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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

Before a public memorial at the Spokane Convention Center, a Spokane Fire Department honor guard prepares to remove the casket of firefighter John Knighten from a Station 4 fire truck Monday. Knighten, 45, died June 30 after a three-year battle with cancer. (Colin Mulvany)

Parting Shot: Saying goodbye

Before a public memorial at the Spokane Convention Center, a Spokane Fire Department honor guard prepares to remove the casket of firefighter John Knighten from a Station 4 fire truck Monday. Knighten, 45, died June 30 after a three-year battle with cancer. Colin Mulvaney, photo....

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Tuesday Wild Card 7.9.13 

Woke up this morning to find Thor had deposited a hairball on the stairs. The good news was at least it was on the uncarpeted section. The bad news is I "saw" it with my foot. The day can only get better, right? Here's your...

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Dry Fly Distilling is participating in Spokane Restaurant Week's campaign to highlight local wine, beer and spirits. (Lorie Hutson / The Spokesman-Review)

Dry Fly ranks 8th in nation

SPOKANE, Wash.--Dry Fly Distilling ranks among the 25 Top Craft Distillery Tours in the U.S. according to an online food and drink website. The Daily Meal named the Spokane-based company, Dy Fly Distilling, the eighth best in the nation. The article described craft distilleries as...

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'Dead' patient opens eyes during organ harvest 

A Syracuse, N.Y. hospital is facing $22,000 in fines due to improper handling of patients, including one "dead" patient who opened her eyes as doctors were about to remove her organs. The Syracuse Post-Standard reported that the New York State Health Department found St. Joseph's...

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Portlandia producer Bill Oakely drives thru Spokane

Portlandia producer drives through 

So my BFF Bill Oakely, a producer of the television show Portlandia, and former writer for the Simpsons, breezed through Spokane this weekend and tweeted me this photo to prove it. Oakley, you may remember drew my ire when he read my article about the...

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 Ben Wetzel displays one of his handmade holsters.

Illinois enacts concealed-gun law 

In this file photo Ben Wetzel displays one of his handmade holsters. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline. Both...

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800+ Idaho Guard members hit with furlough 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 800 Idaho National Guard employees will start taking furlough days mandated by federal budget cuts. Idaho National Guard spokesman Col. Tim Marsano says about 860 full-time employees will have one unpaid day off each week between now and the...

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The most stolen vehicle in the U.S. is... 

NBCNEWS.COM - The big Ford F-250 pickup has become the favorite of U.S. car thieves, replacing the Cadillac Escalade, the luxury SUV that had topped the theft chart for nearly a decade. But although the big Caddy fell to only sixth place in the annual...

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New name/logo for KMC 

Kootenai Health’s new logo is described as a spark symbolizing the connection of service lines to create a unified whole. Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene is changing its name to Kootenai Health. For the past six years Kootenai Health has been the name of...

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What's your song? 

On the Randy Travis thread LoveIdaho writes: "Randy Travis is one of the top country performers/songwriters of all time. Praying he makes a full recovery. ("Forever and Ever Amen" has been our song since it first came out. Yeah, we're that corny!)" Do you and...

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High Noon: Collectibles 

Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Albert King played a series of concerts at San Francisco’s storied Fillmore and Winterland music venues in February 1968; the poster advertising the shows featured a bloodshot eyeball flying through a ring of fire. “It was totally cool and badass...

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Sandpoint teacher attacked by wolf 

Point to Bay riders Jordan Achilli, Gabe Dawson and Mac Hollan are bicycling from Sandpoint, Idaho, to Prudhoe Bay in the summer of 2013 to raise money for a Sandpoint schools charity. A Sandpoint man riding a bicycle on a 2,750-mile tour to Prudhoe Bay...

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In this Feb. 21 photo, a man passes a gas pump showing the price of regular gasoline at a gas station, in San Diego. A sharp jump in gas prices drove a measure of consumer costs up in February. But outside higher pump prices, inflation stayed mild. (AP/Gregory Bull)

Idaho gas prices 7th highest 

In this Feb. 2, 2012 photo, a man passes a gas pump showing the price of regular gasoline at a gas station, in San Diego. Idahoans are now paying the seventh-highest gas prices in the country, AAA reports today, at an average $3.75 a gallon,...

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The Slice: Stuff old guys think about 

Over at The Slice, Paul Turner ponders: Would it be better to have been a minor rock star or to have had a modest career as a pro athlete? Let's consider it. In the case of the former scenario, you could imagine old girlfriends hearing...

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Judge: Only Obama can stop force feeding 

WASHINGTON – A federal judge voiced sympathy Monday for Guantanamo Bay detainees but said she was powerless to stop force-feeding by U.S. authorities. Ruling just before Ramadan, the monthlong holiday when pious Muslims fast during the day, Senior U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said she...

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Sheriff: Boater should face charges 

COEUR d'ALENE - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is recommending prosecutors charge the driver of a boat that struck a teenager, cutting her with the propeller. The driver, Pamela Tempe, 34, of Spokane,is facing possible charges of gross negligent operation of a vessel and failure...

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Randy Travis critically ill 

Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer’s publicist said Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas and is in critical condition....

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Idaho shares in national settlement

Idaho will recover nearly $420,000 from an Indian generic drug manufacturer who admitted selling drugs of inferior strength, purity or quality in the United States, including through Idaho's Medicaid program. It's part of a $350 million national settlement between the federal government, the states and...

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Bayview parade announcers

Bay Views: When the party's over 

Bayview Daze Parade Announcer and judges, L-R. Ralph Jones, Sheryl Puckett, Margaret Nelson and Sally Newcombe. (picture by Mike Lee) As I sit here facing my computer this hour after midnight, it has become totally quiet. The hoards of guests that pack Bayview, left immediately...

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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.