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5 hrs ago | Boise Weekly

Idaho Teacher Ousted After 'Inappropriate' Texts to Students

A veteran North Idaho teacher has been forced into retirement in the wake of sending what officials said were "inappropriate" text messages to some of his students. The Bonner County Daily Bee said Rod Swerin.

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Related Topix: Sandpoint, ID, Education Etc.

9 hrs ago | KIVI

Montana woman jailed following barbell attack

A 29-year-old Montana woman accused of striking an Idaho man with a barbell has been charged with felony domestic violence resulting in traumatic injury. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Charlyn Marie Chapman of Anaconda was charged Friday in 1st District Court in northern Idaho.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

KTMF

Sandpoint teacher retires after sending inappropriate texts to student

On Thursday a middle school teacher in Sandpoint opted to retire after coming under fire for sending inappropriate texts to one of his students. 54-year-old Rodney Swerin, who was with the Pend Oreille School District for 17 years, had taken a leave of absence which has since transitioned into retirement.

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Related Topix: Sandpoint, ID, Fire, Education Etc.

KBCI CBS 2

Teacher retires after texting inappropriate messages to student

A northern Idaho middle school teacher has retired after sending inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature to a student. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Thursday that the leave of absence granted to Sandpoint Middle School teacher Rod Swerin in August has transitioned into retirement.

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Related Topix: Sandpoint, ID, Education Etc.

The Spokesman-Review

Sisyphus: Idaho Ed Balkinization

Sisyphus (RE: Dave, you raise a good point regarding the Balkanization of Idaho's education system. We're creating ghettos of impoverished school systems where the poor will have zero opportunity.

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Related Topix: Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, ID

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KIVI

N. Idaho officials wary of railroad catastrophe

Northern Idaho officials concerned about the increasing number of oil trains passing through the region are seeking a grant to create a regional response plan should a railroad catastrophe occur.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

KBCI CBS 2

Officer-involved shooting probe nears completion

Authorities say the investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting outside a Sandpoint hospital is nearing completion.

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Related Topix: Sandpoint, ID

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Boise Weekly

Second North Idaho Dispatcher Files Discrimination Claim

A second North Idaho 911 dispatcher is alleging race discrimination and retaliation against her employers In early July, a Native American woman said she was kicked to the curb from her job as a Bonner County dispatcher after six years on the job.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Coeur d'Alene, ID

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