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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

Weekend Wild Card -- 7.23-24. 16 

I'm facing another weekend of fence-building with my neighbor. Once we get the back fence built, I have one last honey-do item on the agenda and then it's kick back time for the rest of the summer. One of these years, I'll have to take the whole summer off, to see what that's like in our viewtiful city by the lake.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 7.22.16 

For all the long faces, including mine, re: the quality of nominees at the top of the presidential tickets for the Republicans and Democrats, I can't wait for the debates. They are going to be barn burners. Mano y mano. Trump versus Clinton. No holds barred. First, however, I'm looking forward to watching the DNC next week.

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Rathdrum McDonald’s owners Tim and Terri Skubitz presented Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer with a check for $3,006.43 from the July 16 event. (Photo courtesy of city of Coeur d'Alene)

Event raises $3,000 for Sgt Moore memorial 

A fundraiser at the Rathdrum McDonald’s netted more than $3,000 for a Coeur d’Alene memorial honoring Sgt. Greg Moore and fallen officers nationwide. Rathdrum McDonald’s owners Tim and Terri Skubitz presented Coeur d’Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer with a check for $3,006.43 from the July 16 event.

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Memorial set for Post Falls grid coach

A memorial service will be held for football coach Jeff Hinz at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the Post Falls High football field -- Friday Night Lights style. Afterward, a celebration of life will take place at the Greyhound Park Events Center. Coach Hinz died this week after a three-year battle with cancer.

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The Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe Facebook offers photos of the crossing of Lake Coeur d'Alene by tribal members in canoes today. The caption reads: "Safely out of the water after a long day's paddle from Camp Larson. Great way to kick off Julyamsh weekend and great job to everyone who made the journey!" Julyamsh begins tonight and runs through Sunday at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

Blogosphere -- 7.22.16 

North Idaho blog roundup: This is surely one sweet hunt/7 Blog, Brett, tart American summer/On Tap, One down, 1 to go/Dogwalk Musings, Down the Trump escalator/Fort Boise, Thank you, Mark Cuban/Slight Detour, What MADE America great/Bay Views, Magic, make-believe & me/Cindy's All Write, We love the parity of minor league baseball/Grip ...

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Quotable Quote

In Clark Fork, River Journal Publisher Trish Gannon says today via Facebook: "I think people who get in trouble should have to sand drywall as a punishment." She goes on to explain why. I haven't sanded drywall. But I have dug out 2 feet of concrete for fence posts. (Q: What is the nastiest job that you have done in the last year?)

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Breaking! No charges in Nault death 

No criminal charges will be filed against anyone in the July 21, 2015, death on Lake Coeur d'Alene of Coeur d'Alene High athlete Reggie Nault, according to Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas: "I have determined that no criminal act can be shown to be a direct cause of Mr. Nault's death."

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Post Falls' Freezia brings a whole new flavor to ice cream. (Carrie Scozzaro/Inlander)

Post Falls shop offers rolled ice cream 

Owner Shawn Carr of Freezia offers a new kind of ice cream at his shop in Post Falls. Carr has discovered rolled ice cream, which originated in Thailand and debuted in places like New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Philadelphia in recent years. Carrie Scozzaro/Inlander tells you all about it below.

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8 dead in Munich mall shootings 31 

At least one gunman opened fire near a shopping mall in Munich just before 6 p.m. on Friday, killing eight people and wounding scores of others in an assault that the German police said they were treating as a suspected terrorist attack. The police said that they were searching for as many as three suspects armed with “long guns.”

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Julyamsh starts at 6:30 p.m. today 

Julyamsh will return to the Inland Northwest after a two-year hiatus this evening. Events begin at 6:30 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. As many as 800 dancers and 60 drum groups have taken part in Julyamsh, representing U.S. tribes and Canadian bands from across the continent. See schedule of events below.

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Searcher: Ivanka sounded like a Dem 22 

In a comment, Searcher said: "Ivanka sounded more like a Democrat. Imagine Republicans supporting women the way she laid it out. ... Most don't even believe there is a wage gap or discriminatory practices let alone have any desire to fix them." (Question: Which one of the Trump kids did you like best?)

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Quiet but not inactive 

Randy Stapilus comments: "Six months ago, and six months from now, the Idaho Legislature was and will get getting into gear, reviewing budgets and rule and bill proposals. And while that will look like the busy season, a lot of what they do actually has its origins in work being done now, in the quiet time, in the middle of summer."

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UI to offer Pokemon Go class 

The University of Idaho says it will offer a new class this fall using "Pokemon Go" to teach students about leading active lifestyles, teamwork and exploring their communities. The school on Friday says the physical activity class called Pop Culture Games is listed in the 2016 fall schedule and will earn course credits. (Q: Would you attend?)

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AM: Missing Reggie one year later 

AM Headlines today begins with poignant look a family still trying to make sense of the death of 16YO Reggie Nault on Lake Coeur d'Alene a year ago. The Coeur d'Alene Press provides the report. Also: Hayden streets to close for Saturday parade/Press, Hastings to close all stores, including Lake City one/Press + more ...

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Separated at birth? 

Izzit just me or does Tony Stewart, a founding member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, look something like Bernie Sanders? (Click on link & see photo comparison)

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Poll: We bought a book 

In Thursday's poll, the last thing a plurality of Hucks Nation bought from Coeur d'Alene Hastings (which is poised to shut as part of a company bankruptcy/liquidation sale nationawide this fall)? Today's Poll: In terms of baseball, what kind of hit did Donald Trump get for his RNC speech last night?

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Idaho gun group protests actor's visit 

Idaho gun rights activists protested the appearance of Hollywood actor Matt Damon here Wednesday, shortly before a premiere of "Jason Bourne," Damon’s latest motion picture, according to the Idaho Press Tribune. The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance doesn't like a statement Damon made recently in Australia about gun rights.

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Kelly Hughes to play at Cty Park benefit event

Country western singer Kelly Hughes and his band will be the featured attraction at a benefit concert for Chris Guggemos of Handshake Productions from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Coeur d'Alene's City Park. Guggemos, who has brought the Coeur d'Alene area 25 years of free summer concerts at 4 locations is fighting cancer.

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Trib: Jeers to Treasurer Crane 

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to ... Idaho state Treasurer Ron Crane. Crane, as you may recall, got carried away during the nomination roll call of states by saying Idaho pledges allegiance to the Republican Party (which isn't that far from the truth for many Idahoans).

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Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump takes GOP mantle 30 

New York Times: "Donald John Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday night with an unusually vehement appeal to Americans who feel that their country is spiraling out of control and yearn for a leader who will take aggressive, even extreme, actions to protect them." (Q: What did you think of Trump's speech?)

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