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Parting Shot -- 7.6.16

Summer Dance Lab director and instructor, John Passafiume, left, reflected in a large stage mirror, watches some of his "B Level" charges go through choreography on a Whitman College stage in Walla Walla, Wash. The Dance Lab runs through July 30th.

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Hump Day Wild Card -- 7.6.16 14 

I have a friend who said his neighborhood sounded like a battle zone on the 4th of July Monday. But I didn't hear too much out of the ordinary in my 'hood in the Borah Triangle. How did it go in your neighborhood. War zone? Or all quiet on the western front?

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Edit: Poachers worse than wolves 

In a Moscow-Pullman Daily News editorial, Devin Rokyta uses the killing of a den of wolves in North Idaho to illustrate a point. Poachers are killing far more game animals than wolves in the Idaho Panhandle. Yet, Idaho residents tend to hate wolves but turn a blind eye to poachers.

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Cutline Contest -- Time2Vote 

The Cutline Contest today features Indian yoga enthusiasts trying to create a record for the longest human yoga chain with more than 8000 participants, to celebrate the International Yoga Day. Tuesday Winner: gitrdun.

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Cindy: Wrapped around cat's claws 

In her Front Porch column, Cindy writes: "Irony is when you’re writing a column about the joys of cat ownership while your son is yelling, 'Thor, no! Thor, don’t poop there! Oh my gosh, look at all that poop on the rug! What are you, a dog?' Even the sweetest of kitties can sometimes behave like an undomesticated wildcat."

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Video: CdA garbage bin collection

Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor provides latest explanation re: how old Waste Management bins will be collected in city of Coeur d'Alene. This week, you should be setting out all the bins, with trash in them or empty. The Waste Management collection process will take a month. See video above.

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Carlson: Idaho's glass ceiling

In his Carlson Chronicles, Chris Carlson suggests women who would do well as the first female to serve as Idaho governor, including Sen. Shawn Keough and Sandy Patano: "Now that Hillary Clinton is about to shatter the glass ceiling hanging over the White House's Oval Office, one has to ask when is Idaho going to get with the program."

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Blogosphere -- 7.6.16

North Idaho Blog roundup features outdoor photos by Marianne Love/Slight Detour. Also: Email lessons/Randy Stapilus, Weekly planner (update)/On Tap, Make America grate again/Fort Boise, Snake River sockeye get cooler reception/Outdoors, From here to there, and everywhere in between/Grip, Spokane authors and self publishers/Cindy's All Write...

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Hayden man dies in Montana crash

A 48-year-old man from Hayden, Idaho was killed in a rollover crash in southwestern Montana. The Montana Highway Patrol says the man was a passenger in a car that went off Dry Creek Road north of Belgrade at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The man's name was not immediately released.

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Why don't men flush urinals? 17 

Dan Mitchinson, a former Spokane broadcaster who now co-hosts a morning show on Sacramento's KFBK, asks the $64,000 question: "Why don't guys flush urinals?" Dan goes on to say that it's relatively easy to flush the urinals "but most men seem unable, or unwilling, to do this. So my question is why?"

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For whom the booze tolls 

At Boise Weekly, Zach Hagadone & Co sample some of Ernest Hemingway's favorite daiquiris: "Ernest Hemingway didn't invent the daiquiri—that honor goes to an American mining engineer working in Cuba at the end of the 19th century—but he did improve on it." (Describe your favorite daiquiri.)

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Vet gets restaurant boot, Facebooks 26 

"A Facebook post about a veteran being kicked out of a Priest Lake restaurant because of his service dog has sparked outrage all over the internet," reports Taylor Viydo/KREM 2. "The post, written by Scott Yochum, said on the Fourth of July the bartender at Nordman kicked him out because of his service dog, Lucky."

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Griz snatching goat caught on film 

Sumio Harada, a West Glacier, Mont., filmmaker caught dramatic footage of a grizzly bear hunting and killing a kid mountain goat at a mineral lick on the east side of Glacier National Park. You can see the photos and report by Chris Peterson of the Hagadone News Network below.

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Dubya celebrates 70th w/bike ride 

President George W. Bush is celebrating his 70th birthday with wounded warriors and at least two viral social media posts are trending across the World Wide Web today, according to CBSDFW. (Question: How old were you when you last rode a bike?)

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Poll: Agree w/FBI email call, slightly 

In the poll Tuesday, Hucks Nation, by a 4-vote margin, agreed with the FBI decision not to file criminal charges against Democrat Hillary Clinton re: her use of private email servers while she was secretary of state. Today's Poll: Do you think we're winning the war on terrorism?

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In this Oct. 31, 2013, AP file photo, former "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada, right, poses with Carson Daly on NBC's "Today" Halloween show in New York. (AP/Invision file photo by Charles Sykes)

'CHiPs' Estrada sworn in as Idaho reserve cop

The man famous for his many years as a motorcycle cop on the hit '80s TV series "CHiPs" is now a reserve police officer in St. Anthony, Idaho. Mayor Neils Thueson swore Erik Estrada into office on Saturday at City Hall in this town of 3,500 people. Estrada plans to work with the police department in protecting children from internet predators.

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Poop & Run 23 

Facebook Friend Eric Barro tells of his close encounter with a older scofflaw who let one of his two dogs poop on the McEuen Park lawn without picking it up. Eric gave the eye to the guy who simply mouthed an empty promise that he planned to retrieve a doggy bag from the McEuen Dog Park. But never did.

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AM Headlines -- 7.6.17

AM Headlines feature a retired teacher who has dealt with Lyme Disease since 2005, when she was bitten by a tick on a Lake Coeur d'Alene beach. Also: Grieving fam locked inside CdA cemetery/KREM, Senate Judiciary to hear Nye nomination/EOBoise, Grizzly grabs a Glacier goat/Hagadone News Network + more ...

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Labrador opposes NRA-backed gun bill 17 

Already dealing with threats of another Democratic floor protest, Speaker Paul RyanPaul is now facing defections from the right on a GOP gun bill that conservatives complain is unconstitutional, including Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador.

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Wounded robbery suspect caught

An armed robbery suspect who was shot by a bystander last week at the STCU Spokane Valley branch was arrested Tuesday night at a nearby hotel, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Jeremy D. John, 44, is being treated at a local hospital for injuries to his right arm and hip.

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Johnson: 'Careless not criminal' 73 

Marc Johnson/Johnson Post re: FBI decision on Hillary Clinton's emails: "Good Lord it is tough work explaining let alone supporting Hillary Clinton. She may be the living proof of the old political axiom that the worst wounds are self-inflicted. She is the poster child – at least the Democratic poster child -- for secretive, damaging dissembling."

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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.