Annual Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers would like to invite high school students from Washington’s Fifth Congressional District to participate in the Annual Congressional Art Competition. This event serves to highlight and encourage talented high schoolers from all around the country. The student who wins will be invited to Washington, D.C. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will have his or her artwork displayed in the US Capitol for one year.

Idaho Wheat Commission has Announced a $2 Million Gift has Been Given to U of I

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BOISE, ID - The Idaho Wheat Commission has announced that a $2 million gift has been given to the University of Idaho to fund a new effort to expand education focused on risk management. The gift will be used to establish an Endowed Chair of Risk Management to enhance existing programs in agricultural commodity and financial risk management and will expand collaboration between the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the College of Business and Economics.

Car Tip of the Day Brought to You by Clarkston Auto Sales

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Find the Center
The folks at DriveCam analyze driver behavior using video recorders installed on vehicles. (See highlights at Safety specialist Julie Stevens recommends sticking to the center lane on freeways. Rear-end crashes happen less there than in adjacent lanes. "Every time you change lanes you add risk," she says, "and the slow lane always has the most action." Other research has shown that the "chronic lane changer" saves a mere four minutes out of an 80-minute drive.

Scammers Continue to Contact Potential Victims, Spoof Local Numbers in the Process

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CLARKSTON, WA - Americans continue to receive phone calls from scammers claiming to be from various businesses or offering better interest rates on their credit cards.  Many of those calls are now being directed through local phone numbers using what is known as "spoofing."

"Caller ID lets consumers avoid unwanted phone calls by displaying caller names and phone numbers, but the caller ID feature is sometimes manipulated by spoofers who masquerade as representatives of banks, creditors, insurance companies, or even the government," according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental Navigation Locks to Reopen March 25th

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WALLA WALLA, WA - Locks at Ice Harbor and Lower Monumental Dams on the lower Snake River will return to service on March 25th.  The dams, along with the Corps' other navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, have been closed to recreational and commercial river traffic since March 3rd for annual maintenance, inspections, and repairs.


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