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MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

Mon., June 19, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Curley: Baseball, Star Wars go glove in hand

Which do you like more, Star Wars or baseball? CH As a longtime leader in the Spokane Indians baseball team’s front office, the senior vice president has a pretty good idea when something is as American as apple pie. Or Father’s Day. Sunday was “Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day” at Avista Stadium.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Monday Wild Card 6.19.17 11 

Gotta admit I'm still wiped out from ensuring Mr. H's Father's Day was memorable. I don't eat breakfast, so getting up early to make blueberry pancakes, sausage and eggs pretty much wiped me out. But then there's was family dinner and movie night. Some Mondays are more brutal than others. That's all I'm saying.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 4 p.m.

Man dies following altercation on Fourth Street 

A 29-year-old Coeur d’Alene man is dead and a 21-year-old Rathdrum man is facing a manslaughter charge following an altercation police said occurred early Sunday. Coeur d’Alene police report they were called to the 300 block of north Fourth Street around 1:25 a.m. for the report of a battery.

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Brothers Zach and Drew Ewing fish from their families dock on Newman Lake recently. The cabins have been owned by their family for generations. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Hanging onto the family lake place takes work 

Over in Idaho, next to Lake Coeur d’Alene, a simple cinder-block summer house sits near Rockford Bay, not far from the mansions at the Black Rock development. Anne Stedman, 49, describes the “Frank Lloyd Wright-ish” cottage as her happy place. Do you/have you had a family lake cabin? CH

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

RIP Flounder

Stephen Furst, best known for his role as the hapless Delta House fraternity pledge Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the landmark comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” has died. He was 62. His sons Nathan and Griffin Furst posted a statement on Twitter that Furst died Friday due to complications from diabetes.

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Dean Davis, a photographer in Spokane, found his biological father – and family – after more than 30 years of searching. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Mon., June 19, 2017, noon

Dean Davis: Finding My Father 

This story left photographer Jesse Tinsley and me pondering the meaning of what it means to be a father. Thoughts? CH At 16, Dean Davis learned he wasn’t who he thought he was. That’s when his dad sat him down at their kitchen table in Spokane Valley and told him he was not in fact his biological father.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

Justices: law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional 

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. Thoughts? CH

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 11 a.m.

Black bear kills 16-year-old boy during race in Alaska 

Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday. Anchorage television station KTUU reported that the teenager, whose identify has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Gritman director wants board chairman out 

A key figure at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow is calling for the resignation of the hospital’s board chairman, citing concerns about the way he has handled his conflict of interest involving contracts that have gone to him and his family.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:01 a.m.

Montana lodge deck collapses, injuring 32 people

A total of 32 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter, authorities said. Six people were airlifted via helicopter Saturday shortly after the collapse of the deck in Glacier Presbyterian Camp, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell told NBC Montana.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Idaho leaders assign lawmakers to address campaign laws 

Idaho’s top legislative leaders have formed a working group to study possible changes to the state’s campaign finance laws. House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill announced Friday they want the group to find ways to increase transparency in the timing and reporting of campaign activity surrounding candidates, PACs etc.

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Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision 

The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others – believing the ship was under attack – hurried to man the guns.

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Welcome home, Dad. Derek Hval and sons.

Sat., June 17, 2017, 8 a.m.

Father's Day Weekend Wild Card 6.17-6.18.17 

I was blessed with an amazing Dad who died when I was 30. I truly miss him every day. And my sons are blessed with a fantastic father. To me this photo exemplifies fatherhood. Derek came home exhausted after a long work day and tried to take a rest. Rest is in short supply when you have 4 sons.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

Fri., June 16, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Blue Creek gets green light 

The future of a 751-acre conservation area east of Coeur d'Alene will include mountain bike trails — a hotly-debated topic during the public comment period. BLM plans include additional hiking and equestrian trails, mountain bike trails, gravel parking lot and a child-friendly mountain bike loop. Thoughts? CH

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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.