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Wild Card/Thursday 9.1.16 17 

So I'm ordering the 2-for-$10 Whopper meal special at Burger King Wednesday evening when a female voice concludes the interaction by saying, "Groovy." Which, of course, took me back to my formative years when "groovy," "far out," right on," etc., were he slang words used by the youth.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.1.16

Scanner Traffic for Thursday PM (26 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 19 more items) includes battery at Hayden Library this evening. Police are looking for a suspect with a backpack on a black bike

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2 contested races for NIC trustee 

There will be two races for the three North Idaho College trustee seats this November -- Incumbent Todd Banducci and Greg Gfeller in Zone 3 and Brad Murray and Geri White in Zone 5. Incumbent Judy Meyer will run for re-election unopposed.

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UI kicks off with Montana St tonight 

Theo Lawson/Lewiston Tribune reports: ""Tonight's game between Idaho and Montana State at 6 in the Kibbie Dome (ESPN3, SWX) will be the last time the regional foes meet as programs occupying separate social classes. When UI officially joins the Big Sky Conference in 2018, the Vandals and Bobcats will be even on the totem pole."

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Otter lauds private job growth

Gov. Butch Otter has sent out an op-ed article to Idaho newspapers discussing Idaho’s economy and private-sector job growth, as the Labor Day holiday approaches. He lauds gains in job growth in Idaho, but warns, “Not all job growth is created equal.” (Question: Any Labor Day Weekend plans?)

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VP prospect Pence raising Idaho $$$

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana and vice-presidential nominee on the GOP ticket with Donald Trump, will speak at a Boise fundraiser this afternoon, but the only ones allowed in will be those paying for $1,000 for tickets, $5,000 per couple for both a photo and the reception, and sponsors.

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Blogos: Regan to regale GOPachyderms

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere today begins with a reminder that local GOP Chairman Brent Regan will be speaking to GOPachyderms in Post Falls Friday. Also, Fort Boise discusses image of Papa Bundy & Sons. On Tap promotes annual Fall Fest at Schweitzer Mountain. As the Lake Churns warns as of a long Cavanaugh Bay Road detour.

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I wish I'd ordered okra 

Mrs O & I have now survived the Cracker Barrel experience. She gives it two thumbs up. I'm undecided. We joined some church friends for the southern-fried-everything meals at the new restaurant near the Bible Book Nook. At 2 p.m. Sunday, the place was still packed. We jammed into the restaurant store to wait some 15 minutes for a table to open.

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Trustee Judy Meyer to seek NIC re-election 

Judy Meyer, a long time Idaho education leader and current North Idaho College Board of Trustees, plans to seek another term on the college board: "NIC has great momentum right now and I want to continue the progress," she said in a press release announcing her candidacy.

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Sam: Victory opened prematurely 

Seems Victory sports pub in downtown Coeur d'Alene opened prematurely this week. Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor comments that Victory hasn't met all the required city codes to open. The city posted a notice this morning not to occupy. Mrs. O, Huckleberries & I saw the pub serving customers last night.

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Viks, Bengals favored in 5A football

Greg Lee and Jim Meehan, the veteran SR sports writers, provide a package of preseason stories re: prep football in North Idaho. Jim predicts Coeur d'Alene and Lewiston will fight for 5A IEL title. Greg says Sandpoint will seek another title in its division. Greg & SWX sports director Sam Adams kick off another year of forecasting prep games.

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Poll: Kaepernick has rights, too 45 

In view of the CDC study that shows Idaho trending downward in terms of obesity, HucksOnline asks readers today: "In terms of obesity, how do you view yourself?" In Wednesday's poll, Hucks Nation was fairly divided re: 49er QB Colin Kaepernick's protest involving the national anthem.

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For those keeping score at home ... 

Victory sports pub, the sister business conjoined to popular Crafted at 5th St/Sherman Ave in downtown CdA, is now open for business. During a walk downtown with Huckleberry the Beagle last evening, Mrs. O & I spotted the giant TV behind the Victory bar tuned to an MLB game.

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AM: Fatal crash shuts I-90 

AM Headlines today includes skimpy details of that w/b I-90 fatality near Liberty Lake that has shut down traffic into Idaho. Also, Idaho Ed News reports that the Sandpoint levy was the only one to fail Tuesday. And Rich Landers/Outdoors comments that the Lake Coeur d'Alene drawdown can't come soon enough.

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Idaho isn't as fat as it was before 

Idaho's obesity rate is trending in the right direction -- down. According to info provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Idaho has 19th lowest rate of adult obesity in the nation and is one of 25 states that saw improvement in 2015. #KrocCenterrocks

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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.