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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016


Update: Jury Duty W.C. -- 9.7.16 26 

I didn't make the final cut for the 13 prospective jurors named to the jury that will hear a burglary case involving a Chilco residence this spring. I made the first cut, however, I was among the 27 jurors randomly selected to be questioned more closely for possible duty. I survived all the questions presented by the prosecution and defense.

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NIC public relations chief leaving 

Huckleberries has confirmed a comment made by Searcher that Mark Browning is leaving North Idaho College for College of Western Idaho in Nampa. Browning, the NIC veep for Communication and Governmental Relations, confirmed the rumor in an email to Huckleberries.

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Trib: Risch damage worse than Otter's 

In an editorial, the Lewiston Tribune comments: "As much harm as Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has delivered during his 12-year run -- whether it's cronyism, education cuts or botched contracts -- he cannot approach the damage Jim Risch inflicted in only eight months."

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2018 guv race worth waiting for 

In his Idaho Politics Weekly column, Chuck Malloy comments that the 2018 Idaho governor's race could attract a crowded field of heavy hitters, including announced candidates Lt. Gov. Brad Little and former Idaho Freedom Foundation director Russ Fulcher.

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Abducted Montanan found dead 

A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop was found dead early Wednesday inside a car parked near the Spokane International Airport. Spokane County sheriff’s deputies found Rita Maze in the trunk of her black Pontiac Grand Prix at about 12:30 a.m.

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Trustees pick Murray for NIC board 

The North Idaho College Board of Trustees appointed Brad Murray, of Rathdrum, to the newly formed Trustee Zone 5, at the board’s meeting Wednesday. Murray recently retired as superintendent of the Lakeland School District after a 36-year career in Idaho public schools.

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Open to through traffic

Fort Grounds resident Terry Godbout emails this photo of the roundabout area on the new Fort Grounds Drive. It's open. Once again, vehicles can use the street to gain entry into the historic Fort Grounds area. The street shut as part of reconstruction work on the Four Corners project that began this spring.

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KCSO seeks run car in bike crash

KCSO is seeking a blue sedan driven by a male who hit and seriously injured a 28YO Coeur d'Alene mother riding a bicycle. Elycia M. Coleman was hurt when struck in a crosswalk at Honeysuckle Ave/4th St, Hayden, just before 6 p.m. Monday. Her 8YO daughter reports that the driver looked at her mother and her before driving off.

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Tragedy strikes Bayview

On his Bay Views blog, Herb Huseland tells of the one-car accident earlier this week that claimed the life of a young Bayview girl, Adilnn, whose mother, Brittney Bullock, works with her sister at the Floating Patio. Herb is asking for donations to help the family through this tragic time.

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Moscow 38th best college town 

The hometown of the Vandals has been named one of the top 50 college towns in the U.S. Collegerank.net, a website that dissects all things college-related, has ranked Moscow 38th in its list of great American college towns to live in. Agree/disagree?

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Hucks: Cartoonist led her to Trump

My Sunday Huckleberries column launches with an item about Hayden businesswoman Jennifer Locke, who will be one of 4 Idaho Republicans to cast an electoral vote for Donald Trump this fall. Jennifer tells Huckleberries that Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams helped her to decide between Trump and Rand Paul.

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Press editorial welcomes Redoubters 

In a Sunday editorial, the Coeur d'Alene Press takes the controversial American Redoubt movement in stride. Redoubters, of course, are survivalists looking for a home in the Inland Northwest that they can defend when all heck breaks loose in this country. As long as they're good citizens, the editorial says, they're welcome.

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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.