Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in Washington State Resident

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OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.

Kreidler Orders Two Pet Insurers to Repay $4.7 Million to Consumers

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued a fine of $950,000 against ACE American Insurance Co. and Indemnity Insurance Co. of North America for overcharging 18,000 Washington consumers for nearly five years. He ordered the companies to repay $4.7 million – including interest – to policyholders no later than April 15. 

District 2 Crews Earn Excellence Award in Maintenance & Operations For Spring Slide Cleanup

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From the Idaho Transportation Department: The clean-up effort this past spring by District 2 in the aftermath of significant slides won the Excellence in Transportation Award in December. The cleanup involved 1,800 personnel hours over a span of five days, and required every shed in the district to pitch in — especially the Orofino, Grangeville and Lewiston crews. This was an average of more than 350 personnel hours per day!

Critical Type O blood Shortage: Red Cross Urgently Needs Donors

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BENEWAH, Idaho. (Jan. 20, 2020) — The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 

Westbrook and Burlage Voted Frontier Conference Players of the Week

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WHITEFISH, Montana – After a home sweep for both Warrior Basketball teams, Lewis-Clark State Men’s and Women’s Basketball swept the weekly awards as well. Josiah Westbrook took home Frontier Conference Player of the Week honors on the men’s side, and Kiara Burlage did the same on the women’s side.

Idaho’s Innovative Mastery Network Expands, Looks to the Future

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(BOISE) – Idaho’s shift to a mastery-based learning model is going strong, with new schools and school districts joining the Idaho Mastery Education Network. After the 2019 Legislature approved a bill to lift the cap on participation in the mastery-based network, the number of participants more than doubled.  Today, more than a quarter of Idaho’s school districts and 12 percent of the state’s charter schools are working on new, innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Comeback Complete – Warrior Women Erase 20-Point Deficit in Victory Over Argos

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LEWISTON, Idaho – The ball did not seem to be falling in the Warriors’ favor to open Saturday’s Frontier Conference matchup between the No. 25 Lewis-Clark State Women’s Basketball team and the Providence Argonauts. After the Argos busted out with 20 unanswered points, the Warriors kicked their game into high gear and fought all the way to clinch a 61-60 victory. In the second-straight game that was decided in the final minute, Abby Farmer scored the go-ahead three-point play for LC State.


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