Shawn Gust

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Father Nicholas Neyman, far right, tosses a cross into the Spokane River as Orthodox priests Andrew Welzig, far left, Stephen Supica and Basil Caldaroni, second from right, aid in performing a water blessing ceremony in Post Falls, Idaho on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

 
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In this November 12, 2015 photo, Jim Hoogland, of Dalton Gardens, had to recently move his wife of 54 years, Sharon — who suffers from Alzheimer’s — into a facility for full-time improved care. Hoogland, 84, is using his hobby of making stained glass art pieces as a way to give back to those who have helped him cope with the difficulty of the situation.

 
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In this November 4, 2015 photo, Father Mariusz Majewski joined St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in July. The Coeur d’Alene church is celebrating its 125-year milestone.

 
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Rachel Dolezal poses for a portrait in her Spokane home on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Dolezal’s story has gained national attention and new information is continually emerging.

 
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Presidential candidate Rand Paul gestures toward the crowd while talking about his plan for a flat tax during an August 26, 2015 campaign visit to North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 
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U.S. Sen. from Kentucky Rand Paul speaks about taxes, the military and shrinking government to more than 500 supporters during an August 26, 2015 visit to North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 
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Tarin Leach holds a battery-operated candle with about 40 in attendance of a homeless vigil Monday, November 9, 2015 at Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene. The event served as a kick-off to St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho’s participation in National Homeless Awareness Month.

 
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In this October 29, 2014 photo, Hallie Sprague, 46, has lived in a camp in the wooded area behind Target for about a month after joining her son at his site.

 
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Butch Stoddard works to remove four large trees from a neighbor’s yard on Colfax Street in Dalton Gardens on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. A severe storm that brought high winds to the area Tuesday caused widespread damage to property across Kootenai County.

 
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Ethan Friedrichsen approaches an overturned trampoline that came to rest on a bike path in The Landings neighborhood in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

 
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Damon Mysse, 4 slam dunks a basketball with the help of Shane Nolt, a coaching intern, as 4-year-old Layla Browning watches on the basketball court during the Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department’s Unplug and Be Outside activities program at McEuen Park on Friday, April 3, 2015.

 
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A Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police officer warns two men to move away from a house fire Monday, October 20, 2014 at 355 Lena Louie Lane in Worley. Fire fighting crews had not yet arrived on the scene.

 
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An air tanker drops a load of retardant on a brush fire Friday, July 17, 2015 between Spirit Lake and Athol, Idaho.

 
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An airplane used in air support efforts drops fire retardant near the perimeter of the Cape Horn fire on July 6, 2015 in Bayview, Idaho.

 
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Mary Richards, 93, kisses one of her favorite dolls in her Post Falls, Idaho home on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Richards, who suffers from dementia, has lived in the home since 1972 and her family has concerns of displacing her as her home is in the path of an approach for the Greensferry overpass.

 
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Laura Johnson leads her children Abi, 7, center, and Liam, 3, on a walk through the Coeur d’Alene City Park as a heavy morning fog settles in the area on Monday, January 26, 2015.

 
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Laroy Dowd, chief operator for Avista Utilities’ Post Falls, Idaho dams, walks down a staircase at the new south channel dam Thursday, October 22, 2015 during his shift.

 
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The Amazing Winton Elementary Body Sox Dancers perform at the 30th Annual Human Rights Celebration for Coeur d’Alene School District 5th grade students Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Lake City Community Church in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 
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Dressed as a ghostly woman, an actor waits on a bench for unsuspecting victims to frighten on the opening night of Silverwood Theme Park's Scarywood on October 2, 2015 in Athol, Idaho.

 
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Parker Sterling, 5, of Hayden, Idaho, tries to keep his balance while running through a spinning feature of a fun house amusement ride Friday,August 22, 2015 at the North Idaho Fair in Coeur d’Alene.

 
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Ruth Townsend, of Hayden, Idaho, sings along with a Christian song during a National Day of Prayer gathering of about 300 on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

 
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Steve Seiver balances on a crosswalk signal post while performing extreme calisthenics that he refers to as a street workout on Thursday, March 27, 2015 in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The personal trainer has been practicing this type of exercise for about a year.

 
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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho residents Andrea Shanklin, right, and Stephanie Orlando squirm in a muddy pool during the Pig Pen Mud Run Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. The event, in its first year, is hosted by the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office to raise funds for Idaho Special Olympics. Area businesses as well as some 50 participants helped raise more than $700 that will benefit 200 Special Olympics athletes in Kootenai County.

 
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Chris Burton zooms down Fernan Lake Road on his downhill longboard on August 20, 2015 near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 
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Nicholas Worline, 3, waits patiently in line with his siblings during a school supply giveaway Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Riverstone in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The event, in its second year, is run by the North Idaho College wrestling team and is funded from t-shirt sales and donations collected through its “We Care” program.

 
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Lake City High School’s Scott Cummings stretches out after clearing the 12-foot height Friday, May 9, 2015 during the boys pole vault event at the Idaho 5A Region 1 track and field meet at Coeur d’Alene High School.

 
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Age group competitors enter the water of Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the start of the 2015 Ironman in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 
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In this April 13, 2015 photo, Elliott Sparks is a three-sport athlete at Coeur d’Alene High School, competing in football, basketball and currently baseball.

 
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Post Falls High School’s Carter Howard makes a play on a fly ball in the second inning against Chiawana High during the second game of a doubleheader on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Post Falls, Idaho.

 
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A barred owl rests in a tree Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the backyard of Rick Thomas’ Post Falls, Idaho home. The owl was seen resting and preening for several hours.