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THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2015

OOST: Scott unravels years of progress 

In a comment this morning, Out of Stater Tater says state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, should learn more about this region's long battle with racism before supporting the confederate flag and spouting off about the Civil War causes: "Every time she pulls this stunt, she undoes years of hard work."

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AM Headlines -- 10.22.15

AM Headlines for Thursday includes: Dalton Gardens firebug still on loose/Press, Rathdrum burglary, fraud suspect ID'd/Press, Micron donates $25M to Boise State/Eye on Boise, Cape Horn Fire investigation to wrap up soon/Press, Post Falls land swap could trigger sports complex/Press + more ...

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Poll: Hillary over The Donald

In the poll Wednesday, Hucks Nation wasn't enthused re: a possible presidential race matchup next year between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Another solid minority said it would rather "put a fork in my eye" than vote for either candidate. Today's Poll: Do you plan to get a flu shot this year?

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Schindelbeck follows through 28 

Challenger Toby Schindelbeck followed through on his promise to remove reference to incumbent Ron Edinger's political pedigree from his campaign fliers. I received this in the mail Wednesday. In the original flier, Schindelbeck referred to Republican Edinger erroneously as a "registered Democrat."

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Mike Beggs can add these two silver medals to his collection after he won the pair at the World Amateur Arm Wrestling championships, Oct.18, 2015, in Buena Park, California. He now has a total of 177 medals and trophies. (Dan Pelle/SR photo)

Grandpa arm wrestler brings home 2 silvers 

Arm wrestler Mike Beggs feels "hollow" after returning home with 2 silvers from the 38th annual Amateur World Arm Wrestling Championships in southern California. The 57YO grandpa wanted to finish his career with gold. He won a second place with each arm. (Question: Are you strong enough to do well at arm wrestling?)

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Time for flu shots 17 

Flu season is underway in the Inland Northwest, with two cases confirmed this month in Spokane County. If you haven’t rolled up your sleeve for a flu shot, now is the time to get immunized for the best protection, health officials say. (Question: Do you get flu shots annually?)

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PParenthood to build Spokane facility 

The Spokesman-Review reports: "Women’s health organization Planned Parenthood on Wednesday announced plans to construct a $5 million facility in Spokane. The nonprofit has started a $2 million capital campaign and already has raised $1.2 million toward the project." Thoughts?

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A preliminary plan for the new Coeur d'Alene Resort tower was delivered to the city's planning department Wednesday. (Courtesy Coeur d'Alene Press)

City gets glimpse of new resort tower 22 

Hagadone Hospitality provided a glimpse of what the proposed new tower of the Coeur d'Alene Resort will look like when it delivered plans to the city's building department Wednesday. A meeting with the Design Review Committee is cheduled Nov. 19. The tower will be 12 stories tall and 40 feet wide.

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Time for Idaho to fix public defense 

In an editorial this week, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune said: "Friday, a panel of Idaho legislators seemed to have finally grasped the concept that the right to a fair trial -- guaranteed by the Sixth and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- is a state obligation. (Q: Do we spend too much on public defense?)

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Ignite holds line of director's pay 

Commissioners for Coeur d’Alene’s urban renewal agency voted to maintain Executive Director Tony Berns’ compensation package at current levels for another year. Berns’ salary will be $135,346 for fiscal year 2016, according to Board Chairman Denny Davis. (Question: Do you agree with this decision?)

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015

Hump Day Wild Card -- 10.21.15 

For those of you keeping score at home -- both of you -- the Huckleberry Patch Fantasy Football League is competitive. 5 teams are clustered around the 5-1/4-2 marks at the top of the back, including Sachi, a woman new to Fantasy Football who is...

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Robberies bring reward offer

Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest has offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the male suspect responsible for four separate robberies in the past four days. In each of these incidents the suspect demanded cash from the clerk.

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Parting Shot -- 10.21.15

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello and fans try for a foul ball during the third inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in Toronto. Toronto, which now trails the American League championship series 3-2, won the game.

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Raul: We're not crowning King Ryan 

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) stopped short of formally endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for House Speaker on Wednesday. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), the leader of the HFC, noted that about two-thirds of the conservative group backs Ryan for the Speakership, but said the group will only endorse if 80 percent of members support Ryan.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 10.21.15

PM Scanner Traffic for Wednesday (22 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 10 more items) includes tall male with a goatee in camo who refusing to take no for an answer from homeowners association that doesn't want him hunting on its property.

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SF considers 'Idaho stop' for bikes 

Bikes and stop signs are definitely not like peanut butter and chocolate. That's why San Francisco is considering allowing cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, a practice commonly known as the "Idaho stop," because the Gem State has allowed such a move for decades.

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Police investigate robbery spree 

Police in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls are investigating three robberies and an attempted robbery this week that may be the work of the [Click and drag to move] same masked man. All four crimes happened within a 48-hour period and include some similar suspect descriptions, said Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

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Slice: Candidate endorsement letters

In his Slice blog, Paul Turner/SR asks: "If you were the editor and someone suggested discontinuing the practice of running letters to the editor endorsing political candidates, what would you say?" Paul then provides five choices, including: "Yes, of course. Why didn't I think of that?"

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 10.21.15 

The daily roundup of links from the Huckleberries Online blog roll includes: Too soon?/The Slice, More 'War Bonds' reviews/War Bonds, First Take: Canada/Randy Stapilus, We survived the meltdown/Grip on Sports, Does anyone dance any more?/Simple Mind, Labrador, at length, to no useful end/Fort Boise +more ...

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Boise attorney could be Idaho's next fed judge 10 

After a secretive process that spanned more than a year, Idaho’s two U.S. senators appear to be proposing that Idaho’s next federal district judge be a little-known, 41-year-old Boise attorney whose law practice has been largely limited to environmental administrative law, representing timber and mining interests and land developers.

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Photo Set: Here's what the giant, new water slide at Silverwood Park will look like, after its erected for summer 2016. Click through for 3 other photos. (Courtesy photo: Silverwood)

Silverwood to add giant water slide

The next big thing coming to Silverwood Theme Park north of Coeur d’Alene will be a giant water slide at the Boulder Beach Water Park, the park announced Wednesday. The mat-racing slide will stand 56 feet tall with six side-by-side racing lanes down 406 feet of slide. (Question: Which Silverwood ride is your favorite?)

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