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Human rights group presents annual awards

The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations gave its annual Civil Rights Award to two board members of the newly formed Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and Lisa Rosier, former chairwoman of Spokane’s Human Rights Commission. The organization gave its 2016 Civil Rights Excellence in Journalism Award to Maureen Dolan and Jeff Selle of the Coeur d’Alene Press and to Dave Oliveria of The Spokesman-Review, for their years as “models to other journalists in upholding the highest standards regarding the professional ethical journalism creed and code.”

Eye on Boise: Fighting wrongful firing lawsuit costly for Idaho

BOISE – Idaho’s legal bill for fighting the wrongful firing lawsuit from former Transportation Director Pam Lowe: $540,479 and counting. Information obtained under the Idaho Public Records Law shows that’s how much the state has paid the Boise law firm of Holland & Hart for the case thus far. The case has now been settled, though final papers are yet to be filed in court. The last payment was made March 8, according to state records.

Vandals to induct nine and ’66 baseball team into Hall of Fame

Morey O’Donnell, who composed the University of Idaho fight song, “Go Vandals Go,” is among nine individuals and one team slated for induction into the Vandals Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 21 in Moscow. O’Donnell will be inducted in the Legacy category along with former track and field stars Vic Dyrgall and Pat Perrine and boxing coach Frank Young.