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DEVIN WEEKS

Staff Writer

Devin Weeks is a third-generation North Idaho resident. She holds an associate degree in journalism from North Idaho College and a bachelor's in communication arts from Lewis-Clark State College Coeur d'Alene. Devin embarked on her journalism career at the Coeur d'Alene Press in 2013. She worked weekends for several years, covering a wide variety of events and issues throughout Kootenai County. Devin now mainly covers K-12 education and the city of Post Falls. She enjoys delivering daily chuckles through the Ghastly Groaner and loves highlighting local people in the Fast Five segment that runs in CoeurVoice. Devin lives in Post Falls with her husband and their three eccentric and very needy cats.

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North Idaho College graduates celebrate commencement
May 12, 2024 1 a.m.

North Idaho College graduates celebrate commencement

School spirit was tangible Friday morning as North Idaho College's 2024 graduates celebrated one of the biggest moments in their academic journeys. That spirit was on full display with Hunter Johnston, who has performed as NIC's mascot, Cecil Cardinal, since April 2023. He made his way across the commencement stage wearing his fuzzy Cardinal red gloves and oversized plush bird feet. “I’m feeling good, I finally have a summer off. No summer classes,” said Johnston, who graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School with honors in 2021 and received a dual degree in chemistry and general studies from NIC.

Nearly 200 Idaho students compete in Idaho State Forestry Contest
May 10, 2024 1 a.m.

Nearly 200 Idaho students compete in Idaho State Forestry Contest

Wearing her Careywood Eager Beavers 4-H Club T-shirt and with a blue clipboard in hand, Timberlake High School freshman Lily Fry carefully observed a branch of a deciduous tree, taking note of its different characteristics. “I think it’s going pretty good,” she said Thursday morning as she participated in the 41st annual Idaho State Forestry Contest at Farragut State Park.

Little touts support for education during successful legislative session
May 3, 2024 1 a.m.

Little touts support for education during successful legislative session

Governor holds press conference at KTEC

It wasn't without some pain and teeth gnashing, but Gov. Brad Little is feeling good about how the 2024 legislative session adjourned sine die April 10. “I’m proud to say that this year, what I proposed to the Idaho Legislature, literally we got about 99% of what we wanted done,” Little said Wednesday afternoon.

Critchfield: 'We're hopeful'
March 31, 2024 1 a.m.

Critchfield: 'We're hopeful'

Public school budget should be ready soon, says state superintendent

Reverting to average daily attendance-based funding from the enrollment-based funding formula used during COVID-19 years has left many Idaho school districts feeling a financial pinch. “Money was left on the table, and we knew that last year,” Idaho State Superintendent of Public Education Debbie Critchfield said Friday during a visit to The Press office.

CLN drops Juneteenth holiday
March 28, 2024 1 a.m.

CLN drops Juneteenth holiday

Action criticized as racist

The Community Library Network will no longer observe Juneteenth, the state and federally recognized holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States.

Governor meets with area high school students
February 2, 2024 1 a.m.

Governor meets with area high school students

Idaho LAUNCH program, education priorities among topics discussed

School safety, funding for higher education, improving Idaho's public school facilities. While these are important matters for taxpayers, Gov. Brad Little sat down Thursday morning at Post Falls High School with those who are impacted by these issues on a daily basis — the students.

LAUNCHing into bright futures
January 6, 2024 1 a.m.

LAUNCHing into bright futures

Applications for LAUNCH grants surpass expectations

It is ideal for Idaho to always have jobs available for Idaho kids. This produces a positive business climate and a labor force that can fuel that positive business climate, Lt. Gov. Scott Bedke said. Idaho LAUNCH grants, which pay for 80% or up to $8,000 of post-high school training and education over two years, are on their way to helping the Gem State and its students align on that trajectory. “This is just the next step in getting our kids well educated so they can be well positioned for life,” Bedke said. Bedke and Gov. Brad Little held a press conference Thursday at the StanCraft Jet Center in Hayden to share the news that applications for Idaho's LAUNCH program catapulted beyond expectations as 12,588 high school seniors across Idaho submitted or started applications for the grants as of Dec. 28.

'Today wasn't a guarantee'
November 22, 2023 1 a.m.

'Today wasn't a guarantee'

Physical therapist back to work after heart transplant

Matt Hankes' second daughter had just entered the world when he began waiting for another important delivery: A new heart.

Patriotic patchwork
November 12, 2023 1 a.m.

Patriotic patchwork

Quilts of Valor honors Idaho Veterans Home residents

The warmth provided by a Quilt of Valor is a special kind of comfort. "It's not a 'heat' warm, it's a 'being honored' warm. I'm not sure how you describe that," Frank Quattrocchi said after being wrapped in his new quilt.

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse event Saturday
October 13, 2023 1 a.m.

Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse event Saturday

A rare "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse will form overhead Saturday morning. Although North Idaho isn't directly in the path of annularity, those who look to the skies with proper eclipse-viewing glasses should be in for a celestial treat.

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