PRESS RELEASE: Traffic Collision

November 26th, 2020

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***Update to Fatal Collision in the 600 Block of 21st Street***

John J. O'Neill, Jr., 68, of Lewiston, was the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle in the 600 block of 21st Street at about 7:46 p.m. on November 26, 2020. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation is on-going.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy – Risk Prevention

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While sometimes surgery is necessary, it can also be expensive and risky. Physical therapy can oftentimes prevent a surgery from needing to take place, depending on what the health issue in question may be. If you do need to end up having a surgery, participating in a physical therapy plan ahead of time will strengthen your overall health and may lead to a quicker recovery time after the surgery takes place.

Mind Over Matter – How Mindfulness Can Help Combat Physical Pain

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Pain is more than physical sensation resulting from tissue damage. It is a complex process of perception that includes the interaction of sensory information, cognition, and emotion. Because some patients do not improve with interventions targeting peripheral structural impairment alone, treatment strategies that address all factors influencing a patient’s pain experience are needed, such as mindfulness training.

High Trout Numbers Continue In the South Fork Snake River

By Patrick Kennedy, Fisheries Research Biologist, Sr. | Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 9:20 AM MST

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The South Fork Snake River in eastern Idaho supports the largest river population of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Idaho as well as other popular game fish including Rainbow trout and Brown trout. Idaho anglers have repeatedly asked Fish and Game managers to focus management efforts on protecting native trout species when possible. This public sentiment is reflected in our state fish management plan where the goals for the South Fork Snake River include: protecting the genetic integrity and population viability of cutthroat, and reducing rainbow trout abundance to less than 10% of the trout in the upper river near Conant, as was the case in the mid-1980’s. These goals are also reflected by the Yellowstone cutthroat trout management plan. Each fall, IDFG employees use boat electrofishing techniques to estimate trout numbers in order to gauge management efforts relative to goals stated in the management plan. Results from 2020 surveys suggest two things; trout numbers are at a record high and Rainbow trout still comprise more of the population in the upper South Fork than called for in the management plan.

 

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday

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We here at the Disability Inclusion Network (DIN) want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. We know that it can be extremely difficult for many not being able to see loved ones in person. We support you and recognize your efforts in keeping yourself and others safe. Studies have shown that there are higher rates of mental health crisis during the holiday season. Please make sure that you are practicing self-care and wellness actives. Listed below are some resources and virtual events that you can attend:

Corps of Engineers Deploys Advance Measures Technical Assistance Team to Idaho for Post-Wildfire Analysis

Nov. 24, 2020

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Walla Walla, Wash. – From Nov. 11 to 15, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District, at the request of the State of Idaho, deployed a four person Advance Measures Technical Assistance Team to the site of two wildfires to assist in post-burn analysis.

Aliera Ordered To Pay $1 Million for Selling Illegal Health Insurance

November 24, 2020

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s action against Aliera Healthcare, Inc. (Aliera) ordering the company to stop selling health insurance illegally was upheld on Nov. 13 after the company appealed.  Today, Aliera was ordered to pay a $1 million fine. It has 90 days to appeal. 

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