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THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016

Body of snowmobiler found in Idaho mountains

Authorities say an east-central Idaho snowmobiler has been found dead in a mountainous area northwest of Salmon. The Lemhi County Sheriff’s Office tells the Post Register in a story on Wednesday that deputies and rescue teams found the body of 58-year-old Michael Mogard of Salmon on Saturday.

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More snow due for Inland NW

The parade of winter storms crossing the Inland Northwest shows no sign of letting up with snow expected Thursday night and again over the New Year’s holiday. Light snow is expected at lower elevations, but mountain areas could see 4 to 8 inches as the next storm appears as early as Wednesday at higher elevations and along the Canadian border.

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Auto burglaries reported in Post Falls 

Post Falls Police are investigating a rash of auto burglaries that occurred late Sunday night or early Monday morning in the same vicinity in the north part of the city. At least eight vehicles north of Poleline Avenue and east of Idaho were targeted between 11 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. on Monday. Do you always remember to lock your car? CH

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GOP plans swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place 83 

The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will be a vote in Congress to begin tearing down Obamacare. But the euphoria of finally acting on a long-sought goal will quickly give way to the reality that Republicans – and President-elect Donald Trump – have no agreement thus far on how to replace coverage...

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One-eyed girl and cat

One-eyed girl, one-eyed cat find each other 

Mikayla McSheehy,13, was born with a defective eye. So when she found Ernie the one-eyed cat on Panhandle Animal Shelter's interactive Home-to-Home Animal Adoption website, she felt an immediate sense of kinship with him. Obviously, this is my favorite story of the day! We adopted both our cats from a shelter. How did you get your pet/s? CH

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Vials of evidence in a sexual assault case are labeled and sorted in this  2015 file photo. (Pat Sullivan / Associated Press)

Nearly half of Idaho’s rape kits not sent to lab 

A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested. Officials say that’s largely because the cases were no longer being investigated or the agency determined no crime had been committed.

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016

Hayden Chamber’s last air show debt settled 

The last outstanding debt from the Hayden Chamber of Commerce’s failed 2004 air show has finally been settled. “We’re pleased to be able to close this chapter in the chamber’s history,” said the organization’s executive director, Erna Rhinehart, in a message to The Press. Don't remember much about his event. Or non-event. Do you? CH

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Wednesday Wild Card 12.28.16 

Our North Spokane street got plowed for the first time Monday night. Tuesday morning my husband and son were out shoveling bright and early. My son came in glowing-- from the exercise and from goodwill. It seems a couple guys about his age joined him for the last stretch after Derek left for work and then went on to help our neighbors.

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Confession: I've never ordered anything from Amazon 16 

Amazon reports its best holiday sales to date. Coincidentally, I received my very first Amazon gift card. I've got my eye on a couple Cd's and my sons are going to talk me through the ordering process. Or. I could just have them do it for me. That's how I get their father's gifts. He tells me what he wants and one of the kids orders it.

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Trump disputes his own tweet 10 

Donald Trump now says the White House transition is going “smoothly” after complaining earlier about some of President Barack Obama’s “statements and roadblocks.” Earlier Wednesday, Trump wrote on Twitter: “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!

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In this Oct. 18, 1978 file photo author Richard Adams poses for a photograph. The daughter of British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book "Watership Down" became a classic of children's literature, says her father has died at age 96. Juliet Johnson told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 that Adams died on Christmas Eve. (AP)

RIP Richard Adams 

British author Richard Adams, whose 1972 book “Watership Down” became a classic of children’s literature, has died, according to his daughter. He was 96. Confession: I've never read "Watership Down." Have you?

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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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