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Poll: NIC zones gerrymandered

In Tuesday's poll, a supermajority of Hucks Nation believes the North Idaho College Board of Trustees gerrymandered new trustee zones to protect incumbents Ron Nilson and Todd Banducci, who live a mile apart, from being forced to run against each other this fall. Today's Poll: Who is your choice for Idaho Supreme Court justice?

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Cindy models her new red dancing shoes for her Facebook followers.

Cindy's new red dancing sandals 11 

I'm probably going to get in trouble for writing this (Editor's Note: Stop now, don't proceed!). But I can't figure out why women posts shots of their feet on Facebook. Today, Cindy Facebooks her new red dancing sandals. I've never had the inclination to post a photo of my Size 10 feet on Facebook or anywhere else. And they look decen for man feet.

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Gingrich: Trump presumptive nominee 

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Donald Trump’s blowout victory in Tuesday’s New York primary makes him the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that the party should unite behind. “Every analysis of the next few weeks indicates Trump’s margin will widen and he will move steadily closer to 1237.” Gingrich wrote in an op-ed.

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Resident doesn't want political door hangers 14 

A Coeur d'Alene resident was miffed to return home and find campaign literature hanging from the front door, which is clearly marked to warn solicitors and political operatives from approaching. The resident found this flier from the campaign of state Rep. Kathy Sims. And wrote to Huckleberries Online to complain.

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KHQ interviews Pastor Remington

KHQ's Liz Burch conducted an exclusive interview with Pastor Tim Remington of The Altar church of Coeur d'Alene recently re: the shooting that left him severely wounded outside his church. You'll find a YouTube video of part of the interview below.

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Idaho tyke gets left on bus, wanders off 

It sounds like a parent's worst nightmare, but this one has a happy -- although unexpected -- ending. On Tuesday, a local preschooler went missing for hours on his way to school, and he ended up finding his way to a completely different preschool -- on foot and alone.

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Harriet Tubman to grace $20 bill 24 

The U.S. Treasury has decided to put African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former president Andrew Jackson, who will be moved to the back of the bill, Treasury officials told the Washington Post Wednesday.

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 4.20.16

Scanner Traffic for Wednesday AM (20 items & counting) includes 30ish female who passed out at Chase Bank/CdA and continuing search for fugitive who fled ISP officer in stolen vehicle and may have shot at him ...

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CPD: Text chatter no threat to CSD

Some parents in the Coeur d'Alene School District are upset after hearing rumors of a possible school shooting on social media, expressing frustration the district didn't let them know that rumors were false. The district, however, said they take every threat or rumor of a threat very seriously.

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AM Headlines -- 4.20.16

The daily roundup of AM Headlines begins with a story re: 11YO Post Falls STEM student who won an international competition. Also: Idaho Records/Press, Bomb squad destroys dynamite/KREM, Rathdrum considers urban renewal/Press, Athol to stage commissioner forum/Press, Social media chatter no threat to CSD/KXLY ...

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Who is Turns to the East? 10 

I love a mystery, esp. in politics. So I was hooked when Turns to the East threw his hat into the ring to run as a Democrat for the House District 4A seat now held by state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene. It's not so much his positions. It's the name. What do you think the original name of Turns to the East was?

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Green's 'law enforcement experience' 32 

I've been trying to figure out how "constitutional sheriff" candidate John Green, who is running against incumbent Sheriff Ben Wolfinger in a Kootenai County GOPrimary race, can say he has 39 years of Law Enforcement experience in political ads -- and be only 56 years old. That would mean that he was 17 when he began his law enforcement experience.

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Cindy: Better than Netflix 

You got your Netflix, your HBO, your Amazon Prime, but by golly for sheer entertainment value, nothing beats watching your 21 year old son try to use press and seal cling wrap! -- Cindy Hval, via Facebook.

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A candidate for Dumb Driver Award

A driver who didn't heed the warning of a grave yard Post Falls police officer after being caught and cited for lack of insurance and two minor drug crimes is sitting in the cross-bar hotel today. Seems he didn't think the officer was serious when he was stopped and told specifically not to drive or he would be arrested.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage after winning the New York state primary election Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Trump, Clinton cruise to easy wins in New York 13 

Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton swept to resounding victories in Tuesday’s New York primary, with Trump bouncing back convincingly from a difficult stretch in his Republican campaign and Clinton pushing tantalizingly close to locking up the Democratic nomination.

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Dumb & Dumber: Beck & Yates 

In his morning editorial, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments on the goofy plan by Bonneville County GOParty chairman Doyle Beck to try to expose a "secret society" featuring state GOP Chairman Steve Yates. Fortunately, Trillhaase says, a judge intervened to stop this Dumb & Dumber reprise.

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Malheur militants harassed deputies 

The sheriff of Harney County, Oregon, was contending with armed militants for months before they illegally occupied a national wildlife refuge in January. Sheriff Dave Ward was in Spokane Tuesday at the invitation of the FBI to speak to law enforcement officials about his experiences during the takeover.

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Manhunt suspect still at large 

Kootenai County sheriff's deputies scoured the Cougar Gulch area Tuesday morning, seeking a man who allegedly rammed an Idaho State Police car during a car chase that resulted in gunfire. KCSO Lt. Stu Miller said deputies still had not found the suspect as of noon, nor did they know who fired the gunshots that were reported during the car chase.

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CdA dumps waste management 16 

After 16 years of collecting garbage in Coeur d’Alene, Waste Management has lost its contract with the city. The City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-1 to award a new contract for garbage and recycling collection to Coeur d’Alene Garbage Service, the lowest of three bidders.

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Parting Shot -- 4.19.16

Danny Marks, 16, of MAST Academy, works on his teams robot during a VEX Robotics Competition Nothing But Net Match at the eMerge Americas technology event, Tuesday, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 4.19.16

I have scheduled an online interview with House District 3 candidate Peter Riggs this morning at 10:30 a.m. Peter is running against state Rep. Don Cheatham, an incumbent who has achieved "star" status with the Hayden Area Tea Party but only a C+ from the IFF Freedom Index.

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Virgil Edwards is on a quest to change Idaho laws to better protect mobile home owners. He planned to sell his home at the Hidden Hills mobile home park near Coeur d’Alene but was told by his landlord to move or tear down the home within 90 days. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Independence expert hits snag as he plans move 

Virgil Edwards has labored to make his manufactured home comfortable and attractive. He puts long hours into the landscaping and whimsical décor, and figured it was worth something – a few thousand dollars, at least – as he prepared to move on. But Edwards, 66, was disheartened to learn he’ll have to pay to move or tear it down.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 4.19.16

Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (14 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 9 more items) includes a call to 911 to complain that a dog in a Jaguar with the hood down at Walmart is being "exposed to the elements" ...

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State Bar hosts Supreme Court forum

The Idaho Bar Association is holding a candidates' forum for the four Idaho Supreme Court justice candidates: Robyn Brody, Clive Strong, Sergio Gutierrez and Kurt McKenzie. Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise, is live-blogging the forum this afternoon.

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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.

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