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Midwest heat

Temperatures in the Midwest are climbing into the mid to upper 90’s this week with heat advisories and warnings in 17 states, from Texas to Michigan.

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Joint memorial service

A joint memorial service was held Saturday, July 16 at Lake City Community Church to remember Sgt. Nathan R. Beyers and Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, two Coeur d’Alene men killed in the same explosion July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A soldier’s procession

The Coeur d’Alene community turns out to honor fallen soldier, Spc. Nicholas Newby, as his body was carried in a procession from the Coeur d’Alene airport to Yates Funeral Home. Newby died in an expolosion in Iraq and his remains were returned for burial.

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Puget Sound Shellfish

For over 75 years, Blau Oyster Co. has relied on Washington state’s cool clean waters to grow the plump oysters that are as prized in the Northwest as salmon and orcas. But too much pollution from animal and human waste has been washing into Samish Bay in north Puget Sound, prohibiting shellfish harvests 38 days already this year.

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Ted Nugent: Loud and outspoken

Ted Nugent, rock star and zealot sportsman, played a concert at The Knitting Factory, July 7, 2011, in Spokane, Wash., but not before he gave an interview to the S-R on topics including his music, guns, hunting, politicians and the American way.

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Yellowstone River oil spill

Clean up crews work to collect oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont. An ExxonMobil pipeline near Laurel ruptured and spilled an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude into the Yellowstone.

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Glass recycling program

Three thousand tons of glass is piling up at a city waste transfer station waiting to be recycled and city leaders say they have solutions, including using it in road beds and as landscaping material. But a candidate for mayor says Mayor Mary Verner is simply “chasing fads.”

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Tom Aylward takes on the Ironman

Tom Aylward, 62, faced the biggest fitness challenge of his life at the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene on June 26. Aylward hired a trainer and trained at three different gyms throughout the week leading up to the event.

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Joplin tornado animals

More than three weeks after an EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, nearly 900 dogs and cats remain sheltered at the Humane Society, most of them unlikely to ever be reunited with their owners.

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Mountain View Middle School last day

Mountain View Middle School closed after 32 years on Friday, June 11, 2011. It marked the event with a Flash Mob dance on school grounds. The East Valley School District is moving toward a kindergarten through eighth grade system and will close the other middle school, East Valley Middle School, in two years.

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Riverfront Park clock tower

Dave Randolph has been the caretaker of the clock at Riverfront Park more than 20 years. The clock recently was stopped for repair but is ticking again. Every week Randolph walks up to the top to wind the 110-year-old mechanism.

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History of the Ridpath Hotel

Col. William Ridpath founded the Ridpath Hotel which opened in 1900. The hotel has been restored twice, after fires in 1902 and 1950. In 1963 the Ridpath Motor Inn was opened on the site of the old Spokane Hotel.

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Pride Mafira

Jim Cahill is vice president of Thompson Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics. He was traveling in Africa and met a Frederick Mafira and his son, Pride, who was born without a femur in his leg, which was amputated. Cahill, who lost his own leg in the Coast Guard, invited the father and son to Spokane, where he fit Pride for a leg. In addition, Mafira, is being trained in prosthetic fabrication, which will help him care for Pride as he grows and also provide the father with a trade when he returns to Zimbabwe.

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Lunar eclipse

Different parts of the world experienced a lunar eclipse on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century. A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.

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Greece Financial Crisis

As riots engulfed Athens, Greece’s ruling Socialists launched talks to form a coalition government with rival conservatives — even though Prime Minister George Papandreou’s resignation may eventually be the price for a deal.

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B-17 Flying Fortress crashes

A B-17 bomber dating to World War II apparently made an emergency landing today in a cornfield outside Chicago before it was consumed by fire while the seven people aboard escaped uninjured, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. (AP)

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