Active shooter class in Kootenai County offers lessons in survival

Active shooter class in Kootenai County offers lessons in survival
Community Service Officer Gary Shults with the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office teaches a class in surviving active shooter situations on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Volunteer Search and Rescue Building in Hayden. The class taught citizens how to increase their chances of surviving a shooting in a business or a school. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
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What should you do if you find yourself in an “active shooter” situation? Run – even if you have to jump out a second-story window to do it.

Raul rising: Labrador embraces role as Idaho’s agitator in Congress
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Raul rising: Labrador embraces role as Idaho’s agitator in Congress

A fractious tea party favorite and co-founder of the insurgent House Freedom Caucus, Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador doesn’t care much for the traditions or norms of Congress. Now seeking a fourth two-year term, he leads a faction pushing instead for fundamental change – even if it has to tear everything down to get it.



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A selection of private medical files published by transparency website WikiLeaks is shown in Paris on Aug. 16, 2016. (Raphael Satter / AP)
A selection of private medical files published by transparency website WikiLeaks is shown in Paris on Aug. 16, 2016. (Raphael Satter / AP)

Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills secrets

CAIRO – Its scoops have rattled the Saudi foreign ministry, the National Security Agency and the U.S. Democratic Party. But WikiLeaks’ spectacular mass disclosures have also hit hundreds of average people – including sick children, rape victims and mental patients – who just happened to find their personal information included in the group’s giant data dumps, the Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency organization has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary people; hundreds more have had sensitive family, financial or identity records posted to the web. In two particularly egregious cases, WikiLeaks named teenage rape victims. In a third, the site published the name of a Saudi citizen arrested for being gay, an extraordinary move given that homosexuality can lead to social ostracism, a prison sentence or even death in the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom.




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Huckleberries: Young woman disrupts yellow submarine ride  

A crowd of oldtimers were enjoying a Beatles tribute band in downtown Coeur d’Alene, singing along to the tunes of the fab four from their youth. All was going well until a young woman sat down on a rock in front of some of the oldtimers. The codgers responded with cranky comments. The woman had something up her sleeve that quieted them down.



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Billy Jean Clay and Roxanne Hunt, of Silverton, Ore., look at marijuana plants at the Oregon State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, during the first day of an exhibit of living pot plants. (Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press)
Billy Jean Clay and Roxanne Hunt, of Silverton, Ore., look at marijuana plants at the Oregon State Fair on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, during the first day of an exhibit of living pot plants. (Gillian Flaccus / Associated Press)

Legal marijuana on display at Oregon State Fair  

SALEM – Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it’s the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing. The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late ...



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Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp, right, wrestles with defensive back D’londo Tucker in practice. Kupp has had great success against Pac-12 teams. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp, right, wrestles with defensive back D’londo Tucker in practice. Kupp has had great success against Pac-12 teams. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Washington State well aware of talented Eastern Washington receiver Cooper Kupp 

During his time at Eastern Washington, senior receiver Cooper Kupp has collected quite a few pelts of Pac-12 defensive backs and given conniptions to more than a couple FBS defensive coordinators.



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Ed and Loretta Orr of Greenacres (Courtesy of family)

Wedding anniversary: Greenacres couplemark 60th year 

Ed and Loretta OrrGreenacres Ed and Loretta Orr celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts for the event included their children and spouses: Dale and Jane Orr; Gale and Ron Costa; Linda and Mark Prothero; and Mark ...



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Education Notebook: Free school supplies for EV students 

The East Valley School District, in partnership with Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary and Greater Spokane Association of Evangelicals, will host a back-to-school fair to provide East Valley preschool and elementary students with free school supplies: paper, pencils, crayons, markers, glue ...


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Outside View: Another black eye for Big Pharma  20 

The following editorial from the Sacramento Bee does not necessarily reflect the view of The Spokesman-Review's editorial board. It’s bad enough that the price of life-saving EpiPens has exploded from $94 in 2007 to more than $600 now.

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