WSDA's 2020 Asian Giant Hornet Response - A look behind the scenes

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Last year, Asain Giant Hornets were discovered in Washington State. These hornets present a threat to the bee population in the U.S. as well as other agrocultural effects with their presence. Hear from WSDA's team that responded to the Asian giant hornet situation in Washington State in 2020! You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like for them responding to the pest itself as well as working with the public and media: 

Biden’s freeze of rule lowering insulin, epinephrine costs criticized

By the Center Square

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(The Center Square) – Among the more than 30 executive orders issued by President Joe Biden halting previous policies for an initial 60 to 100 days is an order halting a requirement that community health centers provide insulin and epinephrine at discounted rates to low-income and impoverished patients.

Police Arrest Lewiston Resident for Burglary and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Police department, assisted by the Idaho State Police executed a search warrant at a room at the Travel Inn Lodge on 1/25/21. The room had been rented by 36 year old Heather A. Moore and 35 year old Raymond R. Fisher, both Lewiston residents. Detectives located 12 stolen firearms, ammo and interchangeable firearm parts along with other items that were associated with a burglary in the Lewiston Orchards. 

AG Ferguson files lawsuit against national sorority for charging and threatening UW students in violation of eviction moratorium

Sorority charged thousands in rent and late fees even though students could not safely live in sorority housing

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SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against the collegiate sorority Alpha Omicron Pi for unlawfully charging University of Washington (UW) students more than $6,000 in rent even though the students could not access or live in sorority housing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alpha Omicron Pi, a national, Tennessee-based sorority, also illegally charged late fees and threatened students with suspensions of their sorority memberships and damage to their credit if they did not pay.


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WASHINGTON --Idaho’s two U.S. Senators, Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, joined a bipartisan coalition of 33 Senators in introducing legislation to award Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal to honor him for his heroic actions on January 6, 2021.  Goodman, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, confronted rioters in the Capitol, delaying their access to the Senate chamber and protecting the lives of those inside as they continued to evacuate.  Actions similar to Officer Goodman’s were undertaken throughout the Capitol by his fellow U.S. Capitol Police officers and other law enforcement professionals.  The bill was introduced by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland).


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