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Coeur d’Alene nonprofit worried about effects of minimum wage hike on disabled workers

Tesh, Inc., a nonprofit assisting disabled children and adults, would have to end their sheltered employment program if a provision in the federal minimum wage hike bill is passed. Supporters say the ability to pay disabled workers rates below the federal minimum is undignified, but Tesh's leadership says ending the program would effectively price their clients out of work. 

American Journalism Project supports three news outlets

NEW YORK — The American Journalism Project said Thursday that it was awarding $2 million in grants to three nonprofit newsrooms, including one based in New York City that targets the immigrant community.

Former Excelsior employee files wrongful termination suit out after raising concerns about political activities

Skyler Oberst, employed as development director at the youth treatment center from December 2018 to August 2019, said he was retaliated against after raising concerns about Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' appearance at a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility in fall 2018. The event was organized by the congresswoman's official Congressional staff, and the center says it will defend against the claims of the wrongful termination lawsuit. 

Central Food donates entire food inventory to Hope House

When Central Food owner David Blaine decided to temporarily close the restaurant in Kendall Yards earlier this month to ensure safety and financial stability amid the coronavirus pandemic, he was left with a kitchen stocked full of unused food.

Investigators: Former financial chief at North Idaho Habitat for Humanity stole $50K, then stole from Georgia food bank

Julie Anne Nutter, 54, remains in custody in Bibb County Jail in Central Georgia on suspicion she used the credit card of a local food bank where she worked to make fraudulent charges. Investigators in Kootenai County believe before Nutter left for Georgia, she pocketed more than $57K that belonged to the Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho in a case that took nearly two years to investigate before a warrant was issued. 

Difference Makers: Ryan Oelrich aims to help Spokane’s youth through fun, games and data

The executive director of Priority Spokane can point to charts and graphs showing the effect community health workers have had on reducing homelessness among local youth. But there’s also a sense of playfulness to the community building Oelrich’s done over the past decade and a half, after a conscious decision to remain in Spokane following his ties to the scandal involving former Mayor Jim West.

Publisher says he’s hearing interest in nonprofit turn

The publisher of the nation’s first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he’s since heard from a “few dozen” lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt Lake Tribune’s approach could work elsewhere.

Triple C seeks change and community

"I want to show that we can all find a common goal with this plant," said Colored Cannabis Collective President Ahnya Smith.