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Wild Card/Monday -- 6.30.14 

I've attended 3 Lake City Playhouse plays over the last 3 years -- and got my money's worth from all of them. I wasn't a "Guys & Dolls" fan until Saturday night when the Playhouse closed its 53rd season with a standing-ovation production of the...

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Parting Shot -- 6.30.14

On his Facebook page, Robin Loznak of Kellogg, Ore., posts this photo, which he dubs: "Colorful caterpillars." Posts Robin: "What could be better than a jar full of cinnabar caterpillars? They feed on toxic ragwort plants and absorb the toxins into their bodies. Their colorful...

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Lake City Family Goes Car Free 

Eight years ago, Geoff Carr and Mollie Murray’s 2003 Kia Spectra was totaled in a parking lot collision. They sold it for scrap, and their driveway has been empty ever since. The couple and their young daughter commute by foot, bike and bus. Relinquishing car...

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UIdaho Returns To Sun Belt, Big Sky 

After four months on the job, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben remains undefeated. In racquetball. Staben, 55, issued a challenge to undergraduate students on the Moscow campus when he became president March 1: Beat him at racquetball and he'll buy lunch. He's 5-0 -...

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Cutline Contest -- 6.30.14 

Time 2 Vote ... Fifth District U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister sits with his wife Kelly in their home in Swartz, La., earlier today. McAllister announced today that he's changed his mind and intends to run for re-election despite the scandal caused by a video showing...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.14

5:33 p.m. Unresponsive male reported @ 15th Street/Sherman Avenue, CdA. 5:12 p.m. Male left house on Fairmont Loop/CdA screaming & roared off in his vehicle. 4:51 p.m. Someone is throwing firecrackers from vehicle on I-90/Coeur d'Alene area. 4:40 p.m. Unknown injuries from accident b/n vehicle...

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Triathlete Heather Wurtele fields question during the Ironman professionals panel discussion Friday at the Coeur d���Alene City Park. Wurtele set a new Ironman Coeur d���Alene course record in 2013. (Shawn Gust/press)

PM Headlines -- 6.30.14

Triathlete Heather Wurtele is shown on Friday fielding a question during the Ironman professionals panel discussion at the Coeur d’Alene City Park. Wurtele, who set an Ironman Coeur d’Alene course record in 2013, repeated as champion Sunday. Story here. (Press photo: Shawn Gust) Final Ironman...

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Update: 2 CdA Kids Hurt In Explosion 

"4-yr-old Brooklyn White and 8-yr-old Joshua Emerson. Both are recovering after a fire in Emerson's backyard Saturday" -- tweet by Gabe Cohen/KHQ. Two young Coeur d’Alene children are recovering in a Seattle hospital after they were burned when a gas can exploded next to a...

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Boise State Faces Free Speech Suit

A Boise State University student group opposed to abortion has filed suit, claiming university-imposed restrictions violate the group’s free speech rights. The group seeks a declaration that the university violated its First Amendment rights and an injunction against enforcing the restrictions. Abolitionists4Life says it was...

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Peterson Looks To Otter For Help 

Embattled Idaho Republican Party Chairman Barry Peterson is calling for both sides in the rift in the party to agree on a single date for a Central Committee meeting - currently, Peterson's called a meeting for Aug. 9, while others who contend he's no longer...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 6.30.14

This shot of curious cattle in and around her Lovestead is one of several scenics from Bonner County on a post by Marianne Love/Slight Detour that she titled, "Just plain foto fun." More here. Traveling/Simple Mind Immigration/Dogwalk Musings Day 173: Wifi/Eye on Shanghai Provocative silence/Writing...

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MikeK: Hudson's Is Big Part Of CdA 

MikeK (RE: 'Hamburger' en Espanol = Hudson's): There's absolutely no need to understand any fascination. Eating a Hudson's burger with my kids in downtown CdA, talking about their great-grandparents eating in this same place and talking about the lake and the history of downtown and...

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E. Coli Outbreak May Not Be Over

An E. coli outbreak linked to a North Idaho sprouts producer may not be over yet. Federal health officials say Evergreen Fresh Sprouts LLC of Moyie Springs, Idaho, produced and distributed more raw clover sprouts from the same seed lot associated with the May outbreak...

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Ehlert: Tea Party Won't Take Wheel 

Politics would not exist without passion, and so I congratulate Adam Brandon, the executive vice president of FreedomWorks, for bringing it to his work. He represents a Washington D.C. -based "grass-roots service center to a community of over 6 million activists who believe in individual...

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They're Off!

Don Sausser, the Eye on Downtown Coeur d'Alene, provides this shot of the start of Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday morning, as the elite triathletes take off from City Beach for the swim portion of the race. Andy Potts, the eventual race winner, reports that he...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.14

11:54 a.m. Older brown Ford Thunderbird is disabled west of H41 on w/b I-90/Post Falls. 11:42 a.m. Suicide threat reported @ 200 block of West Lacrosse/CdA. 11:31 a.m. Possible wanted person @ 6100 block of Sunshine Street/CdA. 11:27 a.m. Angry male is dragging female from...

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Serving Taste Of Summer For 31 Yrs

It is now officially summer in Coeur d'Alene, which means Paul Bunyan Pak-Out on Northwest Boulevard can expect a high volume of residents and visitors who are in search of tasty, old-fashioned hamburgers and creamy, cold shakes. The iconic 25-foot Paul Bunyan statue has been...

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1st Ladies Lead Cruiser Ride

Idaho First Lady Lori Otter (w/helmet on) and Coeur d'Alene First Lady Marie Widmyer pose for a photo at the new Java on Sherman with other women who participated in the first Women's Cruiser Bike Rider of downtown Coeur d'Alene Saturday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Iowa Guv Does What Otter Couldn't

Columnist Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman gets us caught up on all the maneuverings of the various power brokers in the Idaho Republican Party today. He begins by telling how Idaho Republican Gov. Terry Branstad accomplished something over the weekend that Idaho Gov. Butch...

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New Bar Set To Rock Downtown CdA 

A family-friendly sports bar and grill by day and a music venue by night, The Rocker Room has opened downtown at 216 E. Coeur d'Alene Ave. Formerly the Rendezvous, Torch and Country Club CdA, the huge place (capacity 350) includes two 15-foot TV screens, a...

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AM Headlines -- 6.30.14

Andy Potts earned the admiration of his son after winning the Ironman Coeur d'Alene race Sunday afternoon. Story here. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Lt Gov Little: 'We need a strong party'/Press Hydros receive panel approval/David Cole, Press Deer Park air show is...

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Poll: Beer Is Preferred Alcohol Drink

Weekend Poll: By a slight plurality, Hucks Nation prefers beer to other alcoholic drinks. 55 of 183 respondents (30.05%) prefer beer, while 45 of 183 respondents ( 24.59%) each prefer wine or hard liquor. Only 37 of 183 respondents (20.22%) of Hucks Nation are teetotalers....

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Hobby Lobby Wins Birth Control Ruling 81 

In a deeply divisive case pitting advocates of religious liberty against women’s right’s groups, the Supreme Court said today that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees...

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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.

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