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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

Greensferry Construction

Parting Shot: Grab a girder

On Facebook Kerri Thoreson posts this picture of the first of seven girders were placed overnight at the Greensferry overpass. She warns: "Tonight the westbound lanes of I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday morning while more girders are placed on the north side of the overpass.

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Wednesday Wild Card 4.22.15 

If it's Wednesday, it must be time to bottle wine. I'm going to nip out for a bit this morning and help the folks at Barrister Winery in downtown Spokane put wine into bottles. It's called RESEARCH. I love my job.

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Rusche calls for special session 

House Minority Leader John Rusche is calling on Gov. Butch Otter to call lawmakers back to Boise to fix “the self-inflicted problem of child support enforcement caused by the House killing S1067.” On a scale of 1-10, how likely do you think a special session is?

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Remember to wash after petting those cute chicks.

Brooder box fire damages home

HAYDEN — Fire officials believe a blaze Wednesday that left a home uninhabitable started on the back deck in a brooder box for baby chicks. Tyler Drechsel, fire inspector for Northern Lakes Fire Protection District, said it was likely a heat lamp in the box that ignited the fire at 11000 N. Ramsey Road.

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What good is 'Raising Awareness'? 

This Atlantic article tackles the subject of Internet memes and other campaigns designed to raise awareness of cetain disease. So what good does "raising awareness" actually do? The Atlantic says: Just being educated about diseases isn't enough to make people healthier.

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Tom Waits

What are you listening to? 20 

What album do you never get tired of? My 20-year-old son introduced me to Tom Waits last summer. He recently bought "Closing Time." I have listened to it at LEAST 3 times a week since them. Not one bad song.

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Idaho's history of religious fear  

Fear and discrimination against different religious groups has a long history in Idaho, reports Ryan Struyk of the Associated Press, from hostility toward Mormon settlers dating back to the first days of Idaho Territory in the late 1800s, to resistance to Catholic immigrants, including Basques, in the 1920s.

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Judge ok's NFL concussion deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. The NFL expects 6,000 of nearly 20,000 retired players to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or moderate dementia someday.

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Sims: Sovereignty key reason to hold child-support bill 44 

Rep Kathy Sims penned this op-ed in the CdA Press, in which she quotes Lynn Luker. Senate Bill S1067 is basically a 31-page document which has caused great concern among many Idaho Representatives as well as our constituents. This is an international treaty and Idaho will be held to international law and its consequences.

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Bills that didn't pass

With the dust still settling from this year’s legislative session, here are some bills that made news, but didn’t become law, which may be a surprise to some: SB 1102, requiring a physician who performs a surgical abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the procedure, died in committee in the Senate.

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Tribal police serach for missing elder

Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police are asking the public’s help in finding an elderly man who has been missing since early this month. Noel Edward Campbell, 80, was last seen at the Gateway Café in Plummer around April 2 and was reported missing April 16.

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Idaho beer news 

Idaho now has map to lead folks to all the state's craft beer breweries. Idaho has gone from 34 craft beer breweries in 2013 to 51 now, with six more scheduled to open this year, according to the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Do you have a favorite beer?

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Winton Brick courtesy photo

Brick by brick

Supporters of Winton Elementary in Coeur d'Alene have a chance to forge a permanent connection with the school. The original bricks that formed the front of the school building erected in 1925 at 920 W. LaCrosse Ave. will have a second life in a new school facility slated to open on the site this fall.

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Veteran's grave

Thieves steal from vet's grave 

SPRAGUE, Wash. -- The family of a soldier from Sprague, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2014 and buried at Riverside Memorial Park, visited his grave site in Spokane Monday and noticed some items were missing from his tombstone.

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Dalton deer relocation program

Eight does and two bucks are now part of the Hayden deer relocation program. DALTON GARDENS - The city of Dalton Gardens had 10 deer safely removed from the city in its first trapping and relocation season. The city's goal was to remove 25, but that was only if the work could start in early December.

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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.