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TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 2014

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Bad cat news

As you can see, Thor was absolutely astounded by this news! (Okay, he'd had a LOT of catnip). Fresh light has been shone on Norwich’s grisly medieval history, after archaeologists uncovered evidence suggesting the site of a proposed £7m car park was once a 13th...

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Wolf mistaken for coyote, shot 17 

Long trip, sad ending. A 3-year-old female gray wolf, after traveling more than 500 miles from Wyoming, was shot and killed in southwestern Utah after a hunter apparently mistook her for a coyote, state officials said Monday. The wolf had been radio-collared in January near...

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What has Idaho Googled the most? 

SPOKANE, Wash. - Some states are more curious about certain topics or trends than others. Estately, an online company specializing in home search tools, decided to see what people in different states were Googling, besides homes. In 2014, Texas Googled Ebola, Californians wanted to know...

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Arctic blast grips region 

“It’s pretty slippery,” Arlene O’Brien said as she walked to All Saints Lutheran Church in Browne’s Addition on Monday. Kathy Plonka, photo A new shot of arctic air sent shivers across the Inland Northwest as winds topping 30 mph drove wind-chill readings below zero. Spokane...

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Tax filing can begin Jan. 20 

WASHINGTON – Tax filing season will start on time this year despite a last-minute tax law passed by Congress, the IRS said Monday. Taxpayers can start filing their 2014 tax returns on Jan. 20. Earlier this month, Congress passed a bill extending more than 50...

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Jesmyn Ward’s memoir, nonfiction by Pat Conroy, new novels from Elizabeth Gilbert and Stephen King, and a memoir by Ann Patchett are among the books coming out this fall. (Associated Press)

Best books of 2014 

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. The list includes; All the Light We Cannot See, Dept. of Speculation, Euphoria and Family Life. I haven't read one book on this top 10 list. Have you? What's on...

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Obama golf game bumps soldier's wedding 25 

A photo provided by Keao’s Photography shows Natalie Heimel, second from left, and Edward Mallue Jr., third from left, reacting with their wedding party after getting a phone call from President Obama. HONOLULU – A couple getting married near President Barack Obama’s vacation spot in...

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Idaho court tosses conviction due to 'Dixie' 60 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Court of Appeals has vacated a black man's sex crime convictions against two white female teenagers because the prosecutor interjected race in closing arguments by quoting lyrics from the Confederate anthem "Dixie." All three judges agreed that Canyon County...

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No sweet moves in Sugar City?

Maybe Sugar City will ban twerking next. That’s the thought I had as I loaded the image of Sunday’s dumb law into the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s social media accounts. Sugar City, a tiny town in the frozen tundra of eastern Idaho, actually has a line...

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New flight school opens at CdA Airport

HAYDEN - A new flight school, Latitude Aviation, is now open for business. Located at Coeur d'Alene Airport-Pappy Boyington Field, the school is available to take new students immediately, said founder Jeff Fouche on Monday. In addition, Latitude Aviation will be teaching a private pilot...

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PFPD to host virtual ridealong

POST FALLS - It could be the best of both worlds on New Year's Eve. You can be a part of the buzz on the streets from the comfy, safe confines of your home. The Post Falls Police Department will hold its first New Year's...

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Uninsured will pay more 

WASHINGTON – Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under the Affordable Care Act. Those who were...

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Hangover Handicap

COEUR d'ALENE - For 38 years, Tesh Inc.'s "Hangover Handicap" has given Kootenai County residents the opportunity to get a jump start on their New Year's resolution of getting more exercise while helping the community at the same time. On Jan. 1 at 9:30 a.m.,...

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School changes coming

Makaylynn Toth, right, makes minute adjustments Wednesday to the obstacles for competition between Lego League teams at Linwood Elementary. Education is changing rapidly across the nation, and Washington and Idaho are no exception. State standards have become more rigorous, funding issues persist and technology is...

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Power outages reported 

COEUR d'ALENE - Power outages during the past weekend affected 5,211 Kootenai County Avista customers mainly due to inclement weather and equipment problems. Laurine Jue, spokesperson for Avista, said a Monday outage that affected 2,300 Coeur d'Alene residents was due to equipment failure, but it...

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MONDAY, DEC. 29, 2014


From Ferguson to Foley: Top 10 news stories of 2014 

Revelations by a Senate Intelligence Committee in December detailing the extent of the CIA’s torture programme instituted in the months after 9/11 reverberated around the world, while forcing America into an uncomfortable introspection as to the values that should define the Republic. Yet the report...

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr., left, and Kevin Pangos battle BYU’s Corbin Kaufusi for the ball in Provo, Utah. (Associated Press)

Zags expect tough test 

SAN DIEGO – Gonzaga junior forward Kyle Wiltjer figures Saturday’s hard-fought road win over BYU came along at just the right time. “We had a little adversity, we were down a little bit and it just shows how tough we are and that we were...

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Bayviews: On weather forecasting 

I decided that weather forecasters needed an interpreter, so here I am. 20% chance of snow. This essentially means either it will snow in 20% of places, or everywhere 20% of the time. Flurries: This means that it is possible but not probable that a...

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Monday Wild Card 12.29.14 

Another short week here at Hucks Online. Gotta admit it's challenging to cram all my work into 2 1/2 days, but it sure is worth it to have a long break ala DFO. Speaking of Dave, haven't heard a peep from him since a text...

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Spokane recognized for running

This time of year, Katrin Pardue likes to pull on her wool socks, fire up the blinkies on each shoe and run up Mount Spokane after work. Or, perhaps less ambitiously, she’ll run around the South Hill, where she lives, and take a tour of...

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Update: Trouble in Blogland 

I have no idea what's going on here. When I went to lunch everything was fine. When I came back the blog is a mess with missing text etc. Have a call into blogmeister Dan. Hopefully, he can repair whatever glitch crashed the old blog....

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