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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015

University of Idaho receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended from the team for an incident involving his girlfriend. (Tyler Tjomsland, SR file photo)

UI Vandals suspend troublesome WR Epps 

SR reports: University of Idaho senior wide receiver Dezmon Epps has been suspended immediately and indefinitely from the Vandal football team for allegedly slapping his girlfriend early Sunday morning. “I have zero tolerance for any inappropriate behavior toward women,” Idaho coach Paul Petrino said in a statement released by the school.

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Letter of former Kootenai County coroner Dr. Robert West supporting the re-election bid of Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Steve Adams.

Ex-coroner West backs incumbent Adams 19 

In a mass-mailing this weekend, ex-Kootenai County Coroner Robert West endorsed the re-election candidacy of Coeur d'Alene council incumbent Steve Adams. In a short letter, West said that Adams "sought to heal the wounds of the failed recall vote." I dispute that. Can anyone tell me how Adams tried to heal the fractured caused by the recall try?

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Poll: Malmen nomination opposed 

In the weekend poll, a strong majority of Hucks Nation said the would oppose the nomination of little-known Boise attorney Erika Malmen as the next U.S District Court judge. Today's Poll: Is Coeur d'Alene a better place to live today than when you first got here?

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Guv helps 25 kids, ignores 1500 more

In a Lewiston Tribune editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase writes: "It's hard to commend our state for its decision to allow 25 sick children the use of cannabidiol -- a low-THC oil extracted from marijuana plants - when an estimated 1,500 Idaho kids suffering from severe seizures still need the treatment."

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The last photo of Pam Bird, Tookie and Donsley taking off from Bird Nr 2 airport (FAA Identifier ID19) above Lake Pend Oreille at the Bird AviationRanch. Rachel didn't get to say goodbye before they took off, but she made it to the airstrip in time to wave and sign "I love you." (Courtesy photo by Rachel Riddle Schwam via Coeur d'Alene Press)

A last email from aviator Pamela Riddle Bird

On the front page Saturday, the Coeur d'Alene Press provides a last correspondence from aviator Pamela Riddle Bird, who was one of three people killed in a plane crash in Bonner County earlier this month. The story also tells of a third woman who was spared the same fate by a nightmare premonition that her husband had.

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Letter: Big $$$ has ruined CdA 42 

Letter writer Joy French tells Coeur d'Alene Press readers that big money has ruined Coeur d'Alene, the quaint town she left to work in the shipyards during World War II. Our Rosie Riveter is tired of the high rises that she has seen upon returning to Coeur d'Alene 15 years ago. Do you think CdA is better off/worse off than when you first got here?

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Jeni Riplinger-Hegsted talks about Emerge, her new art gallery and art education program in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Emerge is hosting a “Day of the Dead” fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 29. (Kathy Plonka/SR photo)

Arts program finds Lake City home 

Coeur d’Alene’s newest arts hub is still rough around the edges, but it has come a long way in just the past month. Emerge is a nonprofit cooperative that aims to help artists create and show their work and provide a place where people can learn skills ranging from pottery to photography to music. You can find it on Fourth Street.

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Alcohol involved in teen's death 

Alcohol was involved in the death of 16-year-old Coeur d'Alene High athlete Reggie Nault, according to the Kootenai County coroner's report released Friday. In July, Nault drown with alcohol in his system while on a boat outing with friends on Lake Coeur d'Alene. His mother said the coroners report raises more questions tht it answers.

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Park bench has Major League link 

A new bench at McEuen Park has a connection to the 1966 World Series, according to Sunday Huckleberries. Wally Bunker, who donated the bench along with his family, is a Coeur d'Alene resident who won Game 3 of that series for the Baltimore Orioles. You can read all about it -- and find the rest of Sunday Huckleberries -- below.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015

TGIF Wild Card -- 10.23.15 15 

The time is counting down to yet another election -- and things seem to be heating up on the blog. In 11 days, we'll know whether the long shadow of Morder has extended further into our little lakeside shire. We'll know whether we're governed by...

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Parting Shot -- 10.23.15 

A rider cracks his whip before the start of the annual bison roundup Friday on Antelope Island, Utah. Utah State Parks workers are moving the animals from across the island on Friday so they can be weighed, tagged and given health checkups. Antelope Island is…

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Grumpy Cat, an Internet celebrity cat whose real name is Tardar Sauce, is photographed on Friday April 4, 2014 in New York. Known for her facial expression, her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Obama: Republicans are 'like Grumpy Cat' 

President Barack Obama isn't running for office in 2016, but he's already jumping into his role as campaigner-in-chief with enthusiasm -- likening the Republicans to "Grumpy Cat," the Internet meme depicting the notoriously unhappy feline. (Question: Is it just Republicans who are Grumpy Cats, or diehard partisans in general?)

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Rob Lowe, left, and Fred Savage appear in a scene from "The Grinder," premiering Sept. 29, on Fox. (Ray Mickshaw/FOX via AP)

Idaho-based 'The Grinder' on television life support 

Michael Deeds/Statesman writes: "Boise’s claim-to-prime-time fame, “The Grinder,” will survive its (Fred) savage ratings for a few more weeks. Despite plummeting viewership, Fox recently ordered six more scripts for the legal comedy, which is set in Boise and stars Fred Savage and Rob Lowe." Have you watched "The Grinder"?

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Feds cancel N-waste shipment 20 

Federal authorities have canceled a proposed research shipment of spent nuclear fuel to eastern Idaho. Idaho National Laboratory Director Mark Peters in a letter to employees Friday afternoon says the U.S. Department of Energy won't send 25 fuel rods weighing about 100 pounds to the facility. (Question: A win for Idaho?)

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.23.15

The daily roundup of links from the Huckleberries Online blog roll includes: 1st take: Biden/Randy StapilusBayview businesses/Bay Views,Another one drops out/Simple Mind,Seahawks win! Seahawks win!/Grip,'Bridge of Spies' is pure Spielberg/7 Blog,Is Tom Sherry dean of local airwaves?/Slice, Winter can't come soon enough for griz/Outdoors + more ...

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IFF's self-promo video 10 

Wayne Hoffman and his Idaho Freedom Foundation non-profit "educational" -- their word, not mine -- outfit has produced a 4 1/2-minute video touting its achievement in influencing the state's political policy.

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A pumpkin Picasso 

"People won't be seeing simple spooky faces or store-bought Halloween scenes on (Nate Breazile's) creations," writes Devin Heilman/Coeur d'Alene Press. "For the last seven years, Breazile has challenged himself to carve spectacular, custom images into his jack-o-lanterns." (Question: Do you carve jack-o-lanterns for Halloween?)

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New IRS scam surfaces 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls about scam telephone calls from the IRS regarding money owed. First and foremost, the IRS will not initially call you. If there is an issue with your taxes, they will send you a letter first.

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The howl of the wolf 

Mohawk, a wolf at Wolf People in Cocolalla, Idaho howls earlier this fall. Almost every culture has a legend where humans turned into wolves, going back to the earliest Greeks. Were wolves have been part of our gothic culture since the beginning of the celluloid era. Which raises the question: Which movie monster scares you most?

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Poll: We will get flu shots

Hucks Nation is a believer in flu shots. 104 of 223 respondents (46.64%) said they plan to get flu shots this year. Another 28 (12.56%) said they already gotten a flu shot. Today's Poll: Would you support the nomination of Erika Mulmen as Idaho's next U.S. District Court judge?

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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.

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