Lt. Gov. Skips Speech Over Concealed Weapons Concerns

No Threat Reported

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OLYMPIA, WA – Washington State’s Lieutenant Governor skipped the State of the State address because he felt vulnerable in a place where concealed carry is legal.  The Everett Herald reports Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib was supposed to preside over the meeting, but didn’t because citizens are allowed to carry concealed weapons in the public galleries.

Visitors To Portland Airport May Be Exposed To Measles

14 of 16 Diseased Were Not Vaccinated

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PORTLAND, OR – If you’ve been to Portland International Airport recently, you could be at risk for measles.  Since January 1st, 16 cases have now been confirmed in Clark County, WA, but the major airport is one location that could have been contaminated.  You are at risk if you were there between 10:45 am and 3:45 pm on January 7th.

BOLO - Found Property

Variety Of Items

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BOLO - IDAHO COUNTY, ID – The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is reporting some found property.  They’re looking for the owner of a “significant amount of personal property”.  That includes several tools.

New Tax On Insurance Proposed

Adds Surcharge For Fraud

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OLYMPIA, WA – Several Washington State Representatives are pushing to increase the cost of insurance.  House Bill 1069 would add a surcharge to insurance products like home and auto insurance to create a new fund for the Insurance Commissioner.

Idaho Volunteer Awards

Two Local Recipients

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BOISE, ID - Two local people were honored with state volunteer awards yesterday.  Idaho’s Brightest Stars are awards earned by people who are determined to help other in their communities. 

BOLO - Wal Mart Theft

Three People

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BOLO - CLARKSTON, WA - The Clarkston Police Department hopes you can help them identify three people.  They're people of interest in recent Wal Mart thefts.  One of the women has recently-bleached blonde hair and sparkly blue shoes. 

Poachers Kill Five Does

CAUTION: GRAPHIC PHOTOS ATTACHED

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, WA – Someone poached several deer and Fish and Wildlife officers hope you can help them find the criminal.  The person or people killed five Whitetail does in the Wooten Wildlife Area.  The does were partially butchered and left at Campground Nine on the Wooten WLA Monday night or early Tuesday morning. 

Plastic Bag Ban Heads To Committee

House Bill 1205

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OLYMPIA, WA – The bill that would ban plastic grocery bags has taken a step forward.  It’s now at the committee level.  House Bill 1205, sponsored by seven western-Washington representatives, would make the bags illegal to provide or sell to store customers in the state.

The bill cites pollution and the inability to decompose completely as the reason for the ban. 

Retail stores will still be able to provide specific kinds of bags that meet standards of recycled content and compostability.  There will be a minimum ten cent cost for each of those bags.

Fish & Game Trapper Class Coming Up

Jan 26th | 9am - 6pm

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AHSAHKA, ID – You chance to get a standard trapping license is coming up this month.  January 26th, Idaho Fish & Game is hosting a class in Ahsahka.  If you haven’t purchased an Idaho trapping license prior to July 1st, 2011, you’ll have to attend and pass standard trapper education before you can get a license.

9-1-1 Outage Planned Tonight

11pm - 2am | Call Police & Fire Directly

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OROFINO, ID – A reminder that the 911 service could be down for up to three hours tonight in much of North-Central Idaho. Frontier Communications is repairing a fiber optic line along Highway 95 between Coeur D’Alene and Worley that was damaged by vandalism.  The planned outage starts at 11:00 pm and will last between 30 minutes and three hours.

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