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Atheists Want WTC Cross Removed 20 

A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit claiming the display of the World Trade Center cross at the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan is unconstitutional, calling it a "mingling of church and state." The American Atheists, which advocates an "absolute separation" of government and…

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Gozzer Eyes Squaw Bay Resort 

Item: New Gozzer resort proposed: Owner envisions cabin owners renting units out like motel rooms/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press More Info: Discovery Land Co. wants to develop a resort of 15 large privately owned cabins - valued between $2 million and $4 million per unit…

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Clark: Virgin Mary Spotted In A Tooth 

Dr. Michael Trantow has seen plenty of the expected in his 30 years of peering into the mouths of patients. Cavities. Diseased gums. Abscessed teeth … Seeing the Virgin Mary staring back at him, however, was definitely a first. “I was so startled,” the Spokane…

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Parting Shot -- 7.27.11 

Kylee Carnegie, 8, takes a closer look at a beached juvenile gray whale in Bremerton, Wash., earlier today. The whale was alive when the stranding was reported Wednesday morning but was later found dead when a National Marine Fisheries employee arrived on site. (AP Photo/Kitsap…

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.27.11 

Looks like SR techs have fixed problem with right rail this AM. Seems the entire right rail was hanging out at the bottom of this main thread. HMOffsuite had sounded the alert via private email. Which I appreciate. Any time you see something going on…

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Art Work For CdA Sewer Plant? 

It’s putting a pretty face on the, uh, ugly. Not that the ever-changing, ever-updating Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant is unattractive from an aesthetic sense, it’s just that the job it’s designed to do is just so, well, unglamorous. Never mind that though. The plant…

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PM Headlines -- 7.27.11 

In the midst of a 15-minute, man-against-fish fight, Pocatello angler Mark Adams knew he had a lunker on the line. The rainbow trout Adams eventually pulled from the depths of American Falls Reservoir on the Snake River actually exceeded expectations. See AP/KBOI story here. Mountain…

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APhoto Of The Day -- 7.26.11 

Michael Phelps of the U.S. prepares for his men's 200m Individual Medley heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, earlier today. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer) Top Cutlines: 1. (and winner of $10 Fort Ground Grill gift certificate): As debt…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.27.11

Sgt. Christie Wood has sent this photo of the stolen run vehicle (red Dodge Charger from Washington) that eluded Post Falls & CdA police Tuesday. Patrol officers backed off rather than pursue on city streets at speeds of 100 mph. Incident reported in Scanner Traffic…

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Happy Meals To Get Healthier 11 

Under pressure from health and children’s advocacy groups, McDonald’s Corp. is making changes to its famed Happy Meals. The fast food chain will add a serving of fruit or vegetable to all of the meals, which are aimed at children, and shrink the portion of…

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WSU Coordinator Charged With Rape

Ralph Young, the man who is suspected of attempting to rape another man in a College Hill residence early Tuesday morning, has been identified as a Washington State University employee. Young, 30, is the Native American Outreach Coordinator for WSU and in that capacity is…

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No Salmonella In North Idaho Sprouts 

Tests at a North Idaho sprouts plant failed to turn up traces of salmonella after the government in June linked an outbreak of food-borne salmonella poisoning to two types of sprouts from the business. Nadine Scharf, owner of Evergreen Fresh Produce in Moyie Springs, says…

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NI Blogs: Bullwinkle Drops In 

"My hubby and I were out fishing recently," posts Live, Love, Laugh, Hope, "when we suddenly had a visitor come tromping down through the yards, into the lake. We were joined by Bullwinkle. He stayed around for about an hour, feasting on lily pads and…

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Boehner: 'Get Your Ass In Line' 33 

House Speaker John Boehner (pictured in AP file photo) leveled tough words at fellow Republicans Wednesday, telling conservatives who are unhappy his bill doesn't go far enough to "Get your ass in line." Boehner's admonishment came during a closed-door meeting, during which House GOP leaders…

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Ex-Vandal Enderle Signs W/'Da Bears

Former Idaho Vandal QB Nathan Enderle has signed a 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears! He was drafted by 'da Bears in the 5th of this year's NFL Draft. Chicago Tribune story here. (Photo courtesy of University of Idaho sports media relations)

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JohA: McEuen Upgrade Makes Sense 

JohnA lists these 4 reasons why upgrade to McEuen Field makes sense now: 1. The city needs to make improvements to Front Avenue that are long overdue. That makes it a good time to look at the whole neighborhood. 2. Interest rates haven’t been this…

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Review: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Ain't 'ET' 

“Cowboys & Aliens’’ -- it sounds like a game you’d play in a 21st century backyard. That title, the presence of Harrison Ford, and the Steven Spielberg imprimatur (he’s on board as executive producer) promise blockbuster Americana with a sprinkling of extraterrestrials, a cinematic summer…

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PTC Angry Over NBC's 'Playboy Club' 

Obviously the Parents Television Council doesn’t read the articles. The advocacy group is condemning NBC for its upcoming drama “The Playboy Club,” putting pressure on local stations across the country to refuse its airing. The series, set in 1960s Chicago, stars Eddie Cibrian as Nick,…

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High Noon: Don't Pinch Pennies 

On a rock outcrop at Shoshone Falls, there’s a ledge covered with pennies. The copper has long since corroded into a rainbow of green hues, and they’ll be there forever because nobody is going to risk life and limb to salvage $1.14 that you can’t…

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INW: M's Snap 17-Game Skid 

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez throws against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York. Seattle beat the Yankees 9-2. ESPN Game Day coverage here. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) Cartoon: Tea Party crybabies want…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.27.11 

11:59 a.m. A boxer dog won't let anyone in or out of Larks Haven Assisted Living/Hayden Lake. 11:46 a.m. Atlas Road residents report they're being attacked via lasers through their phones. 11:36 a.m. Man reports to KCSD that his song is under the influence &…

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Huckleberries Hears ... 15 

... That the Kootenai County GOP Central Committee came thisclose to a possible donnybrook last night. Seems Chairwoman Tina Jacobson threatened to call the police on Matt Roetter after the meeting after a verbal confrontation between Matt Roetter and Lori Erickson. Jacobson accused Matt Roetter…

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Poll: Redistricting Important To Us

Tuesday Poll: Overwhelmingly, Hucks Nation is interested re: how redistricters rearrange legislative boundary lines in North Idaho & the Idaho panhandle. 74 of 96 respondents (77.08%) said the redistricting process is important to them. 18 of 96 respondents (18.75%) said it isn't. 4 were undecided.…

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Above It All 

Canadian Press reporter Alex Posadzki leans over Toronto's downtown while participating in a media preview of EdgeWalk on the CN Tower earlier today. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) Question: Are you afraid of heights?

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