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Parting Shot -- 9.3.13

As the Budd Inlet waters calm after a rainy morning today in Olympia,Wash. a Great Blue Heron takes a break as more blustery weather is forecasted for the region later this week. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Steve Bloom)

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64YO Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

Diana Nyad completed a record swim Monday from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She's the first person to do it without a shark cage -- and she did it at age 64. We caught up with her the day after her accomplishment. So how did...

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 9.3.13

5:50 p.m. Wanted female is driving small red pickup @ n/b Idaho/Mullan, PF. 5:47 p.m. Passenber in blue pickup pulled gun on driver in road rage incident @ H95/Lacey, Hayden. 5:41 p.m. Unwanted person reported @ 450 W. Prairie Avenue/Hayden. 5:21 p.m. CPD Blue en...

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PM Headlines -- 9.3.13 

At City Beach during the Labor Day weekend, a visitor guides a young boy along the sidewalk while others enjoy an annual concert by the Coeur d'Alene Symphony at City Park. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Flu shots now available/Adrian Rogers, SR London mag, Lake City author...

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Cutline Contest -- 9.3.13 

Time 2 Vote ... Mark Gehring, center, father of an Eastern Washington player, cheers as a pair of Beaver fans, Garrett Barnes, 13, and aunt Lori Barnes watch the Eagle's celebration over Oklahoma State, Saturday, during an NCAA college football game at Reser Stadium in...

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Dems Fund Raise w/'Damn Yankees' 

The Kootenai County Democrats have bought out the house for the first performance of Lake City Playhouse’s production of “Damn Yankees”, Thursday, September 12. This is the third year that the Democrats have sponsored this event; they continue to look forward to being able to...

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Wallenberg Fam Wants Obama Help 

The family of World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg will ask President Barack Obama for help in their quest to find out what happened to the Swedish diplomat who vanished after being arrested by Soviet forces in 1945. Wallenberg's niece, Marie Dupuy, told The Associated...

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Johnson: Women Who Work 

The Labor Day news has been dominated by strikes at fast food restaurants, essays on growing income inequality in the United States and even reports about how increasingly unaffordable higher education is going to make the current generation less likely than their parents to climb...

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Dogwalk Musings: Congress On Syria 12 

Parsing words seems to becoming a required skill for politicians. That Obama is going to seek Congressional approval for military action is good. When his surrogates go to lay out his proposal I hope they hold his feet to the fire. Don't accept parsed rhetoric....

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Library Access Shut For McEuen Work 

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3 access to the upper Coeur d’Alene Public Library/City Hall parking lot will be from the Eighth Street entrance only. According to Project Manager Dennis Grant, demolition work related to the McEuen Park and Front Avenue renovation projects will close the intersection...

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HBO Blogosphere -- 9.3.13 

A boy admires the autographed he received from one of the hydroplane drivers at the Diamond Cup hydroplane races at Silver Beach during the Labor Day weekend, while two oldtimers talk to the driver. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen) Immigration reform/Arch Druid As guv's race turns/The EDge...

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Lava Lamp: 50 Years & Counting 

Call them ’60s relics or hippy home accessories, lava lamps have been casting their dim but groovy light on interiors for half a century, having hit British shelves 50 years ago today. A British company began marketing their original creation as an “exotic conversation piece”...

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UI Coach: 'We Got Our Butts Kicked" 

Derek Thompson threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in North Texas University’s dominating 40-6 victory over Idaho in the season opener for both teams Saturday. Thompson completed 23 of 27 passes and contributed to the Mean Green’s 591 total yards. North Texas running back...

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Symphony In The Park 

Jane Anderson claps as the Coeur d'Alene Symphony plays a tune for her husband's branch of the service during the orchestra's annual Labor Day concert at City Park Monday. (Photo: Duane Rasmussen)

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Bakery That Didn't Serve Gays Shuts 24 

The owners of a Gresham, Ore., bakery who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are shuttering their storefront, reports Oregon's KPTV. But the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa contend they aren't going out of business, just scaling down to operate...

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Herb: Move Hydro Race Up A Week 

On his Bay Views blog, Herb Huseland writes: "If I have one recommendation for next year (for Diamond Cup hydroplane races) it would be to schedule the race the week prior to Labor Day, as their were much more group activities in the private home...

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Kenck: Otter Leads Idaho To Bottom 

Gov. Otter is desperate to make us forget what has happened to Idaho’s schools and Idaho’s economy under his watch. To a crowd at the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the governor declared that Idaho’s economy “is in great shape.” A few days later, this...

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Huckleberries Hears ...  

... That new Trustees Tom Hearn, Dave Eubanks and Christa Hazel have revived a tradition of former trustee Vern Newby re: opening day of school -- handing out apples to teachers to show their appreciation for their work. The gesture comes on the heels of...

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And The Winner Is ... 

On Sunday, winning pilot Jimmy Shane (Graham Trucking) pilots his hydroplane onto the race course with a boat entered from the Middle Eastern country of Qatar, an ally country in the Gulf wars. Shane won the final race of Sunday, running a record second lap...

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 9.3.13

12:04 p.m. Male w/pistol on hip seen in courthouse administration parking lot. 11:59 a.m. White, older Mercedes passing on shoulder on e/b I-90/MP 0 (stateline). 11:57 a.m. Deputy has bicyclist stopping in Hayden Super 1 parking lot, unknown reason. 11:56 a.m. CPD Blue reports nothing...

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HMO: Hydros Deserve Support 17 

HMOffsuite: I find it very curious that so many folks don't like/want the hydros in CDA, have no interest in them and respond "hell no" when asked of their interest level. Let me remind you folks that even if you don't have a personal interest...

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Woody Launches Fund-raising Drive 13 

At the Rustler's Roost, long-time owner Woody McEvers offers a collection receptacle in case a customer wants to contribute to his re-election bid for the Coeur d'Alene City Council. With a week left to file for candidacy, Woody is facing challenges from newcomer Sharon Hebert...

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Risch Tapes Suicide Prevention PSA 

Senator Jim Risch has partnered with the National Association of Broadcasters and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to create a new public service announcement (PSA) aimed at raising awareness about depression and reducing suicide. Broadcasters are encouraged to air the public service announcements...

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Poll: Hydros Don't Excite Most 13 

Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation wasn't too excited about the Diamond Cup hydroplane races. On a scale of 1 to 10, a supermajority of respondents answered "hell no" or "meh" when asked how excited they were about the races. 78 of 214 (36.92%) said "hell no."...

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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.

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