The Constitutionalist-Libertarian wing of the local GOP did us a favor this week by circulating that flier endorsing their ultra-conservative candidates, including "Constitutional Sheriff" wannabe John Green over respected incumbent Ben Wolfinger. Common sense Republicans shouldn't vote for a single candidate listed on the "KCRCC" flier.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
Anthony Churchill reaches into a sculpture of a thousand resin bats that hang at the home plate entrance to the Seattle Mariners' ballpark as he cleans it Wednesday in Seattle. Workers expect to take about three days to clean the sculpture. The team opens the home portion of their season against the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
For the past year and a half, Clint Bower and his wife, Cheryl, have been developing a gourmet salt company. The Bowers founded Ocean Gourmet Salts in Rathdrum at the end of 2014 and have been working ever since on branding and marketing. They recently launched their line of 6 aromatic salts and are now focusing to sales and distribution.
In a Slice post today, Paul Turner provides 7 possible answers to the question: "Do you judge online comments on the basis of grammar and spelling?" I would mark, "other." Sometimes, I must admit, I judge online comments by author. Who wrote them? It can make a difference.
"Bummer the games won't be on KVNI this season. Let 'em know you're upset...visit www.kootenaifm.com , click on CONTACT and ask for the Mariners to come back to the Mighty 1080!" (DFO: You can catch Mariners on 700-AM. But I agree with Sibulsky. It's a lousy deal not to hear M's on KVNI. What's KVNI good for any more?
The daily roundup of posts from HucksOnline blogosphere includes: Play ball/Bay Views, So this is 76?/Simple Mind, Sizing up craft brewers/On Tap, Unexpected romance/Fort Boise, Spring time moments/Slight Detour, Small packages/Carlson Chronicles, Judging online comments/The Slice, M's win, new manager shows mettle/Grip ...
The Coeur d'Alene Library will host a night of poetry, featuring nine Spokane and North Idaho poets, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Tod Marshall, a Gonzaga University prof and Washington State Poet Laureate, will headline a list of the region's best poets. The evening will also include a tribute to The Bard of Sherman Avenue.
The community is invited to a fundraising announcement, facility update and reception for the North Idaho College Career and Technical Education Facility at 1 p.m. Monday in the Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene.
Two days ago, a few of you were threatening to jump off the Veterans Memorial Bridge, east of town, after Seattle lost a one-hitter to Texas in the opening game of the season. The Mariners have bounced back to win the next 2 games, including a 9-5 victory today, scoring 4 runs in the 9th. Robinson Cano has hit 4 HRs in 3 games.
The shadowy Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens is back for a return engagement as it ties top push Kootenai County even further to the Far Right. As we discussed Tuesday, the KCRCCPAC is targeting precinct races to keep control of the Central Committee. IFF board chairman Brent Regan donated $6,100 to the KCRCC PAC in 2014.
“I have deep respect and appreciation for the Bible as religious doctrine as well as a piece of historic literature,” Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wrote in his veto message, his first this year, after signing hundreds of bills into law. “However, allowing S1342 to become law is in direct contravention to the Idaho Constitution.”
Two years ago, David Stewart, then a candidate for Kootenai County commissioner, posted a note on the Kootenai County Republican Concerned Citizens Facebook wall, thanking the organization for its endorsement of his ultimately successful candidancy. However, this year, the KCRConcernedCitizens didn't endorse in his race.
It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason University has tweaked the name.
Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday. Haggard canceled tour dates in December of 2015 after he checked into a hospital and learned he had double pneumonia.
In the Tuesday poll, Hucks Nation was split re: the sentencing of at least 20 years in an adult prison for 16YO double murderer Eldon Gale Samuel III. A plurality of 77 of 226 respondents (34.07%) supported the sentence. Today's Poll: Would you like to see a brokered Republican National Convention?
The daily roundup of AM Headlines include: Idaho Records/Coeur d'Alene Press, Elks building sale closes/CdA Press, Decorated war hero Hague dies at 76/Press, ISP wracks up $134K for training recruits/EOB, Pools, school part of Hayden Canyon plan/Press, CdA man gets 10 years for intimidating witness/SR ...
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on beliefs. Inslee on Tuesday barred anything but essential travel to Mississippi on the public’s dime.
Scott Maben/SR reports: "Kyle Odom will return to Idaho from Washington, D.C., to face charges in last month’s shooting of a Coeur d’Alene pastor outside his church. Odom, 30, was ordered by a judge Wednesday morning to be extradited to Idaho. He faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder in the March 6 shooting of Pastor Tim Remington."
Darrell Kerby had 2 words to say after moderating a "meet the candidate night" in Bonners Ferry last night: "Oh my." Afterward, he Facebooked that state Sen. Shawn Keough has no equal in the history of the 1st District when it comes to effectiveness and clout. And Darrell was dismayed by the statements and attitude of her opponent.
Herb Criner appropriately finished his coaching career and life as a state champion. Criner, who coached the Coeur d’Alene football team to a state championship in 1982, died Saturday morning. He was 81. Criner was an assistant coach last fall for his son, Scott, the head coach at Rocky Mountain High near Boise.
Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory in Wisconsin Tuesday, denting front-runner Donald Trump’s chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party’s convention. Democrat Bernie Sanders triumphed over Hillary Clinton but still faces a mathematically difficult path to the White House.
So Gov. Butch Otter says that something should be done about the Medicaid funding gap and then he does something -- vetoes a trailer bill that would have provide $5M+ to collect data on Idaho's gap population, etc. Well, I guess that is doing something. But I'm not sure it's helpful. Am I misreading something here?
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.