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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013

Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly holds a can of Helles Golden Lager with a 360 Lid as he poses for a portrait at the Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown, Pa. (Associated Press)

Parting Shot: Canned Revolution 

Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly holds a can of Helles Golden Lager with a 360 Lid as he poses for a portrait at the Sly Fox Brewing Co. in Pottstown, Pa. RICHMOND, Va. – Nearly 80 years ago Richmond revolutionized the beer world. For it was in...

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Wednesday Wild Card 7.3.13 

I have a feeling a lot of you are doing what I'm doing today; cramming 3 days worth of work into 1 day, so we can enjoy a 4-day weekend. I'll be covering a Play and Learn Storytime at a local library this morning. Love...

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Duckling being rescued from Idaho highway storm drain (ITD)

Duckling Rescue 

Duckling being rescued from Idaho highway storm drain. The Idaho Transportation Department’s Incident Response team responded to an unusual emergency on Friday: Ten ducklings that had fallen into a drain at the Exit 50 A-B ramp of I-84, next to the soundwall of the Flying...

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Coeur d'Alene Tribe member Corrina Hendrickx, 19, sells fireworks at Indian Country Fireworks near Worley on Tuesday. 
 (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Probably why fireworks are illegal

In this file photo Coeur d'Alene Tribe member Corrina Hendrickx, 19, sells fireworks at Indian Country Fireworks near Worley. The Spokane Fire Department has a new video reminding folks that fireworks are dangerous and illegal in many Inland Northwest communities. But the following videos might...

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Goats

Hanging out with the kids

This afternoon I met these four darling boys, born to Angelina the goat at Morning Star Boy's Ranch. It's very unusual for goats to have four kids and even more unusual that they are all boys. The Ranch is inviting the public to help name...

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Maddux vs. Gookin in Press op-ed 14 

In an a Op Ed in today's Cda Press, precinct committeeman Bruce Maddux has Dan Gookin in his crosshairs. Maddux writes, "Honorable Councilman Gookin was recently quoted in the Coeur d’Alene Press as saying the Republican Central Committee is powerless: “They have no business stepping...

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An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster with Arabic that reads, "leave," outside of the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.  (Khalil Hamra / Associated Press)

Egypt ousts Morsi 

An opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi holds a poster with Arabic that reads, "leave," outside of the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. CAIRO — The armed forces ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president Wednesday after just a year in...

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Otter takes on Obama 

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has criticized President Barack Obama's administration for seeking to limit coal-fired power plant emissions while not allowing sufficient timber cutting to tame big western wildfires, another greenhouse gas source. Otter told reporters at a Western Governors' Association...

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Words that add urgency! New right now! 

Consulting firm SmithGeiger has given its TV clients a three-page list of phrases intended “to help reflect and promote urgency and a ‘happening now’ feeling in a newscast.” It’s not enough for TV news shops to use words like new, rapidly developing, and breaking, according...

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Yellow crab spider

Pretty but still creepy 

Sam Crawford posted this pic on Facebook of a spider enjoying his wife's flowers. He says he thinks it's crab spider which can change color to match the flowers it hunts on. It's a pretty color but I still HATE spiders. How about you?

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Labrador delays decision on gubernatorial run 

Idaho GOP Congressman Raul Labrador has delayed his decision on whether to mount a tea-party fueled challenge to two-term Republican Gov. Butch Otter in 2014. At a Jan. 31 town meeting in Meridian, Labrador was urged by a member of the audience to run, which...

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Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene is now making ice cream at the store in time for hot summer weather. Owner Joe Hamilton worked with the owner of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco to develop the new offerings, which include (from left) mango sorbet, strawberry balsamic, melted chocolate chip and dairy-free coconut vanilla.

High Noon: Rainbow of flavors 

Pilgrim’s Market in Coeur d’Alene is now making ice cream at the store in time for hot summer weather. Owner Joe Hamilton worked with the owner of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco to develop the new offerings, which include (from left) mango sorbet, strawberry balsamic,...

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NIC default rate exceeds graduation 

COEUR d'ALENE - A new report shows that North Idaho College is among 265 higher education institutions nationwide with student loan default rates that exceed the schools' graduation rates. For fiscal year 2010, the national student loan default rate is 13.4 percent. The loan default...

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Joker: Avoid appearance of conflict of interest 13 

In yesterday's Marketer responds to ex-trustee thread, Joker opined: Brent Regan is part of the gang that can’t shoot straight. Brent was able to detect something was wrong with the Range contract, but was unable to target the correct group to question about it. It’s...

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In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The social media company priced its IPO on Thursday at $38 per share, and beginning Friday regular investors will have a chance to buy shares. (Zef Nikolla / Facebook)

State Dept spent $630,000 for Facebook likes 

In this image provided by Facebook, Facebook founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, center, rings the opening bell of the Nasdaq stock market, Friday, May 18, 2012, from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Advertising campaigns for raising the number of Facebook fans cost the...

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Aaron Hernandez, who was cut by the Patriots after being charged with murder, is one of 37 NFL players to be arrested this year. (Associated Press)

Boys will be boys? 

Aaron Hernandez, who was cut by the Patriots after being charged with murder, is one of 37 NFL players to be arrested this year. It was a startling two days for the image-conscious NFL. On Wednesday last week, in Massachusetts, tight end Aaron Hernandez of...

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Single-dad households reach record 

Single fathers head a record number of American households with children, the Pew Research Center said in a report released Tuesday. The number of such households has undergone a ninefold increase in half a century, swelling to more than 2.6 million nationwide. As of two...

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Online impersonation case dropped

COEUR d'ALENE - Coeur d'Alene Police detectives dropped false personation charges against Zac Eifler, who confessed to impersonating a Kootenai County Commissioner last week. County Commissioner Todd Tondee said last week that he had talked with detectives and gotten the impression that the charges would...

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Avista linemen Mitch Colvin, left, and Bill Shaffer worked with a crew to install a replacement pole in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. Included in all replacement poles is a metal guard to deter the theft of copper wiring. (Kathy Plonka)

Idaho/WA combat metal thieves 

Avista linemen Mitch Colvin, left, and Bill Shaffer worked with a crew to install a replacement pole in Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday. Included in all replacement poles is a metal guard to deter the theft of copper wiring. BOISE – Metal thieves who steal from...

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Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.