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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Wild Card/Tuesday -- 6.30.15 

The heat might have us all panting. But my garden is growing gloriously this year. Picked my first zucchini Saturday, the earliest that has happened since I don't know when. I might have picked garden produce early during my two years living on Normal Hill...

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Parting Shot -- 6.30.15 

U.S. keeper Hope Solo watches as a Germany shot goes wide of the net during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday in Montreal, Canada. The US leads 1-0 in the 81st minute. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian...

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Lake City Native Ridnour Traded 4 Times In Week 

First, you should know that Luke Ridnour was born Feb. 13, 1981, in Coeur d'Alene. Then, you should know that he has played 12 years in the NBA for 5 organizations, averaging 9.3 points and 4.5 assists per game. Finally, you should know that he has become the NBA's vagabond, being traded 4 times in a week.

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PM Scanner Traffic -- 6.30.15

Scanner Traffic for Tuesday PM (21 items & counting + AM Scanner Traffic link) includes Post Falls police currently looking for 43YO suicidal woman who has threatened to kill herself by drowning in Spokane River ...

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 13 

Erie Animal Enforcement Officer Rob Culbertson chases two young male turkeys through a public housing neighborhood after the birds wandered near traffic in Erie, Pa., Monday. You write the cutline. (Erie Times-News via AP photo: Andy Colwell) Monday Winner -- JMRusche, with 4 likes: Cowboy...

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Advisory Issued For Avondale Lake

A health advisory was issued today for Avondale Lake by the Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Water samples confirmed the presence of the blue-green algae, which can produce potentially dangerous toxins. People recreating near Avondale Lake are advised…

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Vehicle Owners Jam Post Falls DMV 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts: "Long line at DMV in Post Falls on the last day to renew before tax increase jacks up the fee." Registration and state gas taxes increase Wednesday, to help pay for road and bridge repair.

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Kiko's Grill Opening At McEuen

In the Coeur d'Alene Press, Business Bits columnist Nils Rosdahl reports: "Kiko's Harbor House Grill is scheduled to open July 4 at the newly developed McEuen Park overlooking Lake Coeur d'Alene near the Tubbs Hill west entry. Kiko's will feature an Asian-American cuisine served on a casual open-air patio with seating for 60 under umbrellas.

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How Bad Are Fireworks In Your 'Hood? 16 

Last night, Coeur d'Alene police responded to a neighborhood spat over illegal fireworks in the 1800 block of Lakeside Avenue. In our 'hood so far this year (knock on wood), few neighbors have shot off fireworks so far. How about you? Is your 'hood already of war zone re: neighbors setting off fireworks already? Or not?

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Gay Marriages Are Legal, Now What? 34 

In a two-part series for his blog, Faithful Geek advises Christians how they should react to the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage Friday. He cautions both supporters and opponents of gay marriage to consider their tone in anything they post about the topic. In this part, Faithful Geek says religious opponents should respond with love.

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Blogos: Cindy Wows 'Em In Leavenworth, WA 

In the daily HucksOnline Blogosphere roundup: Cindy wows 'em with 'War Bonds" stories in Leavenworth, WA. Plus: Silent Confederates/Fort Boise, Onion Creek 100th birthday/Bay Views, Celebrate Parks Day July 11/Coeur d'Alene Today, Re-think the direction of your anger/Dogwalk Musings, Berry good storm over the pact/Slight Detour + More.

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Schweitzer To Build Summit Lodge 

This rendition shows the 8,000-square-foot summit lodge that Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to open next year. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort) Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new lodge at the top of its Great Escape Quad lift. Work on the two-story, $3.8 million lodge will...

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DFO: Why Beer, Wine In Parks Now? 

I'm not sure that it's a good idea to open Coeur d'Alene's waterfront parks to beer and wine sales. I'm sure that most who will partake of the offerings at McEuen Park and (for Sunday free concerts) at City Park will be orderly. But I'm not sure all will be. Especially on the 4th of July. Thoughts?

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Concealed Gun Permit To Change 

Effective (Wednesday) Idaho’s concealed weapons permit laws have been changed and, as such, the State has updated the (concealed weapons permit) license application form. Anyone applying for a concealed weapons permit after (today) will need to use the updated application form.

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California Bolsters Vaccination law

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed a strict new vaccination law, eliminating exemptions for people citing personal beliefs. The move follows an at-times fierce debate over mandatory vaccinations and parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, in California and around the country. Question: Should Idaho follow suit?

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Middle Schoolers Form Book Club 13 

Middle school members of a new book club got fired up about "Cinder." The youngsters read the book during the first month of the new club organized by the Hayden Community Library Network and Coeur d'Alene school district. Question: What book are you currently reading?

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Do You Want Heroin w/Your Burger? 18 

Alert officers on the Post Falls Police Department swing shift arrested a female passenger in a vehicle parked at Walmart East after they noticed her burger had an added ingredient beyond pickles, lettuce and onions ...

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NIC To Charge For 4th Parking 12 

For the first time, patrons parking on the North Idaho College campus while enjoying Fourth of July activities will be assessed a parking fee. Parking on the college campus for major events has always been free, but this year there will be a parking fee…

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AM: Loose Moose Laps Track

In today's AM Headlines launches with photo of yearling moose working out at North Central High School track in Spokane. Plus: Campfire, smoking ban announced/Press, WW2 vet Kiel picked to lead Heroes Parade/Press, Vehicle knocks Ironman pro out of CdA race/KREM2, Panhandle lakes stocked with trout for holiday/Outdoors + more ...

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Countless 18 

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie becomes the latest to throw his hat in the ring for the GOPresidential nomination race, The Bard of Sherman Avenue provides a rhyme to commemorate the growing number of Republican candidates ...

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Poll: Plurality Optimistic Re: Future 

In the Huckleberries Online poll Monday, A plurality of Hucks Nation was "elated" or "cautiously optimistic" about the future of this country as a result of 2 Supreme Court rulings last week -- in favor of Obamacare and gay marriage. Today's Poll: Should local governments in Kootenai County ban fireworks, as a fire prevention measure this year?

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Arrest Made In Suspicious Death

Kootenai County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 47-year-old Hauser Lake man in connection with the suspicious death of Kelly Sallee earlier this month. On Thursday, Detectives arrested Patrick Neil McGhee on a Kootenai County warrant. McGhee waived extradition, and he is currently being held at...

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Sheriff: Extremists Breeding Danger 11 

The political rhetoric from the far right is breeding homegrown dangers, and local police agencies are no more militarized than they’ve ever been. Those were the two main points from a speech Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich gave Monday night, which was hosted by the…

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Cruz Hopes To Ride Backlash To Top 19 

Sen. Ted Cruz is hoping to ride the conservative backlash on gay marriage to the front of the Republican presidential pack. The Texas Republican has hit the Supreme Court with repeated rhetorical barbs in the wake of its ruling Friday that allowed for same-sex marriage…

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