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SATURDAY, OCT. 3, 2015

Weekend Wild Card -- 10.3-4.2015

I'll be stacking wood and tearing out most of my garden this weekend in preparation for another winter in the viewtiful Inland Northwest. I turned in my first Huckleberries print column under the new digital-first system -- and navigated the new cyber mine field on…

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FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 2015

TGIF Wild Card -- 10.2.15 13 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans never fail to disappoint when it comes to endorsement in nonpartisan races. Ideology is everything to Jeff Ward & Co. Not community service. Not accomplishment on local government committees. Not even length of time in a community. The Reagan Republicans...

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Parting Shot -- 10.2.15 

Models hit the catwalk at the French Ministry of Culture during the dwarf fashion show in Paris, France, Friday. The dwarf fashion show is an event organizers say is aimed at highlighting the elitism and prejudice that the model industry encourages in its depiction of bodies. It is presented during the Paris Fashion Week but is not part of it.

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Important to name rampage perps 25 

Kelly McBride of Poytner, a former colleague in the Coeur d'Alene office of the SR, writes why it's important to name the shooter in the mass killings that are epidemic in this country. In fact, it's important, she says, to get as much information re: these twisted monsters as possible. Agree/disagree?

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.2.15

Scanner Traffic for Friday PM (18 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 16 more items) includes violent domestic dispute in Chilco area in which male punched female in face several times, while children watched in nearby van.

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, a driver pulls over to take photos of a bull elk standing in a field near Pacific Drive in Warrenton, Ore. Law enforcement and wildlife officials have responded to multiple reports of the aggressive elk in the past few weeks and worry that people who are feeding or taking pictures of the animals are in danger. (Joshua Bessex/Daily Astorian via AP)

Aggressive elk hurting people 

Elk are usually more aggressive in the fall when searching for a mate. But what is surprising this year is that more elk are turning that aggression toward people, which has led to injuries and property damage.

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Officials ID Boundary County body

The body found last week in the Roman Nose Lake area west of Naples in Boundary County has been identified as 53-year-old Post Falls [Click and drag to move] resident Brent D. Barron, according to a press release issued this afternoon by the Boundary County Sheriff's Office.

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Lawyer: URD, Tech Market can deal 10 

An attorney firm in Boise has counseled ignite cda that it has the authority, under Idaho urban renewal laws, to offer money for rent, as well as to pay for equipment, for a proposed Coeur d'Alene Tech Market at Riverstone. Ryan Armbruster of Elam & Burke said: "We believe Ignite could participate in a properly structured ignitiative."

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'Instant Racing' parlor closes 

An instant horse racing parlor in eastern Idaho says it has been forced to shutter its doors and lay off 70 employees, as a result of a recent Supreme Court decision that made its machines illegal. The Post Register reports that Double Down Betting, Sports Bar and Grill announced its decision Wednesday.

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BCSO report details violent fight 

A Bonner County woman was able to call 911 and grab a gun during a violent fight with her husband on the Spirit Lake Cutoff Road Tuesday night. Her husband had gathered what he thought were all the phones in the home. He was planning to kill the family and then himself, according to a sheriff's news release. He ended up dead.

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.2.15 

Daily roundup of links for Huckleberries Online Blog Roll includes SR photog Colin Mulvany's latest installment for his "One for Me" project + Ales of Avista: Beer's here/On Tap, The never-ending story/Slight Detour, Sharing hearts -- and War Bonds/War Bonds, Blaming ice-skating issues on 'weak ankles'/Slice + more ...

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Mass shooting just got personal 13 

Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press writes in his daily "First Take" online column that the mass shootings that are epidemic in this country just got personal. His sister was an instructor in an adjoining building at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., when the killer attacked. He wonders when mass shootings will become personal for everyone.

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BalanceNI to hold candidate meet 

Balance North Idaho has scheduled a meet and greet for the three candidates it endorsed -- total -- in council races for Coeur d'Alene (Ron Edinger), Post Falls (Joe Malloy) and Hayden (Tim Timmins). The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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Brad Richter, a classical guitarist, speaks to student in a guitar class on Wednesday at Post Falls High School. This is the eleventh year Richter has met with high school students in the area, helping them with guitar techniques and offering inspiration. (Jake Parrish/Coeur d'Alene Press)

JACC brings classical guitarist to PFHS 

Brad Richter (pictured) and Viktor Uzur will present a live in concert at the Jacklin Arts and Culture Center in Post Falls at 7 p.m. Friday. Richter is a renown classical guitarist, has taught his musical craft to Post Falls High students, as a result of grants provided by The JACC. That is the case again this year.

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This undated photo from a MySpace page that appeared to belong to Chris Harper Mercer shows him holding a rifle. Authorities identified Mercer as the gunman who went on a deadly shooting rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (MySpace via AP Photo)

Officials ID latest mass killer 12 

Here's the latest screwball to shoot his way into the public consciousness -- Chris Harper Mercer, shown on a Facebook photo post with a rifle. This monster's rampage at Umpqua Community College brings the death toll in mass shootings for this year alone in this country to 294 in 274 days. Is this now a way of life for us?

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HMOffsuite: What's happening at SR? 

HMOffsuite has noticed something different at the SR this week: "For the last several days, when I click on the 'all today's news' tab on the SR main page, I have been getting substantially fewer news items to read." In explanation, City Editor Addy Hatch responds that HMO has uncovered a bug in news system that we need to fix.

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Oregon shootings hit reporter hard 

For 20 years, before returning home to Idaho two years ago, John Sowell of the Idaho Statesman worked for the News-Review of Roseburg, Ore. He gives his insight into the mass murder by a lone gunman at Umpqua Community College of Roseburg in a column today.

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NYTimes covers refugee hubbub 

"For the last three decades, this small, politically conservative Western city (Twin Falls) has mostly welcomed refugees from around the world displaced by war, oppression and terror," reports Kirk Johnson of the New York Times. But the plan to accept refugees from Syria at a College of Southern Idaho center is different, the locals say.

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AM Headlines -- 10.2.15

AM Headlines for TGIF includes news that charges have been dropped against two men accused of battering a transgender individual at a Spokane cafe in February. Also: KCSO to sport pink, purple for awareness/Press, Body found in burned area near I-90, Sherman/Press, Sayer to step down as Idaho commerce chief/EOBoise, & Hunter kills grizzly.

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Autopsy for fire victim today

An autopsy will be performed on an unidentified burned body found at the scene of a grass fire at I-90/Sherman Ave early Thursday morning. Coeur d'Alene police don't expect to provide new information beyond this today.

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Vatican: Pope didn't endorse Davis 16 

The Vatican said Friday that Pope Francis did not specifically seek a meeting with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, and that their encounter did not represent an endorsement of her views. Davis is the Rowan County clerk who became a grassroots conservative hero after refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

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