Maniac College Camp Coming Up

Chance To Tour College Campuses & More

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OROFINO, ID – If your middle and high school students are thinking about college, Orofino High School is hosting an event that will get them excited and answer some questions.  Kids going into 8th, 9th, or 10th grade are welcome to spend a few days in June to start considering their options.   The workshops are on June 18th, 19th, 20th, and then the next week on the 25th, 26th, and 27th.

Veteran Town Hall Meeting Today

Get Answers To Medical Questions

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CLARKSTON, WA – Veterans can get their questions answered today at a town hall meeting.  Representatives from the Walla Walla VA Hospital and the Lewiston VA Clinic, as well as Veteran Service Officers are getting ready for the event at the Clarkston VFW Hall.

Evacuations Ordered in Central WA Fire

Near Royal City

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SMYRNA, WA – A Level 3 evacuation order is in effect for Smyrna, WA right now, which means the residents all need to leave their homes immediately.  A fire in central Washington flared up last night just before 9:00.  It’s currently burning in Grant County near Royal City, between Othello and Vantage.  The fire is currently more than 3,000 acres in size and is growing. 

Town Hall Meeting For Veterans On Wednesday

VFW Hall | 15th Street | Clarkston | 11am - 2pm

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CLARKSTON, WA – Wednesday is the meeting where Veterans can get some health care questions answered.  Representatives from the Walla Walla VA Hospital and the Lewiston VA Clinic will be at the town hall meeting.  Veteran Service Officers will be there to help out as well.  There will be a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.  They’ll be serving lunch during the event.

Longer Travel Time Headed West

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POMEROY, WA – A trip west will take you extra time today.  Both Highways 12 and 26 are undergoing construction.  Highway 12 is getting sealed just west of Alpowa Summit for several miles before Pomeroy, and Highway 26 is getting chip sealed from Colfax to Dusty.  Both areas have decreased speed limits and flaggers helping drivers get through traffic safely.

New Lungs For Erika

$65,000 Goal

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LEWISTON, ID – A Lewiston woman just had both of her lungs replaced.  Erika Pepper is hoping to find some community support during her recovery in Seattle.  Her friends and family are trying to raise $65,000 to pay for the growing medical bills.

Canada Fires Worsen Air Quality

Should Improve This Weekend

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LEWISTON, ID – You may notice a light haze in the air today.  The air quality has taken a slight hit, but it should get better this weekend.  The fires burning in Alberta are no closer to being put out and the smoke is starting to drift in the United States. 

Free Helmets At Newbill Kids Safety Fair

Saturday | 10am | Eastside Marketplace

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MOSCOW, ID – Tomorrow you can take the kids to the Eastside Marketplace’s parking lot for a morning of fun and education.  The Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair offers kids the chance to ride in a bike rodeo and have all kinds of fun.  It’s also a chance to get kids under 16 a free helmet, make sure their seats are in your car properly, and learn more about local emergency help.

Suspect Arrested For Arson, Domestic Violence, & Animal Cruelty

Home Fire May 21st

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PULLMAN, WA – Pullman Police detectives arrested an alleged arsonist yesterday.  The juvenile is suspected of setting fire to a residence last week.  May 21st, officers and firefighters rushed to the home at 1155 SE Professional Mall Boulevard.  The home was a total loss.  Two pets, a dog and a cat, were found deceased inside. 

Bittersweet Return For Eastern Washington Legislator

More Than A Billion Dollars In New Taxes

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CLARKSTON, WA – Representative Mary Dye is back to eastern Washington after the legislative session in Olympia is over and things have calmed down.  She says it’s a bittersweet return having accomplished some things, but fighting an uphill battle against Democrats in Olympia who raised taxes in Washington by more than a billion dollars.  “It’s hard to come home knowing what happened to our constituents, the pain they’re going to endure with the additional burdens placed on them to pay for the programs that really aren’t going to be all that beneficial.”

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