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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016

Rare Earth singer to perform in CdA

Peter Rivera, the former lead singer of the popular 1970s band, Rare Earth, will perform with Spokane-based The Step Brothers in downtown Coeur d'Alene Friday evening. Rivera, whose children graduated from Coeur d'Alene High, will be making a rare appearance when he performs for 1st Friday Funk.

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Truck hits 2 Litehouse workers, kills 1 

Two employees of Litehouse Foods near Sandpoint were struck by a pickup truck while on a lunchtime walk Thursday. One was killed and one was critically injured, the Idaho State Police said. The workers were walking along McGhee Road just north of the Litehouse headquarters...

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Volunteer Ellie Labrucherie, 8, and her mother Amanda, left, wipe down seats in the Spokane Arena Thursday, June 30, 2016. Volunteers from local Jehovah's Witness congregations will scrub and scrape around every seat and walkway of the Spokane Arena before their three-day convention. Church officials say that the church likes to leave their meeting spaces in better condition than when they arrived. More than 50 JW congregations will assemble for a three-day meeting July 1-3 at the Arena, a group estimated to be 6200 people. The evangelical group also invites everyone who would like to know more about their beliefs to attend also. There will be two sessions, morning and afternoon, each day. (Jesse Tinsley/SR photo)

Jehovah's Witnesses gather in Spokane 

With a big Jehovah's Witnesses convention coming to Spokane, SR online developer Dan Gayle was asked by the SR to discuss his faith. Gayle admits in his comments that he was reluctant to step forward because "a vocal minority of crackpot religionists ... decry us as the mouthpiece of the beast." What is your view of Jehovah's Witnesses?

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Permitless carry takes effect today 16 

Buckle your seatbelt, my Huckleberry friend, permitless carry is now the law of Idaho, in time for the Fourth of July celebration in Coeur d'Alene. For the first time, everyone over 21, who are not otherwise disqualified, can carry a concealed weapon without a permit. (Question: How will the new law impact Idaho?)

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Progressive PAC forms in Lake City 

Don't look now, but a progressive PAC is forming in Coeur d'Alene, with a goal of bringing balance back to local politics. Coeur d'Alene brothers Dan and Sherm Hanks are the brain trust of the new Freedom PAC. That name, of course, will make the Liberty wing of the Republican Party go nuts.

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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.