U of I student critical after bike crash

MOSCOW — A University of Idaho student from Post Falls is in critical condition this morning after a bicycle accident on the Moscow campus on Wednesday. Jayson Coic, 20, a junior, is being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after being airlifted from Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

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School defuses prom proposal 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A La Center High senior was suspended from school Wednesday for strapping a fake bomb around his waist in a stunt to ask a girl to prom. Any memorable prom moments you'd like to share?

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Polaris acquires Timbersled, a Sandpoint company 

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Front Porch: GPS: Going Places Slowly? 

In which a long road trip becomes much, much longer, and we don't turn left at Canada. 'Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland and were just outside of Bend, Oregon, my husband was not amused. “Gimme the map,” he said.'

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Family injured in DUI crash sues Corner Bar  

Attorneys have filed a lawsuit against a Coeur d'Alene bar they claim over-served a man who crashed his truck into a house in 2013, seriously injuring three people. The Corner Bar and its owners, Jack and Diane Mannschreck, are the defendants named in the suit filed April 20 on behalf of Sherri Bloom, Jeffrey Groat and Bloom's daughter, who was 10 at the time of the crash.

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White House: Americans held by, working with al-Qaida killed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes “full responsibility” for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida. He defended the legality of the January drone strike against an al-Qaida compound and said there had been no information suggesting the hostages were at that location.

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Hayden company contracts drone service to farmers

WILDER, Idaho – It looked like a hawk circling Bitner Vineyards on Wednesday evening, but the low buzzing sound gave it away as something more mechanical. The mechanical creature created by Empire Unmanned, which is headquartered in Hayden, became the first commercial legal drone flown for agricultural purposes in the Treasure Valley

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Greensferry Construction

Parting Shot: Grab a girder

On Facebook Kerri Thoreson posts this picture of the first of seven girders were placed overnight at the Greensferry overpass. She warns: "Tonight the westbound lanes of I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday morning while more girders are placed on the north side of the overpass.

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Wednesday Wild Card 4.22.15 

If it's Wednesday, it must be time to bottle wine. I'm going to nip out for a bit this morning and help the folks at Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane put wine into bottles. It's called RESEARCH. I love my job.

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Rusche calls for special session 

House Minority Leader John Rusche is calling on Gov. Butch Otter to call lawmakers back to Boise to fix “the self-inflicted problem of child support enforcement caused by the House killing S1067.” On a scale of 1-10, how likely do you think a special session is?

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Remember to wash after petting those cute chicks.

Brooder box fire damages home

HAYDEN — Fire officials believe a blaze Wednesday that left a home uninhabitable started on the back deck in a brooder box for baby chicks. Tyler Drechsel, fire inspector for Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, said it was likely a heat lamp in the box that ignited the fire at 11000 N. Ramsey Road.

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What good is 'Raising Awareness'? 

This Atlantic article tackles the subject of Internet memes and other campaigns designed to raise awareness of cetain disease. So what good does "raising awareness" actually do? The Atlantic says: Just being educated about diseases isn't enough to make people healthier.

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Huckleberries Online

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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