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FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2015

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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Idaho's version of a 'Trump wedding' 

Wayne Hoffman of IFF writes: Yes, Donald Trump arrogantly proclaimed before a national TV audience that Hillary Clinton “had no choice” but to attend his wedding because of his previous contributions to the Democrat’s foundation. Here’s Idaho’s own version of the “Trump wedding.” It happens every year, and incredibly, it’s perfectly legal."

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John Lennon at 75

John Lennon would have been 75 years old on Friday, reports CNN. It's a birthday that can't help but make you wonder. John Lennon, senior citizen? What would he make of our time? Would he have reveled in electronica and hip-hop the same way he rejoiced in the B-52s?

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St. Joe: Time for Edinger to go 18 

In a comment, St. Joe writes: St. Joe: "God Bless Ron Edinger for his approx. 50 years of community service. However, with much admiration, it is time for him to set back and enjoy the benefits of all his hard work. He could not hear the questions and attempted to answer what he thought he heard."

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Arpie: Rebel Raul disappoints 

In a comment, Arpie writes: " It's really sad that Raul thinks stopping bad bills is as good as passing good ones. Maybe that explains why he has passed so few bills. Everyone knows that there is more to every game than just defense. Leadership takes more." (Q: What will Raul Labrador get from the political coup against House Leader Boehner?)

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THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015

Wild Card/Thursday -- 10.8.15 14 

I was entertained by the candidate debates for Coeur d'Alene City Council last night. Nothing was said that surprised me. However, I felt my impressions of the candidate were confirmed. Dan English and incumbent Ron Edinger are clearly the best picks for the two offices....

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Parting Shot -- 10.8.15

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson rests after a collision during a force out at second base by Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the American League Division Series in Toronto on Thursday. Texas won 5-3. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press…

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Ex-Spokane police chief files $4M suit 

Former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub filed a $4 million claim against the city Thursday for wrongful termination. Straub was forced to resign late last month following complaints about his leadership style. His sudden ouster followed months of rumors about his explosive behavior.

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Labrador leads sentencing reform 

Rep. Raúl Labrador today joined House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Ranking Member John Conyers, D-Mich., in introducing the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015, one of several criminal justice reform initiatives backed by the Idaho Republican. Labrador is the lead Republican co-sponsor of the bill ...

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Keith Boe of offers this Photo of the Day recently: "Take a stroll on the world’s longest floating boardwalk, located at the Coeur d’Alene Resort and open to the public year round, this floating track in downtown features over 3,300 feet, 0.75-mile (1.2 km) of space for public use and enjoyment. Special features include a high-arched, night lit bridge, a mid-walk picnic and seating area out over the waters of scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene and even a seasonal convenience store located out over the lake."

HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.8.15

Daily roundup of links from Huckleberries Online blog roll includes: Throwbacks/Slight Detour, Young fresh fellows/On Tap, Mr. or Mrs. Speaker/Fort Boise, Phase 2 of gardening/Simple Mind, He had no idea anyone was watching/Slice, Fire regs won't allow candles/A Grip on Sports, Maintaining herd bull status not easy/Outdoors ...

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Rolling Stone spotlights 'rebel' Raul 

In a lengthy Rolling Stone article, "Meet the Right Wing Rebels Who Overthrew John Boehner," reporter Tim Dickinson spotlights several leading lights of the Liberty Caucus, including Idaho's Raul Labrador: "Labrador views his establishment colleagues as corrupt -- selling out small-government principles for PAC donations — or, at best, mindless"...

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Teen charged with threat to kill girls 

An Idaho school was placed on lockdown after a student threatened to “kill all the girls” because none of them would send him nude photos. A 15-year-old boy was charged with one count each of threatening violence at a school and telephone harassment in connection with the threats, according to Raw Story.

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In this 2012 photo, Rita Sims-Snyder of the Coeur d’Alene Carousel Foundation shows pieces of the vintage Playland Pier carnival carousel in storage.  (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Old CdA carousel to get new home 

Coeur d’Alene’s historic carnival carousel has sat in storage for four years, awaiting a new home. Now it has one. The 1922 Stillman will be reassembled next to Memorial Field, not far from where it was part of a lakefront amusement park at Independence Point more than 40 years ago. (Question: When did you last ride on a carousel?)

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Vestal: CdA gun rally mocks victims 12 

Two days after a disaffected loner with a mountain of personal firearms shot up a community college, a group of North Idaho residents gathered in a park. They prayed for the victims. They called for unity. They said the time had come for action. “President Obama is coming,” the rally’s organizer warned them. Coming for what? To take their guns.

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'In God we trust' patrol cars 24 

Yesterday, we discussed a plan by Benewah County Sheriff Dave Resser to add decals that say "In God we trust" to department vehicles. Seems that already has been done. The Benewah County Sheriff's Office Facebook page shows 2 vehicles with the decal on them.

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Poll: Build Tubbs Hill access road

A near supermajority of Hucks Nation supports the proposal to build an 1,100-foot access road into Tubbs Hill for firefighting purposes. Today's Poll: Are you more or less likely to vote for a candidate who brings party partisanship into a nonpartisan local election?

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AM Headlines -- 10.8.15

AM Headlines for Thursday includes news of a walk-in clinic for flu shots + Judge dismisses VanderSloot suit/EOBoise, State challenges attorney fees for tribe/EOBoise, Feds opt not to list 3 species found in Idaho/EOBoise, WSU's Leach is 38th highest paid football coach/KREM, Smoke remains as fire season lingers into fall/CdA Press ...

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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.

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