Carbon Fuel Bill Could Raise Gas Prices 30 Cents

Representative Schmick Worried About Impact On Rural Citizens

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OLYMPIA, WA – Representative Joe Schmick is speaking out about the carbon fuel bill headed through the state legislature.   It’s part of Governor Inslee’s plan to make the state more “green”.  The bill would require gasoline sold in the state to have a lower carbon footprint.  Schmick says “In reality, what it does is you can expect to see higher fuel costs.  In California since December 1st when they implemented this, they’re up 16 cents per gallon already.  And estimates are going to be up around 30 cents.”

Tax Money Instead Of Business Investment In Broadband Bill

For Small Town High-Speed Internet

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OLYMPIA, WA – A broadband bill put forward by local representative Mary Dye has died in the Washington legislature.  The bill would have helped bring high-speed internet to small towns.  Pomeroy resident Mary Dye says she’s disappointed, but not surprised that the Governor’s similar bill has been chosen to move forward.  She says she has concerns about his bill though.

WA Wildfires Already Starting

6 Yesterday

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OLYMPIA, WA – The snow hasn’t completely melted off and fires are already popping up.  Washington State Forester George Geissler tweeted this morning that there were at least six wildfires in the state yesterday.  Washington Department of Natural Resources and local firefighters were busy extinguishing them before they got out of hand. 

Volunteer Retirement Plan Increase

$350 / Month For Volunteers & Reservists

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OLYMPIA, WA – Volunteers for fire departments and reservists for law enforcement agencies may be getting a boost to their retirement plan.  Right now, after volunteering for 25 years or more, the payment is $300 per month.  Under House Bill 1912, that payment would go up to $350 per month. 

Hwy 12 Fatal Accident

Near Kamiah

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KAMIAH, ID – A Cottonwood man died Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 12.  69-year-old Douglas Hurlburt was headed westbound when his vehicle left the roadway seven miles west of Kamiah.  The vehicle hit the rock wall, flipped end-over-end several times, coming to rest on its roof.

Red Cross Blood Drive Today

12 - 5 | Lewiston City Library

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LEWISTON, ID – The American Red Cross hopes you’ll roll up a sleeve today.  They’re urging people with all blood types to donate, ensuring a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.  They currently have a high need for type O blood right now.

There’s a blood drive at the Lewiston City Library this afternoon from noon - 5:00 pm.

Home & Garden Show Now Open

Nez Perce County Fairgrounds | Until 7pm Tonight

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LEWISTON, ID – This year’s Home & Garden Show is underway at the Nez Perce County Fair Pavilion.  You’ll find just about everything you need to get started on summer outdoor projects, sprucing up your dining room, or re-doing your kitchen.

Hunter Ed Instructors Needed

Idaho Fish & Game

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LEWISTON, ID – Idaho Fish & Game needs hunter education instructors.  A few yes-or-no questions posed by Fish & Game may help you decide: are you a safe and responsible hunter or trapper?  Are you passionate about hunting ethics?  Do you like sharing your knowledge and skills with youth and adults new to Idaho’s hunting traditions?

The volunteer instructors will need to attend one of the instructor training workshops coming up.

Most Americans Don't Want Self-Driving Cars

AAA Idaho Study Results

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BOISE, ID – A new study shows most Americans don’t want a self-driving car.  AAA Idaho reports the latest research shows that seven in ten American drivers would be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. 

The results are nearly the same from a survey following a series of high-profile accidents involving autonomous vehicles last year.

Donkey Basketball Tonight

6pm | Jenifer Jr. High

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LEWISTON, ID – Donkey basketball is coming to Jenifer Junior High tonight.  You’re invited to the event where students will be riding donkeys trying to make baskets against the faculty in the gym to raise money.  The funds go to Student Council events and programs for the whole school.

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