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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

Ironman Cautious About Cold Lake 

A record breaking cold and wet spring means Ironman participants will be feeling the sting of the cold waters of Coeur d’Alene. The water temperature is in the low fifties, but athletes say it won’t slow them down. Ironman participants will swim 2.4 miles during…

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Ganesha Protester Defends Stand 17 

In a lengthy response to criticism re: the protest against the public art statue of Hindu god Ganesha at 6th & Sherman by the Kootenai County Constitution Party, Chairman Daniel Brennan writes on his Web site that many agreed with his local party's demonstration. But…

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Vandals Cause $100K Church Damage 

The Sandpoint Assembly of God church is dealing with tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage thanks to two 16-year-old vandals who decided to discharge fire extinguishers all across the church's interior."It's not easy to not take it personally," Pastor Brian Noble said.Police say…

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Edit: McGee Deserves Day In Court 

For a lawmaker who has long championed restrictions on texting while driving, citing the risk to public safety, McGee’s arrest seemed all the more out of character with his political persona. The 38-year-old McGee lands on the short list of top recent Idaho political scandals.…

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Warnings Schwarnings 

This is one of the new, more explicit graphics for cigarette package labels, released by Health Canada on Dec. 30, 2010. The. U.S. isn’t the first country to require graphic cigarette labels on packs. We look around the world at what over countries are doing.…

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Leno re: McGee: Spring Break? 

Oh, my. Idaho state Sen. John McGee's troubles made Jay Leno's monologue tonight. Leno asked, “Did you hear his excuse? He said computer hackers got into his bloodstream and put alcohol in there.” Reflecting on the recent revelations about a New York congressman, a California…

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Urban Chicken Population Grows

More and more people are looking for their food to be fresh and pesticide free.Now some are taking matters into their own hands by building urban chicken coops in their own backyards.Sue Puhek has a farm in her backyard. She and her husband Paul raise…

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Valley Applebee's Auctioning Stuff 

A sinister part of me would rather not be spreading the word about the hundreds upon hundreds of collectibles that will be auctioned Thursday night inside the Spokane Valley Applebee’s restaurant at Mission and Pines. Applebee’s, you see, will soon be updating its décor. So…

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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.