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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015


Time Warner/Comcast merger off 

Comcast has scrapped plans to merge with Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion deal that would have combined the country’s two largest cable and broadband providers, according to a Bloomberg report Thursday.

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Wild Card 4.23.15 

Happy Thursday, or as I call it Friday Eve! I'm looking forward to seeing Guys and Dolls tonight at the INB. It's one of my favorite musicals. The last time I saw it was at Lake City Playhouse. They did a phenomenal job, but I'm looking forward to a performance by the Best of Broadway cast.

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U of I student critical after bike crash

MOSCOW — A University of Idaho student from Post Falls is in critical condition this morning after a bicycle accident on the Moscow campus on Wednesday. Jayson Coic, 20, a junior, is being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after being airlifted from Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

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School defuses prom proposal 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A La Center High senior was suspended from school Wednesday for strapping a fake bomb around his waist in a stunt to ask a girl to prom. Any memorable prom moments you'd like to share?

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Polaris acquires Timbersled, a Sandpoint company 

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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 Drivers these days can get turn-by-turn directions and traffic updates from their smartphones, some have portable GPS devices like this Garmin StreetPilot c550, and some spring for a navigational system built into the dashboard of the vehicle.  (Associated Press)

Front Porch: GPS: Going Places Slowly? 

In which a long road trip becomes much, much longer, and we don't turn left at Canada. 'Brow furrowed I flipped the map sideways, then upside down. “I think we turn left at Canada,” I announced. “Or maybe right.” Since we were on our way to Disneyland and were just outside of Bend, Oregon, my husband was not amused. “Gimme the map,” he said.'

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Family injured in DUI crash sues Corner Bar  

Attorneys have filed a lawsuit against a Coeur d'Alene bar they claim over-served a man who crashed his truck into a house in 2013, seriously injuring three people. The Corner Bar and its owners, Jack and Diane Mannschreck, are the defendants named in the suit filed April 20 on behalf of Sherri Bloom, Jeffrey Groat and Bloom's daughter, who was 10 at the time of the crash.

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White House: Americans held by, working with al-Qaida killed

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes “full responsibility” for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida. He defended the legality of the January drone strike against an al-Qaida compound and said there had been no information suggesting the hostages were at that location.

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Hayden company contracts drone service to farmers

WILDER, Idaho – It looked like a hawk circling Bitner Vineyards on Wednesday evening, but the low buzzing sound gave it away as something more mechanical. The mechanical creature created by Empire Unmanned, which is headquartered in Hayden, became the first commercial legal drone flown for agricultural purposes in the Treasure Valley

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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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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.

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