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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016

Parting Shot -- 9.14.16

Flint resident Teresa Teal stands peacefully behind a "Anchorwall" of water bottles, created to protest Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's visit on Wednesday, outside of the Flint Water Plant in Flint, Mich.

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 9.14.16 15 

I need your help today. The gremlins in my computer are acting up. I can' see the photos that I post on my office computer screen. If you see a photo that doesn't post or isn't posted correctly, please post a comment or send me...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 11 

The Cutline Contest today features Miss Idaho Kylee Solberg, formerly of Coeur d'Alene, who displays her shoe during the 2017 Miss America pageant "Show Us Your Shoes" parade in Atlantic City. Tuesday Winner: DFO.

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Update: HucksOnline photo problem 

I'm told by the talented SR techs that the source of the problem has been discovered re: the inability of some readers of this blog to see photos posted since about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Seems it's an Internet Explorer problem. An errant code has knocked Explorer sideways, meaning that readers who use that browser can't see the photos.

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Police chief denies Leach's claims

The chief of police of this college town said he understands why Washington State coach Mike Leach may be frustrated with the number of assault investigations involving his players, but the chief denied that Pullman officers go out of their way to target Cougars. Thomas Clouse/SR reports.

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HBO Blogos -- 9.14.16

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere includes a photo of a Mommy Moose & two babies dipping their hooves in the Spokane River. Also: In Trump's wake/Fort Boise, Rose-colored glasses/Simple Mind, M's are hottest team in NW/Grip, One Heart Festival will feature Alexie/7 Blog, Pfeifer quits as Lewis & Clark coach/NWPrepsNow...

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Update: St Maries PD investigated 

The St. Maries Police Department is under investigation by the Idaho State Police, and two of its top police officials have resigned since the investigation began. The city signed an agreement with the Benewah County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement coverage, Sheriff Dave Resser said.

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KCSO: Beware of UPS scam call 

The latest scam to hit the area involves a phone call from an individual who claims he's from the IRS. The caller is trying to find out what time and days people are home. Earlier today, such a caller contacted a local woman whose husband works for the UPS. The caller hung up when she told him that info. The KCSO warns residents to beware.

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All in a fall's day

You know you're living large when you live in country where a neighbor occasionally takes his family for a ride in a cart pulled by a single Percheron. Marianne Love/Slight Detour is living large.

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Powell unleashes on Trump, Clinton 31 

Colin Powell, who is usually a model of public restraint, apparently was not so much in his emails. The former secretary of state under George W. Bush had harsh words for both presidential nominees in emails made public that were apparently hacked.

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Feds get 1st plea in drug traffic ring 

Federal prosecutors have their first guilty plea in a multi-state drug trafficking ring involving at least 20 people, including a Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist, his wife and her children. Geena Lauren Milho, 25, of Williston, North Dakota, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin, oxycodone and meth.

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Boise State linebacker Ben Weaver (51) celebrates with Boise State safety Evan Tyler (15) after beating Washington State in an NCAA college football game at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. Boise State held on in the fourth quarter for a 31-28 win. (Joe Jaszewski/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Boise State protects blue turf 11 

Boise State has a full-time office of trademark licensing and enforcement, and anyone in the world – a high school in Texas, a college in New England, a university in Japan – who wants to install an artificial turf field of any color other than green must first check with that office. (Q: Which turf is harder to view: BSU's blue or EWU's red?)

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Sam: Awesome chance for Lake City 

In the comments section, Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor touts what it would mean for Coeur d'Alene to win a $250,000 High Five Community Transformation Grant from Blue Cross of Idaho. 7 Idaho cities are in the running for the grant, including Plummer & Sandpoint. You can vote for town of your choice via link provided below.

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Quotable Quote 

“Think about it. This organization says it is targeting Latinos, African-Americans and so forth who are eligible to vote. Look around. Do you see many of those people here?” -- Deputy County Clerk Pat Raffee re: voter registration flap involving Voter Participation Center of Washington, D.C.

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AM: Vintage car drivers visit CdA 

AM Headlines: Collectors of vintage cars brings their 100YO jitneys to Coeur d'Alene. Also: Pocket residential developments under fire/Press, Post Falls millennial to appear on 'Survivor'/Press, Former GOP House speaker backs Democrat/EOB, Crapo: Vote on Idaho Judge Nye possible this year/EOB + more ...

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CHS student who fell off car, recovering 

A Coeur d'Alene High student who was riding on the back of a car during lunch hour this week is recovering, according to a report by Cynthia Johnson/KHQ. Friends told KHQ that Isaah Ove is out of ICU at Sacred Heart after falling hard on his head when the driver of the car accidentally accelerated.

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Poll: Brody for justice, many undecided

In the poll Tuesday, a bare majority of Hucks Nation support the Idaho Supreme Court candidacy of defense attorney Robyn Brody. However, another 33% of this blog's readers are undecided. Today's Poll: In your opinion, are more motorist in the Coeur d'Alene area running red lights today than they were 10 years ago?

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Crapo: Idaho is what USA should be 13 

After visiting Idaho's 200 incorporated cities, including State Line recently, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo concluded that the angst in this country is clear. And that Idaho "is no better place to get national direction than here in Idaho where sensibility prevails."

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SR: Don't wall off public protest 

Opinion Editor Gary Crooks points to two examples of protest that have stirred the public: 49er QB Colin Kaepernick's protest during the national anthem re: treatment of blacks in this country, and the "Trump Wall" planned by WSU Republicans. In doing so, Crooks admonishes us not to wall off public protest.

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Letter: Motorists ignore red lights 16 

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, Rev. Jennifer Rohlmeier of Coeur d'Alene raises an issue that's dear to my heart. Motorists who run red lights. I agree with Rohlmeier that an increasing number of motorist are running lights. Maybe the Coeur d'Alene PD should set up patrols at lights instead of speed patrols. Easier to catch scofflaws.

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Voter registration group, clerk at odds 

You learned here about the flap between a voter registration group in Washington, D.C., and Kootenai County Clerk Jim Brannon earlier this week. The controversy hasn't gone completely away. Steve Cameron/Press says the Voter Participation Center doesn't share the clerk's view of the situation.

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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.