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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.29.16 

Mrs. O & I sat on our back patio after work Wednesday, admiring the beautiful fall evening. A light breeze was blowing. The conversation about the day's events and family news was soothing. The flowers in the garden along the back fence were still producing color. I took a mental snap shot to pull from the dust bin of my mind in 3 months ...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.29.16

Scanner Traffic for Thursday PM (15 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 12 more items) includes high-speed chase involving several police vehicles of male in white Toyota that might have been taken from Shoshone County car dealer ...

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Carousel work coming right along

If you've driven down Northwest Boulevard, you've noticed that work is moving forward rapidly on the Coeur d'Alene Carousel, now that the base and support beams are in place. Cari Fraser of the Coeur d'Alene Carousel Foundation tells Huckleberries that the structure should be in place for an open house by mid- to late November.

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Trump goes all-in on Clinton -- Bill Clinton 34 

Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign’s top backers out to do the same. (Q: Will this move backfire?)

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Texas billionaires lock out hunters 12 

In his Letters from the West feature, Rocky Baker/Idaho Statesman reports on the move by Texas billionaires to stop hunting on 172,000 acres in 3 counties that they bought recently from Potlatch. Hunters, of course, were stunned to learn that they can't have access to DF Development land in Adams, Valley and Boise counties.

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Hayden lawyer eyes bigger light show 

Jeremy Morris, the city of Hayden's version of Clark Griswold (see "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"), is trying to raise money for a bigger Hayden Light Show this Christmas season. Morris, who successfully fought his neighborhood to have the show last year, needs $3,100 by Nov. 15 to produce a bigger show this year.

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 (Linda Lantzy)

HBO Blogos -- 9.29.16

The daily roundup of HucksOnline social media links begins w/viewtiful photo of fog in the valleys of IPNF by Linda Lantzy. Also: Mourning/Bay Views, Leroy's Lincoln/Carlson Chronicles, Hiawatha Trail closes w/another record/Outdoors, Is it better late than never? We're not certain/Grip, Any political/media adults in the room?/Dogwalk Musings ...

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Update: 'Hit list' leads to 2 arrests

Two junior high school students in Rathdrum were arrested Wednesday for threatening violence on school property. The students, ages 13 and 14, each were found with a “hit list” of names, the Rathdrum Police Department said. The School District apologized for not notifying parents sooner re: the threat. Scott Maben SR reports.

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Vestal: Support your local sheriff

In his column posted on today, Shawn Vestal/SR calls out the Spokane County GOP for sitting on their hands while uber-conservative state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley makes outlandish statements. Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich calls on Republicans to censor Shea. Shea, of course, has spoken to Kootenai County GOTP crowds.

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Amador responds to HBO post 

After reading the Huckleberries Online post re: the cool reception he received from Kootenai County GOTP Central Committee Tuesday, Paul Amador responded by email. Amador defeated state Rep. Kathy Sims, R-CdA, and is the Republican nominee for her House District 4 seat now.

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AM: Seltice Way plan attracts crowd 

AM Headlines for today include report on open house for Seltice Way revitalization project. Also: Public Records/Press, Otter touts lands partnerships/EOBoise, Fort Sherman Chapel gets new roof/Press, Sheriff again demands Shea censure/KXLY, Lake City grad sets UMontana records/KREM, Hayden OKs 300-unit house development/Press ...

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Poll: Build tiny houses for homeless 

In Wednesday's poll, a small plurality supported a proposal from a Heritage Health official to build a village of tiny houses for the homeless. Today's Poll: Do you support constitutional amendment (HJR 5) that would give legislators veto-proof power to OK or reject state agency rules & regulations?

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5 reasons why ...  

My beagle Huckleberry would be a better legislative representative for Kootenai County than these legislators: Vito Barbieri, Eric Redman, Ron Mendive, Don Cheatham, Mary Souza, Kathy Sims (and possibly Steve Vick).

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Delegation splits on govt shutdown bill 15 

Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle yesterday as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown by just two days. Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Mike Simpson voted in favor of the measure; Rep. Raul Labrador and Sen. Jim Risch voted against.

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One man's subsidy, another's lifeline 

Russ Fulcher, the former Meridian state senator who is making a second run at winning the GOP's gubernatorial nomination, wants to wean Idaho from its dependence on federal money. Or as Fulcher puts it, federal "subsidies." But Marty Trillhaase/Lewiston Tribune comments: One man's subsidy is another man's lifeline.

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Bedke pushes constitutional fix 17 

House Speaker Scott Bedke was in town to push a constitutional amendment that would ensure the Legislature can approve or reject agency rules and regulations without any veto power for the governor. The Legislature already does this in practice, he says. (Q: Do you understand this enough to vote on it?)

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200 urgent action against child abuse

At a vigil in Riverfront Park/Spokane last night, 200 people gathered to call for action against an outbreak of child abuse recently that has killed three babies/toddlers and left a fourth with serious injuries. The event was sponsored by Our Kids Our Business. Nina Culver/SR reports.

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NIC opens Parker CTE center

North Idaho College chain-sawed the ribbon, er, chain, to open the new Parker Career and Technical Education building in Rathdrum Wednesday. Welding student Randall Bramblee handled the chainsaw. Bethany Blitz/Coeur d'Alene Press reports.

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