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Idaho state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, R-Lewiston. Courtesy of the Idaho Legislature

Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger From Lewiston

The Boise Police Department is investigating a rape allegation made against an Idaho lawmaker. A police spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the department has an open investigation into the allegations made by a legislative staffer against Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger, a Republican from Lewiston. Continue Reading Police Investigating Rape Allegation Against Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger From Lewiston

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Lapwai School district students dressed in traditional clothing of the Nez Perce Tribe

On Nez Perce Reservation, Lapwai Addresses Mental Health By Understanding Kids’ Culture

The 500-student Lapwai School District takes an all-bases-covered approach to student well-being, including leveraging partnerships with the Nez Perce tribe and local community to address youth mental health. The small North Idaho district is among only nine rural districts in the state to provide four key behavioral health supports for all of its students, according to an Idaho Education News review of State Department of Education data. Continue Reading On Nez Perce Reservation, Lapwai Addresses Mental Health By Understanding Kids’ Culture

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Tony Johnson is chair of the Chinook Indian Nation, a federally unrecognized tribe. He stands on a Willapa Bay, Wash., beach, where he got married and not far from where his ancestors lived. CREDIT: Eilis O'Neill/KUOW

Unrecognized Tribes Like The Chinook In SW Washington Struggle Without Federal Help In Pandemic

The Indian Health Service has been lauded for the success of its vaccination campaign. But not every Native American got to be part of that. Tribes that aren’t recognized by the U.S. government have received none of the resources directed to Indian Country to help them survive the pandemic. Continue Reading Unrecognized Tribes Like The Chinook In SW Washington Struggle Without Federal Help In Pandemic

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