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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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3Cs to give away record $135K to local charities
July 24, 2024 1:09 a.m.

3Cs to give away record $135K to local charities

A successful anniversary fashion show, support from local businesses and the generosity of Cancer and Community Charities members are factors that have led to the largest giveaway in the nonprofit's history. The 3Cs announced Tuesday it has broken its fundraising record and will give away a hefty $135,000 to local charities during its Appreciation Lunch next month.

Eight North Idaho grads receive $1,500 scholarships from Philanthropic Educational Organization
July 22, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Eight North Idaho grads receive $1,500 scholarships from Philanthropic Educational Organization

A local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization nonprofit has awarded $1,500 scholarships to eight 2024 high school graduates to support them in their academic journeys as they head to college this fall.

Knudtsen Automotive Group to celebrate Foothills grand opening
July 20, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Knudtsen Automotive Group to celebrate Foothills grand opening

Ribbon cutting ceremonies set for 5 p.m. Thursday

Expanding Knudtsen Chevrolet has long been a goal of the Knudtsen family. “It’s something we’ve always wanted to do, to grow the organization and to serve more people,” President Eve Knudtsen said Wednesday. As Knudtsen Chevrolet has evolved into Knudtsen Automotive Group, those efforts have come to fruition. A celebration will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday as the Knudtsen Auto Group marks the grand opening of of Knudtsen Foothills Mazda, Knudtsen Foothills Lincoln and Knudtsen-ABRA Auto Body at 202 E. North Foothills Drive, Spokane.

Tree, fencing, wires torched in Coeur d'Alene blaze
July 20, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Tree, fencing, wires torched in Coeur d'Alene blaze

Good Samaritan calls in grass fire; more hot weather ahead

Fencing was torched, a tree was burned and telephone and internet wires were melting Wednesday by the time someone alerted Diane Ross about the fire happening in the far corner of her backyard.

FAST FIVE Abby Light: 'Art makes life better'
July 20, 2024 1 a.m.

FAST FIVE Abby Light: 'Art makes life better'

Meet Abby Light, local artist, director of the Coeur d’Alene Arts and Culture Alliance and current vice chair of the Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission.

Film starring actress from Coeur d'Alene playing at Hayden Cinema
July 19, 2024 1:06 a.m.

Film starring actress from Coeur d'Alene playing at Hayden Cinema

'Disciples in the Moonlight' runs through Wednesday

Micah Lynn Hanson was raised on North Idaho values as she grew up in Coeur d'Alene's French Gulch. Homeschooled K-12, the now 33-year-old actress who plays a lead role in the new film "Disciples in the Moonlight" was always painfully shy. "I loved watching people. I would make up their life stories in my head," Hanson said Thursday in a phone call with The Press.

'Conspiracy of Artists' opens July 27
July 19, 2024 1 a.m.

'Conspiracy of Artists' opens July 27

Pop-up art gallery to be on display at the JACC through Dec. 31

A group of ravens is sometimes called a "conspiracy." A group of artists? Yes, conspiracy works in that capacity, too. "It started out as a Facebook group to bring local artists together," organizer and lead artistic conspirator Keith Harrop said Thursday. "They were very fragmented. It seemed like we all knew each other but we didn't know each other collectively. I thought wouldn’t it be great if we could all get on the same page."

Kids to support Make-A-Wish Idaho, honor loved one Saturday during Lemonade Day
July 18, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Kids to support Make-A-Wish Idaho, honor loved one Saturday during Lemonade Day

Lemonade stands will be out in force Saturday for Lemonade Day, a national event during which several Kootenai County youngsters will explore entrepreneurship and develop leadership skills. Two local little ones will also make a foray into the world of philanthropy while celebrating the memory of a sister and friend gone too soon.

Coeur d'Alene student overcomes injury, illness to run international event
July 17, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Coeur d'Alene student overcomes injury, illness to run international event

An incoming Coeur d'Alene High School senior had to get over being severely under the weather as she participated in a track meet Down Under only seven months after her second knee surgery. "I ended up getting sick two days before the track meet with a gastrointestinal stomach bug that was going throughout the team," Maricela "Mari" Nelson, 17, said Tuesday.

Hayden 9-year-old a contestant in USA Mullet Championships
July 17, 2024 1:05 a.m.

Hayden 9-year-old a contestant in USA Mullet Championships

Hayden 9-year-old a contestant in USA Mullet Championships

Crazy in the front, party in the back. That's not just Sawyer Libby's hair style — it's his personal philosophy. “I feel like the mullet is like a big part of my whole life,” Sawyer said Monday. The Hayden 9-year-old is a contestant in the USA Mullet Championship, a contest celebrating the most epic hairdos across the country.

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