Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 49° Cloudy

MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2016



Wild Card/Monday -- 9.19.16 45 

Our nation nightmare will soon be over -- the 2016 Presidential Campaign without End Amen. In 6-7 weeks, we'll know which unacceptable candidate will replace Barack Obama as commander in chief: Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump. Either person will trigger deep resentment on the other side.

Continue reading this post »


Cutline Contest -- 9.19.16 17 

The Cutline Contest today features talk-show host Jimmy Fallon messing with Donald Trump's hair during the recent taping of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." Weekend Winner: Gary Ingram.

Continue reading this post »


Spence: Idaho never looked so good

After spending 13 weeks recently reporting on Washington, D.C., politics, political reporter Bill Spence of the Lewiston Tribune comments: “After watching the ‘pros’ in action, I'm never complaining about the Idaho Legislature again.” A link to Spence’s article, “An Idaho reporter’s take on covering D.C.,” is posted below.

Continue reading this post »


PSAs: Rotary Rose Sale starts Friday

Public Service Announcements today include the Coeur d'Alene tribe informing local educators that the deadline to apply for tribal grants is near. The agenda for the Wednesday meeting of ignite cda. The Coeur d'Alene Rotary Rose Sale begins Friday. The CASA Uncorked event is scheduled for Oct 6. Plus more ...

Continue reading this post »


Good Samaritans help CdA homeless 

On Sunday morning, Mrs O & I noticed that, once again, there's bags of hand-made scarves on the Giving Rail, along Dike Road, south of North Idaho College. Today, Matt Vergara/KREM 2 provides the background to this story. Seems 2 Good Samaritans have provided the scarves for the homeless to have when temps go south for winter.

Continue reading this post »


Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, asks a question during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on proposed gun control measures Jan. 21, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Spokane sheriff criticizes Shea for allegations 

Usually, Huckleberries doesn't pay attention to the shenanigans of Spokane area politicians. But this time is different. Spokane Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has ripped state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, for a podcast claiming that the sheriff's office had ties to a fiery triple homicide. Far Right Shea has Spokane several times in Kootenai County.

Continue reading this post »


Repeat offender faces burglary charge 

Cody O. Westlake, 44, of Post Falls, who has been booked into the Kootenai County jail 25 times over the last 25 years, is facing more charges after officers found him in a McGuire Road barn Saturday afternoon. Westlake told officers that he wanted to look inside the barn, which was posted with no-trespassing signs.

Continue reading this post »


Blogos: Over the Selkirks

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere begins with the spectacular Harvest Moon over the Selkirks, photographed by Pecky Cox/As the Lake Churns outside her Priest River home. Also: Bicycle built for 2/Cindy's All Write, Autumn is on the way/Slight Detour, Friends, we've got trouble/Fort Boise, Seattle loss was tough to watch 2X/Grip...

Continue reading this post »



Ed Board targets bad-teacher evals 

Idaho’s state Board of Education voted today to crack down on bad teacher evaluation data, reports Idaho EdNews, calling for imposing fines against school superintendents who deliberately send false data to the state. The board gave the idea its preliminary approval Monday morning.

Continue reading this post »


Malloy: Sturgill bets big on win 

The chances of Democrat Jerry Sturgill beating long-time U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, are slim to none. Chuck Malloy/Idaho Politics Weekly, compares Sturgill's chances to a beat-up Toyota winning a NASCAR event. But Sturgill believes in himself so much that he has put $250K of his own money into the campaign.

Continue reading this post »


NY/NJ bombing suspect caught 

Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man suspected in the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, is in surgery after a shootout with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County acting prosecutor Grace Park said Monday.

Continue reading this post »



Trib: Newcomb put friendship first 

Huckleberries joins Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase in applauding former GOP House Speaker Bruce Newcomb in putting friendship before party politics. Newcomb caused GOP heart burn statewide by endorsing Senate Democratic Leader Michelle Stennett of Ketchum. May Newcomb's kind increase.

Continue reading this post »


AM Headlines -- 9.19.16 

AM Headlines begin today w/6 AP/Twin Falls Times-News photos of stuntman Eddie Braun's successful rocket flight over Snake River Canyon Friday. Also: CdA Samaritans give back/KREM, Kootenai County jobless rate at 4.7%/Press, Enviros fight dam's threat to Cabinets/Outdoors, Woman recovering after hit-and-run/Press + more...

Continue reading this post »


Idaho has low hospital re-admit rate 

New federal data show that Idaho Medicare patients are among the least likely to return to the hospital after being treated for certain ailments. The Idaho Statesman reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that just 1 in 8 of more than 28,000 hospital admissions in Idaho resulted with patients returning for further care.

Continue reading this post »


Poll: Keep using Hayden Elementary 

In the Weekend Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation said it wants the old Hayden Elementary at Govt Way/Hayden Ave to be used by the public, either as a community center or a magnet school. Today's Poll: Are you bothered that CdA's main street was named for Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman?

Continue reading this post »


Cellular Sales to open on Appleway

In his Business Bits column, Nils Rosdahl reports that a Cellular Sales store from Verizon Wireless will open on the northwest corner of Appleway & 4th St. As you know, several restaurants have tried and failed at that location. (Some buildings seem to be a death trap for businesses, esp. restaurants. Like this location. Can you think of another?)

Continue reading this post »


Executive director Tony Berns of ignite cda (Kathy Plonka/SR file photo)

ignite cda reviewing exec Tony Berns' contract 

The directors of ignite cda are analyzing the performance of executive director Tony Berns as his five-year contract nears an end. The board will decide whether to renew the contract and any possible pay and/or benefit raises soon. Do you approve/disapprove of the job that Berns has done in the last 5 years?

Continue reading this post »


Foe: DC has changed Crapo for worse 

In her Sunday Eye on Boise column, Betsy Russell begins with a brief item about GOP U.S. Sen Mike Crapo's Democratic challenger, Jerry Sturgill. Who says Crapo's 2013 DUI conviction is evidence that Washington, D.C., has changed the incumbent for the worse. Do you agree/disagree?

Continue reading this post »



Tribe elder Felix Aripa, 93, RIP 

Felix Aripa, a beloved elder of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and one of the tribe’s last native speakers, died Friday. He was 93. Aripa was often described as the tribe’s “living link” to the pivotal era when the tribe welcomed Catholic missionaries and took up farming.

Continue reading this post »


Letter: Let Gen'l Sherman RIP 

Huckleberries Online received an email from Aaron Thykeson, defending the naming of Coeur d'Alene's main street and the old fort in what is now the Fort Grounds area after Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. The email was in response to my Sunday Huckleberries column in which the Sherman stamp on CdA was questioned.

Continue reading this post »

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.