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Kalispell Limits Panhandling 

Beggars, take note: Run afoul of new panhandling restrictions in Kalispell and you might be asking people for spare change just to pay off your fines. An ordinance the Kalispell City Council adopted on Monday makes panhandling violations a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to...

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AM Headlines -- 7.17.13

Assistant Fire Marshall Rick Freier, right, and accelerant-detection dog Mako from the Spokane Valley Fire Department help with an investigation Tuesday at The Grove apartments in Pullman. Moscow-Pullman Daily News story here. Also: SR story from Tuesday here. (M-P Daily News photo: Geoff Crimmins) Idaho...

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Press: Announce Early For Office 

Today's editorial in the Coeur d'Alene Press comments: For our part, we appreciate the early announcements from all of these candidates, those with big dreams on the local political front as well as those heading off into the sunset. The supposed lazy days of summer...

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Mag Cover Features Bombing Suspect 

How to ignite a firestorm online and across social media: Put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnev on the August cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. The hashtag #BoycottRollingStone has been trending on Twitter all morning. @BostonBachelor wrote: Hey @RollingStone you could have honored any victim...

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Hall: Cat Treats For Our Taste Buds 

I realized the other day what a scam cat treats are, not to mention what a fool I have been. You're probably familiar with what those cat (and dog) treats are that humans give to animals - little nuggets of between-meal snacks. Pet snacks are...

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Man With Severed Penis Recovers 

Police are investigating a bizarre case in Asotin County after a naked man with severed genitals was found Tuesday morning in the middle of a road. The 62-year-old Clarkston man, whose identity has not been released by police, was discovered about 4:20 a.m. on the...

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Vestal: Hart Tax Fight Tortures Logic 10 

Phil Hart, the former Idaho lawmaker and tax-dodger extraordinaire, admits it: He’s made a “huge mistake.” That’s what he says in a new court filing in his effort to outwit the nation’s bankruptcy laws – a bit of court-clogging windmill-tilting that follows his battle to...

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Bikini Baristas Prompt Cover-up Talk 

Jessica Etchart, 23, right, and Niqui Kukel, 25, prepare drinks for customers during an afternoon rush Tuesday at XXXtreme Espresso. (SR photo: Tyler Tjomsland) On Monday, Mike Fagan passed around a list of anatomical definitions to members of the city’s Public Safety Committee, including fellow...

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Galena To Lay Off 126 Workers 

The Galena Mine will cut its workforce by about a third in response to plunging silver prices and high production costs, officials said Tuesday. Layoff notices are being sent to 126 of the underground silver mine’s 351 workers. Affected employees will be given a 60-day...

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SR: Fresh Start For CdA School Talks 

Negotiations with Coeur d’Alene teachers have taken a positive turn just two weeks into the seating of a new school board majority. The board proposed a contract Monday that was a considerable improvement over a May version that took a bone saw to health insurance...

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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.