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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

Parting Shot -- 9.12.16

Miss Idaho Kylee Solberg (front right), who grew up in Coeur d'Alene, joins a group of Miss America contestants waving to the crowd during competition over the weekend. Solberg is the first Miss Idaho to finish in the Top 15 since 1971 when Karen Herd became the first runnerup, according to the Blackfoot Morning News.

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Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions joins the Master Class Big Band during the final stanza of the final song of the annual free summer series at Coeur d'Alene's City Park (Facebook Photo from Chris Guggemos' page)

Wild Card/Monday -- 9.12.16 10 

Mrs. O and I officially concluded the summer by attending the Master Class Big Band concert at City Park Sunday. Despite battling cancer, Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions, Coeur d'Alene's Music Man, brought Coeur d'Alene/Hayden area residents another summer of good, free music. Chris joined...

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HBO Blogos -- 9.12.16

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere launches with a photo essay of the 911 memorial at the Fallen Heroes Plaza at Cherry Hill Park in Coeur d'Alene Sunday. Also: Pain medications/Bay Views, Kaepernicking/Faithful Geek, The outsider/Randy Stapilus, Your weekly (pub) planner/On Tap, What happened to me?/Simple Mind ...

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Nonprofit group raises clerk's hackles 

Earlier today, County Clerk Jim Brannon issued a press release warning of a Washington, D.C., group mailing registration forms to dead people in Kootenai County, among others. Now, we learn that the Voter Participation Center has succeeded in registering 300 new voters in the county, all of whom are very much alive.

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Idahoans don't know court candidates 

Idaho’s GOP congressional incumbents have double-digit leads over their Democratic challengers, according to an Idaho Politics Weekly poll released today, but most Idahoans still haven’t decided between either of the candidates in the nonpartisan Idaho Supreme Court race.

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This map shows preliminary plans for an accessible kayak launch near East Tubbs Hill Park.

Sam: No plans to remove trees 

Responding to concerns by Walkabout re: city plans to install an accessible kayak launch near East Tubbs Hill Park, Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor comments: ""The City has no plans to remove trees or expand the parking."

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Trib: Otter can do right by working poor 

In an editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune warns Idahoans not to hold their breath waiting for the Idaho Legislature to do the right thing and expand Medicaid coverage to 78,000 working poor Idahoans. However, that doesn't stop Gov. Butch Otter to act unilaterally to help Idaho's poor.

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Jitneys take over 

Don Sausser, our Eye on Downtown Coeur d'Alene, provides 5 photos of the old-time jitneys that traveled to the Coeur d'Alene waterfront Sunday, to the delight of all who happened to see them.

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Why do we honor General Sherman? 25 

On his Facebook wall, Dave Chamberlain wonders why Coeur d'Alene honors General William Tecumseh Sherman, whom he describes as "a deplorable human who wantonly killed white and black and native American women and men." Coeur d'Alene's main street and an historic part of the town is named after Sherman. Anyone?

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AM: City urges caution at intersection 

AM Headlines for Monday includes: Plane crashes on Upper Priest/Daily Bee, Prairie fire spares farm, outbuildings/Press, 1920s soda fountain to open in Hayden/Press, Head Start kids to spend more time in class/EOB, Former Clark Fork asst clerk faces prison/Daily Bee + more ...

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Walking to remember grandma 

Mrs O and I saw all the Huckleberry purple signs along the water front advertising the Alzheimer's walk Sunday. I wondered at the time how such a walk helped fight the dreaded disease. EdeninCDA provides the answer. (Question: Have you everparticipated in a walk or ride or something else to raise awareness for a disease?)

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Clinton: Trump backers 'deplorables' 103 

Hillary Clinton verbally banished half of Donald Trump’s backers to a “basket of deplorables,” and the Republican presidential nominee quickly pounced, saying Saturday she had smeared many Americans and would pay a heavy political price. Later, Clinton walked back from that comment.

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Some WSU students want 'Trump wall' 

Washington State University students plan to erect a “Trump wall” on the Pullman campus in support of the presidential candidate’s stance on immigration policy and his proposal to build a wall along the country’s southern border. The demonstration on WSU’s Glenn Terrell Mall will resemble one held at the University of Washington in May.

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Seahawks lock arms during anthem 29 

On opening day in Miami, 4 Dolphin players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem, while the entire Seattle Seahawks team locked arms. The display comes after the controversial decision by SF 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick to sit while the anthem plays, to protest the oppression of blacks and other minorities in this country.

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75% of USA to work in retirement 

When it comes to retirement, a whopping 75 percent of Americans say they plan to work “as long as possible” in retirement, according to a new report from And for many of them, it’s not because they love their jobs.

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Aviation museum continues to soar 

The Bird Aviation Museum and Invention Center continues to operate, despite the deaths of founders Dr. Forrest and Pamela Bird last year. Pamela's daughter, Rachel Schwam, has kept the treasury of artifacts and gadgets open to the public on a wooded ranch near Lake Pend Oreille.

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Brannon: Beware of voter mailing

County Clerk Jim Brannon has contacted the Voter Participation Center of Washington, D.C., to warn the group about sending pre-completed voter registration forms to relatives of long-deceased former county residents or to relatives of people who have never been Idaho residents.

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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.