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Monday 05/30/2016
Protect the victims
Posted: May 30, 2016

According to Jessica Tschida, founder of the Coeur d’Alene chapter of the Coalition to Abolish Human Trafficking in the Inland Northwest, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.

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Plenty of opportunities to honor and remember
Posted: May 30, 2016

Memorial Day ceremonies are scheduled today throughout the area, honoring those who gave their lives while serving in the military.

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Support for scleroderma
Updated: May 30, 2016 - 10:07 am

When Kathy Rollins was diagnosed with scleroderma, she started reading as much as she could about the autoimmune disease. One day she looked up from her book and told her husband, Scott, “My god, I’m going to be dead in six months.”

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Sunday 05/29/2016
The cost of college
Posted: May 29, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — The last two sessions of the Idaho Legislature have resulted in funding increases for the state’s colleges and universities.

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United it stands
Posted: May 29, 2016

POST FALLS — Situated in the heart of Post Falls is a special building that has withstood the test of time.

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Concealing guns without permits: Here’s what new law allows - and doesn’t
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 9:16 am

Anne Taylor is a pistol packin’ grandma. She’s also an attorney who understands how seriously people take their guns in North Idaho.

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Anthony’s nears opening
Posted: May 29, 2016

Seafood, fresh local produce and local wines and microbrews are the specialties of Anthony’s at Coeur d’Alene. The restaurant will open to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6, at 1926 W. Riverstone Drive (on the pond).

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Expression of love; new swing dedicated at Cd'A park
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 10:33 am

COEUR d’ALENE — Jim Edinger loved kids, which is why the new Expression Swing at Sunset Park is a fitting dedication to the softball umpire who was adored by so many in the community.

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Press editorial: Celebrating the demise of ‘paid patriotism’
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 11:02 am

One of the best ways to honor our veterans is to refuse to dishonor them.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Sprinkling and gray for Memorial Day
Posted: May 28, 2016

This Memorial Day weekend, it might be good to have backup plans.

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Steadfast devotion
Posted: May 28, 2016

HAYDEN LAKE — Al and Margaret Ogram won't be kicking back or catching up on their yard this Memorial Day Weekend.

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Friday 05/27/2016
What a rush! Adrenaline-inducing rides keep people coming back for more.
Posted: May 27, 2016

It’s 3 a.m. and Danny Wanamaker is on a roller coaster.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Tubbs Hill meddling upsets woman
Posted: May 28, 2016

Disturbing the rocks and earth on Tubbs Hill may not be against the law, but it is disturbing to those who care for the natural beauty of the hill.

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Memorial Day events planned throughout area
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 9:39 am

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held throughout the region Monday, honoring those who gave their lives while serving in the military.

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Crash slows I-90 traffic Friday
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 3:51 pm

 Tow truck crews work to clean up a wreck near the Atlas Road overpass on I-90 Friday afternoon. The driver of a white SUV merged into the right lane, hit a vehicle and then went over the guard rail while pulling a vehicle-trailer carrying a blue sedan. No serious injuries were reported.

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Sheriff's log
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 12:14 pm

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office received 186 calls for service between 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, and 5:59 a.m. Friday, May 27.

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Labrador co-sponsors forfeiture reform bill
Posted: May 28, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, announced Tuesday he is co-sponsoring a bill that aims to reform the federal civil asset forfeiture process.

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More time needed to find Post Falls time capsule
Posted: May 28, 2016

POST FALLS — Time ran out on Friday to find the time capsule at West Ridge Elementary.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Doerr will not seek appointment for another term on Fish and Game Commission
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Press received the following letter a short time ago from Mark Doerr, the former Idaho Fish and Game Commission chairman. Doerr details why he has decided against applying for appointment to another term on the commission.

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Garbage service transition is under way
Posted: May 27, 2016

Residents of Coeur d’Alene should start seeing new garbage carts soon, as the duties of city garbage collection transitions from Waste Management to Coeur d’Alene Garbage next month.

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Digging up dirt on missing time capsule
Posted: May 27, 2016

POST FALLS — Reporting on cases of people and things gone missing is not unusual for me.

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Spirit Lake revival
Posted: May 27, 2016

Spirit Lake is in the middle of a revival — and we're not talking about the spiritual kind that shakes the walls of churches.

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Author Walter coming to library
Posted: May 27, 2016

Spokane author Jess Walter will be the first author to participate in a new series of special programs to be sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Public Library Foundation.

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Jiving with the Hive
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 7:53 am

COEUR d'ALENE — After powering through the word "schottische" and being stumped by the word "triskaidekaphobia," team "Hive Mind" celebrated a coin toss victory at the Kootenai County Adult Spelling Bee.

