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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 2, 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 1, 2024 1:09 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 released published Thursday by Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Stan Mortensen.

Assessor to correct errors
March 1, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Assessor to correct errors

Commissioners directed Kootenai County Assessor Béla Kovacs to correct more than 100 parcels whose property owners were undercharged on their taxes due to an assessor’s office error.

Assessor seeks to correct property roll errors
February 28, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Assessor seeks to correct property roll errors

Kootenai County Assessor Béla has asked commissioners to correct errors on the property roll before a statutory deadline.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law
February 27, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Mandatory minimums for fentanyl trafficking become law

North Idaho lawmakers were split on bill

Cd’A Tribe makes 10-year deal with feds
February 26, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Cd’A Tribe makes 10-year deal with feds

Agreement will address salmon recovery

Rumpler sues North Idaho College, trustees
February 24, 2024 1:09 a.m.

Rumpler sues North Idaho College, trustees

Laura Rumpler, North Idaho College’s former chief communications officer, is suing the college, alleging trustees violated the terms of her employment contract and Idaho’s employment laws and deprived her of due process rights.

Cd’A man gets prison for sexual abuse
February 23, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Cd’A man gets prison for sexual abuse

A Coeur d’Alene man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child will spend up to 25 years in prison.

Judge to consider attorney fees in Swayne case
February 21, 2024 1:07 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.

Ready, aim, fire
February 19, 2024 1:08 a.m.

Ready, aim, fire

Winter league underway at Cd'A Skeet and Trap Club

Maddy John hefted a shotgun on a cold, clear Friday morning, tucked the stock against her shoulder and took aim at a clay bird wheeling across the cobalt sky. She pulled the trigger and the target broke into pieces.

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