Super Bowl, Extra Patrol

Drunk Driving Zero Tolerance Policy

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NEZ PERCE COUNTY, ID – Nez Perce County Deputies are watching for drunk drivers more than ever today and they'll continue through February 10th.  Special attention comes on Super Bowl Sunday, a day that people frequently choose to drive drunk. 

Sexual Battery Bill Removes Criminals' Firearms Rights

Currently Legal For People Convicted Of Specific Act

GregCraber 986

BOISE, ID – A proposed law would make it illegal for people convicted of sexual battery of a child 16 or 17 years of age to have firearms. House Bill 70 would straighten out what Representative Melissa Wintrow states seems to be an oversight.  In the bill’s Statement of Purpose it says “It appears that (this crime) was inadvertently left off the list of qualifying felony crimes in previous amendments that included other sexual battery felonies.

Indigenous Film Series Premiere

Kamiah Library | Tuesday | 2pm | Free Popcorn

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KAMIAH, ID - Indigenous rights is the topic for a film series hosted by the Kamiah Community Library.  The series kicks off Tuesday, February 5th at 2:00 pm with the film In Light of Reverence.  The film originally aired on PBS and is carries the description “For Native Americans, the land is scared and akin to the world’s greatest cathedrals.  For others, the land should be used for industry and recreation.”

Proposed Bill Increases Taxes To Fund Student Loans

Real Estate Excise Taxes On Home Sales More Than $1M

GregCraber 1053

OLYMPIA, WA – Some Washington Representatives are hoping to increase real estate taxes to give out student loans.  Graduates from Washington high schools going on to colleges and universities in Washington would be eligible for those loans.

The bill writers talk about debt and a person’s future in defense of the cost, writing “The legislature recognizes that people with student loan debt are less likely to get married and start a family, establish small businesses, and buy homes.”

Gov. Little Signs Act Cutting Two Rules For Every One Proposed

Executive Order Thursday

GregCraber 905

BOISE, ID – Governor Brad Little’s surprise Executive Orders were signed into law yesterday afternoon. 

Little’s “Red Tape Reduction Act” requires many state agencies to come up with two existing rules to get remove or significantly simplify for every one rule they propose.  Governor Little explained the point of the act by saying “Excessive regulation at all levels of government can impose high costs on businesses, inhibit job growth, and impede private sector investment”.

Last Day To Nominate Amazing Elementary Teacher

Lewiston Elementary Schools

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LEWISTON, ID – If you know of a teacher who has made a huge impact on kids and the community, you have one day left to recognize him or her through an L.I.F.E. award.  The Lewiston Independent Foundation for Excellence is accepting nominations for the Martha S. Baskin Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award.  The endowment created by Mrs. Baskin’s family gives $1,500 to the teacher chosen from the pool of nominees.

Missing Dog

Gifford Area

GregCraber 1109

GIFFORD, ID - Copper is missing.  He and a lab went on an adventure Friday and only the lab came back.  If you have seen him, contact Whitney Ann Coddington on facebook, or call or text 208-413-3770.

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