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In brief: The Spokesman-Review wants your local light displays

Someone in your neighborhood have a light display that rivals Clark Griswold’s from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”? Does your street go for elegance in crafting a tasteful and twinkling holiday show? Know of a place that goes all high-tech with lights synchronized to music?

We want to hear about it.

Visit our holiday light map online and enter the coordinates in our mapping program. If you have a specific address, great. If you only know cross streets, that’ll work, too.

We’ll publish a list of the homes in the paper on Thursday. And as you head out to tour the best and brightest holiday displays, our map will help you find your way.

Visit www.spokesman. com/holidaylights to enter an address or plot your route.

Post Falls hopes to host veterans home

POST FALLS – Veterans in North Idaho could find out on Monday whether Post Falls will host a new state veterans home.

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services has been developing a feasibility report for veteran care facilities in the state and is set to make the plan public in a meeting Monday, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press. The meeting will take place at the American Legion Post 143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., at 6:30 p.m.

Proponents of the plan said an 88-bed home will be built in three to five years. The closest Idaho veterans home is in Lewiston. Others are in Boise and Pocatello.

Post Falls officials said the new home could serve veterans and their families in the Panhandle. A home in Spokane is at capacity, and Idaho veterans usually are not admitted for insurance reasons. An estimated 18,000 veterans live in Kootenai County alone.

Seattle police to test body cameras

SEATTLE – A dozen Seattle Police Department officers will soon be wearing body cameras while on patrol.

KOMO News reported that the cameras will be turned off when the officers are handling protests unless there’s a reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed.

The department says if the pilot program is successful, cameras could eventually become standard issue for all patrol officers.

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