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Washington State University poised to play role in regional vaccine distribution; Local 8-year-old wins third grade category in the Idaho State Department of Education’s annual holiday art contest; L…


‘A mind for art’

Attyssa Dewey has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and this year one of her works of art received statewide recognition.


Courthouse project options discussed

The location of the Lewiston Police Department remains as one of the major complications to Nez Perce County’s plan to build a new courthouse on Main Street, but county officials heard Thursday they …


WSU set to assist with vaccines

The first 60,000 doses of a new coronavirus vaccine could arrive in Washington by mid-December, and Washington State University is set to play an integral role in distributing it locally.

Schweitzer Engineering awards scholarships under new program

A program recently established by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories awarded $25,000 worth of scholarships to students seeking degrees in applied technology and engineering at three universities in …


Casual Friday: Putting himself in other people’s running shoes

It’s been a year of difficult decisions for Lewiston Mayor Mike Collins and his fellow members of the city council.


States plan for vaccines; U.S. deaths top 3,100

States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month, as U.S. deaths from the outbreak eclipsed 3,100 in a…

Prison guard says he was fired for wearing Black Lives Matter shirt

SPOKANE — A newly hired-and-fired correctional officer is suing Washington’s Department of Corrections, saying he lost his job because he wore a “Black Lives Matter” shirt to work.



Cougar notes: Empty stadium downer for SoCal Cougs

Before the Pac-10 added two schools, became the Pac-12 and split into two divisions, the always ample number of Southern Californians on the Washington State football roster knew they’d receive a particular treat on a yearly basis. Read more

Keep it simple is mantra for game-planning in Pac-12

Pac-12 coaches have had to keep game planning simple as schedules shift, sometimes on the fly, during a truncated and uncertain season. Read more


Vandal men roughed up in second half of opener

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State flipped a one-point halftime deficit on its head, steadily piling up a commanding lead Thursday in a 77-55 season-opening Big Sky Conference rout of Idaho. Read more

High school roundup: Leseman’s big shot keys Genesee to OT win in girls’ action

GENESEE — Bailey Leseman hit a 3-pointer with three seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime Thursday, then Genesee outscored Kendrick 10-7 in the extra period in a 55-52 victory in a nonleague girls’ high school basketball game. Read more



‘It was worth the wait’

John Keller started hunting in 1967 but had never shot a big bull elk. Read more


Don’t fence me in

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to the… Read more


Wildlife biologists to capture, radio collar mountain goats

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Biologists are planning to wrangle mountain goats atop the Bridger Range this December to gather data on the population’s … Read more



Cheers & Jeers: Bailed out

JEERS ... to Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman. Read more


Commentary: Craig and Risch fail their McCarthy moment

Sixty-six years ago this week — Dec. 2, 1954, — the United States Senate voted to censure Wisconsin Republican Joseph McCarthy. The vote was 67 in favor, 22 opposed. The very public rebuke effectively marked the end of McCarthy’s lie-infused assault on American democracy. Read more

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