Bennington Lake Closed After Toxic Algae Bloom Discovered

U.S Army Corps of Engineers

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WALLA WALLA, WA – The Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified by the Department of Ecology that cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, was discovered on Bennington Lake in Walla Walla. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to people and fatal to animals. Due to toxicity levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, in coordination with DCH, has closed the lake to the public.

FBI Issues Warrant for Brian Laundrie

FBI Denver

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On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment for violation of federal statute 18 U.S.C 1029(a)(1): "Use of Unauthorized Access Devices" related to Mr. Laundrie's activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. 

The Nez Perce Tribe's Salmon Orca Project Goes Live

The Nez Perce Tribe

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LAPWAI –  Wednesday, The Nez Perce Tribe announced the launch of the Salmon Orca Project (Project). As a result of the worsening Snake River salmon extinction crisis, the Project directly calls on President Biden's Administration to take swift and unequivocal action to support the replacement of the four Lower Snake River dams along the Snake River.

Former Tri-Cities Business Owner who Submitted Phony Bills for Interpretation Services Repays L&I $43,000

Washington LNI

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PASCO — A Seattle woman accused of forging signatures and stealing money by billing the state for appointments that never happened pleaded guilty Wednesday. Carla C. Moreno also repaid the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) $43,296 in full for overbilling the department for interpreter services in the Tri-Cities.

Moscow Farmers Market Ranked in Top 10 Farmers Markets Nationwide

City of Moscow

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MOSCOW — The American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration voting period closed on Sun. Sept. 19, 2021. Final standings were announced last week, recognizing leading markets based on the number and type of endorsements each received. Markets all over the U.S. participate in the celebration.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Fire Activity Update

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH -- A continued shifting the overall weather pattern continues to slowly take place as the calendar enters the Fall season. Once again, the precipitation that our area received was not as widespread or heavy as forecasted, but every little bit continues to help change the course of this long and drawn-out 2021 fire season.  


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