Corps of Engineers Deploys Advance Measures Technical Assistance Team to Idaho for Post-Wildfire Analysis

Nov. 24, 2020

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Walla Walla, Wash. – From Nov. 11 to 15, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District, at the request of the State of Idaho, deployed a four person Advance Measures Technical Assistance Team to the site of two wildfires to assist in post-burn analysis.

Aliera Ordered To Pay $1 Million for Selling Illegal Health Insurance

November 24, 2020

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s action against Aliera Healthcare, Inc. (Aliera) ordering the company to stop selling health insurance illegally was upheld on Nov. 13 after the company appealed.  Today, Aliera was ordered to pay a $1 million fine. It has 90 days to appeal. 

Changes to Library Services

November 25, 2020

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Due to the rise in COVID19 cases i n our community, the Lewiston City Library will move to offering library users materials through curbside delivery only, as well as computer and meeting room access by appointment beginning Monday, November 30, 2020. Library card holders may request materials to be picked up at the 5th Street entrance Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6:30 pm and Friday through Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Materials to be picked up must be placed on hold through the library card holder’s account at w ww.valnet.org, by calling the library to place a request at 208-798-2525 or by email at l ibrary@cityoflewiston.org. Library card holders will be notified through text, email or by phone when their items are ready for pick up.


Kreidler Extends Emergency Order on Coronavirus Testing and Surprise Billing To Dec. 24

November 24, 2020

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has extended two emergency orders. His order requiring health insurers to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) and his order protecting consumers from receiving surprise bills for lab fees related to medically-necessary diagnostic testing for COVID-19 are both extended until Dec. 24. 

Need A Remedy For Relentless Neck Pain?

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Neck pain is a common condition that affects 22% to 70% of people at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, in most individuals neck pain will spontaneously resolve, but in about 30% of individuals, pain may persist for longer than 6 months. In most cases of neck pain the exact cause is unknown. Nevertheless, patients with neck pain may be given a variety of diagnoses including cervical disc herniation, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, and/or whiplash.

U.S. Insurance Departments Report Progress toward Consistent Global Standards for Measuring Growing Climate Risks

November 24, 2020

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Eight insurance companies used Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations in annual climate survey conducted by states of Washington, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico and New York

Former Idaho Parks and Recreation Director Yvonne Ferrell Dies

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Yvonne S. Ferrell, 84, the longest-serving director of the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, passed away on Saturday at her home in Boise. Ferrell served 15 years as director from 1987 through 2002. Ferrell was the deputy director of Washington State Parks when she was hired, becoming the only female parks director in the nation at the time.

CHS VIRTUAL CRAFT FAIR

November 23rd, 2020

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Clarkston, WA--Clarkston High School Performing Arts Boosters is excited to announce that the annual craft fair will be held virtually this year! The very popular CHS Craft Fair will take place in a Facebook Shopping Group, starting at 8:00 am on Friday, November 27 and lasting through midnight on December 4.

Child Care, Adult Care, and Emergency Center Federal Meal Assistance Funds Available

November 23, 2020

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CACFP SliderOLYMPIA —November 23, 2020 — The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) encourages qualifying child-care centers, emergency shelters, and adult care centers in Washington state to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP reimburses some costs associated with serving well-balanced, nutritious meals to children and adults.

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