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Police: 12-year-old boy drove, crashed dad’s SUV
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 10:01 am

A 12-year-old injured in a rollover crash Thursday near downtown Coeur d’Alene was driving his father’s vehicle without permission, according to police.

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Library exhibit focuses on a Changing America
Posted: May 27, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963,” a traveling exhibition opening June 1 at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library examines the relationship between two great people’s movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the March on Washington in 1963.

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High-speed chase ends in Post Falls alfalfa field
Posted: May 27, 2016

A Spokane man is accused of stealing a vehicle at Walmart in Hayden Thursday and leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase prior to his apprehension.

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Cd’A schools attracting ideas for a magnet school
Updated: May 27, 2016 - 7:55 am

COEUR d'ALENE — Coeur d'Alene School District officials are looking for innovative ideas for a potential new magnet school.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
NYC man accused of holding woman against her will near Hauser
Posted: May 26, 2016

A man accused of holding his ex-girlfriend against her will at a home near Hauser was taken into custody by sheriff's deputies this morning.

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High-speed chase ends in alfalfa field, suspect arrested
Posted: May 26, 2016

HAYDEN — A Spokane man is accused of stealing a vehicle at Walmart in Hayden Thursday and leading law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase prior to his apprehension.

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Facebook post prompts police activity at NIC
Posted: May 26, 2016

Students and staff at North Idaho College were alerted this morning by campus email to police activity regarding a suspicious Facebook post.

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$5,000 reward offered in blow dart cat case
Posted: May 26, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — Finding the suspect who struck Red the cat in the face with a 4.5-inch blow dart just became more lucrative.

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Charges amended in pastor shooting
Posted: May 26, 2016

COEUR d'ALENE — Charges against Kyle Andrew Odom were amended Tuesday from attempted murder to aggravated battery, according to Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh.

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Classmates, staff remember student who died in crash
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 11:54 am

POST FALLS — Leo Neal Jr. always had a story to tell. That often brought smiles to those around him.

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Sheriff's Log
Posted: May 26, 2016

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office received 425 calls for service between 6 a.m. Friday, May 20, and 5:59 a.m. Wednesday, May 25.

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Two local teens win in Special Olympics track
Posted: May 26, 2016

Two teenage track stars shined during the 2016 Special Olympics Idaho Northern Summer Regional Games in Lewiston last weekend.

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Downtown Cd’A homes vandalized by graffiti
Posted: May 26, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — Suzanne Marshall woke up Wednesday morning to find the words “Street 57 King” spray-painted on her garage door. As she walked down the alley behind her 16th Street home, she noticed two of her neighbors also had property tagged with graffiti.

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Local champ out of national spelling bee
Posted: May 26, 2016

Coeur d'Alene's 2016 stellar speller Josiah Pinkerton will not be advancing to the finals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

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Next ‘Hall of Fame’ Program today
Posted: May 26, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — The fourth program in the series “Inland Northwest Hall of Fame: The Men and Women Who Shaped the History of Our Region,” will be presented at 7 p.m. today in the Community Room at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library.

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Work continues on state rules for submersible pumps
Posted: May 26, 2016

Submersible well pumps have historically been employed in Idaho’s lakes, rivers, ponds and streams for irrigation and other purposes. Recently it was discovered that use of such pumps is not adequately covered by the National Electric Code, adopted as Idaho’s electrical code by the Idaho Electrical Board and the Legislature.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Spoiler alert: Bill Murray is not moving here
Posted: May 25, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — If you believe everything you read on social media, actor Bill Murray loves Coeur d’Alene and has decided to make it his home.

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Racing the river
Posted: May 25, 2016

ROSE LAKE — Dennis Cranston watched jet boat racing for the first time on Tuesday — and he can't wait to head back to the action.

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Two teens die in crash on prairie
Posted: May 25, 2016

POST FALLS — Students and staff at Post Falls High School were in a state of shock and grief Tuesday after learning of a classmate’s death in a car crash.

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Post Falls pedestrian trail seeing early use
Posted: May 25, 2016

The new bike and pedestrian trail connecting East Seltice way and East Mullan Avenue along the east side of Highway 41 was paved Thursday, May 19. The trail is open for use even though the contractor still needs to finish the retaining wall and clean up the area.

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Hecla in talks to buy Mines Management, Inc.
Posted: May 25, 2016

COEUR d’ALENE — Hecla Mining Co. has reached a nearly $30 million deal to acquire Mines Management Inc., the owner of the Montanore Mine in northwestern Montana, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Sports Authority to close this summer
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Coeur d’Alene Sports Authority store located in the Silver Lake Mall is set to close this summer. Store manager Christina Pullins said Tuesday the company’s liquidation plan is still being decided, but the closure is expected to occur sometime in August.

