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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016

John Beacham speaks with the Press, Friday, about water reclamation facility upgrades including two flow equalization tanks, a solids storage hopper and a biofilter, seen left, to control odor. (Loren Benoit/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)

$14.75M project to clean river, cut stink 

Odor control, along with improved treatment of the wastewater that's discharged to the Spokane River, is part of the $14.75 million project at the wastewater facility along Seltice Way that is slated to be completed by the end of the year. Brian Walker/Coeur d'Alene Press reports on the story below.

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Sushi I to open at Riverstone 

In his Business Bits column, Nils Rosdahl of the Coeur d'Alene Press, opens by telling of 3 chefs with considerable experience opening a sushi restaurant in Riverstone. Sushi isn't my cup of tea. But it could be yours.

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Chief Antelope looks on lake again 

Chief Morris Antelope, a leader of the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe at the turn of the 20th Century, is in the spotlight today, as well as the featured item in my Sunday Huckleberries column. A statue to Chief Antelope will be dedicated today by the city of Coeur d'Alene and the tribe.

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Weekend Wild Card -- 7.16-17.16 48 

My conversion from Waste Management service to that offered by Coeur d'Alene Garbage is complete. Waste Management picked up their garbage bins this week, ending speculation in my neighborhood about the delay in doing so. How about you? Are you still rolling out the Waste Management bins, hoping someone will collect them?

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016

Parting Shot -- 7.15.16 

A Anchorwoman cries asking for her son as she walk near the scene of an attack after a truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France, Friday.

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TGIF Wild Card -- 7.15.16 

I was thinking this week that it has been awhile since I had trouble with my garage door. I didn't say anything out loud about it. Just thinking. You know where this is going. Mrs O called during work yesterday to say the garage door wouldn't open. Which prompted a call to my brother-in-law who knows something about a lot of things. Broken spring.

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Turkish military stages coup 

The Turkish military has taken over the government and imposed martial law, according to an announcement read by an anchor on state broadcaster TRT. The statement was made on behalf of the "Peace in the Nation" council, the announcer said.

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Survey: Idaho love of jobs #1 

Here's a survey that flies in the face of a lot of other surveys that show Idaho ranking low in job pay, education funding, etc. In their annual Job Joy 2016 survey, Monster and Brandwatch concluded from analyzing 2 million tweets that Idaho was the No. 1 state with love for their jobs.

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A young splash participant waits for the big bird’s arrival at last year’s Cecil’s Summer Splash. (North Idaho College Press Room photo)

NIC to raffle off 5 $1,000 scholarships

Five $1,000 scholarships ($5,000 total) will be raffled off at the North Idaho College Cecil’s Summer Splash Thursday, July 21. NIC’s premier summer beach party will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on NIC’s beach. The first 300 guests will receive free barbecue and everyone will have the chance to try out NIC’s beach equipment.

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Arthur J Harp (Kootenai County Sheriff's Office booking photo)

Male flees liquor store, female hurt

Arthur J. Harp, a man wanted on felony warrants in Idaho and Washington, eluded officers and remains on the loose after fleeing the State Line Liquor Store in a car this morning. A female with Harp either was pushed or jumped from the vehicle as it left the parking lot and was knocked unconscious. She is now in stable condition.

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Cast members Matt Wolfe, left and Kasey Davis rehearse during Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre’s production of "Music Man," at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene on Monday, July 11, 2016. (Kathy Plonka, SR photo)

SR gives 'Music Man' 2 thumbs up 

In a review for The Spokesman-Review, Caroline Lamberson gives two thumbs up to the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre's production of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." She said the Coeur d'Alene Matt Wolfe, as fast-speaking charmer Professor Harold Hill nails his role as do the rest of the Coeur d'Alene thespians.

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Summer Theatre unveils list of 2017 shows

It's that time of the year when the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre unveils its shows for the following season. The Summer Theatre, under the guidance of Jadd Davis, is now doing three shows per summer at the Kroc Center. Next year's shows? "Chitty Chitty Bang Band," "South Pacific" and "Million Dollar Quartet."

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Chris Guggemos from GoFundMe site.

Lake City's Music Man fights cancer 

Chris Guggemos, of Handshake Productions, has provided free summer music in the Coeur d'Alene area for the last 25 years, including the City Park concerts on Sunday afternoon. A fund-raising concert for Chris, featuring western singer Kelly Hughes, will take place Sunday, July 24, at Coeur d'Alene's City Park. Chris also has a GoFundMe.

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It's official: Trump picks Pence 13 

Donald J. Trump named Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as his running mate on Friday, adding to the Republican ticket a traditional conservative who boasts strong credentials with the Christian right, and bringing an end to a vice-presidential selection process that seemed at risk of spinning out of control.

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AM Scanner Traffic -- 7.15.16

Scanner Traffic for Friday AM (26 items & counting) includes 30ish female unconscious but breathing after being thrown from or falling from black Toyota Camri with Kootenai County plates at the state liquor store at State Line. Manhunt under way near State Line for driver of Camri ...

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AM Headlines -- 7.15.16

AM Headlines today features Post Falls PD, tongues firmly cheeked, declaring grounds clear of Pokémon Go creatures after catching something that looks like a turtle. Also: Post Falls family discovers decapitated pet ducks/KREM, EWU student describes horror of Nice, France attack/KHQ, Coeur d'Alene FD debuts fire boat (video)/KHQ ...

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Quotable Quote

"It's getting down right tiring, isn't it? The shootings, the deaths, the prayers that aren't answered and the political rhetoric. The conversations that come full circle with no solutions and the idea that one side of the political aisle is right, while the other is wrong. It's just so down right tiring" -- Dan Mitchinson.

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Few appeal new valuations, but ... 12 

First, the good news. Your property valuation in Kootenai County probably has gone up in the face of a hot real estate market. In fact, the number appealing their valuations is the lowest in at least 15 years. The bad news? Property taxes will go up on many properties as a result of "wise" legislators capping the homeowners exemption at $100,000.

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This image from the Cape Horn fire investigation report shows the camp site of Lisa Gibson and Kim Cannon on Lake Pend Oreille. It also shows where the wildfire began just next to where the women were camping and where Gibson fired two signal flares a few hours before the fire took off and race up the steep slopes, eventually destroying nine homes. (Idaho Department of Lands)

2015 Cape Horn fire cause inconclusive

SReporter Scott Maben reports: Idaho state investigators said Friday they haven’t determined exactly how last summer’s Cape Horn fire near Bayview started, even though a woman camping near the fire’s origin had fired two marine flares earlier in the day, with one “dud” landing in a rocky area near the camp, where the fire started.

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Press: We're all racists 

In a recent editorial, Editor Mike Patrick of the Coeur d'Alene Press comments that the first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have one. The American problem? We're all racists, the editorial says. White America has no idea what it's like to live as a minority member in the American culture.

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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.

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