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FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015

along with her 14-year-old Pug Marley, at her shop, CDA Yarn and Fiber in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Fun run to honor CdA businesswoman

Andrea Rainey was a Coeur d’Alene businesswoman who embraced running and outdoor recreation, helped rescue pugs and made many friends through volunteer work. Even as a rare and aggressive form of cancer took its toll, Rainey was engaged in the running scene. On Saturday, friends will honor her life with the 12 Ks of Christmas.

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Boise rousts homeless camp of 135 15 

Boise Mayor Dave Bieter declared an emergency situation and police on Friday started the process of clearing out a homeless tent camp containing about 135 people. Bieter says the homeless camp near downtown isn't sustainable and there's concern about the health and safety of people living there.

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Media invade killers' townhouse 

A landlord used a crowbar Friday to pry open the door to let the media into the townhouse rented by San Bernardino killers Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook. The media was given all access to the apartment just two days after 14 people were gunned down in San Bernardino, shocking many who were watching it unfold on live TV.

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Kaiser Permanente to buy Group Health 10 

Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative will be acquired by California’s Kaiser Permanente, forming a new region for the giant health-insurance and care provider, which already serves more than 10 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C., officials announced Friday. (Question: Do these mergers ever help the little guy?)

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Flash Back: Templin's Restaurant 

Do you remember the old Templin's restaurant near the intersection of Sherman Avenue & Northwest Boulevard? This is what it looked like when I arrived in Coeur d'Alene from Lewiston in 1984. Duane Hagadone and Jerry Jaeger had taken control of Bob Templin's Western Frontier hospitality business but hadn't changed the restaurant's name yet.

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Poll: Put women in combat spots

In Thursday's Poll, a strong majority of Hucks Nation says combat positions should be open to women. Today's Poll: Are you willing to sacrifice some freedoms to deal with increasing episodes of domestic terrorism & terror attacks?

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A multi-exposure image by Spokane pastor-photographer Craig Goodwin illustrates the sequence of a bald eagle snatching a spawning kokanee this week from the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin/courtesy photo)

AM Headline -- 12.4.15

The daily roundup of links for regional news stories includes: Cop's rape charge affects Spokane PD/KREM 2, 2nd-grader wins holiday card art contest/EOBoise, Otter, 3 other guvs meet with feds in Las Vegas/EOBoise, Simplot agrees to install $42M in pollution controls/EOBoise, Montana predators kill fewer livestock, payments up/Outdoors ...

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Idaho: No. 16 best run state in USA 10 

In "The Best & Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50" by 24/7 Wall Street, Washington ranks No. 9 and Idaho ranks No. 16. North Dakota, Wyoming and Iowa are considered the best run states. New Mexico, Illinois and Mississippi are considered the worst run states.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. The Broncos won 30-24.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Entertaining QB Osweiler in North Idaho 

In a Washington Post story, reporter Kent Babb opens with a meeting among former UI/WSU/pro football coach Dennis Erickson, NFL Hall of Famer John Elway and Coeur d'Alene-born new Denver QB Brock Osweiler -- at Erickson's place (Black Rock?) in North Idaho.

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2 Idaho books to be thankful for 

Chris Carlson/Carlson Chronicles says every Idahoan who cares about this state should read two books: "The Unlikely Candidate" by the late Syd Duncombe and "Defending Idaho's Natural History" by former journalist and nine-term state Rep. Ken Robison. (Question: Have you read a book about Idaho lately?)

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San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan talks to the media near the the site of a mass shooting on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, Calif. One or more gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a Southern California social services center, shooting several people as others locked themselves in their offices, desperately waiting to be rescued by police, witnesses and authorities said. Authorities said the shooting rampage killed multiple people and wounded others. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Attacker pledged allegiance to ISIS 111 

One of the two people involved in the San Bernardino attack that killed 14 people pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State, the clearest indication yet that this was an act of terrorism, according to two law enforcement officials. The officials said Tashfeen...

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Trib: A refuge amid anti-refugee rage 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Trib gives cheers to ... Idaho state Rep. Hy Kloc, D-Boise: "Contrast his thoughtful and heartfelt prose with how state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, used the refugee crisis to pivot into a vicious tirade against what she called an 'Islamic agenda of domination & takeover.'"

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Whooping cough exposure at Lakes MS 

The Coeur d'Alene School District is circulated an email Thursday warning parents of Lakes Magnet Middle School that their children might have been exposed to whooping cough. The Panhandle Health District has confirmed a case of pertussis at Lakes Middle School.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

Parting Shot -- 12.3.15 

Annie Saunders goes through the motions of window washing as water rises over her during a performance in a large aquarium titled Holoscenes, during Miami Art Week in Miami today. The piece, by artist Lars Jan, is meant to convey the issue of climate change and water in the 21st century, and the ability to continue everyday behav

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Simpson, Labrador split on 2 major bills 

Idaho’s two GOP congressmen split their votes on two major pieces bills that passed the House: The highway funding bill, which passed 359-65 today; and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization, known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which passed yesterday on a bipartisan 359-64 vote and replaces the No Child Left Behind act.

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Frank and Hilde Schoonover laugh while recounting stories of their early courtship, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at their North Spokane home. The couple has been married more than 60 years. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Cindy's Love Story: Globe-trotting romance

He bought a ring and put it in his pocket for their next date, but didn’t get around to proposing until Hilde had already boarded the bus headed to her job at a pharmacy. “I ran along the sidewalk trying to propose as she hung out the window. I remember her words – ‘Hurry up and give me the ring!’ So I handed it to her through the window.”

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Peggy Frye, the Victim Witness Unit Coordinator/Dog Handler from the Bonner County Prosecutors Office with Ken, the courtroom comfort dog at the Bonner County Courthouse on Monday, November 23, 2015. Ken was present in the courtroom to give support for a woman giving victim impact statement. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Courthouse dog comforts victims 

Ken, a retriever mix who was trained by Canine Companions for Independence to provide emotional support to victims, witnesses and others in a judicial setting, now is on the job at the Bonner County Courthouse. The 2 1/2YO dog has been preparing for his new role all his life. SReporter Scott Maben provides the story below.

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