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Lawyering limbo: NIC attorney steps aside, and search begins for a replacement

Art Macomber abruptly withdrew as NIC’s legal counsel Wednesday, after trustees rescinded a vote to replace him, KHQ TV in Spokane, Wash., reported Wednesday.

I.F. officials face civil complaint stemming from bond campaign

Bonneville County Prosecutor Randy Neal says the district used public money to produce and distribute materials that advocated for a November bond issue, Kaitlin Hart of East Idaho News reported Tuesday.

Kohberger faces Oct. 2 trial in connection with U of I student slayings

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Kohberger’s behalf during a Monday morning arraignment.

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Report: NIC’s serious problems linger, despite some progress

The 26-page report doesn’t tip the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities on an accreditation decision that could have a dramatic impact on the 90-year-old community college and its 4,000 students.

Grand jury indicts Kohberger

The suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students now faces a Monday arraignment, the Idaho Statesman reported Wednesday.

Former NIC instructor charged with battery involving trustee

A man entered Trustee Todd Banducci’s work office Tuesday, made a verbal threat, and then “threw a large bucket of liquid” over Banducci, his desk, his computer and other office equipment,” North Idaho College said in a news release.

Crapo, Risch oppose transgender athletics rule

“By pushing a political agenda which completely ignores science and extending these protections to biological males, the department is intentionally erasing opportunities and progress made by women in the last 50 years,” reads the letter, co-signed by 20 Republican senators.

Idaho’s four-year schools seek tuition and fee hikes of 5% or more

The State Board of Education will meet Monday to discuss the tuition and fee hikes — and proposed presidential salary increases of 5% or more.

‘Do what is right:’ NIC trustee appeals to State Board

“The current majority on the NIC board, if left unchecked, will undoubtedly cause the loss of accreditation,” Tarie Zimmerman wrote in an appeal to the State Board of Education. The State Board has not responded.