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Thursday 07/30/2015
'Welcome to our home'
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 12:26 am

COEUR d'ALENE - As a former Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce president, Duane B. Hagadone knows firsthand the important role a chamber plays in a community.

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Hot diggity dog!
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 12:14 am

POST FALLS - Richard Weitzel left behind a dog-gone generous donation to Post Falls Police's Animal Safety Division.

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A mission to simplify
Posted: July 30, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - Chuck Staben has been University of Idaho's president for a mere 17 months. One thing already is glaringly apparent: He recruits students like he plays racquetball. And just for the record, when he plays racquetball, he does not lose.

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Sanders draws a crowd
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 12:17 am

POST FALLS - Between 100 and 150 local U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters turned out Wednesday to begin a nationwide grassroots campaign for the Democratic presidential primaries next spring.

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Jacobson, Jordan join Panhandle Area Council leadership
Posted: July 30, 2015

HAYDEN - Two new faces have joined the leadership team at Panhandle Area Council.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Pipeline worker files age-discrimination suit
Posted: July 30, 2015

SANDPOINT - A Bonner County man is seeking damages from Loy Clark Pipeline Co. for age discrimination.

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Falcon conviction dismissal sought
Posted: July 30, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - An attorney representing Patti MacDonald has asked for her misdemeanor conviction to be dismissed.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Goats killed in 'heinous' attack
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 11:34 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Three small goats doing weed reduction at a 4-acre water well site in Coeur d'Alene were stabbed in a brutal overnight attack.

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By gosh, aviation pioneer Rutan stars in Oshkosh
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:22 am

OSHKOSH, Wis. - Attendees at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association's weeklong AirVenture last week celebrated the accomplishments of world-renowned aircraft designer Burt Rutan.

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Adopting highways, honoring heroes
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:34 am

COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene High School football team stepped up Tuesday to remember two local fallen heroes and keep three stretches of Highway 95 clean.

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Flying high together
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:32 am

RATHDRUM - The Coeur d'Alene Aero Modeling Society Club hosted several special needs children on Tuesday, showing them how remote control hobbies can be a good time.

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Official pledges to keep Priest Lake level up
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:08 am

SANDPOINT - The director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources pledged on Tuesday try and keep Priest Lake's water level at the mandated elevation.

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I-90 shootout plea deal reached
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:13 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Marcus Rael accepted a pretrial settlement in connection with allegations that he instigated a shootout with officers on Interstate 90 last year.

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Dynamic duo to sponsor kids event
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:23 am

COEUR d'ALENE - The Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County is joining the Salvation Army Kroc Center to bring a USA Triathlon-sanctioned Aquathon Splash and Dash event to Coeur d'Alene Aug. 15.

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Charge upped to murder in Hauser Lake death case
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:23 am

COEUR d'ALENE - A man arrested for not reporting the death of a woman found partially submerged in Hauser Lake has now been charged with her death.

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NIC board sets Riverbend site price
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:27 am

POST FALLS - It's back to the negotiating table for a Liberty Lake manufacturer looking to relocate and buy North Idaho College's vacant land in Post Falls.

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Trinity Group Homes nominated for award
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:28 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Trinity Group Homes of Coeur d'Alene was nominated among more than 100 organizations across Idaho for the Idaho Nonprofit Center's Excellence Award.

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U.S. 95, Highway 54 work set to start Aug. 10
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 12:30 am

Crews will chip seal a 6-mile section of U.S. 95 through Athol in the Garwood-to-Sagle corridor from Aug. 10 to 31, the Idaho Transportation Department announced Tuesday.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
So many cops on 95 - for a good reason
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 10:53 am

Representatives from multiple law enforcement agencies met this morning near the intersection of U.S. Highway 95 and Appleway to set up the first Adopt-a-Highway sign for fallen Coeur d'Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore.

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Teens suspected of golf course rampage
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:27 am

POST FALLS - Three Post Falls teens are suspected of taking two golf carts for a joy ride early Saturday, damaging one of the carts and the clubhouse patio.

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Fly far, Flying Squirrels
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:35 am

COEUR d'ALENE - One regular "squirrel" from North Idaho is on an epic journey to becoming a creature of flight.

