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FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016

Fantasty Football?

Did I miss it? Did DFO launch a Hucks Online League again? My son, the former high school kicker, cleaned up in his league last year and won $700. Do you play Fantasy Football?

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Love, Life, Raising Sons

I went and launched a podcast

So, I'm not exactly sure what a podcast is since I've never listened to one, but today my maiden podcast is live. Produced by Spokane Talks Online, and co-hosted by my two youngest sons "Life, Love & Raising Sons (Not Necessarily in That Order) offers a behind-the-scenes view of my Front Porch column fodder. Link below.

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Paper prevails  11 

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows adult readers in the U.S. still strongly favor paper over e-books. Yes, indeed. Have never read an e-book and don't intend to any time soon. How about you? Paper or electronic books?

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Aryan ghost haunts us still 

A Press writer opines that Cda is still tainted with an Aryan brush. Agree or disagree? Cindy "...people who have never set foot in North Idaho seem to think we’ve all retreated to bunkers with our racist pals, waiting for war — or the Apocalypse, or collapse of the government, or “progressive traitors” trying to repeal the Second Amendment."

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2016 election not necessarily one for the books 

Some Washington teachers aren't including discussion of the 2016 election in their classrooms this fall. "I don't see a lot of substance or policies or actual plans by either candidate so it's hard for me to set up sort of a debate or discussion," said Dustin Leithold, a high school social studies teacher in the Aberdeen district.

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The 70-acre Gleason Fire is burning near Priest Lake, south of Gleason Mountain and west of the Priest Lake Ranger Station. (Courtesy)

Fire closes some areas of Idaho Panhandle 

Several small fires continue to burn on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Cooler and wetter weather over the Labor Day weekend is expected to limit fire growth, but people recreating on the national forest should stay out of those areas, Forest Service officials said.

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Wild Card/Thursday 9.1.16 17 

So I'm ordering the 2-for-$10 Whopper meal special at Burger King Wednesday evening when a female voice concludes the interaction by saying, "Groovy." Which, of course, took me back to my formative years when "groovy," "far out," right on," etc., were he slang words used by the youth.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.1.16

Scanner Traffic for Thursday PM (26 items & counting + link to AM Scanner Traffic with 19 more items) includes battery at Hayden Library this evening. Police are looking for a suspect with a backpack on a black bike

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2 contested races for NIC trustee 

There will be two races for the three North Idaho College trustee seats this November -- Incumbent Todd Banducci and Greg Gfeller in Zone 3 and Brad Murray and Geri White in Zone 5. Incumbent Judy Meyer will run for re-election unopposed.

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UI kicks off with Montana St tonight 

Theo Lawson/Lewiston Tribune reports: ""Tonight's game between Idaho and Montana State at 6 in the Kibbie Dome (ESPN3, SWX) will be the last time the regional foes meet as programs occupying separate social classes. When UI officially joins the Big Sky Conference in 2018, the Vandals and Bobcats will be even on the totem pole."

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Otter lauds private job growth

Gov. Butch Otter has sent out an op-ed article to Idaho newspapers discussing Idaho’s economy and private-sector job growth, as the Labor Day holiday approaches. He lauds gains in job growth in Idaho, but warns, “Not all job growth is created equal.” (Question: Any Labor Day Weekend plans?)

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VP prospect Pence raising Idaho $$$

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana and vice-presidential nominee on the GOP ticket with Donald Trump, will speak at a Boise fundraiser this afternoon, but the only ones allowed in will be those paying for $1,000 for tickets, $5,000 per couple for both a photo and the reception, and sponsors.

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Blogos: Regan to regale GOPachyderms

The daily roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere today begins with a reminder that local GOP Chairman Brent Regan will be speaking to GOPachyderms in Post Falls Friday. Also, Fort Boise discusses image of Papa Bundy & Sons. On Tap promotes annual Fall Fest at Schweitzer Mountain. As the Lake Churns warns as of a long Cavanaugh Bay Road detour.

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I wish I'd ordered okra 

Mrs O & I have now survived the Cracker Barrel experience. She gives it two thumbs up. I'm undecided. We joined some church friends for the southern-fried-everything meals at the new restaurant near the Bible Book Nook. At 2 p.m. Sunday, the place was still packed. We jammed into the restaurant store to wait some 15 minutes for a table to open.

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Trustee Judy Meyer to seek NIC re-election 

Judy Meyer, a long time Idaho education leader and current North Idaho College Board of Trustees, plans to seek another term on the college board: "NIC has great momentum right now and I want to continue the progress," she said in a press release announcing her candidacy.

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Sam: Victory opened prematurely 

Seems Victory sports pub in downtown Coeur d'Alene opened prematurely this week. Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor comments that Victory hasn't met all the required city codes to open. The city posted a notice this morning not to occupy. Mrs. O, Huckleberries & I saw the pub serving customers last night.

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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.

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