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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

Poll: Dvorak should keep job 

In the Thursday poll, a strong majority of Hucks Nation says former AG spokesman Todd Dvorak shouldn't have lost his job, despite being charged with misdemeanor pot possession. Today's Poll: Will you keep watching NFL football if the race protest started by 49er QB Kaepernick spreads?

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League to register voters at libraries

Did you know that 8,114 of the 69,029 Kootenai County voters who cast ballot on Election Day 2012 registered to vote that day? That caused longer lines. This year, the League of Women Voters will register voters at the libraries at Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Hayden on Sept 27, to address the problem.

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City announcement for open house re: Seltice Way revitalization project.

Taylor: Seltice Way renewal project vital 10 

In response to HucksOnline commenters re: "Open house set for Seltice Way proposal," Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor says that the proposed revitalization of Seltice Way is crucial. Sam defends the use of urban renewal money to fund the project. And says that it's obvious that Seltice Way is "unsafe & deteriorated."

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Factoid 10 

For those keeping score at home, the percentage of Washington residents getting a free bunk & 3 meals a day at the Kootenai County Jail, courtesy of local taxpayers, is 13.34%. Lt. Stu Miller told Huckleberries this morning that the jail population from Spokane usually runs between 15% & 20%. See state breakdown below.

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AM: Dolly Parton entertains Spokane

AM Headlines today: Washington pot sales inch closer to Idaho/KXLY, Lewiston man gets prison for 10th/11th DUIs/Tribune, Crapo, Risch lobby for PILT payments/Crapo office, Spokane murder suspect makes appearance/Press, Ed Board now wants to keep dual-credit program/IENews, Edit: Need for funds adds pressure for CdA schools/Press ...

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Huckleberries hears ...

Huckleberries hears that ... popular Hastings on Appleway may be gone. But a similar store is about to take its place. A well-placed Berry Picker tells Huckleberries that Vintage Stock, a Missouri company, will take over the store 3 weeks after Hastings closes at the end of October

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500M Yahoo accounts hacked 

Yahoo says "state-sponsored" hackers stole data on about 500 million users in what could be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers." (Q: Do you have a Yahoo account?)

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North Idaho Cider has added flavors with their expansion. (Carrie Scozzaro/Inlander photo)

North Idaho Cider changes ownership 14 

North Idaho Cider may have fewer partners since the departure of two founding members, yet the numbers look good, say remaining owners Jeff Selle, Keith Allen and Matt Peterson. In the past year, they have nearly quadrupled their cider offerings from two to seven and doubled the places carrying their ciders. Carrie Scozzaro/Inlander reports.

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A 2nd amendment sanctuary city? 

The city of Spokane Valley could become a Second Amendment Sanctuary City, if a proposal by a city councilman is approved. Caleb Collier is pushing for the designation, which would symbolically proclaim the city's support for its citizens' right to keep and bear arms.

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NIC coaches in stable condition

George Swanson and Chris Kemp, assistant men's basketball coaches at North Idaho College, are in stable condition after they were struck by a driver at an accident site west of Spokane Thursday morning. They were on a recruiting trip with head coach Corey Symons & 2 other men. Ryan Collingwood/Press reports.

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Distributor Orgill moves to Post Falls 

The world's largest independent distributor of hardware products officially became plugged in to Post Falls on Thursday as local, county and state officials were among about 80 people who welcomed the Memphis-based company to the 500,000-square-foot facility formerly owned by Kimball Office. Brian Walker/Press reports.

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Jeers: Demo candidates blew it 

In his Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to ... Democratic candidates Jerry Sturgill, James Piotrowski and Jennifer Martinez, all of Boise. None of them responded in time to an Idaho Debates deadline. Therefore, their debates with GOP incumbents were canceled.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

Wild Card/Thursday -- 9.22.16 

Do you hear that sound out there? Silence. We're 47 days from the general election in November, and there is little to no noise being made down ticket. Huckleberries gets an occasional call re: the local and legislative races. But it's not like the primary elections in May when Hucks Central was bombarded with calls and mailings.

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Update: Crash hurts 3 NIC coaches

An early morning accident today near the Cheney-Tyler exit west of Spokane injured three North Idaho College men's basketball coaches, two seriously. Nina Culver/SR reports the three men were on a recruiting trip with head coach Corey Symons and announcer Dick Haugen when they hit a deer & then were involved in 2nd accident.

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HBO Blogos -- 9.22.16

In today's roundup of the HucksOnline blogosphere, North Idaho Life photographer Keith Boe has some fun while photographing the Rainbow Bridge at McEuen Park. Also: Avista preview: Rest of the fest/On Tap, Try this Mes of a Hot Wings burger recipe/7 Blog, Sometimes top stories don't happen between lines/Grip ...

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Coach Symons, Haugen in vehicle

At KREM 2, reporter Taylor Viydo reports that NIC men's basketball coach Corey Symons and long-time Cards announcer Dick Haugen was in a vehicle involved in a serious accident this morning that seriously injured 2 assistant coaches.

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PSAs: NIC Williams bike run Oct 1

The PSAs (public service announcements) today begin with heads up that the 6th annual Brian Williams Memorial Bike Ride, sponsored by North Idaho College, will take place Saturday, Oct. 1. Also: Coeur d'Fondo is coming. Clerk Jim Brannon urges early voter registration. City of Coeur d'Alene pushing for safe crossing at Sherman/13th St...

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EOB: Trump Jr defends Skittles tweet 

Donald Trump Jr. flew into Boise today for a fundraiser for his father’s presidential campaign, and also defended his controversial Twitter post comparing Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, blaming the media and political correctness for the outcry over the post.

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Open house set for Seltice Way plan 

The City of Coeur d’Alene is inviting the community to a presentation and open house on a major plan to revitalize Seltice Way between Northwest Boulevard and Huetter Road. The 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. meeting September 28 will be at the Frontier Ice Arena, 3525 W. Seltice Way.

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