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It's the people who shine at LightWorks
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on LightWorks, an innovative, self-sustaining company that offers hope to at-risk individuals who are coming out of substance abuse rehabilitation, prison, overcoming disabilities or just want to break free of poverty and homelessness and lead normal lives.

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Idaho Water Board discusses drought, aquifer issues
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:23 am

Drought in the Idaho Panhandle has made it more difficult for water managers to maintain both summertime lake levels and streamflow below the lakes this summer.

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Magistrate candidates to interview Wednesday
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:22 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Two magistrate judge positions have opened in Kootenai and Benewah counties and the First District Magistrate Commission has selected candidates for interviews later this week.

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Woman on bridge causes concern
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:23 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Police had to shut down traffic on the Seventh Street bridge over Interstate 90 Monday afternoon when it appeared a 50-year-old woman may have been attempting suicide.

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Weather complicates fire management
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:27 am

COEUR d'ALENE - The recent bouts of rain and lightning have provided some challenges for firefighters recently, but so far nothing catastrophic has occurred.

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Post Falls Lions Club donates firefighting tool to KCFR
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

POST FALLS - The Post Falls Lions Club donated a firefighting tool called a "Bad Axx," valued at $325, to Kootenai County Fire and Rescue.

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Briefs
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:36 am

Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation event is Aug. 13

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Monday 07/27/2015
Warrants
Posted: July 27, 2015

Here is this week's list of suspected lawbreakers sought by Kootenai County police agencies and the sheriff's office:

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Changing the way society heals
Posted: July 27, 2015

Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series that discusses LightWorks, an innovative, self-sustaining, for-profit company that offers hope to at-risk individuals who are coming out of substance abuse rehabilitation, prison, overcoming disabilities or just want to break free of poverty and homelessness and lead normal lives.

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Lookout no longer
Posted: July 27, 2015

HAYDEN - For decades the Spades Mountain Lookout stood atop the tall green ridgeline to the east of Hayden Lake.

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A lament to the lost art of weekend getaways
Posted: July 27, 2015

Confession: I love buying luggage. About a week ago I came across an elephant print weekender bag that I fell in love with and I ordered it on the spot. After the initial rush of excitement faded though, reality set in and it occurred to me that I don't really need a weekender bag. I don't take weekend trips.

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Search for Cd'A teen continues
Posted: July 27, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - The search for the 16-year-old Coeur d'Alene High School student who presumably drowned Tuesday in Lake Coeur d'Alene will continue today, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office.

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Cd'A sewer upgrades may disrupt traffic
Posted: July 27, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - As part of Coeur d'Alene's ongoing public sanitary sewer infrastructure rehabilitation program, the city's wastewater utility will soon be undertaking numerous projects to improve the reliability and functionality of approximately 3.5 miles of public sewer mains throughout the city.

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Sunday 07/26/2015
On-the-job training
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:31 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Steve Logan worked as a gemologist and a jeweler for many years before avascular necrosis - loss of blood supply to the bones in his joints - and other illnesses got in the way.

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Hayden's pride
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:42 am

HAYDEN - She may live in Osburn, but Sally Holtz has Hayden pride.

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Saturday 07/25/2015
Tarnished trash
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 12:57 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Paper collected in a single-stream recycling process can get contaminated with plastic, metal and glass and become less valuable to businesses looking to reuse it.

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'Back with a different twist'
Posted: July 25, 2015

POST FALLS - After a two-year hiatus, it's time to party again at Body by Scotty.

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Red Hot Mamas dancing in Seattle streets
Posted: July 25, 2015

The Red Hot Mamas are off to Seattle to perform today at the city's Seafair Festival.

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Huckleberry supply running low
Posted: July 25, 2015

COEUR d'ALENE - Huckleberry season usually starts in mid-August, but warm weather ripened the fruit earlier this year and supplies are already running low, partially from illegal harvesting.

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Catch their drift
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 12:26 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Growing up doesn't mean you have to stop having fun.

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Squirrel-ly issue
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 12:32 am

Pine cone production around Hayden Lake may be down this year, but the area's squirrels are expected to survive the shortage.

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Poleline to include bike lanes
Posted: July 25, 2015

POST FALLS - A 1-mile stretch of Poleline Avenue will become more user-friendly for bicycle and pedestrian travel next week.

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Two dead in head-on collision on U.S. 95
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 12:36 am

COLBURN - Two people were killed in a head-on collision with a dump truck on U.S. Highway 95 on Friday.

