House Republicans kill bill for a $6 million federal preschool grant

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The House killed a bill Tuesday to allow the State Board of Education to receive nearly $6 million in federal grants to support early childhood education across the state over three years.

Following a lengthy morning floor debate, the House voted 36-34 against House Bill 226. The bill was a supplemental appropriation bill to provide money from the Federal Preschool Development Grant to the State Board.

Governor Brad Little: Biden, Democrat-led Congress seek to punish responsible states like Idaho

Gov. Brad Little Press Release

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Our new president and the Democrat-led Congress are seeking to bail out big, poorly-managed states and punish states that have operated responsibly during the pandemic – a step that would saddle Idaho children with even greater debt and suppress economic prosperity for generations to come.

Idaho won’t stand for it.

Ticketing Information for Basketball Opening Rounds

LCSC Athletics

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LEWISTON, Idaho– Lewis-Clark State College will host both a men’s and women’s tournament as part of the 2020-21 NAIA Basketball National Championship Opening Rounds. Per NAIA and local guidelines, spectators will be allowed on a limited basis for the contests on March 12 and 13.

400 spectators will be permitted in the Activity Center for each game of the tournaments. Times are set for noon, 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. both days. The women’s games will be played at noon and 5:30 p.m., and the men at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be valid for single games only, and the Activity Center will be cleared after each contest.

Portable toilet damage in the Clearwater region is a budget & safety concern for Fish and Game

Numerous portable toilets have been shot or tampered with. Portable toilet maintenance cost tripled in the last 3 years.

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A portable outhouse that cost $50 to rent just a few years ago, costs $150 per month to rent in 2021. Within the last 2 months, fish and game replaced two out of three damaged portable toilets; one toilet was burned along the Clearwater at McGill hole near Orofino, another toilet was pushed in to the S. Fork of the Clearwater River near mailbox hole and the third was shot multiple times along the S. Fork Clearwater River.

Dworshak Dam discharges to decrease to 13,800 cfs for second week of March

USACE Press Release

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AHSAHKA, Idaho – In order to meet flood control targets for March and April, Dworshak Dam will be decreasing releases starting Friday night, March 5, at midnight. This decrease will result in the river lowering less than 1 foot over the hour between midnight on Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday morning.

Washington State Republican lawmakers: Move schools, employers to next phase now

‘Open Safe, Open Now: A Republican plan for Phase 3 and Beyond’ shows trust in the people

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OLYMPIA, WA - In response to sharply declining COVID-19 case rates and hospitalization rates statewide, legislative Republicans today announced a simple, practical and consistent plan to get all communities in Washington fully open for both school and business.

The Republican “Open Safe, Open Now” plan returns decision-making authority to local officials, ending top-down state mandates. It requires all school districts in Washington to resume in-person instruction and opens all business activity in the state to 50% capacity, with 100% capacity possible within three weeks.


NPC Prosecutor's Press Release

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Over the last several months, the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office, YWCA, and Idaho Animal Rescue Network have been working jointly on a program to assist domestic violence victims who remain with their abuser out of concern for their pets. The confidential program allows for victims of domestic violence to leave their abusers and have a safe place for their animals to stay while they work with the YWCA on housing.

Idaho Takes Aim at Abortion

The proposed bill would ban any public money going to organizations that provide abortions.

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BOISE, ID - Idaho has taken aim at abortion in the past and is doing so again, as this week a bill aimed at defunding abortion providers passed the Idaho House 52-17. The bill will now make its way to the Senate. 

“This bill strips any provider of abortion services of any state funding. This does not outlaw any abortions,” Rep. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, told the House on Tuesday. Zollinger is also the bill's sponsor. 

AG Ferguson lawsuit shuts down deceptive telemarketers’ robocalling scheme, puts $495,000 toward funding legitimate charities

AG Ferguson Press Release

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SEATTLE — As a result of a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, 39 other attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), two national companies that made more than 1.7 million robocalls for sham charities into Washington state will pay $495,000 to help fund legitimate charities. One company has since gone out of business and today’s lawsuit requires another one to dissolve.

Adorable: Husky Mom Starts Howling, then her Pups Imitate Her

This sweet video was shared on Facebook which comes from Instagrammer ana_wolfgang and it went massively viral.

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This sweet video was shared on Facebook which comes from Instagrammer ana_wolfgang and it went massively viral. We all know huskies are VERY talkative, well this mom and her puppies are no exception. Take a listen as this family have a LOUD conversation!


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