Snoqualmie Pass Closed

4 Feet Of Snow In 24 hrs.

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SNOQUALMIE PASS, WA - The pass is closed and will be until things change considerably.  “We haven’t seen monumental snow accumulation like this in over 20 years,” said Harry Nelson, WSDOT maintenance superintendent. “We are literally digging our way out of all this snow so that we can get it back open for drivers.” 

Proposed Bill Permits Marijuana Delivery

Sellers Would Have To Pay An Extra Fee To The State

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OLYMPIA, WA – If a bill goes through the Washington State legislature, you won’t have to go anywhere to get your pot.  House Bill 1358 would make it legal to deliver marijuana.  The delivery would be legal to any business already licensed to sell marijuana.  It won’t just be openly legal though, businesses will have to pay a fee to have the endorsement put on their license to sell marijuana. 

Sex Ed Bill Requires Parents To Opt-In

Current Law Requires Parents To Opt-Out

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BOISE, ID – An Idaho Representative wants parents to have more control over their kids’ sex education in school.  Idaho Code currently requires parents to opt-out of sex ed if they don’t want their kids in the class.  House Bill 120 would change Idaho code to require an opt-in for kids to attend those classes. 

Lewiston Snow Plow Map

Roads With High-Travel Get First Priority

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LEWISTON, ID – The City of Lewiston has released its map of which roads get plowed first.  The streets with the highest number of drivers get first priority, followed by the roads that get less traveled. 

Man Refuses To Exit Vehicle

6 Law Enforcement Agencies Convince Him Otherwise

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NEZ PERCE COUNTY, ID – A man allegedly wouldn’t stop for a Whitman County Deputy early Sunday morning, prompting help from all over the Valley.  Press releases from the Whitman County and Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Offices say the deputy tried to stop 44-year-old Pullman resident Deaneal Mcknight on State Route 128 on the north side of the Snake River across from Clarkston.  A press release from the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office states that he's a Lapwai resident.  The releases go on to say after running a stop sign on the Red Wolf Bridge, the the driver failed to pull over and Mcknight drove another three miles, crossing into Idaho.  That’s where he finally stopped.  Then the release says he refused to get out of the vehicle. 

WA Legislature Forces Asotin Anatone School District Cuts

$4.25 per $1,000 levy dropped to $1.50 per $1,000

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ASOTIN, WA – The Asotin-Anatone School District is just one of several small districts getting hit hard this year with a change to its levy.  You may have seen a request for information about sending your kids to preschool there.  Superintendent Dale Bonfield is trying to get a handle on what’s going to have to be cut, and preschool could very well be one of the programs to go. 

WA House Bill Requires Replacement of Some Wood Stoves

Also Increases The Cost Of New Ones

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OLYMPIA, WA – A woodstove will cost you more in Washington if a proposed bill goes through.  Right now there’s a $30 fee attached to the price of a new woodstove that goes to the state for woodstove education and enforcement.  The price would go up to $50 per unit and come with extra legal specifics. 

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