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Former nursing student sues NIC

A former nursing student at North Idaho College is suing the school for damages associated with her claims she was wrongfully dismissed from the program. Jessica Dekelaita, of Coeur d'Alene, is seeking an undisclosed amount of money from NIC in the case, which was filed in Kootenai County District Court on April 5. According to court documents, Dekelaita "has suffered and continue(s) to suffer significant monetary damages" since being removed from the nursing program in 2012, shortly after she was required to sign a performance improvement contract. "We met with NIC a few times a while ago and couldn't come to a resolution," said James McMillan, a Wallace-based attorney representing Dekelaita. "This was our next step"/Keith Cousins, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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