The municipal elections for Kootenai County and the rest of Idaho are a week away. It'll be interesting to see what last-minute attacks occur this year. Huckleberries, of course, will be here to report on those. Here's your Tuesday Wild Card ...
A University of Washington student smokes at one of a handful of designated smoking locations on the campus Tuesday in Seattle. Tobacco and nicotine products may be banned from the sprawling Washington State University campus in Pullman. The Board of Regents will vote Friday on the proposed ban.
Commentator Bill Colley of Fox News Radio 1310 KLIX believes former state Rep. Janice McGeachin could give, ahem, RINO US Rep. Mike Simpson and his vast warchest a run for his money if she enters GOPrimary. McGeachin backed Russ Fulcher in the last gubernatorial race and is popular among the Tea Party wing of the Idaho GOP.
Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (20 items + link to AM Scanner Traffic w/20 more items) includes 3 instances of motorists/passengers flipping off others in 3 different locations on area roads between 3 p.m. and 3:12 p.m.
Eight historical photos were recently installed on the donor wall at McEuen Park near the Fourth Street entrance.The Historical Picture Plaques remember the people, events and special moments in history that make the beauty of McEuen Park and the surrounding area so unique, said Tinka Schaffer of the Panhandle Parks Foundation.
In the race for Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat No. 1, incumbent Ron Edinger easily leads challenger Toby Schindelbeck in fund-raising, according to the 7-day, pre-election financial disclosure report. Edinger has raised a total of $8,363 for his campaign, while Schindelbeck has raised $3,320.
The daily roundup of HucksOnline blog roll links begins with this photo of the old Cloud 9 restaurant at the North Shore Resort: This is what Templin's Resort looked like when I arrived in Coeur d'Alene from Lewiston in September 1984.
On an Oct. 3 post on his campaign Facebook page, Toby Schindelbeck urged backers to attend the upcoming Idaho Second Amendment Alliance rally at CdA's City Park. Greg Pruett's group pushing permitless carry of concealed firearms. Schindelbeck said there would be great speakers there, including Reps. Heather Scott & Matt Shea.
Now you can call him Coach Stockton. Spokane’s own NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton said Tuesday that he’s accepted a position as an assistant coach for the Montana State women’s basketball team. Stockton said it’s a win-win for him and his family – especially his daughter Lindsay, a senior guard with the Bobcats. Q: Have you ever coach your kid(s)?
Former county clerk Dan English leads in fund-raising among the three candidates for Coeur d'Alene City Council Seat No. 5. English has raised more than $9,000, according to the 7-day pre-election finance report. Incumbent Steve Adams has raised $6,825 total, including several contributions from Reagan Republican supporters.
In life, Robert Parkinson, 56, was a homeless vet who lived in the woods on Potlatch Hill, occasionally venturing into Coeur d'Alene to eat at one of the soup kitchens or to check out a new book from a library. Yet, after he died from smoke inhalation from his camp fire, 70 attended his funeral. Mitch Ryals/Inlander tells us why.
A suit that may restrict trapping across much of Idaho is being heard in Boise today. Arguments are being presented involving inadvertent trapping of federally protected Canada lynx. The Center for Biological Diversity and three other groups say Idaho is violating the Endangered Species Act by allowing trapping that catches lynx occasionally.
Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo announced today that former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, also a Republican and former Idaho senator, has endorsed Crapo’s re-election bid, something that’s hardly a surprise. Crapo is seeking a fourth six-year term in the Senate. ... It’s no coincidence that Kempthorne’s statement repeats the word “conservative” twice.
And now a word from Joe Butler of our marketing department: If you want to impress/annoy people THIS week, use the word "octoherp." It was a name suggested by Bell Labs in the 1960s to describe the # symbol on new touch-tone phones since they didn't think people would know "pound." In 2007, Twitter users changed the word to "hashtag."
A flock of urban turkeys crosses 17th Ave. on Spokane's South Hill Tuesday morning, slowing, and occasionally stopping, morning commuter traffic. Question: Have you encountered wild turkeys in North Idaho?
Vaping, which some consider a safer alternative to smoking, may be creating another problem. It may be helping ease young people into nicotine addiction. A recent survey found that 26% of Spokane sophomores had used an e-cigarette, some of which taste like fruit or candy. As such, Spokane County is mulling ban on indoor vaping.
Councilman Ron Edinger sent Huckleberries Onine an email challenging one of the cornerstones of challenger Toby Schindelbeck's campaign -- the claim that Coeur d'Alene can spur economic development by "freezing property taxes and waiving impact fees for ten years." Nonsense, says Edinger.
AM Headlines for Tuesday includes: Kempthorne endorses Crapo/Eye on Boise, Spokane considers ban on indoor vaping/SR, Settlement pares Avista rate hike request/Press, Impact of summer wildfires still being gauged/SR, WSU's Pullman campus may go tobacco free/SR +more ...
This is the final of SReporter Scott Maben's 5 capsule looks at Coeur d'Alene City Council candidates. Today, the spotlight shines on incumbent Ron Edinger. Also, I'm providing links to all previous capsules, spotlighting Edinger's opponent Toby Schindelbeck, as well as the 3 candidates for Seat 5: Steve Adams, Dan English & Bruce MacNeil.
In the Monday poll, a majority of Hucks Nation says Coeur d'Alene is better off today than when it first got here. However, a significant minority disagrees. Today's Poll: Is a presidential candidate's religion important to you?
The Coeur d'Alene School District wants to provide all-day kindergarten, entry-level education which research shows provides social benefits. However, lack of support from the state of Idaho makes this educational goal difficult to reach financially. Question: Did you or your children attend kindergarten?
In a move seen as an attempt to undercut his main rival, Donald Trump implied over the weekend that Ben Carson is outside the religious mainstream. Trump is a Presbyterian. Carson is Seventh-day Adventist. Question: How important is a candidate's religion to you in a presidential race?