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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28, 2015

Grip: Glad I live on West Coast 

"There are lots of reasons to be grateful you live in the Pacific Northwest, so many in fact, they are hard to enumerate," posts Vince Grippi/A Grip on Sports. "But that doesn’t stop us from adding another: big national sporting events." On the West Coast, you can watch the entire New York-Kansas City series game that ended at 10:18 PM PDT.

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Edit: Idaho's Gov. Compliance 

"No Idaho politician on the scene today has spent more energy complaining about the heavy hand of the federal government than Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter," comments Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston. Yet, when it comes to the US Department of Energy, old Butch becomes "Governor Compliance."

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Remembering a beloved son 

Michele and John Barron stand quietly after laying a paving stone inscribed with their son's name in the walkway surrounding the new memorial being completed outside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena Tuesday. Josh Barron, a U.S. Marine, was killed in the crash of a V-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawai'i in May 2015.

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Letter: They're bomb throwers 

Former legislator Dean Haagenson didn't think the US House Freedom Caucus, headed by Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, should be praised for bomb-throwing activities. Although he agrees with 90% of Freedom Caucus agenda, Haagenson deplores its ways, especially actions leading to overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner.

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Frightful weather for Halloween 

Even the weather is expected to be a little spooky this Halloween if you were banking on no rain and mild temperatures. "It won't be the best Halloween for people wanting dry weather," meteorologist Randy Mann said. Mann said there's a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday night come trick-or-treat time and temperatures will dip into the 40s.

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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.