MISSING PERSON: Edward J McKenzie

Latah County Sheriff's Office

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Latah County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a missing person.

Edward J McKenzie (82 years old) was last seen Wednesday, January 13 at 5:30pm on Jackson St in Genesee. He was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and black pants. His family believes he may be experiencing memory issues.

He is known to drive a blue/silver 2005 Honda CRV with a Gonzaga sticker in the back window. The license plate is an Idaho plate, 1LE7499. His direction of travel is unknown. However he is known to travel between Moscow and Lewiston.

If you have any information about Mr. McKenzie’s whereabouts, please call our dispatch center at 208-882-2216 option 4.

Public Comment Period for the Draft 2020 Transportation Capital Improvement Plan Opens

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The City of Lewiston 2020 Transportation Plan is in the works, but your input is crucial in the prioritization and
overall implementation of projects. This plan will help guide improvements in Lewiston’s transportation system
for the next 20 years by establishing goals and objectives, consolidating projects from other existing transportation plans and studies conducted over the past decade, and identifying new projects based on analysis of existing conditions.

Statement of the Nez Perce Tribe on Midas Gold Settlement Agreement with EPA and Forest Service

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Lapwai, Idaho – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Forest Service (“USFS”) announced a settlement agreement with Midas Gold despite strong opposition from the Nez Perce Tribe and numerous requests that the agencies allow pre-decisional public comment and evaluation by the incoming Biden Administration. In exchange for agreeing to perform very limited cleanup activities at the Site, Midas Gold received through this settlement agreement—known as an Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent—a glide path toward constructing its proposed, huge, open-pit gold mine at the historical Stibnite Mine Site (“Site”). The Tribe is deeply disappointed by this political decision.

FACILITIES TECHNICIAN

Nez Perce County

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Full-time position with the Nez Perce County Maintenance Dept.  Hourly pay offered $21.19-$24.93, DOE/DOQ, plus an exceptional benefits package including:  PERSI retirement, excellent medical insurance and generous vacation/sick/holiday leave. 

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Martin Luther King Jr. was Born

By the History.com Editors

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On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. is born in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister. King received a doctorate degree in theology and in 1955 helped organize the first major protest of the African American civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Mohandas Gandhi, he advocated civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to segregation in the South. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted, and the movement gained momentum.

U.S. Small Business Administration announces re-opening of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans to small lenders this week

Businesses can begin preparing to apply now; program will open to all lenders next week; information sessions for businesses offered by Washington Small Business Development Center

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Olympia – The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and Department of Commerce are reminding Washington’s small businesses, eligible nonprofits and lenders the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been funded with $284 billion for a new round of forgivable loans. The loan program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Applications are being accepted now for both first and second draw loans.

Florida Resident Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking Idaho Residents

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BOISE – Alvin Willie George, 25, of Cross City, Florida, pleaded guilty to two counts of cyberstalking, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced today. George was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Boise on December 11, 2019. Sentencing is set for April 8, 2021, before U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

State of Innovation Challenge invites Washington youth to design solutions to the state's big issues

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Gov. Jay Inslee, Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal, the STEM Education and Innovation Alliance, Career Connect Washington and community partners including 4-H Washington, announce the launch of the State of Innovation Challenge—a virtual, career-connected problem solving challenge that invites Washington youth to design and share their own solutions to some of the biggest issues Washington’s employers and communities are facing in 2020 and 2021.

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