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TGIF Wild Card — 10.31.14

Oct. 31, 2014 4:58 p.m. - Updated: 4:58 p.m.

Just a reminder to the regulars & regular blurkers at Huckleberries Online — services for our friend Patrick Jacobs (aka OrangeTV) are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 812 N. 5th St., Coeur d'Alene. I'm looking forward to celebrating his life. I'll look through the archives today for some of his comments that entertained us over the years. Now for today's Wild Card …


Parting Shot — 10.31.14

Oct. 31, 2014 4:56 p.m. - Updated: 4:57 p.m.

Ktitagya Ghimire, of Nepal, wears a banana costume as he takes the Oath of Allegiance during a Halloween-themed naturalization ceremony Friday in Baltimore. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 38 children, many of whom came dressed in Halloween costumes, from 18 countries. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Top Comments — 10.31.14

Oct. 31, 2014 4:54 p.m. - Updated: 4:55 p.m.

Top Comment — DTSinIdaho (RE: And now a word from Shawn): If you are going to be in politics you have to expect anything against you. It is like a football game. You start off slow, looking for the others weakness, and you find something that gets you on a role at the end to win, or in this case, be elected in a state where the Republican party has gone so far right that it really is a Libertarian. North Idaho Voters, that actually vote, are who elect candidates. They watch Fox News. nuff' said.

Most Commented Stories: Pastor: Rescind anti-bias ordinance (31 comments), and: KCGOPCC targets Bonner County (22 comments), and: Breaking! Lake City picks Hammonds (12 comments).


Nelson: I Didn’t OK Delavan Firing

Oct. 31, 2014 4:46 p.m. - Updated: 4:55 p.m.

In a news release to Huckleberries Online, Commissioner Jai Nelson says she had nothing to do with dismissal of county airport manager Greg Delavan:

there has been reporting and comments attributed to me which are inaccurate. I did not support Mr. Delavan’s dismissal. I was not in attendance in the meeting when he was dismissed. Furthermore, I do not support how the dismissal was handled. Mr. Delavan is a long-term county employee who has served as the Airport Director for many years. He has been a stalwart advocate for the airport. During the past ten years, he has overseen nearly $18 million in FAA grant funds for airport improvement projects. Under his direction, our airport is becoming much closer to operating as a self-sustaining department. In the past few years, fee based revenues are steadily increasing and the airport is much less reliant on taxpayers for operational support. More here.



Cutline Contest — 10.30.14

Oct. 31, 2014 4:42 p.m. - Updated: 4:50 p.m.

Time 2 Vote …

A well-preserved arm purportedly found on the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg, Md., shortly after the Civil War clash in 1862, is shown in a photograph this week at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/ National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Lori Eggleston)

Thursday Winner — Sherlock, with 9 likes: “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumped over the Candlestick. And then remembered the Giants don't play there anymore. You can see Thursday Photo & read all the Cutline Contest entries here.


PM Scanner Traffic — 10.31.14

Oct. 31, 2014 4:30 p.m. - Updated: 5:06 p.m.

  • 4:55 p.m. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office property crimes report for Oct. 30-31 here.
  • 4:52 p.m. Drivers of 3 vehicles involved in crash @ NW Blvd/Seltice Way have pulled into park-and-ride lot.
  • 4:46 p.m. Caller willing to sign complain vs reckless driver of gold Chevy Blazer @ 7th/Harrison, CdA.
  • 4:36 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for Oct. 30-31 here.
  • 4:26 p.m. Post Falls resident reports several juveniles in back yard of neighbor whose gone for weekend.
  • 4:22 p.m. Male dressed as zombie bumping into pedestrians near Subway restaurant @ 7th/Sherman, CdA.
  • 3:58 p.m. Male who was flipping drivers off in middle of Seltice Way has entered Falls Club.
  • 3:34 p.m. Ill female on W. Fairway/CdA asks responder to order taxi rather than ambulance for her.
  • 3:18 p.m. Officers apprehend driver of stolen Spokane vehicle (2:54 item) near Hayden Walmart.
  • 3:08 p.m. A disabled vehicle is blocking intersection of H95 (Lincoln Way)/Ironwood Drive, CdA.
  • 14 more items + AM Scanner Traffic report below
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Edit: Dump Guns-On-Campus Law

Oct. 31, 2014 4:27 p.m. - Updated: 4:34 p.m.

In a Moscow-Pullman Daily News editorial, Devin Rokyta writes:

One of our local state representatives in the Idaho Legislature, Cindy Agidius, pictured, told us here on the board earlier this week that she has plans, if re-elected to office Tuesday, to deal with what she termed “loopholes” in legislation passed earlier this year allowing guns on Idaho's college and university campuses. We feel closing those loopholes would be a monumental waste of her valuable time. That time would be much better spent spearheading an effort to repeal the unwanted and unneeded law altogether. The controlling party down in Boise, the one Agidius is a member of and the one responsible for this legislation, constantly preaches about government overreach and the tyranny of Big Brother and President Barack Obama for, among other things, daring to try to give all Americans health care - yet that overreach is exactly what took place with the guns on campus bill. More here. (Photo: Idaho Legislature)



Did GOP Bus Stop Violate Law?

Oct. 31, 2014 4:09 p.m. - Updated: 5:13 p.m.

In an IdahoED NEWS story, Kevin Richert wonders:

A Friday blog post from Betsy Russell of the Spokane Spokesman-Review raises an interesting question: Did a Republican Party bus tour stop at a Gooding charter school violate the state’s ethics code? The bus tour stopped on Oct. 24 at Gooding’s North Valley Academy Charter School. The visit occurred during the school day, from 1:30 to 2 p.m., Russell reports. Russell cites a 2011 memo from state superintendent Tom Luna, which forbids the use of school facilities for political functions. “If substantiated, each is a violation of the Code of Ethics and is punishable by a letter of reprimand, the placing of conditions on the educator’s certificate or the suspension or revocation of the educator’s certificate. … Those whose certificates are suspended or revoked can no longer be employed by an Idaho public school.” More here.

  • Here's the HucksOnline post from Oct. 25, 2010, when Lake City High principle told GOP bus & candidates to get off school property to campaign three days earlier, prior to T-Wolves/Sandpoint football game.

DFO: Idaho GOP should know better than to stop its candidates' bus at a public school after being called on the carpet for doing that at Lake City High a few years ago. Thoughts?


HucksOnline Blogos — 10.31.14

Oct. 31, 2014 2:36 p.m. - Updated: 3:08 p.m.

Walkabout snapped this photos of trees leveled between Dike Road (Rosenberry Drive), along the western boundary of North Idaho College this week. Trees were cut and brush removed as part of a levee stabilization project. At one point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had declared that all the trees were to be removed to protect the bank in case of a serious flood. But the corps backed off. Dozens of trees — the ones with green dots on them — are still to be removed.

HucksOnline numbers (for Thursday, Oct. 30): 8278 page-views/5149 unique views



Food Porn

Oct. 31, 2014 2:29 p.m. - Updated: 2:32 p.m.

On his Facebook wall, DTS posts this Food Porn photo, with the note: “Having Lunch at Nosworthy's by the Fairgrounds. They ran out of fries for my order. So they brought the next batch. Uhh, like waaayyy too much. But I ain't griping. Burger was OK. Not as good as Doc Holidays in Hayden.

DFO: This photo reminded me of the Food Porn shots that Patrick Jacobs posted on his various social media sites. So, in a way, it's a tribute to him. If you sit down to a particularly mouth-watering meal out and about somewhere, snap a photo of it & send it to Huckleberries Online. Before you begin eating, of course.

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