators watch as President Barack Obama's motorcade leaves Roseburg High School after a visit with families of victims of the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. The protesters were angry about Obama's calls for gun restrictions in the wake of the shooting rampage that killed eight students and a teacher at the college.

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English accepts Adams' apology 

In a HucksOnline comment, challenger Dan English accepts today's apology from Steve Adams re: comments made about Adams' Christian conservative pedigree. Says Dan: "I believe his apology was sincere." (Question: When did you last apologize for something? Want to tell us about it?)

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Changing face of Idaho journalism 

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News now is located in a second-floor suite in a building owned by the local hospital. And a Minnesota newspaper organization has purchased the Idaho Falls newspaper. What's going on with Idaho journalism? Randy Stapilus of the Ridenbaugh Press offers his thoughts.

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North Idaho Cider partners, from left: Matt Peterson, Keith Allen and Jeff Selle. Keith and Jeff have been part of Huckleberries Online for years. (Courtesy photo / North Idaho Cider)

Spotlight: North Idaho Cider 

As some of you know, KeithinCDA & Bent have been part of Huckleberries Online for some time. Now, Keith and Bent are making their mark on the growing apple cider brew industry, along with partner Matt Peterson. Here's a report from Tara Morgan of Cidercraft:…

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For those keeping score at home ...

... The four candidates who showed up for the Kootenai County Democratic Club candidates forum today all said that they would make no move to repeal the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, which extend civil rights protections to LGBT individuals in terms of housing, employment and public…

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.9.15

The daily roundup of HucksOnline Blog Roll links begins with viewtiful group of photos from scenic Boundary County, posted on Slight Detour blog + Great escape/Bay Views, Making a bigger noise/On Tap, A bullet for Jesus?/Barrett Rainey, Missed us by that much/Fort Boise, What a night of sports on television/Grip + more ...

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MacNeil backed recall effort 18 

After hearing him speak, a friend describes Bruce MacNeil, the second challenger against incumbent Steve Adams in their three-way City Council race, as the "Clint Eastwood character in 'Gran Torino" -- on one hand saying that the community needs to come together and on the...

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Adams swings, misses again 

Councilman Steve Adams again stumbled on his claim about representing Christian conservatives, today at the Kootenai County Democratic Club luncheon. This time, he expanded those he offended beyond his three-man race and included two other council members in the audience.

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Nic: Edinger better than alternative 

Nic agrees with St. Joe that Councilman Ron Edinger has served long enough and should pass the torch off to someone else. BUT that someone else isn't conservative hardliner Toby Schindelbeck: "As much as I would love to see him replaced by someone new, I do not want that to happen at the expense of good governance."

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From Flight for Success blog, Pamela Bird, right, poses for photo with Tookie Hensley. Both women were pilots. Both were killed in plane crash near Hope-Clark Fork Thursday.

Update: Crash kills inventor's widow 

A small plane crash Thursday near Hope, Idaho, killed three friends and pilots, including the widow of Dr. Forrest Morton Bird, whose research in breathing apparatuses led to the development of the modern respirator. Sagle resident Pamela Riddle Bird, who lost her husband Aug. 2, died in the crash along with Tookie and Don Hensley of Arizona.

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Rally to protest Planned Parenthood 

Protesters who want to defund Planned Parenthood plan to rally in Meridian Saturday as part of a national event. A similar protest in August was held to draw attention to the edited videos shot by an anti-abortion group featuring Planned Parenthood officials discussing the use of fetal tissue for medical research.

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Another campus shooting, 1 dead 

One student was killed and another person was injured after someone opened fire outside a Texas Southern University dormitory on Friday morning, prompting a lockdown at the Houston school, officials said. The gunfire outside the University Courtyard dormitory left one student dead and another person…

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 (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

AM Headlines -- 10.9.15

AM Headlines for Friday includes a grower who anticipates that Spokane County will have the world's largest marijuana harvest this year. Also: Trinity Homes exec retiring/PressSheriff: No survivors in plane crash/KHQ,Montanan dies in train crash at Cocolalla/SR,Minnesota group buys Idaho Falls paper/EOBoise + more ...

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In Idaho, talent must trump tax cuts 

Today's SR editorial applauds statement by outgoing Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer that Idaho invest in its talent pool rather than continue to look for ways to cut taxes. The edit also warns Idahoans to place close attention to that tax policy group that was meeting in secret before those meetings were exposed.

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Poll: Keep partisan politics out 

Overwhelmingly, in Thursday's poll, Hucks Nation said it is less likely to vote for a candidate who brings partisan politics into a nonpartisan race. Today's Poll: If the vote for Coeur d'Alene City Council was held today, who would you vote for -- Ron Edinger or Toby Schindelbeck?

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McLendon out as M's manager 

The offseason of change continues for the Mariners. Lloyd McClendon won’t return as manager for the 2016 season, according to sources. McClendon moves on after compiling records of 87-75 in 2014 and 76-86 in 2015. His first season as manager produced the Mariners’ first winning season since 2009. (Q: Do you support/oppose this move?)

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Letter: Keep religion out of City Hall 12 

Rick Harlow, a letter writer to the Coeur d'Alene Press, seized on a comment made by Councilman Steve Adams during the candidate forum Wednesday. Adams said he represents an under-represented group in Coeur d'Alene -- Christian conservatives. The letter writer demands that religion be kept out of City Hall.

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NRA rep: Con-Carry has limits 47 

Dwight Van Horn, one of the NRA's 76 directors nationwide, told the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans that constitutional carry -- sometimes called permitless carry -- has limitations. See David Cole's report in the Coeur d'Alene Press below.

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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.