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Parting Shot -- 7.12.13

In her post, "Chasing the Fishermen," Marianne Love/Slight Detour posts this photo of her two sisters, Barbara and Laurie, snapping photos of a dilapidated building they spotted along Highway 200 en route to the Thompson River. You can see more photos and read more about...

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Nic: Hot Weather Be Gone 

I've come to accept that SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is true and valid. Some people do develop symptoms similar to depression when the seasons change. Most people experience this in winter when the days are shorter and the sun doesn't come out to play as...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.12.13 11 

Time 2 Vote ... A visitor admires marble statues of a discus thrower, dating back to 117-138 AD, at the Roman museum of Palazzo Massimo in Rome on Friday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Thursday winner -- Fort Boise: "Members of the peleton...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.12.13 

4:55 p.m. Motorist reports possible drugg runner in vehicle on Fourth of July Pass. 4:30 p.m. Coeur d'Alene Police Department activities report for July 11-12 here. 4:26 p.m. Attempt to Locate missing Post Falls teen named James canceled. Boy located. 4:14 p.m. Deputy has checked...

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PM Headline -- 7.12.13

July 10 marked 150 years since Gov. William H. Wallace arrived to assume leadership of the vast new territory. Wallace was a friend of President Abraham Lincoln. Establishing the Idaho Territory and designating Lewiston as its capital was part of the president’s plan to get...

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HBO Blogosphere: Belly Warmer 

In this Robin Loznak outdoors photo, a western fence lizard soaks up the heat on the road near our house late this afternoon. You can see more of Robin's photography on his Facebook page here. A summer Slight Detour/Slight Detour Can you code a better...

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In Now A Word From ... CST 

The Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre tweets: "Soooo close to selling out on Sunday! If that's the day you want to come, you better book those tickets NOW!" Question: Have you seen the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre production of "Mary Poppins"? Thoughts?

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Interim UI Prez Burns Midnight Oil

University of Idaho Interim President Don Burnett has been burning the midnight oil since taking over the leadership of the university from Duane Nellis. He’s had a full schedule since his first day on the job on June 1. Drop Don Burnett a line and...

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Tampons, Not Guns, Confiscated 17 

State troopers confiscated tampons and maxi pads from people entering the Texas Senate gallery on Friday afternoon as senators began debating a controversial new abortion regulations that are almost certain to pass. However, folks with conceal-and-carry permits are allowed in with their guns, as state...

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Club For Growth Blows Up Middle 

Lots of Republicans, particularly the Tea Party wing of the party, love the Club for Growth and its mouthpiece former Rep. Chris Chocola because the Club and the former Congressman can always be counted on to attack any Republican who dares to veer, even ever...

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Food Porn: Hudson's Hamburgers 

In his Dually Noted blog, Dan Webster tells of spending the last week working in Coeur d'Alene. On Monday, he and 30 Chinese elementary-age kids toured the Fire Department, Figpickels Toy Emporium and City Park. Lunch involved ordering some 38 cheeseburgers from Hudson's Hamburgers, "the...

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Guv Rumor Mill: A.J. Balukoff? 

Boise School Board President AJ Balukoff says he’s considering a run for governor in 2014 — but won’t make a decision until later this year. Balukoff’s name was first floated publicly (but also misspelled) by Chris Carlson, a former aide to former Gov. Cecil Andrus....

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Teton High Mascot Remains Redskins 

Eastern Idaho’s Teton High School will remain the Redskins, for now. After an emotional and one-sided public hearing this week, Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme said he will put the name change on hold, to allow the public to have more of a say on the idea....

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Hoffman: IACI Wrong On Medicaid 17 

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) is flirting with the dangerous idea of backing Medicaid expansion. The organization hasn’t come out yet with an endorsement. Yet. At its conference in Coeur d’Alene in June, lawmakers got to hear a decidedly pro-expansion presentation. And...

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Right Girl: Worst Commissioners Ever 

Right Girl: The 3 commissioners are by far the absolute worst 3 we have ever had. They are HATED almost unilaterally by the County employees. The County employees below managerial are paid so marginally as to actually cause their to be a safety risk. Take...

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Drinking Duck 

Duane Rasmussen snapped this photo of a duck drinking Lake Coeur d'Alene water between the C Dock and the D Dock of the Coeur d'Alene Resort. Duane reports that the blue in the reflection is from the blue awnings of C Dock.

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.12.13

11:45 a.m. Older blue van bounced off RR tracks @ Clagstone/River, Athol, and crashed into trees. 11:35 a.m. 81YO female reports being harassed by living conditions on Heartland/CdA. 11:06 a.m. 92YO female hurt in a fall at Cottage House, Guardian Angel Homes, 1040 E. Mullan,...

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Poll: Labrador Not Guv Worthy

Thursday Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation sez Congressman Raul Labrador is too much of an ideologue to be an effective governor. 75 of 104 respondents (72.12%) took that position. Only 25 of 104 respondents (24.04%) disagreed. 4 (3.85%) were undecided. Weekend Poll: How will...

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Zimmerman Defense Rests Case 29 

George Zimmerman wipes his face after arriving in the courtroom during his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, in Sanford, Fla., today. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool) The defence has rested its case in the murder trial of a Florida neighbourhood watchman...

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Fired For Being Attractive? 18 

Melissa Nelson is shown in clothes she wore to work as a dental assistant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court today stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired the assistant because he found her too attractive and worried...

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Duke To Perform 'Giver' At The Bing 

Patty Duke and her neighbor, Broadway producer Laura Little, had been looking for projects to work on together. But it didn’t prove to be an easy task for the two Coeur d’Alene women. “We kept coming up with one-woman plays that just didn’t hit me...

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Edit: Obama Gets Another Press Pass 13 

Irony is not the right word. But a quick scan of a thesaurus finds none that provides the appropriate fit. That could be, perhaps, because nothing really fits since what happened last week is so surreal. Then it occurs. Surreal is not the right word...

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AM Headlines -- 7.12.13 

Bill Gates, center, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, talks with others gathered during a lunch break at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley on Thursday. Idaho Mountain Express story here. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Cougars...

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Letter: Pizza Numbers Don't Add Up 

I was saddened by the article on July 4 describing how Mr. Jim Hightower, the owner of four local Domino’s Pizza franchises, was potentially impacted by the upcoming Obamacare. The article quoted Mr. Hightower, who I believe is a proud Reagan Republican, saying that, “if...

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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.