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Gun group to protest actor's Idaho visit 20 

Greg Pruett of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance said his organization will protest the July 20 visit to Meridian of actor Matt Damon. In a press release, Pruett said: "Idahoans don’t take kindly to those who would strip us of our protected rights.” Damon advocates for an Australia-like gun confiscation program for the US, the press release said.

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Poll: Not winning war on terror

Overwhelmingly, in the Tuesday poll, Hucks Nation said the USA isn't winning the international war on terror. Today's Poll: Should the city of Coeur d'Alene sell 2 acres of Blackwell Island waterfront to help finance a City Hall upgrade?

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Eatery boots veteran w/service dog 

In his finished story, Taylor Viydo/KREM 2 reports how disabled veteran Scott Yochum and his service dog, Lady, were kicked out of a Priest Lake restaurant on the 4th of July. Ben Votava, the bar tender and owner of the establishment, apologizes and and says that his miscommunication was inappropriate.

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City may sell Blackwell Island land 28 

The city of Coeur d'Alene may sell almost 2 acres it owns on Blackwell Island to help finance a $1.65M remodling project at City Hall. If the land is sold, it is expected to generation between $225,000 to $250,000 for the remodel. However, opposition has arisen from those who consider any public water access to have lasting value.

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The Young family looks over City Beach and Lake Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday afternoon as people swim without the supervision of lifeguards. The city of Coeur d’Alene will not employ lifeguards to watch over the beach this summer. (Jake Parrish/Coeur d'Alene Press photo)

Lake City Beach goers miss lifeguards 

City Beach goes are concerned that there are no lifeguards on duty this summer at the popular recreation area. As we've discussed here before, the city has had trouble finding enough lifeguards, as well as finding those who are acceptable applicants. Now, the city advises recreationalists to swim at there own risk.

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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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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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