Chris Davies, Public Works Director, Retires After 17 Years of Dedicated Service

City of Lewiston

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LEWISTON, ID - Chris Davies committed 35 years of his life, and his entire career, to the art of building and maintaining important infrastructure. He was hired as the Public Works Director for the City of Lewiston in 2004 and remained in that position until announcing his retirement this year. When asked why he chose to spend the rest of his career with the City of Lewiston, he said, “I think people stay in public service because they want to continue providing a service that will better the community, and I found that to always be a healthy challenge.” 

Moscow Joins 2021 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

City of Moscow

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April 9, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) —  Mayor Bill Lambert is joining mayors across the country for the 2021 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation by asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources wisely. In return, residents have a chance to win hundreds of prizes.

House sinks higher education budget, renewing ‘social justice’ debate

Idaho Education News

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The budgets of Idaho’s higher education institutions remain in limbo after the House Wednesday shot down an effort to allocate some $631.4 million to state colleges and universities.

The overwhelming 13-57 vote — after a freewheeling hour-long floor debate — marked the latest chapter in a brewing Statehouse showdown over social justice programs on Idaho campuses.

Mending Butch’s broken legs

WSU News

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PULLMAN, Wash. --Exactly how Butch, a Labrador-retriever mix, ended up alone and suffering from two broken legs is anyone’s guess.

That’s a story only he can tell.

Whatever bad luck befell the roughly 1-year-old stray dog, his future is looking much more promising after he found his way to the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service and, later, Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

CLARKSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM CHANGE (APRIL 12)

Clarkston School District

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Clarkston, WA--Clarkston School District Food Service Program is no longer serving meals to kids not enrolled in the school district as of April 12, 2021. Food Service Director, Amy Kimberling says, "In the next couple of weeks, we will be adjusting to our new schedules and ironing out all the details of serving our enrolled students' meals free of charge, and will re-evaluate the needs of our community and consider open sites in the near future." Meals for enrolled students in the Clarkston School District will still be free of charge through the end of the school year.  

Florida Resident Sentenced for Cyberstalking Idaho Residents

USAO

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BOISE – Alvin Willie George, 25, of Cross City, Florida, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for cyberstalking, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered George to pay $525.31 in restitution to one of the victims.

Idaho Fish & Game Seeks Public Comment from Snake River Steelhead Anglers

Idaho Fish & Game

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In recent years anglers have commented that the steelhead seasons and limits in the Snake River from the Idaho/Washington state line (confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers) upstream to Hells Canyon Dam can be confusing because they are not always the same for each state (Idaho and Washington or Idaho and Oregon depending where you are on the river). For this reason, we would like to better understand the opinions of steelhead anglers that fish the Snake River from the Idaho/Washington state line upstream to Hells Canyon. 

Washington State’s Application for Standardized Testing Flexibility is Being Met with Resistance from Officials in Washington, D.C.

OSPI Press Release

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OLYMPIA–April 8, 2021–On March 25, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to waive some statewide assessment requirements for the 2020–21 school year.

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