PNWA Reacts to Lawsuit Against Columbia River System Operations


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PORTLAND, Ore. - Earthjustice yesterday filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the federal government over the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS was recently approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bonneville Power Administration, and is supported by Biological Opinions both NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Press Release

Asotin County Sheriff’s Office

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Previous Information:

On 10/21/20 the Asotin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a rape at gunpoint, which occurred the previous afternoon, south of Asotin, in a pullout along Snake River Road between Mulberry Beach and Couse Creek Road. The suspect was unknown to the victim. The victim was flagged down on Highway 129, near Swallows Nest Park, by the suspect and he asked for a ride. The suspect directed the victim to the area south of Asotin where she was raped at gunpoint. The suspect was last seen on foot in that area.

Avista Wraps Up Service Restoration After Historic Snowstorm At the peak, about 22,000 customers were without power

SPOKANE, Wash. – Oct. 26, 2020, 11 a.m.

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Oct. 26, 2020, 11 a.m.: The historic October snow fall that hit the Inland Northwest Friday caused power disruptions throughout Avista’s Idaho and Washington service territory. The majority of outages were caused by wet snow that weighed heavily on branches causing trees and tree limbs to come into contact with power lines. Avista line and tree crews worked around the clock as quickly and safely as possible until everyone’s power was restored. At the peak of the storm approximately 22,000 customers were without power. As of Sunday evening all customers who were impacted by Fridays snow storm were fully restored.


Flu Vaccine Now Available for Uninsured Adults at No Cost

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

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The Department of Health is collaborating with Safeway Inc. and Albertsons Companies LLC to offer no-cost influenza (flu) vaccination for uninsured adults over the age of 18 to help prevent flu illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health officials are concerned that the presence of both viruses could put more people in the hospital and strain Washington’s health care system.

Workplace Accommodations for Employees with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Disability Inclusion Network

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“Dealing with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at work can be stressful. Navigating flashbacks, panic attacks, and hypervigilance is difficult in any setting, but managing these symptoms in a workplace can feel impossible. When you're constantly worrying about judgment from your coworkers and peers, it can be hard to focus on the job at hand.



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Clarkston High School Wednesday, November 4th, zoom conference. 4th-grade students from the Clarkston School District will have the opportunity to join via zoom, to be part of the 20th Annual Career Development Conference. This event, hosted by Clarkston DECA, will take place, virtually via zoom. The conference is designed to teach the 4th-grade students about careers, entrepreneurship, running a business, and the importance of the free enterprise system.

Northwest RiverPartners Responds To News over Earthjustice Intent to Sue Over Columbia River Operations

Oct 23, 2020 | Vancouver, WA

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RiverPartners Disappointed by Groups' Decision to Move Away from Collaborative Efforts

Oct 23, 2020 -  On October 22, Earthjustice, on behalf of 11 organizations, filed a 60-day notice over its intent to sue the federal government over Columbia River System Operations approved by the recent Record of Decision and supported by the NOAA Fisheries and US Department of Fish and Wildlife Biological Opinions


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