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TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016

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Parting Shot: Milo supervises 

Today's blog has been monitored by Milo, who is a stickler for quality control and litter box, er sandbox rules. Commenter Searcher wondered why Dave never posts pictures of Huckleberry beagle. I can answer that.

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Public meeting planned for North Idaho prescribed burn

Officials with the Idaho Panhandle National Forest are holding a public meeting to discuss a planned prescribed burn in North Idaho. The U.S. Forest Service plans to burn about 4.5 square miles in the Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District this fall. An open house-style public meeting on the plans will be held Wednesday.

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Tuesday Wild Card 9.6.16 

Bittersweet day for me as I only have one youngster heading out the door to school. Sam, 16, started his junior year at Mt. Spokane High School this morning-- but he'll only be taking one class there. The rest he'll take at EWU as a Running Start student.

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Ailes settles sexual harassment lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson

Fox News and Roger Ailes have reached a settlement in the sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox also issued an apology to Carlson, who charged Ailes with sabotaging her career after she rebuffed sexual advances and complained about a hostile work environment.

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ITT Tech shutters campuses, including Spokane Valley 

The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. The company operates vocational schools including one in Spokane Valley. Do you know anyone who attended ITT Tech? Cindy

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Arizona best chace for a third-party spoiler

If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there’s a good chance it won’t be because Democrats on their own have flipped a reliable GOP state they hope to win consistently someday. Instead, Clinton and Democrats may have Gary Johnson to thank. How much on an impact do you think Johnson will have on this election? Cindy

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Adultery still a felony in Idaho 

When allegations erupted this summer that two Idaho lawmakers were caught in an extramarital affair, many supporters were quick to say their actions were a mistake, not a crime. However, in Idaho, adultery has been considered a felony since 1972. Is it time to strike this law from the books? Cindy

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N. Idaho: Golden State hate? 

In this Cda Press letter to the editor, a Californian claims North Idaho is still a haven of hate-- especially if you have California plates on your car. Dunno about that but there sure seems to be a preponderance of women flipping the bird in Cda. Do you hate Californians?

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Cda parking violaters: your time has expired 

It's quite possibly the worst-kept secret in Coeur d'Alene — the city has not been collecting unpaid parking ticket fines. But that could change if the City Council approves a contract Tuesday with a collection agency to recoup some $350,000 in unpaid fines. Apparently, those tickets lacked teeth. Er. You know what I mean. Cindy

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Dane Dugan resigns 

As mentioned here Friday, North Idaho Fair manager Dane Dugan has resigned. Dugan, who held the position for the last four years, has chosen to seek other opportunities, per fair chairman Jerry Johnson. Thoughts? Cindy

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EOB: Crapo, Sturgill filling campaign coffers 

You may not have heard of Jerry Sturgill – few have – but campaign finance reports suggest he’s quite serious about his challenge to longtime Idaho GOP Sen. Mike Crapo. The reports show the Boise businessman and Democratic candidate has raised more than $270,000 for his campaign... How would you rate Sturgill's chances? Cindy

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Little Snowy Top lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.

Historic Idaho lookout burns 

Officials have confirmed that the historic Little Snowy Top fire lookout in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was destroyed in a fire Saturday. Gary Weber, assistant Dispatch Center manager for the Idaho Department of Lands, said the fire was first reported Saturday afternoon and was confirmed in the early evening.

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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.