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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 2015

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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Gookin gives RRepubs earful 

Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Dan Gookin didn't tell the Reagan Republicans what they wanted to hear Thursday. Rather, he told them why he supported the town's anti-discrimination ordinance and why he isn't a Republican. That didn't go over well with Reagan Republican founder Jeff Ward.

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Boehner announces resignation 13 

House Speaker John Boehner announces he'll both step down as speaker and resign from Congress at the end of October. The announcement occurred after Boehner met with five Republican dissidents Thursday, including Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho. Question: What do you make of Congressman Labrador's role in this political overthrow?

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The view from one of the cabin sites on Priest Lake that will be auctioned off on Saturday. In this auction, none of the nine sites currently is leased, so there's no current cabin owner to bid against; state officials are hoping this leads to more competitive bidding. (Courtesy: State of Idaho)

9 Priest Lake sites on auction block 

Previous auctions of state-owned cabin sites on Priest Lake in North Idaho have drawn little competitive bidding, as folks were reluctant to bid against cabin owners who’d built their cabins on the state lots and wanted to keep them. But this Saturday, nine lakefront Priest…

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Letter: CdA gun rally appalling 

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press editor, Patty Strub of Coeur d'Alene questions the belief circulated by hard line 2nd amendment advocates that more guns mean more safety. She is also appalled that a southern Idaho group will hold a rally at Coeur d'Alene's City Park to push the idea of carrying concealed guns without a permit.

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Trib: Jeers to Hill, Bedke 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley. They're behind secretive meetings by a high-powered group that may decide how to hand down a tax cut for richest Idahoans.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.24.15 15 

Another day in paradise. And another day that I get paid to do this best of all jobs. I like that combination. If you have something on your mind that doesn't fit elsewhere, you can play this Wild Card and maybe start a thread that...

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Parting Shot -- 9.24.15 

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal collision involving a charter bus, background, and a "Ride the Ducks" amphibious tour bus, right, on the Aurora Bridge in Seattle today.

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