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Wild Card/Thursday -- 6.30.11 

Hmm. June has come and gone -- and still no summer. My only solace in this summer of our discontent is that I'm not alone in my suffering. If temperatures top 90 sometime in the next 60 days, we'll all be by or on the…

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Parting Shot -- 6.30.11 

Canton, Ill., High School graduate Wayne Decker, a specialist with the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, lifts his one-year old son Ethan to share a smile together after he surprised his children on a return to Peoria, Ill., after a deployment in Iraq, Wednesday.(AP…

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Glenn Beck Signs Off With Fox 

Glenn Beck has officially signed off from Fox, for good. Like a professor teaching his last class, the chalkboard-happy Beck summarized what he believed he had accomplished in his 2.5 years on Fox, where his passion, fiery rhetoric and polarizing arguments – and occasionally extremely…

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.11

5:53 p.m. Caller reports a contained tortoise in Hauser Lake area. 5:51 p.m. A driving a gray Toyota in Row 5 of Post Falls WalMart has fallen down twice in parking lot. 5:44 p.m. Woman on Smith Avenue/Hauser reports neighbor dogs killing fawns & her…

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PM Headlines -- 6.30.11

"The Lord saved me from homelessness," said Marianne Fox of Coeur d'Alene during the ground breaking for Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children in Coeur d'Alene earlier today. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Sagle man convicted in Oregon murder/Keith Kinnaird, Bee Avista natural gas…

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Gregoire Launches 'Get Out West' Push 

On the same day that Washington eliminated its tourism promotion funding and shut down its state tourism office, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire (flanked in photo by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, left, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter), in her new role as chair of the Western…

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Outside Prosecutor Gets McGee Case 

Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris was asked by Ada County Prosecutor Greg Bower to handle the case against Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, in connection with a Father's Day morning arrest. "Because there might be an appearance of conflict, he asked me to handle it,"…

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KCSD: Only Safe Fireworks In County 

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone that only fireworks classified as "non-aerial common fireworks" are legal to use throughout Kootenai County, to include all of the incorporated cities within the County. Non-aerial common fireworks are those that can be purchased in local…

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Legion Picks Top Cop, Paramedic 

Coeur d'Alene Police Detective Crystal Miller (left) and Coeur d'Alene firefighter Scott Dietrich (above) have been named 2011 Police Officer of the Year and Paramedic of the Year by the American Legion. ... According to a story posted on the Coeur d'Alene Police Department Facebook…

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Buttonhook, Patio Reopen At Bayview

At Bay Views, Herb Huseland reports that the Buttonhook reopened for business around 4 this afternoon, with lunch being served beginning at 11 a.m. on the weekends. The floating Patio will also open around noon with limited items available. There is new management at both…

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CPD Blue: Protect Pets On 4th Of July 

The Coeur d’Alene Police Animal Control Division is requesting citizens make plans for their pets on the 4th of July. Animal control deals with a large volume of dogs that become frightened by the noise of fireworks and run from their residence. This results in…

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Kelsey Grammer At The Old Ballgame 

Actor Kelsey Grammer lower sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch at the Chicago Cubs against the San Francisco Giants baseball game on Wednesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) Question: Do you have a good enough voice to lead…

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Mayor Hopeful Wants Squirrel Bounty 

Mayoral candidate Barbara Lampert is lucky Spokane's famous yellow-bellied marmots don't vote. At the first significant mayoral debate of the election season, Lampert listed controlling Spokane's varmint population among her priorities. “Varmints bring disease,” Lampert said Tuesday at the forum sponsored by the nonprofit group…

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The Slice: Sighing & Praying 

Sowhat do you do after reading in the morning paper about a father throwing his young son into some cacti and driving off, abandoning the little boy? Me, I tried hard to think about something I saw last night. The preschool boy across the street…

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Paper Features Team Laughing Dog

Mike Murray and other members of Sandpoint-based Team Laughing Dog (Wayne Pignolet, Jacob Styer, and Al Lemire) were featured in a story in Mike's hometown newspaper, Monticello (Minn.) Times: "The Fourth of July weekend is a popular time to take a road trip. Many Minnesotans…

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INW Headlines -- 6.30.11

Jeff Westerberg, of Nampa adjusts his hat while taking a look at replicas of historic American flags on display at the God and Country Family Festival on Wednesday in Nampa. (AP/Press-Tribune photo: Charlie Litchfield) Cartoon: For House GOP, protecting wealthy trumps deficit reduction/David Horsey, P-I…

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Deadly North Idaho Shooting Justified

An Idaho State Police trooper who shot a fugitive to death during a pursuit north of Coeur d’Alene in February will not face charges. Trooper Dan Howard was justified when he used deadly force to stop a Jeep that was approaching him after he exited…

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Carrier Delivers Papers w/o Pants 

A Moscow area man has been arrested for allegedly delivering newspapers without wearing pants. Moscow Police responded to a report early Thursday morning that a pantsless man was walking in a trailer park on Almon Street. Officers found the suspect nearby inside a vehicle pulling…

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Walden Estate Gives To 9 Charities 

Representatives of various community organizations gathered at the Walden House Wednesday to receive donations from the estate of Ace and Ellen Walden. From right: Cynthia Marlette, First Presbyterian Church; Dorothy Dahlgren, Director of the Museum of North Idaho; Doug Eastwood, Coeur d’Alene Parks Director; Jon…

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.11 

Noon: Firefighters are responding to 40-foot grass fire @ H95 & H54 (Athol). 11:53 a.m. Someone has suffered a twisted leg @ 460 Garden Plaza/Post Falls. 11:45 a.m. A dog is reportedly running loose on 11th & Pennsylvania/CdA. 11:12 a.m. Undisclosed hazard reported at 611…

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Cindy: Road Trip Celebrates Milestone 

A couple weeks ago, Derek and I took our 25th wedding anniversary celebration on the road and journeyed to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Ore. Our official anniversary was in March, but we’ve been celebrating ever since. After stocking up on red licorice and…

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Hagadone Hosts Western Governors

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, center, visits with guests at the Western Governors Association’s Wednesday night reception at the Casco Bay lake home of Coeur d’Alene resort owner Duane Hagadone. (SR photo: Betsy Russell) Today's stories from Western Governor's Conference: Kitzhaber: More funding needed for management,…

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Poll: Dump City Council Invocations 

Wednesday Poll: A plurality of Hucks Nation voted that local city councils shouldn't allow prayer invocations at all (in wake of the decision by Liberty Lake City Council to permit only Christian prayer invocations before its meetings). 71 of 165 respondents (43.03%) favored no invocations…

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IM CdA Champ Shares Fave Things

Julie Dibens high fives fans near the finish line of the 2011 Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene Sunday afternoon in downtown Coeur d'Alene. Dibens set a new women's course record of 9:16:40. After her victory in Ironman Coeur d'Alene, Julie shared a few of her favorite…

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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.

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