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Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.20.16 46 

I have one word for all of you who think a Donald Trump presidency isn't possible: Brexit. Few predicted that the Brits would vote in solid numbers to leave the European Union. I suspect that a lot of people are still figuring out which of the main party candidates represents the Lesser of Two Evils. I still opt for "None of the Above."

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Judge Richard Magnuson, RIP 

Retired District Judge Richard Magnuson, the second of three children of Harry & Mary Magnuson, died Monday at his Wallace home. He was 89. On his Facebook page, David Bond shared some memories about his old friend. Also, you can find his obituary in the Coeur d'Alene Press by clicking on the link.

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Missing Sue Flammia

In August, Art on the Green will go on without Sue Flammia, who died last December. Long-time friend Mary Lou Reed remembered "the founding spirit of Art on the Green, in a column published today in the Coeur d'Alene Press Online.

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Jennifer Locke, a Kootenai County Republican Central Committee precinct committeewoman and occasional commenter on Huckleberries Online, reacts in background to state Treasurer Ron Crane, who announces the votes from the Idaho delegation during the roll call of states this week.

Blosophere -- 7.21.16 

North Idaho blog roundup includes photo of Kootenai County delegate to national convention during nomination roll call. Also: Holly July Christmas/On Tap, Next week, the Joker's on you/7 Blog, Special day, special people/Slight Detour, Crapo versus Sturgill/Carlson Chronicles, Pence turns out to be despicable/Fort Boise + more here ...

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Tickets for CST 'Music Man' going fast

Artistic Director Jadd Davis of Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre Facebooked an hour ago that tonight's performance of "The Music Man" at the Kroc Center is within a few seats of selling out. And tickets for other performances are going fast. You can see discount opportunities by clicking on the link.

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Spokesman-Review names Curley as editor 

Rob Curley has been selected as the new editor of The Spokesman-Review to replace editor Gary Graham, who earlier announced his plans to retire in the fall. Curley worked most recently at the Orange County Register and previously worked at the Las Vegas Sun and The Washington Post.

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It's over, one way or the other 77 

I'm amazed how many partisans believe that the world as we know it will end if the other side's candidate wins the presidency. Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter is the latest to say, "it's over," if her side doesn't win: “If Trump doesn’t win, it’s over,” she told The Washington Examiner Wednesday.

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From chef to boat building

In one moment, Jory Schmeling is general manager of a wooden boat business. In another he is a gopher for said business. Schmeling wouldn’t have it any other way. His journey to StanCraft Wooden Boats was unconventional to say the least. SR sports scribe Greg Lee provides the story below.

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Poll: Trump closing in on Clinton 

Donald Trump is enjoying a mid-convention bump in the polls, surging into within striking distance of Hillary Clinton in a national survey released Thursday. The Reuters-Ipsos rolling national poll shows Clinton leading Trump by 4 points, 40 to 36 percent.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walks from the podium after speaking during the Republican National Convention, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Cruz doesn't back down 27 

I don't know what surprises me more -- that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz didn't back down when given a chance to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio., last night. Or that Trump gave Cruz an opportunity to denounce him at the national convention. Can anyone explain what's going on?

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Quotable Quote 

"Today is a very sad day for the party of Reagan and Lincoln. G.O.P. R.I.P. 1854-2016" -- Jeffrey Ward of the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans Wednesday evening.

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Poll: Melania speech 'amusing'

In the Wednesday poll, a plurality of Hucks Nation described the controversial speech given by potential First Lady Melania Trump as "a mere blip." Today's Poll: What is the last thing that you bought at Coeur d'Alene Hastings?

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Mike: Sorry Hastings closing, but ... 14 

Mike Kennedy Facebooks: "In the last several years I have seen a decline in quality, selection of books, and even cleanliness in their stores in Cd'A and Boise, so I can't say this is a shock. I'm sorry for those folks who will have to make a career shift. It's good that the Well-Read Moose exists in Riverstone now." (Q: Do you still buy books?)

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AM Headlines -- 7.20.16 34 

AM Headlines features photo of Kootenai County delegate to national convention who was 30 feet away from surprise floor visit by Donald Trump last night. Also: Coeur d'Alene PD police log/CPD, Canoe ride kicks off tribe's Julyamsh/CdA Tribe, Rathdrum store employees save woman's life/KHQ, Post Falls begins chip-sealing streets Monday/Press ...

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Hastings to shut stores, liquidate 

Say it ain't so, Joe. The Norman (Okla.) Transcript reports that Hastings Entertainment is going to close all its stores by Oct. 31. The SR is working on a store. Hastings is one of the few stores that I frequent. It's popular in Coeur d'Alene. Nice vibe. But I suppose selling books, magazines and renting video isn't the way to go any more.

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Naked & Scary 

"So my walk around Tubbs Hill this morning I usually see a few Turkeys and deer however this morning the only wildlife I saw was a naked man running up the service road and perving out up by the water tower" -- Facebook Friend Dustin Ainsworth.‪

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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.