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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016

Parting Shot - 9.27.16 

At As the Lake Churns blog, Pecky Cox of Priest Lake wonders what this bug is. She eliminates the possibility that it's a "kissing bug" chaga. Seems Pecky looked up non-kissing bugs on several web sites. She never did figure out what it was. She…

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Wild Card/Tuesday -- 9.26.16 14 

After listening to the not-so-presidential debate last night, I have a desire today to use the word "bigly" in a sentence today. I'm not sure exactly how to approach a sentence that would use bigly as a descriptive word. I suppose it's an adverb. I can't remember how Donald Trump used it exactly. But I'll try to improvise. Any suggestions?

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.27.16

Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (21 items & counting + AM Scanner Traffic with 10 more items) includes one-car rollover with ejection b/n Rathdrum/Twin Lakes that has injured one (perhaps badly), hurt another ...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.27.16 

The cutline contest today features the handshake between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump during the first 2016 presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, Monday. Monday Winner: Psalm 37.

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Suit: NIC indifferent to 2013 rape

North Idaho College is being sued in federal court by a woman who says she was gang-raped as a 17-year-old freshman there in 2013, and despite reporting it promptly to the college, the college did nothing about it. Instead, the young woman charges in the lawsuit, the college disciplined her when she began drinking and acting out after the attack.

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While I was out walking today ... 

I saw workers started to hammer boards onto the steel frame at the site of the future Coeur d'Alene Carousel. I have a call into Cari Fraser of the Carousel Foundation for an update re: construction schedule this fall. The more I see of the...

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PSAs: City employees dress down day

PSAs (public service announcements) today include a City Hall fundraiser in which employees could dress down for a $27 donation to the Greg Moore Memorial Fund. Also: Education Partnership to host Disco Dance/Press, Agenda for special urban renewal meeting/ignite cda, Business Bits: Are you ready to get Locked Away?/Press ...

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Police release video of WSU player fracas 12 

As you may know, Whiteman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy on Monday declined to charge WSU football safety Shalom Luani in connection with a fight at a Pullman Domino's Pizza that left a man with a broken nose. Now, Pullman police have released a video of the event. You can see for yourself what it show (link below)

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Just aswimmin' 

You may have seen this guy swimming in the tanks at the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Here's the view photographer Keith Boe presents of the fine-finned one.

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Report: Dietrich rape likely occurred

A week after Dietrich School District officials learned of an alleged sexual assault in a football locker room, a school district investigation concluded it was “more likely than not” that a black, mentally disabled football player was sexually assaulted with a hanger by several teammates after football practice. Twin Falls Time-News reports.

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PHD celebrates 50 years of care

This October, Panhandle Health District is celebrating 50 years of providing home health services to Idaho’s five northern counties. With a long history in health care, Panhandle Home Health has grown to become the leading non-profit agency serving homebound seniors in the region.

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Anti-Islam speaker visits Twin Falls 

David Noriega of David Noriega Reports introduces us to Brigette Gabriel, whom he considers "the most influential leader in America's increasingly influential anti-Islam lobby. In early August, she was greeted warmly by a large crowd in Twin Falls, where a high-profile sex assault case involving juveniles and a young girl took place.

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In February, Democrat Kristi Milan announced her candidacy for the Senate District 4 seat now held by Republican Mary Souza.

Huckleberries interviews Kristi Milan 11 

This morning, Huckleberries interviewed Democrat Kristi Milan, who is running for the Senate District 4 seat now held by Republican Mary Souza. Milan takes issue with Souza's unrelenting opposition to urban renewal and her past involvement in the fight against the reconstruction of McEuen Park.

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Bonner Co counterfeiter sent to prison

A Bonner County man has been sentenced to federal prison for printing up and passing fake $50 bills at businesses in Sandpoint and Ponderay. Keith Daniel Snyder, 51, of Hope, will spend a year and a day in prison after he printed fake bills on his Hewlett-Packard all-in-one home printer. (DFO -- Seems home printers don't replica money well.)

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City announces mayor's art awards

The city of Coeur d'Alene has announced the 21st Annual Mayor's Awards in the Arts. The awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Gibbs of Art Spirit Gallery in downtown Coeur d'Alene and the Support of the Arts Award to Mary Lou Reed. The city also announced 3 other awards.

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A house is tugged past Paul Amador's window at the University of Idaho/Coeur d'Alene this morning. (Paul Amador photo)

AM Headlines -- 9.27.16

AM Headlines this morning features a photo of unusual activity on the Spokane River this morning. Also: Public Records/Press, Post Falls Landing sparks interest/Press, UIdaho creates task force for feral cats/AP, State Line clerk smack-talks armed robber/Press, USFS to study North Idaho salvage logging/EOBoise + more ...

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Cindy: Johnson by a landslide 11 

"Just returned from my 3-mile walk. According to neighborhood campaign signs, if the election were held today Gary Johnson would win in a landslide. And. That's all I'm going to say about that" -- Cindy Hval, via Facebook. (Q: Based on the yard signs in your neighborhood, who will win the election?)

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Crapo releases 2nd ad

Mike Crapo’s campaign announced the release of its second television ad, “Jensen Mill Testimonial”, which begins running statewide today. The ad highlights the Senator’s response to challenges faced by a small lumber business in southeastern Idaho. (Q: Let us know what you think of this ad.)

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Poll: It'll be an insult-o-rama 

In Monday's poll, a plurality of Hucks Nation expected the first presidential debate of 2016 to dissolve into an "insult-o-rama." Only 3.63% said they expected a "reasoned clash of opposing ideas." Today's Poll: Who won the first presidential debate?

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NIC coaches recovering slowly

The two North Idaho College coaches who were injured on September 22 when they were hit by an SUV while on the side of Interstate 90 are slowly recovering from their injuries, friends said Monday. Head basketball coach at NIC,Corey Symons, said coach Swanson’s recovery will be a long one. Taylor Viydo/KREM 2 reports.

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Trump, Clinton square off 27 

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about U.S. President Barack Obama. The New York businessman, meanwhile, repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician." CBC News reports.

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Trib: Potholes may beat pupils again

In the Lewiston Tribune, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase comments on another pot of gold that the Idaho Legislature will divvy up in 2017. The gold comes from low-balling revenue projections to the tune of as much as $64.5M. Trillhaase wonders if that money will go to basic services, like education, but he's not optimistic.

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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.