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THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013

Taking a gander: Geese take a very leisurely stroll through a crosswalk as traffic backs up in Alton Baker Park this week in Eugene. Honking horns didn’t seem to concern the fowl as they stood in front of the cars for more than a minute before slowly walking to the other side of the road. (Associated Press)

Parting Shot: No sense crying fowl 

Taking a gander: Geese take a very leisurely stroll through a crosswalk as traffic backs up in Alton Baker Park this week in Eugene. Honking horns didn’t seem to concern the fowl as they stood in front of the cars for more than a minute...

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Wild Card/Thursday -- 7.25.13 15 

Cindy is going to step in for me today, on an emergency basis. Something's come up that will take me away from the blog much of the day. I hope to be back tomorrow. Here's your Thursday Wild Card ...

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Quotable Quote: Gookin on cursive 

On Facebook Dan Gookin opines: Parents: Remember when our kids were little and we used to spell things to keep them unaware? Today you have another option for your adult children: Write in cursive. They'll never figure it out! I know my kids can't read...

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Mad Bomber Brewing to open in Hayden 

The name of North Idaho’s next brewery may sound a bit wacky, but its inspiration is deadly serious. Mad Bomber Brewing is a project of Tom Applegate, a recently discharged Army explosive ordnance disposal technician, and two of his bomb squad buddies. They’ve secured space...

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Former Gonzaga and Mead star Adam Morrison has been informed he is no longer in Portland’s plans for the upcoming NBA season. (Associated Press)

Morrison to join Zags coaching staff 

Adam Morrison is set to join the coaching staff of Gonzaga Bulldogs men’s basketball team, head coach Mark Few told CBSSports.com on Thursday. Morrison’s star power at Gonzaga was unmatched. He was a co-player of the year along with Duke’s J.J. Reddick in 2006, averaging...

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Thor the deck cat (compressed)

Best cat news 

Thor relaxes on our deck. A research team from Cambridge University discovered how cat-related allergens are detected by the immune system, which could lead to the development of new treatments, the BBC reported. Researchers said this is "a big step forward" in the understanding of...

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CdA/Post Falls cops have got your number 25 

In the aftermath of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) releasing a lengthy research project about U.S. law enforcement agencies’ use of domestic surveillance technology, new details have emerged about police departments in Idaho and their utilization of license plate scanners. “The program allows for...

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Derek Hval and sons at Old Mission State Park

Front Porch: Blue again

My hubby and sons at Old Mission State Park. Zach obviously thinks he sees an eagle. Or something. We got the blues again. All four of us. Last year’s pilgrimage to Wallace for the Historic Wallace Blues Festival was such a hit, our sons clamored...

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Speakers explore human rights history 33 

COEUR d'ALENE - The history and impact of human rights advocacy in the region will be the subject of a five-part weekly speaker series hosted in August by the Kootenai County Democratic Club. "The Story of Human Rights in the Pacific Northwest: A Look Back...

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Editorial: Luna owes explanation 

“Students Come First” was the name of Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna’s controversial school reforms, which included a dramatic increase in online learning. But the lesson he has failed to learn is that communication comes first in pushing significant change. First, teachers complained they...

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Cutline Contest 

The Olate Dogs dance on the stage at the Lane County Fair Wednesday in Eugene, Ore. Richard Olate has been training dogs for more than 40 years and taught his sons Juan Olate and Nick Olate to train dogs.You writre the cutline. (AP/Eugene Register-Guard photo:...

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CdA Summer Theatre: all about the Romance 

Matt Wade and Joy Martin, top, and Andrew Ware Lewis and Darcy Wright star in “Romance/Romance.” Four actors will take to the stage tonight in Coeur d’Alene and tell stories about love. They’ll sing about love. They’ll even do a little polka and some soft-shoe...

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Aquarium case leaves Idaho man facing prison time 

A 20-year-old Eagle man is facing up to 20 years in federal prison after being convicted of obstruction of justice in Florida in connection with wildlife from the Florida Keys illegally purchased for display at the Idaho Aquarium in Boise. Federal authorities say Peter Covino...

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., comments about the vote on the defense spending bill and his failed amendment that would have cut funding to the National Security Agency’s program that collects the phone records of U.S. citizens and residents, at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Amash Amendment narrowly lost, 217-205. (Associated Press)

Speaking of data collection... 

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., comments about the vote on the defense spending bill and his failed amendment that would have cut funding to the National Security Agency’s program that collects the phone records of U.S. citizens and residents, at the Capitol on Wednesday. WASHINGTON –...

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Kennedy picked as envoy to Japan 

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he would nominate Caroline Kennedy, a close friend and key political ally, as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. The daughter of President John F. Kennedy, the 55-year-old Kennedy is president of the John F. Kennedy Library...

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Eden & Ron ... BFFs? 

I don't know anything about this photo -- other than Eden Irgens, one of the founders of Balance North Idaho, is shown with Reagan Republican leader Ron Lahr. Eden posted it on her Facebook page. Do you suppose that Reagan Republicans have quit trying to...

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FishinJay: Weiner Distasteful, But ... 13 

FishinJay (re: Carlos Danger): As distasteful as this guy is, there's something almost refreshing about a politician standing up and owning his actions. He's creepy, but I can almost respect that instead of trying to deny it all and make excuses he's just standing there...

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Luna Picks TN Firm Over 2 Idaho Ones 

Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna on today defiantly issued a 5- to 15-year contract to a Nashville, Tenn. firm to run WiFi networks in Idaho high schools, dismissing criticism from lawmakers that they never authorized the multi-year contract, and passing over two home-grown Idaho...

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Dog Sets Good Example 

On his SR Outdoors blog, Rich Landers posts why his English setter is better than most people: He lists the dog's many qualities: Start the day without caffeine. Always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains. Resist complaining and boring people with your troubles. Eat the...

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LCDC: Event Center Out Of Bounds? 11 

Item: Out of bounds? Proposed event center would require LCDC boundary modification/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: If a proposed event center is built, the city's urban renewal agency would have to modify its district boundary to help pay for it. But if Lake...

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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.