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FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017

UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:32 P.M.

Rep. Heather Scott proposes bill to protect sled-dog racing

Idaho Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, persuaded a House committee on Friday to introduce her bill to clarify that sled dog racing is exempt from Idaho’s ban on dog racing, which was imposed in 1996 amid concerns over reported abuse of greyhounds raced at a North Idaho dog track. Scott said she wanted to ensure that state law doesn’t “make Idaho mushers felons.”

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Kevin Serr, general manager of Compass Construction, is shown with wife, Marnie, and son, Jake, participating in a weekly Blessings Under the Bridge feed on a Wednesday night. Kevin is vice president of the nonprofit which feeds the homeless under an I-90 overpass in Spokane. (Courtesy of Kevin Serr)

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017

Huckleberries: Not your usual business card, but it did the trick

Contractor Kevin Serr of Compass Construction, a disaster restoration business, usually doesn’t receive a resume scribbled on the back of a Keystone Light beer box that once held 12 cans of 12 fluid ounces. But he did this week. From a fellow named Ken. And the Spokane contractor was intrigued enough by the unusual job application to give the man a second look.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017

This Jan. 25, 2017, photo provided by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game shows mule deer resting in snow near Weiser, Idaho. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game / Via the Associated Press)

UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 11:15 A.M.

Big Idaho snowpack has water managers pleased and worried

Idaho has so much snow that water is already being released from some reservoirs for flood control and Idaho Power has halted most of its cloud-seeding operations. Water managers and experts meeting Wednesday in Boise as part of the Idaho Department of Water Resources’ Water Supply Committee say there will be enough water this year to meet the needs of cities, farmers and hydropower producers.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 10:52 A.M.

Bill would lower supermajority requirement for Idaho bonds

BOISE – The threshold for approving municipality and school bonds would be lowered slightly under a new proposal recently introduced in the Idaho Statehouse. Currently, the Idaho Constitution requires a two-thirds voter approval to pass a bond measure. For years, ...

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Friends (from left) Megan Ferney, Becky Kramer of The Spokesman-Review and former SReporter Erica Curless clown around at the 12th annual Women’s Souper Bowl snowshoeing and cross-country skiing event. Later, the fun would be cut short when snow sliding off a roof would slam a picnic tent. (Erica Curless Facebook page)

THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

A massage can chase away cowgirl blues

Even cowgirls get the blues – and bumps – when clobbered by a mini-avalanche while enjoying a day out on cross-country skis. When horse whisperer Erica Curless was hit by snow sliding from a roof at the annual Women's Souper Bowl event on Mount Spokane, she picked herself up, headed to her masseuse, cowboy boots, spurs, Yaktrax and all.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 5:05 A.M.

Huckleberries: ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos,’ eat your heart out

Count Katrina Wright Swaim of Coeur d'Alene among the walking wounded who have slipped on slick surfaces, fallen and injured themselves. In Katrina’s case it could have been worse. She survived her fall Monday morning with only a wounded pinkie finger. And it could have been better. If only she’d had video, laments Katrina, she might have made $10,000 from “America's Funniest Home Videos.”

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