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Wild Card/Monday -- 7.22.13 

The fire alarm was ringing in The Spokesman-Review building was ringing for the second straight work day as I arrived to work today. This time, it began ringing before I got here, so I couldn't get in the building until 8:30. Thus, the late start....

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Parting Shot -- 7.22.13 

Mexico perform their routine in the synchronised swimming team free preliminary event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, today. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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Twitter Trending, Facebook Fading 10 

If you want to know social media, ask a teen. Better yet, ask a bunch of them. A group of Spokane teenagers who took part in a social media engagement project at Hoopfest – the Digital Street Team – agree that Facebook is fading and...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 7.22.13

5:45 p.m. Semi parked w/o cones & trailer partly on I-90 @ e/b Huetter rest stop. 5:39 p.m. Fireman on canyon fire tells buddy that 2 young boys are watching canyon fire slightly above him, adding: "Sorry to give you extra work (to chase them...

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PM Headlines -- 7.22.13 

Dr. Wayne Melquist,PhD removes a juvenile opsrey form a nest on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Saturday, July 13. He was banding nestlings as part of a long-running research on the population of osprey. North Idaho has the largest nesting population of osprey in the Western...

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Cutline Contest -- 7.22.13 

Ryan Williams, 11, goes to catch a pancake to serve during the annual Cheyenne Frontier Days free pancake breakfast sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza this morning. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney) Time...

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Farris Eyes Legislative Run 

Democrat Jimmy Farris said Monday that he’s leaning toward running for the Legislature in Boise next year, acknowledging that a rematch with GOP Congressman Raul Labrador would be a long shot. Farris got 31 percent of the vote against Labrador last year, running his first...

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IFF: Yogurt A Federal Mandate? 

I don’t know whether Idaho’s public schools should be serving Greek yogurt or not. But I wonder if I’m the only one who views negatively the announcement this month that Idaho would get to be a pilot state for a federal program to serve Greek...

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Trib: Wither Goest Raul? 

Everybody has a theory about Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador's next career move. Does he take on Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter in next spring's GOP primary? Is he angling for a Senate seat? There's even a theory that Labrador would run for a lower-tier statewide...

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HBO Blogos -- 7.22.13

"Before Annie left for her return to Seattle yesterday, we took a dip in Lake Pend Oreille at one of our favorite spots," posts Marianne Love/Slight Detour. "Used to be this place on the north shore of the lake with the spectacular view of Schweitzer...

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Costello: Evergreen, Gender Neutral 

Surely you will be as relieved as I was to learn that the term "manhole cover" survived the purge. Try as they might, the finest left-wing minds in the business could not concoct a suitable, gender neutral, non-oppressive replacement for those two words. Although I...

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LCDC Spurs East Seltice Way Surge 21 

Years ago, a tract of property along the old section of Interstate 90 just west of Coeur d’Alene lay mostly dormant. Not much could be done with the sleepy stretch of land because there were no utilities. No water. No sewer. The land valuation along...

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Jewish Cafe Opening In Post Falls 

Watch for the "Now Open" sign for the new Tree of Life Organic Bakery & Deli. This unique Jewish cafe should open this week in the building that formerly was Horizon Credit Union between Trading Post Grocery and the empty Hot Rod Cafe building on...

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End Notes: What Do I Do Now? 

In her End Notes Blog, Catherine Johnston posts: After 23 years of working for the same organization, I have resigned my position and am now…home. Retirement? Refocus? Renewal? Rethinking possibilities for the future? Relaxing? Time will tell. Seem to be having trouble with the relaxing...

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Putting Cherry On Cake Sans Cake 

The University of Idaho is getting poked from any number of directions. Politicians would rather extend tax breaks to high rollers and corporations than repair the damage they inflicted upon higher education during the Great Recession. Budgets are being balanced on the backs of students...

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AP: It's A Boy! 16 

Broadcaster Natalie Morales, of NBC, broadcasts a live report, across from St. Mary's Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London today. The Associated Press has reported that Prince William's wife, Kate, has given birth to a boy. The baby will be third in line for the...

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Ice Tea: Uhm-Uhm Good 

On his Facebook wall, Councilman Dan Gookin posts: "Somewhere in blissful heaven, atop a serene cloud, cooled by the winds of favor and appreciation, sits a marbled pedestal. Upon that pedestal resides the saint who invented iced tea. It's a position most deserved." Question: Is...

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Speakers To Target Common Core 10 

Sharon Hanek, a former Washington state candidate for treasurer, and J.R. Wilson, Truth in American Education, will be discuss their opposition to Common Core at a meeting at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, 5725 N. Pioneer Drive, Coeur d'Alene. Huckleberries hears that this is the second time...

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By Land And By Water 24 

Coeur d'Alene mayoral candidate Mary Souza (back of boat piloted by Ron Dayton) took her campaign to the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene Sunday -- and photographer Duane Rasmusson was their to capture the moment. DFO: Dunno how she'll do this fall. But gotta give...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.22.13

12:09 p.m. Occupied disabled vehicle @ I-90/MP 16 (Potlatch Hill, CdA). 11:53 a.m. Log truck w/load crashed onto side on St. Joe River Road/MP 16; driver transported out. 11:22 a.m. Hit-and-run crash on I-90/MP 45, Pinehurst, involving white Lexus "run" vehicle. 11;04 a.m. Baby not...

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Poll: Widmyer For CdA Mayor 

Weekend Poll: A supermajority of Hucks Nation prefers owner Steve Widmyer of the Fort Ground Grill to be the next mayor of Coeur d'Alene. 173 of 225 respondents (76.89%) picked Widmyer over three other candidates who have announced their candidacies for mayor. Mary Souza was...

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AM Headlines -- 7.22.13

Jim Grassi (in his Post Falls home) works with 3 NFL teams and wrote, “Guts, Grace and Glory: A Football Devotional.” Steve Christilaw SR story here. (SR photo: Jesse Tinsley) Idaho Records/Sherry Adkins, SR Man who hit moose improves/Press 2 face charges in Idaho animal...

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No Way To Reason w/Yellowjacket 

Here’s why a “live and let live” policy doesn’t always work with yellow jackets. Location, location, location: Sometimes they build nests right above your back door or beside your garage door. Then they get all huffy if you have the temerity to want to come...

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Hiawatha Trail Treats Visitors 

Bordered by flowing water in the gutters, mountain bikers ride through Tunnel No. 26 -- one of nine tunnels visitors pedal through on the Route of the Hiawatha rail trail near Lookout Pass. (SR photo: Rich Landers) When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few...

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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.