Disability center named outstanding nonprofit

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020 Mark Leeper has dedicated the last three decades of his life to helping people with disabilities as the executive director of Disability Action Center Northwest (DAC NW). The Idaho Nonprofit Center awarded DAC NW the ...

Honoring those who help the helpers

Interlink Volunteers is known for helping seniors and disabled folks live independently in their own homes. But the local nonprofit recently singled out David Troy of Troy Insurance as one of its biggest helpers. Troy was one of several honorees from north central Idaho to ...

First-time voter at 77

Sierra McIver is an American Sign Language translator and outreach coordinator for the Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Although being an interpreter wasn’t her first career choice, it was always her fallback go to. “That was my Plan B — but I never found my ...

Voting in Idaho

What is voting? Voting is a way for adult citizens to make decisions regarding an important issue or to pick someone for an office. Who can vote? You can vote if: you are a United States Citizen, 18 years or older, registered to vote, and living in Idaho and the county you ...

Moscow Office

Ramps, rocks and representation

UI ARGONAUT – Established in 1993, the Disability Action Center NW (DAC) has worked on making Northern Idaho a better place for disabled people. In the past five years, Marketing Specialist Vicki Leeper has seen several positive changes from the border down to Riggins, ...

It’s almost a park

Delays, vandalism shadow slow progress on Atlas project A park for the ages is drawing nearer to completion along the Spokane River. It won’t be long, in fact, before the Atlas Waterfront Project blossoms into the newest addition to the Coeur d’Alene parks family. “This is a ...

Disability Action Center Receives Grant to Expand Ramp Up Project

Disability Action Center (DAC) in Moscow has been awarded a $94,458 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center 2020 Expanded Impact Grants Program. The grant will purchase aluminum modular ramp systems for temporary loans to ...

In Moscow, accessibility rocks

Anniversary of ADA’s passage celebrated this month with hide-and-seek game, event This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Moscow’s Disability Action Center is celebrating the special occasion with a citywide rock-finding game. Fifty ...

Sandpoint signs ADA proclamation

SANDPOINT — A citywide proclamation about the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed on July 26 by Mayor Shelby Rognstad.  The proclamation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the ADA and shows the commitment of the city to providing the most integrated, least restrictive ...