MONDAY, SEPT. 30, 2013

About 8 inches of snow was recorded Sept. 30, 2013, at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park.    (Glacier National Park)

Parting Shot: Are you ready? 

About 8 inches of snow was recorded Sept. 30, 2013, at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park. PARKS — The first serious bout of winter-like weather has temporarily closed Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road today at The Loop on the west side of the park....

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Monday Wild Card 9.30.13 10 

Well, Dave decided to take one more day off. But he swears he'll be back at his desk tomorrow! At church yesterday, our pastor referred to "Monday morning atheists." I think he was talking about people who believe in God on Sunday and forget all...

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In this April 18, 2008, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife is a gray wolf, the species that would lose federal protection in most of the Lower 48 states under a proposal made by wildlife officials. (Associated Press)

Feds defend plan to drop gray wolf protection 

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal officials offered a staunch defense Monday of their proposal to drop legal protections for the gray wolf in most of the country, as opponents rallied in the nation’s capital before the first in a series of public hearings on the...

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Tornado reported in Western Washington

SEATTLE — The National Weather Service confirms the winds that damaged industrial buildings in western Washington, including a Boeing factory, were a tornado. Meteorologist Johnny Burg says a team from the Weather Service office in Seattle went to the scene Monday and certified the tornado,...

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Thor Devil Cat 2

Devil cat 

You can blame DFO for this one. He apparently thinks kitty cats are the spawn of Satan. So, when I was out shopping and found this, I had to buy it for Thor. Who knew the devil wears a bow tie? What? Like you don't...

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The good old days 

Sometimes, the so-called “good old days” really were better. For example, if the data is correct, then the state of parenting in America has been in slow but steady decline since the 1960s. Child mental health and school achievement were much better back then, when...

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There's a pill for that 10 

Suffering? Getting old? The pharmaceutical industry wants to help. Every night on TV, photogenic actors frolic with photogenic grandchildren, or lounge in bathtubs gazing into the setting sun, telling emotion-laden tales of 30-second Madison Avenue cures: E.D.? Low T? R.A.? COPD? Dry eye? Sneezy? Wheezy?...

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Girl Scout membership declines 

Natalie Harrison, left, and Jasmine Barnett of Troop 2424 hold a promotional poster for the Girl Scouts in Charlotte, N.C. NEW YORK – With an assist from Michelle Obama, the Girl Scouts of the USA is launching an unorthodox recruitment campaign this week aimed at...

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This May 18, 2013, photo shows singer Jon Bon Jovi performing on stage as part of his "Because we can" tour in Munich, southern Germany.  (Marc Mueller / Associated Press/DPA)

Bon Jovi at the Arena 

I found this over at the Spokesman Facebook page: Bon Jovi plays the Spokane Arena on Sunday night. What song do you most want to hear? My husband surprised me with tickets for Sunday night's show! I want to hear "You Give Love a Bad...

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CEO of Heritage Health responds 

Mike Baker posted this on the Dirne changes name-- again thread. I appreciate the time and thoughtfulness of his reply and I hope you do, too. Cindy Hi folks- It is always a gamble jumping into these conversations. Please be gentle. My name is Mike...

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about Syria, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington, during a the White House Forum to Combat Wildlife Trafficking. Clinton said any move by Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control would be an "important step." (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Hillary Clinton film scrubbed 34 

You can scrap the CNN documentary on Hillary Rodham Clinton: Nobody — absolutely nobody — would agree to speak on record about the former secretary of state and potential 2016 White House candidate, the film director said. Film director Charles Ferguson said in The Guardian...

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Prison gardens provide 

Dan Stockwell, an inmate at Airway Heights Corrections Center, harvests carrots from the prison garden Sept. 20. Tyler Tjomsland, SR photo It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of...

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Hydros might have sunk 26 

COEUR d'ALENE - Doug Miller, who spearheaded the Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup Hydroplane races over Labor Day weekend, issued a press release Thursday saying the event lost money. But Miller would not answer repeated requests for details this week, leaving the public to try to...

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Donated fuselage helps flight attendant return to work 

Southwest Airlines flight attendant Kate Odorizzi demonstrates the type of therapy she received for a work-related injury. Dan Pelle, SR photo In 2012, a partnership between Southwest Airlines and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute resulted in a new addition at St. Luke’s – a portion of...

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Get rid of comments on news sites? 

Dan Gookin posted this interesting article in the Weekend Wild card. Here's an excerpt: "A couple days ago, Popular Science announced that they are shutting off comments on their online articles. They’re doing it to try to retain the integrity of these pieces, because their...

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Cda Chamber fine tunes its vision 

COEUR d'ALENE - Think of 2007, and you smile. Economists have pinpointed that year as the pinnacle of one of the most prosperous periods in the history of our nation. Some have declared that U.S. economy among the three or four most robust in the...

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Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown 58 

WASHINGTON — Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable budget dispute over President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. “This law is not ready for prime time,” said Speaker...

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Dirne changes name-- again 20 

Threats of a lawsuit have pushed a nonprofit health care provider in Coeur d’Alene to change its name for the second time this month. Dirne Community Health Center, which has provided health services particularly to low-income and homeless patients for nearly 30 years, announced with...

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Seahawks 4-0 for the first time

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman intercepts the ball in front of Texans’ Owen Daniels and returns it 58 yards for a TD that tied the game at 20. HOUSTON – The Seattle Seahawks were battered on defense in the first half, bruised on offense and soundly beaten...

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Daniel Jolibois, a fisheries technician, releases a cutthroat trout on Friday in Plummer, Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is working to restore cutthroat populations on its reservation. (Tyler Tjomsland)

Idahoan's fish-eating habits surveyed 

Photo illustration: Daniel Jolibois, a fisheries technician, releases a cutthroat trout on Friday in Plummer, Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is working to restore cutthroat populations on its reservation. BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality plans to conduct a fish-consumption survey. Agency spokesman...

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