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Open fires banned
Updated: July 25, 2015 - 12:56 am

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announced Friday that in addition to the Stage II Fire Restrictions that are in effect for North Idaho, the agency is temporarily banning all "open fires" within North Idaho state parks.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Freeway accident causes delays
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:49 am

POST FALLS — A rear-end, three-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 90 at Post Falls caused delays for three hours on Thursday night and sent a 20-year-old Post Falls man to Kootenai Health.

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Three people injured in crash near St. Maries
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:23 am

ST. MARIES — Three people were transported to Benewah Community Hospital after the vehicle they were in went over an embankment along Highway 3 near St. Maries on Thursday night.

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Coeur d'Alene woman dies in crash
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 9:01 am

NEWPORT, Wash. — A 75-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman died after a crash near Newport, Wash., on Thursday.

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OPINION: A dirty story about recycling
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 10:08 am

We all like to think that we are doing our part to help the environment. We sort our trash into plastic, cardboard, aluminum, rinse it out and dump it into the big blue bin in our alleyway or backyard. When trash day comes, we know that the material we put in the bin will be taken by a different truck (it's blue!) than the trash truck (it's green!) to a place where it is sorted and then sent to a factory where it is made into something new; out of sight out of mind. What a great feeling that is.

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Manufacturer still interested in Post Falls site
Updated: July 24, 2015 - 12:30 am

POST FALLS - An undisclosed Washington manufacturing firm that serves the aerospace, industrial, electronics and energy industries is considering relocating to Post Falls.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
CLASS AA STATE LEGION TOURNAMENT: Out at home

COEUR d'ALENE - The Boise Gems lost an extra innings heartbreaker Tuesday to Twin Falls.

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THE FRONT ROW WITH MARK NELKE: Thursday, July 30, 2015

It's been a rough last couple of weeks for the Idaho Vandals.

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NORTHWEST NOTES: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bomar takes lead

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ASA SOFTBALL: Xtreme move on in nationals

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - Bre Burke pitched a complete game shutout and Ana Raynor had the lone hit of the game for the North Idaho Xtreme, which beat New Jersey 2-0 in the Under-18 girls Premier National Softball Championships on Wednesday.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Local bank makes good
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:22 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Idaho Independent Bank, of Coeur d'Alene, was named to a 2015 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America.

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Sunday 07/26/2015
A break on fares?
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

DALLAS - Cheaper fuel and full planes are adding up to record airline profits, and the carriers are sharing the bounty with stockholders.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:28 am

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

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Mega-health deals bloom in July
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:37 am

NEW YORK - Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.

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Transportation Chief: Five Airlines probed for price-gouging
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:44 am

WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday the government has opened a price-gouging investigation involving five airlines that allegedly raised airfares in the Northeast after a deadly Amtrak crash in Philadelphia in May disrupted rail service.

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Trade deal wipes out tariffs on more than 200 tech products
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:43 am

WASHINGTON - Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products - from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles.

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Chipotle coming to Appleway
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:23 am

Ah, one of the new places we've been anticipating actually will be happening.

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Amazon's value surpasses Wal-Mart after surprise 2Q profit
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:24 am

NEW YORK - It's official: Amazon is bigger than Wal-Mart.

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Tips for dynamite public speaking
Updated: July 26, 2015 - 12:33 am

I am, first and foremost, and will always be, an envelope salesman. My business card says so. But more people probably know me as an author and speaker - which evolved from my sales career. Who would have thought?

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Saturday 07/25/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: July 25, 2015

INB among nation's healthiest banks

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Hagman joins Idaho Central after credit union merger
Updated: July 22, 2015 - 12:56 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Anne Hagman has joined Idaho Central Credit Union as its local business development officer. Hagman's role is to grow membership, develop Idaho Central's presence, and to help members achieve financial success through financial education in Kootenai and Shoshone counties.

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Sunday 07/19/2015
Idaho tax incentive impact exceeds expectations
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 1:06 am

One year after Idaho began offering a tax incentive program to expanding and relocating businesses, the bells of success pealed proudly at the state capital.

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Business openings on the horizon
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 12:47 am

Watch for several new places that plan to open in the next few weeks.

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Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 12:56 am

WASHINGTON - Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.

