TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

Amazing rainbow 10 

Don Sausser provides this Facebook photo of that amazing rainbow that touched down in this area yesterday. And, if you click on the link and then the arrow on the rainbow photo, you'll see the equally amazing sunset that Don photographed last night. He commented: "Rainbow to the east, sunset to the west."

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Quotable Quote 

"What have you done today to make your ancestors proud?" -- Coeur d'Alene Tribe Chairman Chief Allan at the dedication of the statue of Chief Morris Antelope on the Spokane River in Coeur d'Alene. Question: Do you ever think of your daily activities in terms of making your ancestors proud?

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4 Corners work to finish next week

Taylor Viydo/KREM 2 reports: "The Fort Grounds Drive project in downtown Coeur d’Alene is on schedule to open next week. The road realignment project part of the Four Corners project will be done by next week. The project costs $1.5 million and there is a spot in the area reserved for a historic carousel."

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Artist Cheryl Metcalf poses with descendants of Chief Morris Antelope, the Coeur d'Alene Tribe leader depicted in a statue on the banks of the Spokane River, looking out toward the confluence of the river with Lake Coeur d'Alene. The statue was dedicated by the city of Coeur d'Alene and the city's Arts Commission as part of the community's ongoing public arts expansion. (Roberta Larsen/Facebook photo)

AM Headlines -- 7.19.16

AM Headlines: Hayden re-tools outdated code/Press, Wasden resolves suit w/boat builder/EOBoise, Suspicious fire damages Pullman motel/KHQ 6, Fort Grounds project to open next week/KREM 2, Local Blue community thinking of lives lost/KXLY 4, Post Falls to mull de-annexing urban renewal area/Press + more ...

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GOP to Trump: Fire somebody 16 

The Donald Trump campaign should take action against whoever is responsible for the similarities between Melania Trump’s address at the GOP convention and Michelle Obama's convention speech in 2008, some Republicans gathered in Cleveland, Oho, said Tuesday. (Question: How would you deal w/this Trump/GOP mess?)

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Poll: Not watching GOP convention 

In Monday's poll, a solid majority of Hucks Nation said it isn't watching the Republican National Convention this week. Today's Poll: Do you agree w/Prosecutor Barry McHugh's decision not to discipline deputy Bryant Bushling over controversial Facebook post?

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Robber sentence upsets PFPD officer 

Post Falls Police Capt. Greg McLean says the punishment of Samuel J. Davis doesn’t fit the crime. Davis received 10 years probation and a $5,000 fine while the Check 'n Go female employee who was held up is still suffering from the effects of the March 17, 2015, encounter. McLean called the sentence "disheartening."

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Constitutionalists worry Asotin resident 

An Asotin County resident is concerned about the possibility of a growing militia in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley. The discussion at Monday's Asotin County commissioners' meeting centered around a group called the Oath Keepers, who were supposed to be in the area performing an emergency survival training this past weekend.

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Melania Trump waves after speaking during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Melania's speech raises questions 80 

The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.”

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CdA to pay $427K in raises

The city of Coeur d'Alene's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes more than $400,000 in merit-based pay increases. Finance Director Troy Tymesen told The Press 126 city employees are scheduled to receive a raise this year based on their annual review. Question: How much of a raise did you get in the last year?

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No discipline for deputy prosecutor 

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said education, not punishment, is his answer to questionable social media comments made by deputy prosecutor Bryant Bushling, reports the CdA Press. Last week, Bushling posted a controversial Facebook comment re: police patrols and black neighborhoods.

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

Coeur d'Alene tribe member Jeanie Louie, left along with her granddaughter North Star Garvais Lawrence, 10, spoke during the dedication of the statue of her great grandfather,Coeur d’Alene Indian Chief Morris Antelope in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, July 18, 2016. The statue of the chief – a strong advocate for the rights of the Coeur d’Alene Indians – is located in the area of the tribe’s historical gathering place, Yap-Keehn-um. The site is on the Centennial Trail bulkhead where River Avenue meets Rosenberry Drive. (Kathy Plonka/SR photo)

P.S. City, tribe dedicate statue 

Chief Morris Antelope was known to be fair and just, a strong advocate for the rights of his people at a time when the Coeur d’Alene Tribe began to follow the ways of the missionaries and settlers and turn to farming and ranching. On Monday, the city of Coeur d'Alene and the tribe dedicated a statue to him. Scott Maben provides a report below.

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Wild Card/Monday -- 7.18.16 34 

Mrs O & I finally found a feeder that attracts hummingbirds. The previous 2 that we've had this year were flawed in some way. One newly purchased feeder had a hole in it. Finally, we struck gold with a new feeder from Home Depot, situated in a Russian Olive tree that the hummers perch in. I enjoy watching the hummers feed and dart. It's relaxing.

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Cindy issues warning 

"Telling me, 'You know how women are, they get to talkin' and manipulating....' is not going to endear you to me. In fact, it's probably wisest if men just refrain from saying, 'you know how women are.' But maybe that's just me" -- Cindy Hval...

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Here's proof that I wasn't lollygagging today. I'm in the right corner (sunglasses), standing next to emcee Jennifer Drake. Kathy Plonka/SR photog is in the lower right corner photographing the event. In the foreground, Jeanie Louis and her granddaughter, Northstar Garvais Lawrence, 10, discuss their famous ancestor, Chief Morris Antelope. (Eden Irgens' Facebook photo)

Just returned 

Sorry, I should have warned you that I was going to the dedication of the statue of Chief Morris Antelope. Nice turnout. Inspirational talks from Chief Allan, Quanah Matheson and artist Cheryl Metcalf. I appreciated what Chief Allan, the chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe said: "This may seem like a small thing. But it is a big thing to us."

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Trump (44%) leads Clinton (23%) in Idaho 

Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton by almost 2-to-1 in the latest statewide presidential poll in Idaho. The poll also shows men are significantly more likely to support Trump than women. And it shows a good deal of dissatisfaction on both sides of the aisle with the two presumptive major-party nominees.

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Waste Management half finished

Waste Management is about half done with the pickup of the residential trash and recycling carts as of mid-July. We continue to ask residents to use the Cd’A Garbage and recycling carts only and to not fill any Waste Management containers. See video below.

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Delegates react as some delegates call for a roll call vote on the adoption of the rules during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Trump to introduce wife tonight 18 

Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent within their own party. In a surprise, Trump announced he would come to Cleveland and go onstage on opening night to introduce his wife, Melania.

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NIC to erect $7.7M student rec center

North Idaho College broke ground earlier this month on a $7.7 million, 30,000-square-foot student wellness and recreation center on its Coeur d’Alene campus. The two-story center will include a gymnasium, an elevated running track, a weight room, a spinning area, a climbing wall, fitness classrooms, a multipurpose room, and administrative offices.

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Edit: Dealing with home-grown hate 11 

In an editorial, the Twin Falls Times News says that Magic Valley residents don't need to look to Nice, France, to find hate. It's sprouting in the community. Twin Falls officials have received more than 100 emails in the fallout from the Fawnbrook Apartment case, in which police say a 5YO was sexually assaulted by young boys.

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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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