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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015


As people age, they often are “frozen” in place because the idea of downsizing is overwhelming and unimaginable. Spokane Realtor Kathy Bryant said that’s the biggest mistake seniors can make. How will you know when it's time to downsize?

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Dumb criminal news: sea lion pup abducted

LOS ANGELES –Whoever snatched a seal or sea lion pup from a Los Angeles beach early Sunday should not be fooled by the animal’s cuteness – they could suffer a vicious bite, an animal rescue expert said. Personally, I hope baby sea lion bites the heck out of them.

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Mariners’ Nelson Cruz, right, celebrates with teammate Logan Morrison after hitting three-run home run. (Associated Press)

Seattle beats Texas 11-10 

SEATTLE – Nelson Cruz showed power early on Sunday with two home runs, and patience and resiliency late coming through with the winning hit in the ninth inning after three strikeouts. Confession: I haven't watched an entire M's game since Edgar Martinez played.

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Ybarra's first legislative session

From a brief and sketchy first budget presentation that raised more questions than it answered, to, just a month later, staff work that impressed lawmakers, saved money and kept schools across the state connected to broadband...

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Store employee Kolton Koppa stands before shelves of movies at Video Theater in Coeur d’Alene. Video Theater, which also operates a store in Post Falls, is the only independently owned video rental shop still in operation in the area. (Kathy Plonka)

Got video? 

Remember the olden days when a trip to the video rental store was a weekly adventure? Remember pressing rewind and watch the tape spin back? For some Post Falls and CdA residents, that experience isn't just a memory. What was the first video tape you remember renting?

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Initiative to raise minimum wage gets a thumbs-up 

COEUR d'ALENE - Tim Skubitz said he's the poster child for turning a minimum wage job into a successful career. Skubitz got his first job at a McDonald's restaurant when he was 15 and never left the company. He owns and operates McDonald's franchises in Spokane, Newport, Wash., and Rathdrum

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Slow down already 

My complaints about the horrendous traffic delays on I-90 Friday take a sobering backseat to the knowledge that a young man lost his life not long before I tried to take the Spokane Street exit. How do you deal with being stuck in traffic?

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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.