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Interagency Committee Talks Roaming Grizzlies

Grizzly bears haven’t yet patronized the fast-food joints of central Idaho. But they have started wandering so far from the recovery areas set up for them 30 years ago that the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee may need to rethink the way it works. “The bears of the Selkirks and Cabinet-Yaak...
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Google to Pay Over $423,000 Over Repeated Violations of Washington Campaign Finance Law

OLYMPIA - On Thursday, June 17, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Google will pay $423,659.76 to Washington’s Public Disclosure Transparency Account for violating the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which Washingtonians adopted by initiative in 1972. Washington’s voter-approved Fair Campaign Practices Act requires political advertisers to retain records...
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Lewiston Fire Department Division Chief Linda Steputat Announces Retirement After 17 Years With Department

LEWISTON - On Thursday, June 17, Division Chief Linda Steputat with the Lewiston Fire Department announced her retirement after working for the City of Lewiston for the past 17 years. Linda came to the department on January 6, 2004 from Salinas Fire Department in California. She had been a part of the fire service in that state for almost 25 years.
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Two Nez Perce County Deputy Prosecutors Honored at Lewiston Police Department Ceremony

LEWISTON - On the evening of Wednesday, June 16, the Lewiston Police Department held their 2020 awards ceremony where two Deputy Prosecutors received recognition for their commitment to this community. Deputy Prosecutor Briana Allen was voted as “2020 Prosecutor of the Year” by the Lewiston Police Department staff, while Chief Deputy Prosecutor April Smith received the “2020 Merit Award” for her role in an incident on December 18, 2020.
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First Asian Giant Hornet Sighting of 2021 Reported in Washington State

SEATTLE — The year’s first Asian giant hornet sighting in the nation was reported in Snohomish County, entomologists with state and federal agencies confirmed Wednesday. Officials said the hornet, which had died, was found by a resident near Marysville. The resident alerted authorities June 4 by submitting a report through the Washington State Department of Agriculture’s online Hornet Watch Report Form, officials said. WSDA retrieved the dried remains of the male hornet on June 8, according to a statement from the state agency.
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Idaho Groups Push for Universal Child Health Insurance Access

More than a year after Idaho expanded Medicaid to include the so-called “working poor,” some Idahoans have their sights set on further expanding access to coverage. Several groups in Idaho, including Saint Alphonsus Health System and several medical professional and advocacy organizations, on Tuesday kicked off the Idaho Kids Covered campaign that seeks to get 100% of children insured.
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Project Filter Offers a Years Worth of Diapers and Wipes to Moms (and Others) Who Quit Tobacco

BOISE - Did you know Idaho offers diaper and wipes incentives to help people who live with a baby quit tobacco? The Diapers and Wipes Program is offered through the Department of Health and Welfare’s Tobacco Prevention and Control program – Project Filter – which helps people quit tobacco. Anyone who wants to quit smoking, vaping, and chewing for good, and who lives with a baby can apply.
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WSU Adjusts COVID-19 Policies in Step Toward Pandemic Recovery

PULLMAN - Washington State University is loosening its COVID-19 protocols in response to new state guidance, plummeting case numbers, and the widespread availability of vaccines. Effective immediately, students, employees and visitors to a university location no longer have to attest to their current health status. Additionally, the Risk Management Advisory...