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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Council candidate backs Liberty Lake overpass expansion; his opponent no longer wants seat

Though Mike Kennedy has no personal experience as an elected official, he’s been behind the political scenes of Spokane and Liberty Lake for years, he said. Now he’s a candidate …


Huckleberries: What if they threw an election and hardly anyone showed up?

What if they threw an election and hardly anyone showed up? Does it still count? In Kootenai County, only 5.68 percent of the registered voters bothered to go to the …


Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene Navy vet Jim Shepperd left fond memories in his wake

Many of us have fond memories of the late World War II Navy veteran Jim Shepperd, a fixture at veteran-honoring events for decades in Coeur d’Alene. But one from former …


Huckleberries: Hayden Christmas cease-fire holds this yuletide

Someone must have declared a cease-fire in the battle for Christmas in that Hayden neighborhood that has pitted an attorney and his homeowners association against each other in the past. …


Huckleberries: Bugs really, really bug this Coeur d’Alene businesswoman

It would be an understatement to say that Kari Glessner, of Coeur d’Alene, fears bugs. They terrify her. Ditto for spiders and snakes. So you can imagine the terror Kari …


Huckleberries: She was nice back then, but can he vote for her now?

Carl Tinghino, a retired millworker from Kootenai County, remembers that school mate from his Illinois high school who was “very, very bright” and “very, very nice.” But, as one of …


Huckleberries: Bachelor party results put Aunt Patty in a tizzy

One of the fond remembrances at the memorial service in Coeur d’Alene for the late Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) was told by nephew Mike Kennedy.


Huckleberries: Life of a newspaper reporter isn’t all that bad

So the life of a newspaper reporter is considered the worst among 200 jobs in America again? I disagree.


Huckleberries: Hucks has been a FOP (Friend of Patty) through the years

During her life in Coeur d’Alene, actress Patty Duke received many mentions in Huckleberries Online, including one on April 3, 1995, reporting that her horses escaped from a Carlin Bay …


Huckleberries: Old ad captures radio legend’s former celebrity

In Coeur d’Alene, radio legend John Rook was known for his short-lived KCDA radio station that shook up the local political establishment — not for the clout he once had …


Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene woman searches for perfect ‘mocktail’

Eden Irgens, a Coeur d’Alene fan and communications specialist, has searched for the perfect mocktail in Lake City after eliminating alcohol from her diet and lifestyle. As part of that …


Huckleberries: Hope they won’t also be wedding crashers

At traditional weddings, couples promise to stand by each other for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. Et cetera. An engaged couple received …


Huckleberries: Councilman Kennedy remembers Mr. Spock

As a kid, former Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy remembers visiting the Beverly Hills home of his aunt and uncle. His relatives weren’t typical. His aunt, Anna (aka Patty Duke), …


Huckleberries: The Bard of Sherman Avenue fights cancer battle with his words

For years, The Bard of Sherman Avenue has provided short rhyme to please and uplift my print and online readers. Now, he’s in a battle with cancer that he appears …


Huckleberries: Idaho’s nerd ratio noteworthy

Idaho is doing well in another Estately Blog poll. Remember? Estately named Idaho as one of the states that would survive a zombie apocalypse. After all, most Spud Staters are …


Dave Oliveria: A campaign platform with fewer loose screws

Tired of all the empty rhetoric of the spring campaign, Patrick Jacobs of the Get Out! North Idaho blog offers his own legislative manifesto, including: creation of an official fashion …


Huckleberries: Plea for college board civility falls on deaf ears

It’s not every day that a college student officer asks a trustee to learn to play well with others. But that’s what happened at the Feb. 26 meeting of the …


Huckleberries: The cosmetic perks of cold weather

Horse whisperer Erica Curless (now also part of The Spokesman-Review team producing the Monday Boomer U page) sez it’s “never good when your trailer tire passes you at 60 mph.” …


Huckleberries: ‘Snow Falling on Cedars’ fallout lands on Twain classic

In the “Believe It or Not” Department, the Coeur d’Alene School Board will decide whether Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” is appropriate reading in eighth-grade classrooms. Before you …


Huckleberries: Steady stream of oddities preserves CdA’s image

A commenter on the Huckleberries Online blog who goes by the pseudonym “Sisyphus” contends that the image problems for the Coeur d’Alene area are cumulative. Many, of course, think of …


Huckleberries: Though the end is near, he’ll meet it his way

Larry Justus, who operates the Lakeland RV Park on Bayview Creek with wife, Liz, has a lung disease with a name that friend Herb Huseland of Bayview can’t pronounce. The …


CdA council expands discrimination ordinance

Coeur d’Alene, a community that stood up to the racist Aryan Nations and has established a tradition of celebrating human rights, is the latest Idaho city to extend legal protection …


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 …


Huckleberries: Mayor Bloem’s departure a win for hard-liners

Now, we all know what Mayor Sandi Bloem meant at the annual Human Rights Banquet on Monday when she said she’d return to the feast in 2014, but maybe not …


Huckleberries: Sandpoint High grad has had papal beat for 25 years

The selection of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope wasn’t Cindy Wooden’s first papal rodeo. The Sandpoint native has covered three popes in her 25 years as the …


Huckleberries: Breakthrough for common good – imagine that

’Tis nice that warring elected officials in the Coeur d’Alene area could come together, as in times past, to do the right thing for the common good. The tentative deal …


Huckleberries: ‘McScrew’em Park’ enlivens council meeting

Coeur d’Alene Councilman Mike Kennedy was ready when school board Chairman Tom Hamilton approached the lectern during the public comments section of the council meeting Wednesday. First the bait. Kennedy …


Huckleberries: Former Bronco goes back to Rocky Mountain ways

Jake Plummer is back in Colorado, rekindling his love for football. Last Sunday, New York Times reporter Hunter Atkins described the former quarterback’s retreat from the Denver Broncos and professional …


Council election fight ends

A Coeur d’Alene man who contested his defeat in a 2009 City Council election, alleging numerous irregularities, has lost on appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision …


Huckleberries: Kennedy slims down by ‘Running from Recall’

Coeur d’Alene City Councilman Mike Kennedy didn’t shrink from appearing at the Idaho Supreme Court hearing for Jim Brannon’s challenge of his three-vote 2009 loss to Kennedy last week. But …