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No longer hung up on funeral association
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 1:05 am

INDIANAPOLIS - Danessa Molinder entered the courtyard wearing a white dress and matching veil. Her groom waited at the other end, in front of decorative doors and lattice work that blocked the view of a nearby cemetery with 73,000 graves.

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How not to be perfect
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 12:59 am

Two men met on an airplane and began to talk. They asked each other the usual questions, and as it happened, one of the men was married and the other man was not. After a while the married man asked, "Why is it that you never married?"

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: July 15, 2015

Kim Durbin receives the 'TNT' Client Development Award

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Tuesday 07/14/2015
Movers and shakers
Updated: July 14, 2015 - 12:16 am

Holmes wins Edward Jones Spirit of Partnership Award

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Sunday 07/12/2015
When the computers take control
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:21 am

If you read the latest headlines from some of the preeminent technology thinkers in the world, such as Stephen Hawking or Apple Computer cofounder Steve Wozniak, you may get the sinking feeling that the days of humans at the top of the food chain might be coming to an end. Speaking at the Zeitgeist Conference in London, Hawking said: "Computers will overtake humans with AI (artificial intelligence) at some point within the next 100 years. When that happens we need to make sure the computers have goals aligned with ours." During an interview Wozniak humorously quipped, "Will we be the gods? Will we be the family pets? Or will we be (the) ants that get stepped on? I don't know."

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Standing up for Hamilton
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:30 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone - particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Alexander Hamilton.

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Japan launches free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji
Posted: July 12, 2015

TOKYO (AP) - Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi.

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New sushi bar is a 'monster'
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:03 am

A full sushi bar, large beverage selection, outstanding service and gracious hospitality are promised at Kaiju Sushi & Spirits. The new place opens Saturday at 424 E. Sherman Ave., the lower level of the Old City Hall building.

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A-B-C, 1-2-3, tips for success from Harvey
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:30 am

I often joke that it takes years to become an overnight success. But it starts with a dream. My dream was to own a factory. I wasn't even sure what kind of product I'd make, or exactly where it would be. But I pictured myself walking the factory floor, talking to workers. The pile of broken-down machines I bought might have looked more like a nightmare at the time. But dreams come true - with a lot of wide-awake work.

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Last US Airways flight expected in October
Updated: July 12, 2015 - 12:30 am

DALLAS — The last flight for US Airways will take place this fall, and one more name in airline history will disappear.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
River City Dentistry relocates
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 12:10 am

POST FALLS - Construction of the Greensferry overpass meant the destruction of River City Dentistry's former home on Schneidmiller Avenue.

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Sunday 07/05/2015
Not what it used to be
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:27 am

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

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World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:18 am

World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as government efforts failed to reassure panicky investors.

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Attitude and baditude
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:26 am

My friend Pat Williams, senior executive vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic and author of several books including "Go for the Magic," has a great analogy when it comes to attitude.

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New bike shop opens in Cd'A
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:35 am

Bicycle sales, rentals, repairs and accessories are all available at Coeur d'Alene Bike Co. The new store opens Monday at 314 N. Third St.

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Saturday 07/04/2015
Movers and shakers
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 12:56 am

Winston & Cashatt hires a new associate attorney

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Friday 07/03/2015
Movers and shakers
Posted: July 03, 2015

Williams joins Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Building at the top
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:30 am

The Board of Directors for Schweitzer Mountain Resort approved plans for the construction of a $3.8 million summit lodge at the top of the resort's Great Escape Quad.

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Oregon growers look forward to new era
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 12:36 am

WILLIAMS, Ore. - On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Movers and shakers
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 12:37 am

Poelstra joins Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

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Sunday 06/28/2015
Close proximity
Updated: June 28, 2015 - 12:49 am

NEW YORK - On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another.

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Chinese stocks drop, but impact in U.S. is seen as limited
Updated: June 28, 2015 - 12:25 am

NEW YORK - After a sizzling rally that more than doubled the value of China's main stock market over the past year, investors are now heading for the exit.

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A dramatic turn
Updated: June 28, 2015 - 12:43 am

ATHENS, Greece - Greece's fraught bailout talks with its creditors took a dramatic turn early Saturday, with the radical left government announcing a referendum in just over a week on the latest proposed deal - and urging voters to reject it.

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Consumer spending grows in May
Updated: June 28, 2015 - 12:44 am

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years - a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.

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