Bipartisan Group of Senators asks Inslee to Suspend Upcoming Payroll Tax, Deadline for Buying Long-Term Care Coverage

Washington State Senate Republican Caucus

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OLYMPIA -- Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, and a member of the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee offered this statement today after a bipartisan group of senators asked Gov. Jay Inslee to suspend the payroll tax and exemption deadline connected with the state’s new long-term services and supports trust program.

Richland Man Extradited From Kazakhstan Pleads Guilty To Attempted Production Of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern Dist. of Wash.

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SPOKANE – Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Trent Drexel Howard, age 50, of West Richland, Washington, pleaded guilty on September 23, 2021, pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of Attempted Production of Child Pornography.  In the plea agreement, Howard and the United States agreed to a sentence of 23 years in prison. 

Health Advisory Issued for Dworshak Reservoir

Idaho North Central District Public Health

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LEWISTON — In cooperation with the Army Corp of Engineers and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Public Health – Idaho North Central District is issuing a health advisory due to the presence of a harmful algal bloom at the upper end of Dworshak Reservoir located in Clearwater County. Recent samples taken indicate concentrations of toxin-producing blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) present that may cause illness to humans and animals. 

Bennington Lake Closed After Toxic Algae Bloom Discovered

U.S Army Corps of Engineers

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WALLA WALLA, WA – The Walla Walla Department of Community Health (DCH) was notified by the Department of Ecology that cyanobacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, was discovered on Bennington Lake in Walla Walla. Cyanobacteria can be harmful to people and fatal to animals. Due to toxicity levels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, in coordination with DCH, has closed the lake to the public.

Friday's Weather

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Today's weather is brought to you by Clarkston CBD.

LC Valley: Sunny skies with light and variable winds. Mostly clear skies overnight. 83/53

Palouse Area: Sunny with winds ESE at 5-10mph. Clear overnight skies with a few passing clouds. Light and variable winds. 78/52

Prairie Area: Mainly sunny with light and variable winds. Mostly clear overnight skies with winds S at 5-10mph. 74/49


Let's Reach Zero Animals in the Shelter!

Quad City Sheltered Animal Awareness

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The goal is zero animals in the shelters in the Quad Cities. Vig’s Health Food and Discount Supplements Sheltered Animal Awareness aims to reach this goal!

There's plenty of animals looking for their forever homes. You can help them find it. Dogs and cats alike. Old and young. Playful and cuddly. Find the perfect fit for your family or help them thrive until they can find their new home. For information on how to help make this happen you can visit the shelter links below. Thank you to our sponsors Nez Perce Express and Canna 4 Life.

Lewis Clark Animal Shelter:

Humane Society of the Palouse:

Whitman County Humane Society:

Helping Hands Rescue:

FBI Issues Warrant for Brian Laundrie

FBI Denver

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On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the U.S. District Court of Wyoming issued a federal arrest warrant for Brian Christopher Laundrie pursuant to a Federal Grand Jury indictment for violation of federal statute 18 U.S.C 1029(a)(1): "Use of Unauthorized Access Devices" related to Mr. Laundrie's activities following the death of Gabrielle Petito. 

Nominate Your Teacher!!

Alliance Title Teacher of the Month

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School is in session and teachers deserve our appreciation!! Each month September through May one teacher is selected as the Alliance Title Teacher of the Month. To nominate your teacher, co worker, or child’s teacher go to the community page on and nominate your teacher! They will then be eligible to win prizes from each of our sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors Alliance Title and Escrow, Print Craft, McDonalds of the LC Valley, Nez Perce Express, and


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