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Hump Day Wild Card — 4.23.14

April 23, 2014 5:35 p.m. - Updated: 5:35 p.m.

Odd day at Huckleberries Online today. I posted some items from 8 to 9 a.m. Then, I headed car-pooled to the Spokane office for a required seminar on workplace harassment. Interesting. Then, back to the Coeur d'Alene office, where I tried to get back up to speed. Wasn't easy to do. The three-hour hole in the morning scheduled knocked me off my blogging rhythm. But we all survived and Thursday is just around the corner. I'll re-post the Wild Card & head home …

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Parting Shot — 4.23.14

April 23, 2014 5:31 p.m. - Updated: 5:33 p.m.

“It's hard to speak to an all-school assembly, posts SR photog Jesse Tinsley on his Facebook page. “Most kids could care less. But they listened to Eastern Washington University quarterback Vernon Adams when he said most of his friends from high school in Pasadena were in jail or 'doin' nothin'.'” Story here.

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Fulcher Rips Otter For Ducking Him

April 23, 2014 5:21 p.m. - Updated: 5:23 p.m.

Sen. Russ Fulcher says Gov. Butch Otter is afraid to defend his “shallow record” and limiting give-and-take to a single debate on Idaho Public Television May 14. Speaking to about 100 people at an Ada County Republican Central Committee forum Tuesday night, Fulcher urged Otter’s supporters to “encourage him to engage. You deserve to hear from your governor, not just me.” Fulcher appeared at four forums in the past week — Ada County Republican Women in Boise, Madison County Republicans in Rexburg, Southern Idaho Republican Women in Twin Falls and Tuesday’s event — that Otter skipped/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: I'm with Fulcher on this one. Can't stand it when a statewide candidate for office dodges his opponent by skipping debates. You?


Read more here: http://blogs.idahostatesman.com/fulcher-rips-otter-for-ducking-all-but-one-debate-says-record-is-shallow/#storylink=cpy

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Top Post: Boot Vagrants — Letter

April 23, 2014 5:12 p.m. - Updated: 5:39 p.m.

Top Post of day attracted 23 comments …

Something must be done about the roaming vagrants in this area who hang out in the Coeur d’Alene library, Fresh Start and up and down Sherman Avenue from The Coeur d’Alene Resort down to the Conoco gas station. They are mentally unstable, dirty and drunk and are scaring our guests. The Coeur d’Alene police say the influx is from Spokane as the police over there are cracking down on the panhandlers. It’s worse than they have ever seen it. The Coeur d’Alene police say it is because the city of Coeur d’Alene has opened up the city to all the vagrants with all our charitable, free services such as the halfway house rentals owned and operated by the owners of the Garden Hotel and the St. Vincent’s operation who just recently took over Fresh Start/Shelley Williams, Coeur d'Alene, letter to Coeur d'Alene Press editor. More here.

Question: Do you think Coeur d'Alene has a problem with transients downtown?

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PM Headlines — 4.23.14

April 23, 2014 4:34 p.m. - Updated: 5:20 p.m.

A steady drizzle in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley cleared out some walkways Tuesday, but it didn’t keep these four determined walkers from their mission on the Lewiston Levee path. (Lewiston Tribune photo: Barry Kough)

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Cutline Contest — 4.23.14

April 23, 2014 4:29 p.m. - Updated: 4:59 p.m.

Nearly three dozen sea turtles that were rescued on Cape Cod last fall are released off Florida waters Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack)

Tuesday Winner — Fort Boise, with 6 likes: A kiss is as good as a mile. You can see Tuesday photo and all Cutline Contest entries here.

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Scanner Traffic — 4.23.14

April 23, 2014 4:26 p.m. - Updated: 5:39 p.m.

  • 5:12 p.m. Female on Cliffhouse/Hauser Lake reports her estranged ex is on her property.
  • 4:55 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for April 22-23 here.
  • 4:38 p.m. Someone is unconcious @ 32700 block of Clagstone Road/Athol.
  • 4:30 p.m. Animal control officer en route to check seriousness of Coeur d'Alene dog bite.
  • 4:12 p.m. Officer en route to serve warrant on willing individual @ Kootenai County Courthouse.
  • 4:01 p.m. Suicide threat made @ 2000 block of Avon Circle/Hayden.
  • 3:59 p.m. Someone is unconscious @ 1900 block of Syringa (cross of 11th/CdA).
  • 14 more items below
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For Those Keeping Score At Home …

April 23, 2014 4:22 p.m. - Updated: 4:26 p.m.

… Kootenai County is constructing a new Buildings & Grounds office at the site of the old prosecutor's office, across from the judicial building on Garden Avenue. This will enable the Buildings & Grounds Department to move from a rental downtown. The new facility will also harbor the mail room & copy center.

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Kris: Post Falls Outlets Not So Bad

April 23, 2014 4:05 p.m. - Updated: 4:08 p.m.

KXLY's Kris Crocker tweets: “This makes me feel better about the Post Falls Outlets: Completely Surreal Photos Of America’s Abandoned Malls.” She then provides a link to photos of deserted malls around the country. Click here.

Question: Is the Post Falls Outlets completely vacant? What would be a good use for that space?

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Russell Wilson, Wife Seek Divorce

April 23, 2014 3:59 p.m. - Updated: 4:01 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ashton have filed for divorce. The two were married in January 2012. The Seahawks released a statement from Wilson on the issue: “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter”/Yahoo! Sports. More here.

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