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Clarkston educators will not participate in state wide teacher walkouts

The Clarkston School District announced Wednesday their educators will not participate in the state wide teacher walkouts.

"I am proud of our staff members who continue to put students first," said Clarkston Superintendent, Tim Winter. "I hope that the choice to keep schools open sends a message to the legislators that we want them to follow our lead to support student learning and meet their obligation to fully fund education in the state of Washington."

School will remain open as scheduled for all schools in the Clarkston School District for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. The last day of school for Clarkston students is Friday, June 5.

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Defendant admits to murder on Nez Perce Indian Reservation

Defendant admits to murder on Nez Perce Indian Reservation

 

Raymond Antoine Scott, Jr., 38, of Lapwai, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to second degree murder, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Scott was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d'Alene on March 18, 2014.

 

According to the plea agreement, Scott admitted that on July 9, 2013, he intentionally struck William Reich, who was known as Bear on the reservation, on the left side of the head with a sharp object. That blow resulted in a fracture to Reich's skull that damaged his brain and caused his death. After the defendant struck Reich, he went to several residences where he admitted to killing Reich. The case was in federal court because the defendant and the victim are both enrolled members of the Nez Perce Indian Tribe, and the crime occurred on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.

 

The charge of second degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to five years of supervised release.

 

Sentencing is set for July 28, 2015, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene.

LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

LCSC helps those in need through Send Hunger Packing campaign

 

Lewis and Clark State College's Third Annual Send Hunger Packing campaign raised just over $1,450 at this year's Art Under the Elms Festival. The campaign collects funds and food items to be distributed by community organizations.

 

Earlier in April, connected food drivers helped raise over 1,500 pounds of food.

 

Send Hunger Packing is directed by Dr. Leif Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Eleanor Downey, Professor of Social work, and aims to collect food and money for area shelters and food banks. The Poli-Sci Club, Anthropology Club and the Green Team joined in this year's fundraiser

 

All money and food items were distributed between the YWCA, Community Action Partners, The Roc, the Asotin Food Bank and the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

 

Lewiston man dies of injuries sustained from drunk driver

Lewiston man dies of injuries sustained from drunk driver

 

The Lewiston Police Department reports that 19-year-old Lewiston resident Russell Raschka passed away at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center on Wednesday April 29th as a result of injuries he sustained in a two vehicle accident that occurred on April 21st, 2015.

 

Lewiston PD say 26-year-old Jordan E. Fuller of Lewiston had been charged with Aggravated Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol or of Drugs a Felony. Fuller has been in custody at the Nez Perce County Jail since April 22nd.

 

As a result of Raschka’s passing, the charge against Fuller has been amended to Vehicular Manslaughter.

 

Fuller was the driver of a silver Scion that failed to stop at a stop sign on 17th Avenue and collided with a red Honda Prelude that had been traveling Northbound on 17th Street at about 12:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21st. The Honda Prelude was driven by 19-year-old Lewiston resident Alexis Bening, along with passenger, Russell Raschka. Logan T. Walker, 23 of Lewiston, was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Fuller.

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Northern Idaho reservoir filling up early

It may be counterintuitive, but water managers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low snow levels last winter mean Dworshak Reservoir will fill sooner than normal.

Steve Hall with the Corps' Walla Walla District tells the Lewiston Tribune newspaper that because the snowfall was so far below average, water managers haven't lowered the reservoir this spring as much as normal. They typically lower the reservoir to prevent flooding when warm spring weather melts the mountain snowpack.

Since they haven't lowered it as much, spring runoff is expected to fill the reservoir by the end of May, about a month ahead of schedule.

The reservoir sits behind the 717-foot Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River.





LCSC's Shakespeare Society and the Silverthorne Theater Group present Loves Me (Not)

LCSC's Shakespeare Society and the Silverthorne Theater Group present Loves Me (Not)

 

Join the dedicated actors of The Loves Me (Not) Devising Company as they perform the story within us all: “Loves Me (Not): A Mediation on Love from the Work of William Shakespeare.” Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., April 30 - May 2, in the newly renovated Silverthorne Theater in the Administration Building at Lewis-Clark State College.

 

Taking Shakespeare out of the land of Elizabethan England, and into the modern world of one party, 22 characters, and too many red Solo cups, “Loves Me (Not)” explores the transcendence of romance over time and the universality of the emotions that drive people—regardless of class, family, war, greed and pride—to fall into deep, sometimes maddening, love.

 

Romeo and Juliet proclaim their love once more, but this time in 2015. Lady Macbeth continues to plot her move to power, however, instead of doing it in a medieval castle, she opts for a modern rager. Beatrice and Benedick continue their squabbles, yet in a vast land of beer pong, Beliebers and Barbie doll beauty.

 

Idaho Brewers Trail Map Brochure now available

Idaho Brewers Trail Map Brochure now available

 

The craft brewing industry has seen remarkable growth in Idaho with new breweries opening their doors at record numbers. The new Idaho Brewers Trail Map makes it easy to find information on all these breweries in one location. Visitors and locals now can sip their way around Idaho and learn more about the state’s craft brew industry. The collaborative effort between the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and Idaho Brewers United features information on 51 breweries and an additional six breweries scheduled to open this year. 

 

In 2013 Idaho had only 34 operating breweries. Idaho Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould said, “Many of Idaho’s craft breweries go beyond just brewing beer in Idaho and include many Idaho ingredients in their brews, such as locally grown grains, hops, and berries. The craft beer industry is important to Idaho’s economy and the agriculture industry.”

 

The brochure was created not only to show the locations of Idaho’s craft breweries but also to teach about the ingredients grown in Idaho that are used in the brewing process.