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Huckleberries: Kennedy claims career is marked by ‘nontroversy’

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy thought he’d struck gold Thursday when he conjured the word “nontroversy.” According to Mike’s definition, “nontroversy” means roughly “a ginned up scandal, controversy or otherwise politically inspired nonsense by some political partisan (from either side).” In jest, Mike was busy on his Facebook wall calling for a lawyer to help him copyright the word when a buzz-killer noted that “nontroversy” was already defined in the “Urban Dictionary.”

Coeur d’Alene voter recall efforts officially fall short

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of McEuen Field, failed to gather enough valid signatures to force an election. Organizers were about 200 to 250 signatures short.

Signatures fall short in CdA recall attempts

An effort to oust Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of its City Council has fallen short. The attempted recall, pushed by voters unhappy with the city’s planned waterfront revamp of McEuen Field, failed to gather enough valid signatures to force an election. Organizers were about 200 to 250 signatures short.

Recall pits rivaling visions

The leader of an effort to recall Coeur d’Alene’s mayor and half of the City Council characterized his differences with the council as an ideological dispute over their vision for Coeur d’Alene, including how much public money should be spent on downtown improvement. “There’s an inordinate focus on downtown business interests. … There’s a feeling that downtown is getting more than its share of attention,” said Frank Orzell, a retired management consultant who is leading the recall effort.