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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2015

TGIF Wild Card -- 9.25.15 

Mrs. O and I soaked in the viewtiful fall evening as we ate dinner on the patio Thursday night. The wildfires of summer have given way to the incredible falls that we generally experience in the Inland Northwest. And I don't even mind this year...

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Parting Shot -- 9.25.15

In this Jan. 29, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama holds up a document of Republican solutions given to him by then-House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio before speaking to Republican lawmakers at the GOP House Issues Conference in Baltimore. Boehner's announced exit as...

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BYU/Idaho bans 'man buns' 22 

First, it was the spaghetti straps and the Coeur d'Alene High Homecoming Dance. Then, it was the short cheerleader outfits during school hours at Post Falls High. Now, it's man buns. Man buns? That's the popular hairstyle for men involving a bun of sorts tied up at the back of the head. Boise Weekly brings you the story.

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Reed: In praise of ignite cda 

Former state senator Mary Lou Reed stands up for the name change of Coeur d'Alene's urban renewal agency to ignite cda. In her Inlander commentary this week, she also discusses how an agency that has done so much for the community, including projects people appreciate but don't connect to it, can be so misunderstood.

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Other things that Gookin isn't 

At the Reagan Republican lunch Thursday, Councilman Dan Gookin told the gathered activists that he's neither Repubican or Libertarian. So Wedeln6969 decided to list 10 "other things Gookin may consider himself not to be," including among other things: "A Rastafarian named Jimmy." And: "Councilman for Dummies!"

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KCSD chasing after transient camps 

Taylor Viydo/KREM reports: "Authorities in Kootenai County are trying to keep up with a roving group of homeless people. Some of them were kicked out of a makeshift camp along the Spokane River after an arson there. Authorities said at least 20 homeless people were staying at the makeshift camp before it burned down."

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HucksOnline Blogos -- 9.25.15 

The daily roundup of links from HucksOnline blog roll includes: Prost by the lake/On Tap. Reclaiming some joy/Slight Detour, Tomlin helps grandma go beyond sitcoms/7 Blog, Inundated with junk I want to share/A Grip on Sports, Select your attitude about supermoon eclipse/The Slice, Raising awareness re: North Idaho homelessness/CdA Today ...

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Oregon man wants to join Idaho 13 

A La Grande man is hoping to start a movement for parts of Eastern Oregon and eastern Washington to join Idaho, the East Oregonian newspaper reports. Residents in eastern Oregon and Washington have discussed breaking away from their more liberal neighbors to form a new…

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock gestures while speaking at a gathering where the formal announcement was made that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections, at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, in Commerce City, Colo., Tuesday. At back, left to right, are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, and rancher Duane Coombs. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Otter & Co sue over sage grouse 15 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and the state Legislature today filed a lawsuit over the Obama Administration’s sage grouse ruling, even though it found that endangered species protections for the sage grouse were “not warranted.” Question: How many lawsuits has Butch Otter's Gang lost in a row now?

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Ash aphids return to Lake City 

Stickman: "It's always something. The little blue aphids are really out in force again this year. I walked outside a moment ago and was covered from head to foot. Around the parks they are terrible, but up on Tubbs there are none." Question: How do…

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DanOTC: Informed by Facebook 

"Hey, I just saw the good news on Facebook that my granddaughter passed her drivers test this morning! I get most of my big family news from Facebook these days" -- Dan English. Question: How much news do you get from Facebook?

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Tribe sets bounty on northern pike 

A tribe is implementing a temporary bounty on northern pike as it studies cutthroat trout predators. The Coeur d'Alene Press reported starting Oct. 1, the tribe will pay anglers for the first 1,000 northern pike caught on the southern portion of Lake Coeur d'Alene and turned in at a Heyburn State Park Headquarters check station.

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Pooped upon 13 

So Mike Kennedy was waiting his turn at a local gas station when he cracked the door a bit and began to step out. I'll let him tell you via Facebook what happened next: "This bird has remarkable accuracy. Right between the gap in my...

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Constitutionalists invite prez hopefuls 

The Constitution Party of Idaho says it’s hoping to have multiple candidates competing in Idaho’s March presidential primary, and already has seen one of its party’s hopefuls, the Rev. Scott Copeland of Weatherford, Texas, come to Idaho to campaign, making a swing from Coeur d’Alene to Twin Falls in May.

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In this Sept. 8 AP file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released after five days behind bars. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky county clerk leaves Democrats 22 

Embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is joining the Republican Party. The Rowan County clerk, who cited her religious beliefs in refusing to comply with a Supreme Court order legalizing gay marriage, said she changed parties last week.

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What is Raul really thinking? 15 

Okay, we've all read Congressman Raul Labrador's parsed statement re: the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, a resignation that Labrador has been after for some time. So here's the question. What do you think Idaho's Tea Party congressman is really thinking and feeling deep down?

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10 things safer than guns in your home 

In the comments section, Wedeln6969 provides a list of "10 things statistically safer to have in your home or garage than guns." The list includes: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian and all their cameras with dead batteries. And: A bathtub filled with the Tears of John Boehner.

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Poll: Not rednecks at all 

In Thursday's Poll, a significant plurality of Hucks Nation said it wasn't an Idaho redneck at all, while 3 admitted that they're so redneck that they've married a close relative. Today's Poll: What is your reaction to the resignation announcement by House Speaker John Boehner?

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Labrador weighs in on Boehner 

Congressman Raul Labrador weighs in on the resignation announcement by House Speaker John Boehner: "I am committed to supporting leaders who will keep our promise to the American people to fight for real change in Washington.” Question: What do you make of Labrador's behind-the-scenes role in this political coup?"

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For those keeping score at home ... 

Trustee Glorie Ward resigned her position on the Post Falls School Board earlier this month because she is/has relocated outside here district -- to Coeur d'Alene. Ward was elected in 2013. Her term of office won't expire until 2017. She is also the wife of Jeff Ward, a leader in the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans.

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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.