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KAYE THORNBRUGH

Staff Writer

Kaye Thornbrugh is a second-generation Kootenai County resident who has been with the Coeur d’Alene Press for six years. She primarily covers Kootenai County’s government, as well as law enforcement, the legal system and North Idaho College.

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NIC remains on show-cause status
March 3, 2024 1 a.m.

NIC remains on show-cause status

North Idaho College remains accredited, though it will continue to operate under a show-cause sanction until spring 2025.

Prosecutor comments on Spirit Lake shooting
March 2, 2024 1 a.m.

Prosecutor comments on Spirit Lake shooting

The blind Spirit Lake woman fatally shot by police after firing her own weapon last year sustained nine gunshot wounds, according to a news release published Thursday by Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Stan Mortensen.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law
February 27, 2024 1 a.m.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law

North Idaho lawmakers were split on bill

Judge to consider attorney fees in Swayne case
February 22, 2024 1 a.m.

Judge to consider attorney fees in Swayne case

For the second time, a judge will decide how much North Idaho College will pay NIC President Nick Swayen in attorney fees.

Swayne faces state budget writers
February 15, 2024 1 a.m.

Swayne faces state budget writers

North Idaho College President Nick Swayne touted growing enrollment and appealed to budget writers to support increasing employee compensation when he addressed the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee in Boise.

W-I-N-N-E-R
February 11, 2024 1:08 a.m.

W-I-N-N-E-R

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy student wins regional spelling bee

Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy student wins regional spelling bee

Bedke: Education is top priority
February 9, 2024 1 a.m.

Bedke: Education is top priority

As Idaho continues to grow, it’s incumbent on state and local leaders to “keep the wheels on the wagon.”

Veterans: Don’t feed the ‘claim sharks’
February 6, 2024 1 a.m.

Veterans: Don’t feed the ‘claim sharks’

Sharks are circling local veterans. They’re not out for blood, but for a cut of disability compensation benefits.

NIC enrollment picture brightening; South contract to end
January 26, 2024 1 a.m.

NIC enrollment picture brightening; South contract to end

North Idaho College trustees won’t renew former interim president Greg South’s contract when it ends in June.

NIC ordered to turn over Swayne report
January 24, 2024 1 a.m.

NIC ordered to turn over Swayne report

A judge ordered North Idaho College to turn over an investigative report to college president Nick Swayne by 5 p.m. Monday.

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