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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2015

Sun Belt to decide on UI, NMS 

Idaho has never been quite "at home" in the Sun Belt Conference -- geographically speaking at least. Now, it seems, the Vandals could be without a football home altogether pending a review from SBC commissioner Karl Benson. Idaho and New Mexico State, the only football-only schools in the Sun Belt.

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Whitworth women’s soccer team members posted this photo online. The university removed it Tuesday.

Whitworth apologizes for blackface photo 42 

A day after a social media post depicting soccer players wearing blackface at an informal event, Whitworth suspended the 5 players shown in the photograph. University officials said Tuesday that they met with all 5 players, whom they declined to name, and said the players said they were not aware of the racist implications of the use of blackface.

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Contractor Kibbie landed sweet deal 

The deal William H. Kibbie cut with the UIdaho 40 years ago has to rate as one of the best in the annals of naming rights arrangements. For Kibbie, that is. Since 1975, the name of the late Utah construction executive - he died in a 1988 automobile accident - has been affixed to the UI's covered stadium. Kibbie donated $300K for project.

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City of Coeur d’Alene Parks Department workers Toby Council, left, and Jarrod O’Dell install solar-powered lights on the edges of a new handicap-accessible boardwalk at the city beach near Independence Point Monday during their shift. (Shawn Gust / Coeur d'Alene Press)

City Beach has wheelchair access

At City Beach, the city of Coeur d'Alene has intalled a portable, lighted, L-shaped wheelchair pathway that stretches 60 feet down toward the water from the sidewalk and runs for 80 feet along the shoreline. "The freedom that gives is just enormous," said Virgil Edwards, Disability Action Center's independent living trainer.

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Edinger seeks another term 11 

Coeur d'Alene City Councilman Ron Edinger announced Tuesday he is seeking another term. Edinger was first elected to the city council in 1968, serving until he was elected mayor in November 1973. He was mayor through 1978. He was again elected to the city council in 1980, and has continued since then. (Question: Is Edinger unbeatable?)

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Idaho yanks center's bingo license

The Idaho Lottery Commission revoked the Post Falls Senior Center's charitable bingo license last month due to an alleged violation of record-keeping laws over a five-year period. The Idaho Lottery Commission, which regulates charitable gaming in the state, issued a revocation order effective Aug. 1.

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2015





Teens face jail for private "sexts" 10 

Fayetteville, North Carolina, cops have charged 17-year-old Cormega Copening with sexual exploitation of a minor—his girlfriend, who is the same age—because the couple sent each other nude photos of themselves during their relationship.

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Oil sheen on St. Joe closes down boating access

An oil sheen on 1.5 miles of the St. Joe River is restricting boating traffic at the Aqua Park beach and boat launch in St. Maries. “As a precaution, we are asking people to avoid the area,” said St. Maries Fire Chief Larry Naccarato. “Please avoid any contact with nearby water.” The oil sheen was report Monday morning. The boat launch and park have been shut down until further notice.

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Miley Cyrus’ VMA flash little cause for shock  14 

Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus’ flash barely caused a shrug. Cyrus’ exposure came near the end of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. She peeked her head out from behind a black curtain that covered up all but her head, then the curtain slipped to briefly reveal a bare breast.

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Officer shooting prompts manhunt in Illinois  21 

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.

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European settlers renamed many Washington mountains, too 

If President Barack Obama starts a trend to change the name of a mountain back to the one used by a region’s original inhabitants, there’s plenty of possibilities in Washington state. European late-comers to the Northwest made it a habit of sticking new names on many of the state’s peaks, from Mount Spokane to Mount Rainier.

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RIP Wayne Dyer 

LOS ANGELES – Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, “Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life,” has died at age 75.

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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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