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Dishman Hills Conservancy leading October hikes

CONSERVATION -- Dishman Hills Conservancy members are leading hikes in Spokane Valley to offer insights into some of the choice areas in the Dishman Hills Conservation Area. Click on the links for more info and to preregister. Oct. 10 Hike the Iller Creek Loop: 9...

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Sayer: Don't cut taxes, invest in talented workforce instead 

Idaho state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer has dropped a bombshell on the Legislature’s Tax Working Group this morning: He says Idaho shouldn’t lower its taxes. Instead, it should invest in developing a talented workforce, because that’s what’s now driving business decisions for expansion and relocation,...

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Homeless vet ID'd as fire victim 

The man who died Thursday in a fire in a wooded area off Interstate 90 on Potlatch Hill was Robert Wayne Parkinson, 56. Coeur d’Alene Police detectives and the Kootenai County Coroner’s Office released Parkinson’s identity Monday following an autopsy. Parkinson, a veteran, was homeless in the Coeur d’Alene area for several years.


An encounter with David Letterman 

Fellow Ball State University graduate David Letterman and I crossed paths once. Just once. I was a freshman in 1968 and Dave was a senior. I lived in Waggoner Hall, which at that time was a dorm for men only and was often referred to...

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