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Hanging out: Whitworth University communication majors Melia Deters, on top, and Skyler Noble take advantage of Monday’s warm weather to study in their hammocks strung between pine trees on campus. “I like being in fellowship with people, and when you’re in hammocks, it makes it even cooler,” Deters said. (Colin Mulvany)

Parting Shot: Hanging Out 

Colin Mulvany snapped this shot of Whitworth University communication majors Melia Deters, on top, and Skyler Noble take advantage of Monday’s warm weather to study in their hammocks strung between pine trees on campus. “I like being in fellowship with people, and when you’re in hammocks, it makes it even cooler,” Deters said.

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Bigger fines for violating Idaho's Open Meeting Law 

Gov. Butch Otter has signed HB 324 into law, sharply increasing fines for violations of the Idaho Open Meeting Law. Fines for regular violations would rise from $50 to $250; fines for knowing violations would rise from $500 to $1,500; and fines for knowing, repeated violations would rise from $500 to $2,500

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Wild Card 4.21.15 

Going to be another gorgeous day in Inland NW. I'm looking foward to chilling out at the INB tonight at the National Geographic Live presentation of Untamed Antarctica.

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Idaho Attorney General's office refutes pastor's claim 14 

Shahram Hadian, the Christian pastor and anti-Islam speaker who’s speaking in Sandpoint this morning, has released a three-page document headed “Concerns Regarding Idaho State Legislature Senate Bill 1067,” the child support enforcement bill that was killed by one vote in a House committee on the final day of this year’s legislative session.

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University of Washington researchers Jay and Maureen Neitz, seen holding testing cards for color perception, have teamed up with a California biotech company for a prospective gene-therapy cure for colorblindness.

A brighter outlook 

SEATTLE – For the more than 10 million Americans with colorblindness, there’s never been a treatment, let alone a cure, for the condition that leaves them unable to distinguish certain hues. Do you know anyone who is color blind?

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Videos add to debate over police 

Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects – lethal or otherwise – are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.

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Northwest Title Loan robbery suspect

Armed man robs Post Falls business 17 

Post Falls police are searching for a shotgun-wielding robber who held up a Northwest Title Loan on Monday. Video of the robbery shows a masked white man dressed in black walk into the office at about 1:20 p.m. at Pleasant View and Riverbend and threaten employees with the gun.

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Taryn Thompson and family

NYT article featuring Taryn appears 

The NYT story featuring Taryn Thompson is out. On FB Taryn says they didn't exactly get it all right. She's a "Mrs." not a single mom who relies on support and she can always depend upon her ex. But she's happy the issue is getting some ink. Have you ever been misrepresented in a newspaper article?

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Ed board approves Ybarra's new ESEA waiver

The state Board of Education, meeting late last week in Moscow, unanimously approved state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s request for a new one-year waiver from requirements of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind law, Idaho Education News reports.

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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.