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Rake and Run tackles seniors' yard work
Posted: May 25, 2016

After a group of merry volunteers carried the last bucket of weeds off her lawn, Connie Holden walked around the backyard of her Coeur d'Alene home and admired their work.

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Climate change talk
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Blanchard Community Center is hosting a discussion about climate change on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

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Elks plan Flag Day ceremony
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Coeur d’Alene Elks invite the public to join them in honoring Flag Day on Friday, June 17.

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North Idaho Spelling Bee champ in D.C. this week
Posted: May 25, 2016

The North Idaho Regional Spelling Bee champion is participating in the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. this week — and so far, so good.

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ITD aviation academy enrollment underway
Posted: May 25, 2016

It’s not too late for high school students ages 14-18 to learn about aviation and space-related careers by attending the annual Aviation Career Exploration Academy June 13-15 in Boise.

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Summer programs planned at libraries
Posted: May 25, 2016

On your mark. Get set. Read.

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Monday 05/30/2016
Idaho studs

POST FALLS — Idaho might be the smallest state compared to the rest of those in the field during the seventh annual America’s Cup duals wrestling tournament.

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CLASS AA LEGION BASEBALL: May 30, 2016

Spokane Expos 9

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Sunday 05/29/2016
National-caliber wrestling close to home

POST FALLS — For some, it’s a chance to see what the best of the best looks like across the United States.

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JACK BLAIR MEMORIAL AAU ALL-STAR CLASSIC: Region girls closing the gap

North Idaho boasts seven players for annual high school girls hoops showcase

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Anthony’s nears opening
Posted: May 29, 2016

Seafood, fresh local produce and local wines and microbrews are the specialties of Anthony’s at Coeur d’Alene. The restaurant will open to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6, at 1926 W. Riverstone Drive (on the pond).

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Let curiosity be your guide
Updated: May 29, 2016 - 10:56 am

A father and his young son were out walking one afternoon, when the boy asked how the electricity went through the wires stretched between the telephone poles.

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Thursday 05/26/2016
Flooding, housing discussions at D.C. conference
Posted: May 26, 2016

Reforms to housing programs and flood insurance were two items discussed at the 2016 Realtor Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
Better living through intentionality
Posted: May 22, 2016

There are motivational writers and motivational speakers, and then there’s John Maxwell. John has been called America’s No. 1 leadership authority by the American Management Association, and has won the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network. He has trained more than 6 million leaders in 196 countries.

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Popeye’s ponders Post Falls property
Updated: May 22, 2016 - 9:21 am

Several business-related projects currently are in the “consideration” process in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. We’ll outline the ones we know about.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Movers and shakers
Updated: May 18, 2016 - 12:12 am

Tim Meyer was elected to the Kootenai Electric Cooperative Board of Directors at the 78th annual meeting on April 5. Meyer, of Bayview, represents District 1 and is a retired electrical engineer with more than 30 years of experience.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 17, 2016

The Village at Orchard Ridge recently held its annual meeting and elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Agreeing to serve 3-year terms were Brad Blodnick, Mary Morrow and Rochelle Wineinger.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
Updates near Northwest Boulevard
Posted: May 15, 2016

The key to most of this week’s news is the street Northwest Boulevard. However, this is actually a relatively “new” street that connects downtown to the freeway and all the newer places to the northwest.

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Saturday 05/14/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 14, 2016

Tizono to head Edward Jones branch office

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Hospice of North Idaho receives honors
Posted: May 14, 2016

Hospice of North Idaho has been named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst. The company’s Hospice Honors program recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 13, 2016

Helbling Benefits Consulting adds Sears, Simon

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Thursday 05/12/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: May 12, 2016

Cooper earns Circle of Excellence award

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Sunday 05/08/2016
Everson’s Jewelry set to close
Posted: May 08, 2016

After 70 years in downtown Coeur d’Alene, third-generation Everson’s Jewelry is closing.

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Clear communication is key
Posted: May 08, 2016

A construction worker walked up to the reception desk at a doctor’s office and was asked why he was there.

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Sunday 05/01/2016
Heart of Business: Shop local
Posted: May 01, 2016

For those who like to shop local, farmers markets are at the "way local" end of the spectrum and shopping online at Amazon is at the other end, said Dave Cavanaugh, local businessman and Heart of Business member.

