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THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 2016

Parting Shot -- 9.8.16

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper rappels down a downtown high-rise as part of the Over The Edge fundraiser which benefits the Cancer League of Colorado, late today, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.8.16 

I'm somewhat bummed that I didn't get named to the jury in the Chilco burglary case. I've never been part of a jury deliberation, although, as a newspaperman, I've reported on trials. I've also had the pleasure of being a side attraction in the 2012...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

The Cutline Contest today features a former aide of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie en route to face the music for allegedly being involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Wednesday Winner: thatBruceguy.

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Man faces murder charge in tot's death 

A Coeur d’Alene man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of his young stepson last month. Joseph J. Davis, 31, was arrested Aug. 27 for felony injury to a child. Maliki Willburn, 16 months old, was hospitalized in Spokane for head trauma and died Aug. 29.

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Armed & stylin' 

For decades, women have had few choices when it comes to the clothing they can wear to hide that they’re carrying a firearm. Now, Anna Taylor's company makes clothing geared to women seeking to carry a firearm concealed. (Q: Would you conceal carry if you looked good doing so?)

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Tweetable 11 

"If the guy sitting next to you has terrible BO it's not first class no matter how many free gin and tonics they give you" -- Emily Walton @Walton_Emily. (Question: Have you been trapped in tight quarters with someone who had BO?)

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 (Linda Lantzy)

HBO Blogosphere -- 9.8.16

Daily roundup of HucksOnline blogosphere includes Priest Lake photo by Linda Lantzy, Idaho Scenic Images, and info re: her Priest Lake photo workshop in October. Also: Fall/Simple Mind, Glenn Beck's empathy/Fort Boise, Polls and more polls/Carlson Chronicles, Judgment Day approaches/Dogwalk Musings + more ...

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Women backpackers carry their 'peedanas' on the back of their packs as a handy, washable alternative to toilet paper when going No. 1. (Hillary Landers)

'Peedana' provides outdoor sub for TP 

Rich Landers/SR Outdoors offers a 2-fer on his blog today -- a link to a column by Ammi Midstokke re: pooping in the woods and a "peedana" that eliminates TP for women who pee in the woods. Rich admits that we need to have a "tough-love conversation" re: these topics.

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Racist flyer hits CdA mailbox 

A Berry Picker tells Huckleberries that he received a flyer in the mail Wednesday from a racist organization in Bremerton, Wash., with a Spokane postmark. But the flyer reminds us long-time Coeur d'Alene residents of some of the neo-Nazi literature that was dropped in driveways during the "glory days" of Aryan Nations founder Richard Butler.

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Contestants in the swimsuit portion of the Miss America pageant compete on the first night of preliminary competition in Atlantic City, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Tuesday night is the first of three nights of preliminary competition lasting through Thursday. Miss Idaho Kylie Solberg is the woman in turquoise suit in the middle. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Miss Idaho takes message to pageant 

Miss Idaho Kylie Solberg, who grew up in Coeur d'Alene, is taking her anti-bullying message to Atlantic City when she competes for the Miss America crown. Solberg's platform, Our Words Have Power," targets online bullying. She told the Statesman that she was prompted to act by a bullying incident in Coeur d'Alene.

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CdA mom of bullied child fights back 

Nicole Miller, a Coeur d'Alene woman, has turned to changeorg.com to start an online petition to prompt Woodland Middle School officials to handle ongoing bullying of her daughter. The online petition now has 841 of the 1,000 signatures sought, asking Woodland Middle School and the Coeur d'Alene School District to do something.

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Justice Kagan tells Risch story

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a story about, of all people, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, in a speech in Arizona, in the course of talking about how her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia developed. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise provides full story below.

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, runs the ball as Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (93) closes in during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Seahawks may join Kaepernick protest 15 

The entire Seattle Seahawks team may join the protest began by SF 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick during the playing of the national anthem Sunday. Kaepernick has refused to stand during playing of the anthem to show his opposition to the way African Americans are treated in this country. Q: Does this change your view of the Kaepernick protest?

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Cindy: Aging sneaks up on you 

In her SR Front Porch column this week, Cindy discusses aches and pains of aging, as well as the Frown Fairy. Says Cindy: "Currently awaiting a scolding phone call from Mom for revealing one of her beauty secrets." Question: How has aging affected you mostly?

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AM Headlines -- 9.8.16

AM Headlines: KCSO braces for more departures/Press, North Spokane fire kills 2, hurts firefighter/KHQ, Idaho top state for per capita farm income/KXLY, Spokane murder victim was senator's nephew/KREM, Athol couple offers $10K reward in son's murder/Press + more ...

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Ex-prep player enters assault plea

An 18-year-old former Dietrich High School football player pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the alleged locker room sexual assault of his teammate. John R.K. Howard, of Keller, Texas, entered his plea Tuesday during a district court arraignment in Gooding County District Court.

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Oklahoma mom marries daughter 

Son-in-law Okie Doke and I try to one-up each other re: whose state is the weirdest. He lives in Portland now. But he's from Oklahoma City. Usually, Idaho holds its own with Oklahoma. But Okie Doke played an ace of trump today: A Duncan, Okla., woman has married her daughter. Q: Is Oklahoma stranger than Idaho?

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Are megaloads returning? 

Three years after a court ruling blocked several pending "megaload" shipments from using U.S. Highway 12, the Idaho Transportation Department is looking to update the rules governing such shipments, according to the Lewiston Tribune. A transportation department spokesman could not immediately explain what's driving the proposed update

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Trib: UI tailgaters have final say 

The Idaho Board of Education may tell the University of Idaho to stop the drinking at football game tailgate parties. But the fans who conduct the tailgater parties aren't willing to comply. What's the board to do? It has no police force. And the Moscow PD doesn't seem willing to stop this home game tradition.

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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.