Washington County, ID

Drowning victim located near Catfish Junction

HUNTINGTON, Oregon — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced the drowning victim was located Saturday near Catfish Junction. The drowning occurred Wednesday evening about 4 miles west of Weiser in the Snake River. The man was identified as Bernardo Garcia Jr. He was 50 years old, from Beaverton,...
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Here are current abortion laws in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. Friday’s ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. In anticipation of the decision, several states led by Democrats have taken steps to protect abortion access. The decision also sets up the potential for legal fights between the states over whether providers and those who help women obtain abortions can be sued or prosecuted.
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Search crews near Weiser unable to find drowning victim

WEISER, Idaho — The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it was unable to find a drowning victim on the Snake River near Weiser.,. According to the sheriff's office, crews were searching with drones, from the water, and from the ground for a person who fell into the river Wednesday night.
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County recounts affirm primary election results

A recount of votes for two separate races in Idaho’s May 17, 2022 primary election was completed last week, affirming victories for District 9 candidate Judy Boyle and Weiser Committeeman candidate Margaret Jensen. The Recounts.  Former District 11 Rep. Scott Syme requested a recount after losing by six votes...

Wildfire Ready: Before the Burn

The best time to get ready for wildfire season is before it starts. KATU News is helping you stay ahead of the danger in "Wildfire Ready: Before the Burn." This special program utilizes the resources, expertise, and experience of several news stations from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah to give you the tools you need to protect the health and safety of your family, and your property.

Property assessments show increase in value

By Sabrina Young, Washington County Treasurer, Debbie Moxley-Potter, Washington County Assessor and Donna Atwood, Washington County Clerk.  Washington County property owners recently received their 2022 property assessment notice in the mail. The County Assessor’s office included a letter with the notice explaining how properties are assessed. County officials would like to provide additional information to answer questions that have been asked and invite individuals to contact the County with any further questions.

Recount: Boyle edges out Syme in District 9, Seat B race

NAMPA — A recount spanning three counties has confirmed that Scott Syme has lost the legislative race for District 9, Seat B to Judy Boyle by just six votes. Each of the three counties that make up the ninth legislative district — Canyon, Washington, and Payette counties — reported that the number of votes tallied for each candidate was the same as on election night. “I just want to thank...
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What goes on in schools during the summer?

School may be out, but the school buildings themselves are still full of life as teachers and administrators work hard to prepare for the next school year. Leslie Lyons, Ridgeview Elementary’s principal, and Lori Nash, the school’s librarian and media specialist, shared some of the ways that their school stays busy over the summer.

BikeCo Signs Three Sales Agencies For Key Territories

BikeCo has added three sales agencies to its outside sales representation. James Smat is the principal for the HidePDX agency and will service Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Smat comes to BikeCo as a 15-year veteran serving retailers in the Pacific Northwest. Turbo Sports represents the BikeCo brands in Utah,...

Weiser student saves man’s life

On Tuesday, May 17, Weiser High School junior Kasey Kautz drove by Fry Foods when he noticed a man leaning over a ladder on the side of the road. At first glance, it looked as though he may have just been stretching but, then again, something did not seem quite right.

In absence of heat and smoke workplace standards, Idaho nonprofits step up

If it’s above a certain temperature this summer, employers in some of Idaho’s neighboring states will have new labor regulations to follow to protect people who work outside, including farmworkers. Emergency rules in Washington kick in beginning June 15, when it’s hotter than 89 degrees. Then, employers need...