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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

Police catch shooting suspect 

Shooting suspect Chad E. Tipton, 31, was arrested in Post Falls Thursday afternoon after leading police on a brief chase. A man arrived at Kootenai Health to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound the morning of Dec. 15. Investigators believed that Tipton, a tattooed Post Falls resident was responsible for the shooting.

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New duties coming into focus 

Metro Editor John Stucke & I are putting some finishing touches on my new duties once the calendar turns over to 2017. On Wednesday, Jan. 4, you'll see my new 12-15-inch Huckleberries column in the daily newspaper. It'll look exactly like my old Sunday Huckleberries column, only shorter. It'll also run 5X per week instead of just once.

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Stapilus: Lobbyists from all over 

Noting that the Blaine County School District has become the first one in Idaho to hire a lobbyist, for the Legislature, Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press focuses on the role of lobbyist in his latest column. Q: Do you think government entities should hire lobbyists? And/or: Do you think lobbyists are necessary or a necessary evil?

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AM Headlines -- 12.23.16 

AM Headlines: Public Records/Press, KCSO Log crime report/Press, PFPD seeks 16YO runaway/KREM, Flu claims southern Idaho man/Press, Post Falls waterfront park in offing/Press, Shooting suspect arrested in Post Falls/SR, Grip on Sports: Vandals blow past Rams/SR + more ...

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Watson leaves Boise victorious again 

Here's a real nice report from by SR bud Greg Lee re: former Coeur d'Alene High football star Deon Watson. Watson, of course, was instrumental in UI's 61-50 win over Colorado State in the Potato Bowl. The last time Watson played in Boise? He helped Coeur d'Alene High win its 2nd straight high school 5A football championship.

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SR: Colleges must allow all speech 20 

SR editorial: "Milo Yiannopoulos spews. Next month, he is scheduled to regurgitate his racist and misogynistic hate speech at the University of Washington and Washington State University. Students and faculty aware of him and his views want Yiannopoulos shut out. That would be a mistake." Q: Should Yiannopoulos be stopped from speaking at WSU?

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Poll: Council made right decision

In the Thursday poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation said the Coeur d'Alene council made the right decision in allowing day care licenses to individuals who have person marijuana offenses dating back five years and more. Today's Poll: After Idaho's big win in the Potato Bowl, do you think the Vandal football team belongs in the top FBS division?

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Vandal QB rips 'tone-deaf' UI president 

After the University of Idaho's big 61-50 upset of Colorado State Thursday night, Vandal QB Matt Linehan let UI President Chuck Staben have it: "We know we can compete," Linehan told ESPN Radio. "We belong here. No matter what anyone thinks, even our tone-deaf president."

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'Faithless' electors face $1,000 fines 22 

Washington’s four “faithless” electors face a $1,000 fine each for not voting for Hillary Clinton when the Electoral College met Monday, state elections officials said. Three voted for retired Gen. Colin Powell and one voted for Native American activist Faith Spotted Eagle. Q: Do these birds deserve to be fined $1,000?

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Idaho acts famously in Potato Bowl

"Before Thursday," writes SR colleague Josh Wright, "Idaho football was best known, at least recently, for becoming the first FBS school to decide to drop down to the FCS. The Big Sky Conference awaits the Vandals in 2018, but they made their case for why they can handle a higher-level of football under Petrino."

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JohnA: Leave Vandals in FBS 14 

After Idaho's impressive 61-50 victory over Colorado State in the Famous Potato Bowl last night, JohnA commented that Vandal boosters should push again to keep the Vandals in the top FBS division. Q: Should UIdaho administrators re-think their decision to drop the Vandal football team down to the Big Sky Conference?

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White Christmas & treacherous travel

The price of a white Christmas this year will be treacherous holiday travel. A winter weather advisory was issued for Eastern Washington and North Idaho as residents prepared to take to the roads. The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area could see up to six inches of snow over the next two days and the mountains will see even more.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016

Potato Bowl: UI 61, CSU 50 11 

You can read Greg Lee's game story, ESPN's boxscore & see 5 photos of Idaho's impressive 61-50 shootout victory over favored Colorado State in the Famous Potato Bowl tonight in Boise. Former Coeur d'Alene High Vik caught a 74-yard TD pass and snagged the last-gasp final onside kick to help the Vandals to the win.

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 12.22.16 17 

I love viewtiful days in the summer and fall. But it's also hard to beat a winter's day with the sun shining of the accumulated snow. I thoroughly enjoyed my Walk Along the Waterfront Wednesday, the first one I'd taken in awhile. My doc said I needed more sunshine and exercise after he noticed I'd packed on an extra 5 pounds this fall.

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St Vinny's highlight of day 

The highlight of the day from St. Vincent de Paul's 3 days before Christmas? Angel Arms Director Jan Armon found a house for a mother and her 2 children who had been sleeping in their car for the last 3 years.

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So tired ... of standing in line 

How long are the checkout lines out there in area business and stores. At Fred Meyer this PM, Kelli Bruce-Aiken of Coeur d'Alene Facebooked: "Moved from 8th in line to 6th in line at Fred Meyer. Every checkout stand is backed up into the aisles. Wish Amazon delivered fresh food!" Q: Are you running into long lines at the stores this week?

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This Dec. 18, 2014, SR file photo shows Jeremy Morris next to his wife Kristy and their daughter Savannah Claire, then 3, in front of their home in Hayden. The couple had transformed their home into a holiday destination with an abundance of lights, music, a choir, and a live camel and free hot chocolate. (Kathy Plonka/SR file photo)

Seems the show did go on 

Without the usual media fanfare, attorney Jeremy Morris's annual Christmas light extravaganza took place Dec. 14-18 in Hayden. There wasn't any loud squawking from neighbors who tried unsuccessfully to use subdivision covenants to rein Morris in. And it appears from Morris' Facebook page that it was well attended.

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Fort Boise: War on Christmas 

Fort Boise offers thought-provoking post on the recent murderous attack on a German Market recently, including: "Does it matter whether (or how) the person driving the truck into a crowd was mentally ill? It will matter in German politics that he was, or was not an asylum-seeker from Pakistan."

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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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