State Board of Ed Approves 3.5% Increase of LCSC & U of I's Tuition/Fees

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MOSCOW, ID - The Idaho State Board of Education approved resident student tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year at Idaho’s public, four-year higher education institutions and Eastern Idaho Technical College.  It included a 3.5% increase for both Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho.

Rescue Personnel Respond to Crash Near Lenore

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LENORE, ID - Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a possible suicidal person driving westbound on Sunnyside Bench Road above Lenore at about 2:08 p.m. today.  According to a press release, the male driver from Orofino lost control of the vehicle, rolling it over a small embankment.  Sadly, we have received reports that the male juvenile passed away at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Orofino Man Arrested For Allegedly Assisting Teen Who Was Subject of Widespread Search Following Prom

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OROFINO, ID - A 26-year-old Orofino man was arrested late yesterday afternoon in connection with a teenage boy who was reported missing following the Orofino High School prom Saturday night.  Tyson K. Imel allegedly assisted in hiding 17-year-old Kristian Perez.

Private Pond May Have Contributed to Flood at Bottom of Rattlesnake Grade Last Week

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BOGGAN'S OASIS, WA - A pond on private property a few miles up Rattlesnake Creek may have contributed to a large flow of water and debris that came down the bottom part of Rattlesnake Grade last week, causing significant damage and closing State Route 129 for several hours.  Officials say the pond, which has been on the property for decades, is believed to have been expanded.

Pre-Mix of Lewiston Applies to DEQ for General Air Quality Permit to Construct Concrete Batch Plant

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LEWISTON, ID - Pre-Mix of Lewiston has requested a general air quality permit from the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality to construct a concrete batch plant.  The proposed permit will regulate emissions from a stationary concrete batch plant located at 3900 Industrial Way.

Legislation Allowing ATVs to Cross Certain Highways Signed Into Law

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OLYMPIA, WA - Legislation designed to give more flexibility to land owners and local jurisdictions when it comes to the use of all-terrain vehicles on roads and highways was signed into law this week.  House Bill 1838, sponsored by Representative Joe Schmick (R-Colfax), allows eligible ATVs to cross public roads with a speed limit of up to 60 miles per hour.  Under current law, an ATV may only cross roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less.

Retail Thieves the Target of Legislation That's on its Way to Governor's Desk

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OLYMPIA, WA - A bill making it easier for prosecutors to crack down on retail theft won final passage in the Washington State Senate on Monday, sending the measure to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk.  The 47 to 1 vote on Senate Bill 5635 caps a session-long effort by Senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) to toughen the state’s law against retail theft with special circumstances.

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