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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016

Parting Shot -- 9.13.16

A man uses his cell phone to take a snapshot of a brave Anchorbull while men take part in the running of the bull in Tordesillas, Spain, Tuesday. Men on horse back & foot chase the bull and spear it in front of onlookers. Now, however, animal rights activists are protesting this gory practice.

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.13.16 31 

Huckleberry the Beagle is a people magnet. Thanks to Mrs. O walking her daily and keeping track of her diet, Huckleberry has grown into a sweet-looking, 3YO Beagle that people regularly ask to pet during her walks. She's a tri-colored Beagle. And a "black-saddle" Beagle. And a 13-inch Beagle. Those are the descriptions that people use for her.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.13.16

Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (24 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 14 more items) includes 2 crashes b/n bicyclists & vehicles in 10 minutes b/n 4:43 p.m. & 4:52 p.m. -- 1 in Post Falls and 1 in Coeur d'Alene ...

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In his latest blog post, Nic of the Faithful Geek blog takes on the issue of "Kaepernicking." To some, Kaepernicking means a show-off looking for attention. For others, the slang named for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's controversial protest means anti-Americanism. Nic would like to see us take the moment to understand others.

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At a 9/11 commemoration in Hayden Sunday, an older male stands at attention to pay his respects to those victimized by the suicidal terrorists 15 years ago. (Duane Rasmussen photo, 1 of 3 in photo set)

HBO Blogos -- 9.13.16

Roundup of HBO blogosphere includes a photo set of 3 from Duane Rasmussen, of 9/11 ceremonies in Hayden Sunday. Also: Channeling/Fort Boise, So much sadness in headlines/Simple Mind, Signs of a good elk hunting partners/Outdoors, Another heavenly September day/Slight Detour, Friday's openings: A little something for everyone/7 Blog...

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GOP co-chair: Idaho = GOP 'heaven' 

Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, is in Boise today to speak at this afternoon’s Ada County Republican Roundup at Gov. Butch Otter’s ranch. In talking to reports, writes Eye on Boise, Day said Idaho "is like Republican heaven."

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PSAs, the new HucksOnline feature for public service announcements, kicks off with this poster for the 2nd annual North Idaho Cider Chili Cookoff. Keith Allen of North Idaho Cider Facebooks: "It's North Idaho Cider Chili Cook-Off time again! This event is all about raising money for the awesome folks at the Kootenai Humane Society!  It's 2 events actually, a fundraising dog walk starting from the Humane Society facility with registration at 10AM, dog walk starts at 10:30am and it ends at our chili cook off which starts at 11AM!  For chili cook off rules/regulations/registration email:"

PSAs: Chili cookoff, dog walk set 

Here's a roundup of local public service announcement, including meeting agendas and minutes of the last Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting. Also, the 3C's Coeur d'Aleers seek new musicians. The health district is hosting a vaccine safety symposium & Kelly Hughes will perform at a Bryan School fundraiser ...

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Agency to collect CdA parking tickets

The City of Coeur d'Alene will begin working with a collections agency in an attempt to receive payment on more than 30,000 unpaid parking tickets. Chapman Financial Services will collect tickets that have gone unpaid during the last 3 1/2 years, according to Keith Cousins/Press.

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Idaho struggles to stop pot flow 41 

While neighboring Oregon and Washington make hay with revenue from new legal marijuana crops, Idaho is struggling to keep up with marijuana smuggling. Mark Hanrahan/KREM 2 provides a report how the three Northwestern states deal with marijuana differently.

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You can fit 6 countries into Idaho 

If Idaho were its own country, it would be the 83rd largest in the world. Also, tell us, Idaho is bigger than a number of other counties, including the Oliveria family's native land of Portugal. Betsy Russell/Eye on Boise provides more below.

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Cheryl Burke, left, and Ryan Lochte, perform on "Dancing with the Stars," competition that begins with the two-hour season premiere live Monday on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via AP)

What to do? 13 

Last night, an incident on "Dancing with the Stars" -- no I don't usually watch the show -- reminded me of the hostility and anger that overrides civility in American culture today. Also, it reminds me of the inability to have a civil discussion about the presidential election here at Huckleberries Online.

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Help Lake City win $250K health grant 

You can help the city of Coeur d'Alene win a $250,000 Blue Cross of Idaho High Five Community Transformation Grant, by simply clicking on a link below to see a local video featuring Mayor Steve Widmeyer among others -- and voting for the Lake City video. The grant will be used to make CdA a healthier place to live

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Washington State linebacker Logan Tago (45) brings down Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 in Pullman. Tago was arrested for second degree assault and second degree robbery on Monday. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

Police arrest another WSU Cougar 

In the "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before" category, police have arrested another WSU football player on an assault charge. This time, starting linebacker Logan Tago is charged with assaulting and robbing a man who wanted hand over his case of beer. In his A Grip on Sports blog post today, Vince Grippi says such conduct has got to stop.

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AM Headlines -- 9.13.16

AM Headlines today feature a facelift for Centennial Trail bridge at the state line. Also: Idaho struggles with pot smugglers/KXLY, Post Falls area farmer helped stop fire/KREM, Error frees man charged w/indecent exposure/KXLY, CdA hires agency to collect unpaid parking tickets/Press, Silver Valley video may shed light on kidnapping, murder/KXLY...

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Poll: 44% plan to keep working 

In the Monday poll, a plurality of Hucks Nation said it wants to keep working -- part-time or full-time -- after it reaches full retirement age. Today's Poll: If the election was held today, which Idaho Supreme Court candidate would receive your vote -- Robyn Brody or Curt McKenzie?

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Democrats eye Boise sweep 

Don't look now but Democrats rule the roost in the capitol city of ruby-slipper-red Idaho. Chuck Malloy of Idaho Politics Weekly comments on the growing patch of blue in the see of southern Idaho red.

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Brody vs McKenzie 13 

In his column this week, Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicles introduces us to the Idaho Supreme Court race featuring Robyn Brody and Curt McKenzie. One is a trial lawyer. The other is a Idaho senator. Question: Who do you support in this race?

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Legal system fails Sagle man 

An elderly Sagle man who sold timber on his property to raise money to pay for his late wife's chemotherapy has been ruined by a lawsuit that occurred when the logging project went awry. Even Chief Justice Jim Jones of the Idaho Supreme Court admits that the justice system "catastrophically failed" Kenneth Eyer. Betsy Russell/EOB reports.

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County OKs fair audit

Kootenai County Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of a forensic audit of the North Idaho State Fair's finances Monday. Clerk Jim Brannon’s recommendation for a forensic audit in August followed an internal audit performed by his office. Ryan Collingwood/Press reports.

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Bullying incident triggers petition 13 

A Coeur d'Alene School District parent launched an online petition drive that has attracted 987 signatures after her 13YO daughter was bullied by other girls. The girl is still getting threats from a bully and her friends. Bethany Blitz/Press reports. (Question: What should the school district do?)

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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.