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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016

A westbound train carrying crude oil toward the coast passes through downtown Spokane Monday, July 18, 2016. (Jesse Tinsley)

Spokane vulnerable to oil train derailment 12 

It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out the disaster that might occur if an oil train derailed in downtown Spokane. Such a scenario would send burning oil tankers from raised tracks onto buildings below. Spokane residents and businesses are nervous as plans are being made to increase the number of oil trains going through town.

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Letter: In praise of millennials

In a letter to the Coeur d'Alene Press, Sasha Fisher of Coeur d'Alene defends today's millennials: "Millennials are often unfairly described as being the generation of self-entitled, narcissistic, basement dwelling, video gaming college students who still live with their parents. I would like to respectfully debunk that stereotype with some facts."

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Medicaid gap panel meets for 1st time 

The Legislature’s joint working group on Idaho’s health coverage gap has convened its first meeting this morning. Co-Chairman Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, talked about “the resistance that we’re having among members” in the House. Loertscher says some legislators simply don't understand what is being proposed.

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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.