Inslee Announces Education Recommendations for 2020–2021 School Year

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced this week new recommendations from the Washington State Department of Health for resuming in-person instruction in public and private K-12 education for the upcoming 2020–2021 school year. Similar to the state’s county-by-county phased approach to reopening, the plan allows local health departments and school districts decide if and how they will allow students back in the classroom.

Forest Service to Repair Roads in North Fork Area

News Release | Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests

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KAMIAH, Idaho – Contractors will be mobilizing equipment into the North Fork area of the Clearwater River on Aug. 10 to begin prepping for dust abatement and surface stabilization.  U.S. Forest Service officials said to expect delays and slow speeds as the road crews water and grade the road prior to and during application of material that lessens dust, but can be kicked up by traffic and stick to vehicles after application.

Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office Searches for Donald W Joyal and Susan M Lopp

News Release | Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

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UPDATE: The Nez Perce County Sheriff Office would like to thank the public for their assistance, we have located both subjects and they are of no further interest to the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office


The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the where abouts of Donald W Joyal and Susan M Lopp. If you have any information on either of these subjects please contact the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office at 208 799 3131 x1

City of Lapwai Launches Investigation into Suspected Theft of Public Funds

News Release | Nez Perce County Prosecutor's Office

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The City of Lapwai has recently identified evidence suggesting theft of public funds. The Lapwai Mayor and City Council take these types of allegations seriously and immediately reported this to law enforcement. An investigation has been opened by Detective Nicholas Woods at the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office and is ongoing at this time.

Idaho is Part of the Nationwide Outbreak of Salmonella Recently Linked to Consumption of Red Onions

News Release | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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Public health officials in the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) are urging Idahoans to be aware of a national outbreak of Salmonella involving onions that has sickened 26 people in the state, and possibly more. 

(MOSCOW) Commercial Sewer Rate Restructure

Press Release | City of Moscow

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August 6, 2020 (Moscow, Idaho) -- In May of 2019, the City of Moscow initiated a Water and Sewer Utility Rate Study. Rate studies are conducted periodically to ensure that the costs of services are in alignment with the revenue to the utilities and that those costs are allocated in as equitable a manner as possible among the users of the system.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Awards Record $13 Million for Recreational Grants

News Release | Idaho State Parks and Recreation

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Each year, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation distributes funds to enhance recreational opportunities across the state. The money comes from gasoline taxes, recreational vehicle registration fees, specialty license plates and federal funding for trail development. The project grants will restore a key piece of the Weiser River Trail, create new trails for hikers and riders and improve campgrounds and boat facilities across Idaho.


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