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April Fools: CdA, Post Falls merge

The front-page photo of the Coeur d'Alene Press today features the
The front-page photo of the Coeur d'Alene Press today features the "new" highway sign introducing travelers to the new municipality of "Post d'Alene." (Coeur d'Alene Press illustration)

Weary of taxpayer whining, officials from Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene merged their cities last night in a special meeting that will lead to more conservative spending and big refunds for citizens. Post d’Alene was born. The merger, which became effective immediately, had been discussed secretly for at least two weeks, The Press has learned. The first sign on I-90 welcoming visitors from the west was erected late last night. “While there will be some sacrifice, like, in terms of individual cities’ pride and identity, this merger is actually pretty awesome, dude,” said Woody Thoreson, a member of the Post d’Alene City Council/April Fuhl, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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