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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2011

Rathdrum Motorcyclist Killed Near Cusick 

a 27-year-old Rathdrum, Idaho man is dead after a crash on Highway 20 near Cusick. It happened just before 10 a.m. four miles south of Cusick. Washington State Patrol Troopers said Jonathan Franco was riding his motorcycle and rear-ended another car which was slowing down…

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Weekend Wild Card -- 9.24-25.11 

It was such a nice evening Friday that we enjoyed our portable fire pit in the back yard until almost midnight. We staged an engagement reception for Amy Dearest and future son-in-law Okie Doke, too. Getting new cell phones and a young friend's wedding are…

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CdA Tribe Hunting Rights Challenged 33 

Item: Tribal hunting rights in question: Members: We can hunt anywhere on reservation/Alecia Warren, Press More Info: The Coeur d'Alene Tribe is calling bunk on a claim by the Benewah County prosecutor that tribal members don't have the right to hunt on reservation land owned…

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Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Florida Marlins' Omar Infante during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash / Associated Press)

Brewers, Rangers, D-Backs All Clinch 

Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Florida Marlins' Omar Infante during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Friday in Milwaukee. The Brewers were one of three teams to win their division titles Friday night.…

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Today Is National Punctuation Day 11 

Today is National Punctuation Day, a celebration of punctuation which occurs each year on Sept. 24.Founded by Jeff Rubin in 2004, National Punctuation Day simply promotes the correct usage of punctuation. Rubin encourages appreciators of correct punctuation and spelling to send in pictures of errors…

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Herb: Too Many Predator/Human Run-Ins 20 

Herb Huseland: After the last two weeks, is anyone still seriously supporting the reintroduction and/or protection of dangerous predators? Duroc: Herb, the mountain lion wasn’t “reintroduced,” and it obviously wasn’t “protected.” These folks built their homes in the Boise foothills. If you build your house…

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Edinger: Love Him, Love Him Not 

Yabetcha: My wife was going through an old box of photos today lined with newspaper and staring up at us from the bottom of the box was a September 6, 1977 CDA Press news page with a picture of Mayor Ron Edinger and Dixie Reid…

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Koppel Criticizes Journalism's Direction

Former network news anchor Ted Koppel prescribed a healthier diet for the American public Friday, saying people need more unbiased, substantive news coverage and less "candy" journalism. Koppel, who spent 25 years as anchor of ABC's "Nightline" news show, was in Pullman to receive the…

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Coeur d'Alene 88, Sandpoint 12 

No. 1 Coeur d'Alene throttled Sandpoint in North Idaho Friday night, beating the Bulldogs 88-12. No doubt they will remain the top team in the SWX Pick 6 Power Rankings on Monday morning. Chad Chalich completed 17 of 17 passes for 287 yards and had…

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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.