Staff Member At Webster Elementary Has Been Diagnosed With COVID-19


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An message was sent out to parents in Lewiston, Idaho from the local school district:

"Dear Parent or Guardian,

This email is to inform you that a staff member at Webster Elementary has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual did not acquire the infection through contact with a student or staff member or while at school. The school and District has been in contact with Public Health and anyone identified as a close contact of the diagnosed individual will receive a separate letter detailing their next steps. School and classes will remain open and appropriate building cleaning/disinfection have been completed within the last 48 hours..."

State Launches Interactive Data Tool To Help Leaders Plan And Track Recovery Efforts Across Regions, Sectors And Demographics

by Washington Department of Commerce.

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OLYMPIA, WA – Leaders worldwide and locally are facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The trajectory for recovery will be very different depending on where you live, who you are and what industry dominates the regional economy, among other complex factors.


AAA Oregon/Idaho

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But Gem State pump prices swap places with Utah to 8th most expensive in the country

BOISE – (September 21, 2020) – Drivers had plenty to be happy about when they filled up this week – according to AAA, gas prices remained stable or decreased in every state of the Union, a sure sign that fall weather and reduced road trips are beginning to have an effect.

09/19/2020 - Notable Calls For The Day In Kootenai County

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office

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Day Shift handled the following notable calls: Deputies responded to Chase Rd. after receiving a report of found drug paraphernalia. The R/P stated she located used needles while cleaning out her bathroom. Her 16YO daughter, admitted to using them a few days earlier. Deputies completed a report and charging documents for the daughter...

U.S. Attorney Davis Announces Nearly $1 Million Award to Improve School Safety in Idaho

USAO Idaho Press Release

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BOISE – U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced that Genesee Joint Schools, Minidoka School District 331, Highland Joint School District 305, and Joint School District 391 received a combined $923,990 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP). Nationally, the COPS Office SVPP awarded nearly $50 million in school safety funding. SVPP provides up to 75 percent funding for school safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools and school grounds.

Grammy Award-Winning Artists Record Messages To Greet LC Students

Official News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College students received greetings from a couple of international Grammy Award winning artists on Monday to help kick off the college’s Multicultural Awareness Week.

Edgar Galeano, an enrollment specialist with the College Assistance Migrant Program at the college, is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which nominates and selects the Grammy winners each year. He reached out to a handful of fellow academy members whom he regularly corresponds with and asked them if they would record a welcome back message for LC State students that could be played on the college’s radio station KLCZ to coincide with Multicultural Awareness Week taking place through Friday.

New Tools In The Search For Idaho's Endangered Missing Persons


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Governor Brad Little has declared September 14, 2020, as Idaho Missing Persons Day. In recognition of this day, the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse is launching new tools to aid in the search for Idaho's endangered missing persons. The Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse is part of the Bureau of Criminal Identification, a division of the Idaho State Police.

State Fire Mobilization Authorized for the Colfax Fire

Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office

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Whitman County – State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Colfax Fire located in Whitman County, near Colfax.  The Colfax Fire is burning in grass, timber, wheat, and urban landscape.  Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on September 7, 2020, at 12:15 pm at the request of Fire Chief Bill Tensfield, Whitman County Fire District 11.

Semi Rollover On Farmington Road

Media Release | Whitman County Sheriff's Office

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090620, 1021 hrs, WHITCOM took a report of a semi rollover on Farmington Road near Milepost 4.


Deputies arrived on scene and determined the semi pulling a grain trailer and a pup trailer that were loaded with wheat was driving southbound on Farmington Road.


Witnesses who were following the semi reported the pup trailer was swaying side to side and eventually went off the roadway onto the gravel shoulder and it pulled the semi into the ditch.


The semi then rolled once causing it to lose its load of wheat and it came to a rest on its wheels in the ditch.


The driver, Bryan Sutton, (44 yoa) of Lewiston, Idaho had minor injuries and was transported by ambulance.


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