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In this  2013 file photo, abortion rights advocates protest in the State Capitol as anti-abortion rights supporters pass them in Austin, Texas. (Tamir Kalifa / Associated Press)
In this 2013 file photo, abortion rights advocates protest in the State Capitol as anti-abortion rights supporters pass them in Austin, Texas. (Tamir Kalifa / Associated Press)

Lawsuit ‘likely’ amid new Texas rules over fetal remains

new New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down sweeping abortion restrictions in the state.




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A horse from the former Playland Pier carousel in Coeur d’Alene is shown by Richard Le Francis, former president of the Coeur d’Alene Carousel Foundation, in this March 7, 2011, photo. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
A horse from the former Playland Pier carousel in Coeur d’Alene is shown by Richard Le Francis, former president of the Coeur d’Alene Carousel Foundation, in this March 7, 2011, photo. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Restored Coeur d’Alene carousel expected to open next spring

A new building for an old carousel has risen in downtown Coeur d’Alene, but the ponies won’t be spinning until next spring. The historic carnival carousel once operated at Playland Pier on the city’s lakefront, but it has sat in ...



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This booking photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s office taken in Hillsboro, Ore., Thursday shows Craig Buckner with his macaw, named “Bird.” (uncredited / Associated Press)

Macaw confounds Oregon court deputies, makes mug shot

HILLSBORO, Ore. – A 4-year-old macaw named “Bird” is an instant celebrity after appearing in a booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says Craig Buckner left Bird in a tree outside court ...




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Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Jake Pinger, left, and Jared Fields are partners in the new Play It Again Sports store in the Five Mile shopping center on Francis in North Spokane, shown Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Jared is the managing partner in the store, which stocks new and used sports gear for fitness, many different sports and accessories. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

New store will take used gear in trade

With three kids under the age of 10, Jared Fields and his wife, Shvonna, know only too well how expensive buying sports equipment can be when a child wants to play hockey, baseball or almost any other sport. Not to mention the money spent when said child decides they don’t like one sport, and want to try a different one.


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Netscape homepage from August 9, 1995. (Associated Press)

There’s a powerful new way to dig up dead websites

new It can be hard to find sites that have disappeared from the Internet. But the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is on the verge of rolling out a feature that will make tracking down dead websites much easier, according to Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle.



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