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New eatery for old midtown building
Posted: May 01, 2016

The Bluebird, a new midtown eatery, will open 4 p.m. Wednesday at 816 N. Fourth St. With seating for 42 inside and more outside in the summer, the historic building previously was Mid-City Pub, BoJacks and The Office.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Stensgar named Tribal Leader of the Year
Posted: April 29, 2016

Ernie Stensgar, vice chairman of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, was presented with the Tribal Leader of the Year Award from the Native American Finance Officers Association last week during NAFOA's 34th annual conference.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Kootenai River Inn earns Best Western Director’s Award
Posted: April 28, 2016

The Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn has been awarded the Best Western Director’s Award for superior achievement in quality standards for the fourth year in a row. The Director’s Award recognizes Best Western hotels scoring in the top 20 percent of more than 2,400 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the distinction.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 27, 2016

Hendricks, Adamovich, Bobbitt join Community 1st

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Sunday 04/24/2016
The Plaza Shops undergoes changes
Posted: April 24, 2016

Several changes are happening in the Plaza Shops downtown.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Coeur d’Alene Bancorp reports first-quarter growth
Posted: April 19, 2016

Coeur d’Alene Bancorp, the parent company of bankcda, announced its quarterly results for the first quarter 2016.

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Sunday 04/17/2016
Volunteering your way to success
Posted: April 17, 2016

Years ago, my father sat me down and gave me what was some of the best advice I have ever received. It had nothing to do with making money, but everything to do with getting ahead in the world. It was self-help advice that really focused on helping others.

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An expansion on Memory Lane
Updated: April 17, 2016 - 9:40 am

Memory Lane Gems and A Stroll Through Memory Lane have come together into one store in the old Painted Pony location in The Plaza Shops downtown (Suite 121 at 210 E. Sherman Ave.).

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Saturday 04/16/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 16, 2016

Hope Realty announces several new agents

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Sunday 04/10/2016
A secret at Ramsey and Prairie?
Updated: April 10, 2016 - 11:05 am

Readers keep asking, “What’s happening at Ramsey and Prairie?”

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Baseball advice for outside the park
Posted: April 10, 2016

Ah, the joys of spring: longer daylight, budding flowers, farm babies and, of course, opening day of our national pastime, baseball. What a thrill to go to the game and “root, root, root for the home team.”

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Friday 04/08/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: April 08, 2016

Ryan M. Lewis was appointed to STRATA corporation’s shareholder group and the Coeur d’Alene management team.

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Records
Posted: April 08, 2016

DIVORCES FILED

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Sunday 04/03/2016
A sense of humor is no joke
Posted: April 03, 2016

There is an Apache legend that the creator gave human beings the ability to talk, to run and to look at things. But in addition, the legend says he was not satisfied until he also gave them the ability to laugh. After giving humans this ability, the creator said, “Now you are fit to live.”

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Small-batch flavors at Sweet Peaks
Updated: April 03, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Gourmet ice cream made in small-batch flavors is the specialty of Sweet Peaks Ice Cream. The new store at 108 N. Fourth St. (next to Moose Lounge) has its soft opening Friday and opens officially Saturday and Sunday.

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Thursday 03/31/2016
Movers and shakers
Posted: March 31, 2016

Fabian, Mallett earn real estate credentials

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Sunday 03/27/2016
The importance of discipline
Posted: March 27, 2016

Departing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s determination to win Super Bowl 50 against the favored Carolina Panthers was riveting. It reminded me of a quote he gave earlier in his career: “Being there every week for my teammates is really important to me. It’s about accountability.”

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Abi’s Ice Cream to open Friday
Posted: March 27, 2016

Hand-crafted organic ice cream and treats will be offered at Abi’s Ice Cream opening Friday at 112 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene.

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Sunday 03/20/2016
Survey will help employers strike health gold
Posted: March 20, 2016

In this time of ever-rising health care costs, several of us, as representatives of like-minded employers, have decided to get off the sidelines and “get into the game” of pursuing creative solutions for this ongoing problem. The Employer Wellness Advisory Committee of the Coeur d’Alene area has come together to drive toward the goal of improving the health and well-being of the place we call home.

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Sales shouldn’t be a dirty word
Posted: March 20, 2016

Over my decades in business, I’ve noticed a baffling trend: “Sales” has become a dirty word. I’m on a lifelong campaign to change that.

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Trading Post Hardware has temporary digs
Updated: March 20, 2016 - 1:46 pm

Rathdrum Trading Post Hardware is in a temporary location in Stein’s Shopping Center while its new building is under construction in the Super 1 Shopping Center.

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Sunday 03/13/2016
The necessity of persuasion
Posted: March 13, 2016

We are in the thick of the most unusual political seasons I can remember. Who would have imagined the slate of presidential hopefuls that spans the spectrum? And what will it take for the candidates to convince voters that they should lead the country?

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Pointe Pest Control moves corporate office
Updated: March 14, 2016 - 10:27 am

With outlets around the Northwest, Pointe Pest Control has moved into its new corporate office and warehouse at 6020 W. Seltice Way. The 6,000-square-foot facility is next to Service-master in Stateline.

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