Nez Perce County, ID

Authorities: White Lives Matter group is recruiting members in Idaho

An Idaho prosecutor’s office has made law enforcement agencies aware of a so-called White Lives Matter group that is recruiting members in north central Idaho. Nick Woods, an investigator with the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office, compiled information about the group and sent it to the Lewiston Police Department, Nez Perce Sheriff’s Office and Idaho State Police last week. His efforts were prompted by two masked individuals displaying a banner with the message “It’s great to be white” at the corner of 21st and Main...
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Market shows no signs of stopping

Nez Perce County homeowners can expect some eye-popping increases in their assessed property values this year, based on what officials are calling “the most aggressive seller’s market any of us have ever seen.”. Final numbers aren’t in yet, but certain classes of residential properties will likely see increases...
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Both sides rest in Ewing’s murder trial

After four days of testimony, the prosecution and defense both rested their cases in the first-degree murder trial for Clyde Ewing. The trial began at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Nez Perce County Courthouse. The prosecution, led by Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman and Chief Deputy Prosecutor April Smith, rested its case at around 1:30 p.m. The defense, led by defense attorney Rick Cuddihy and assisted by attorney Bridget Barr, rested its case at around 2 p.m., then the court was recessed.

District 2 judge race goes to runoff

The race to replace retiring District 2 judge Jay P. Gaskill ended in a virtual tie between the top two finishers and will officially move to a November runoff. Retired judge and former Lewiston City Councilor John Bradbury received 6,655 votes, or 38.58%, of the ballots cast compared to 6,653, or 38.57%, for Nez Perce County Magistrate Judge Michelle Evans. Nez Perce County Prosecutor Justin Coleman received 3,940 votes, or 22.84%, of the ballots cast.

Airport board takes stand against breaching dams

A proposal to breach the four lower Snake River dams faces opposition from another group. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority board approved a resolution Tuesday voicing its objections to the concept supported by salmon advocates, including the Native American tribes of the Columbia River Basin, environmental organizations and fishing groups. The transportation hub directly benefits from the dams because of multiday cruises between the Portland, Oregon area, and the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.