Forest Service’s Draft Revised Land Management Plan Enhances Long-Term Forest Health, Creates Regional Jobs

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KAMIAH, Idaho (December 20, 2019) –  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today released a revised draft land management plan for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests that has the potential to add nearly 4,000 new jobs to the region and as much as $160 million in additional labor income. 

Crapo, Colleagues Introduce ‘Lower Costs, More Cures Act’ To Tackle Prescription Drug Prices

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Washington, D.C. -- A recent study suggested that in 2017, 37 percent of Idaho residents stopped taking medication as prescribed due to cost.  Senate health care leaders Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina) and John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) today introduced the Lower Costs, More Cures Act to lower prescription drug prices, bring greater transparency to the prescription drug industry and encourage American ingenuity in the development of new treatments and cures. 

Avista Customers in Rosalia Will Experience a Planned Power Outage on Friday

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Spokane, Wash. Dec. 18, 2019: Approximately 652 Avista electric customers in Rosalia and the surrounding areas will experience a planned power outage on Friday, December 20. The outage will occur between approximately 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. and is necessary as an Avista crew will be working to replace a damaged voltage regulator in the Rosalia substation.

Update: F&G Commission Expands 2020 Spring Steelhead Fishing Season Starting Jan. 1

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Meeting by conference call on Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission reopened steelhead fishing in the Clearwater River and lower Snake River downstream of Couse Creek Boat Ramp, beginning on Jan. 1. Daily bag limit in those sections is limited to one adipose-clipped steelhead per day, none over 28 inches in length.


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