More Than 99% of BLM-Managed Public Lands Are Open To Recreational Shooting

News Release from Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash.

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today issued guidance designed to protect and expand recreational shooting opportunities on BLM-managed public lands. More than 99 percent of the 245 million surface acres managed by the agency are currently open to recreational shooting, and this guidance will help ensure that these activities are allowed to continue wherever possible.

“Recreational shooting is a longstanding tradition for millions of Americans, and the Department is proud to support this popular pastime as a key component of the BLM’s multiple-use mission,” said Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. “Working with local communities, our state agency partners, and other key stakeholders, we will continue to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational shooting, allowing Americans to pass down our nation’s rich outdoor heritage to future generations.”

Treasury Sending Out $600 Stimulus Checks This Week

By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square

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(The Center Square) – A second round of stimulus checks, this time in the amount of $600, is being sent out this week, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday.

Referred to as economic impact payments, the $600 check individuals will receive is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, a bill President Donald Trump signed Sunday.

Women’s Basketball Shows Improvement in Loss to No. 6 Carroll

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Though the outcome was not ideal, the Lewis-Clark State Women’s Basketball team showed a great deal of improvement in its second matchup of the season against No. 6 Carroll College. The Warriors came out strong and led by two after the first half, but were unable to hold off the potent Fighting Saint offense in the second and fell 65-60.

“The last game we played them, I regret not just playing slow, slowing them down and playing a possession at a time,” Head Coach Brian Orr said. “We tried to run with them and it wasn’t conducive to where we were at in terms of our conditioning. Since then, of course, we’ve had several practices.

Crapo, Klobuchar Robocall Bill Passes Senate

Crapo News Release

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Washington, D.C.--Today, the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota)’s legislation to help stop unwanted robocalls.  Crapo and Klobuchar introduced S. 2204, the Data Analytics Robocall Technology (DART) Act on July 23, 2019.  The DART Act would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to report to Congress on the effectiveness of call blocking programs.

“The Senate’s passage of the DART Act further proves our ongoing work and commitment to stopping fraudulent, menacing robocalls,” Crapo said.  “The DART Act will provide Congress the opportunity to review the effectiveness of a variety of call-blocking technologies, while also ensuring important emergency and public safety calls are not blocked in the process of stopping these crooks.  I hope the House of Representatives will swiftly pass this bipartisan legislation so it can get one step closer to being law.”

Pickup Eludes Lewiston Officers Then Finally Stopped In Clarkston


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On December 13, 2020 at  2030 hours a Nez Perce County Deputy attempted to stop a blue Dodge pickup for a traffic violation in the 800 Block of 21st Street.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and exhibited signs of impairment.  The vehicle continued at or near the speed limit Southbound on 21st Street and continued onto Thain Road.  The vehicle turned onto 10th Street from Thain and then Westbound on Bryden Ave.  Another Deputy was able to successfully deploy spike strips near the bottom of Bryden Canyon Road.  The vehicle continued into Washington where it finally stopped at Rick Family Foods.  The driver, 48 year old Donna Lewis of Lewiston, was taken into custody for felony eluding, with other charges pending.  Nez Perce County Sheriff's Deputies will be requesting a warrant to return Lewis to Idaho for charges.  Nez Perce County was assisted by the Lewiston Police Department, Asotin County Sheriff's Office, Clarkston Police and the Washington State Police.

WSP Detectives Seek Help Identifying Possible Witness to Shooting

Washington State Patrol News Release

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Olympia – WSP Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the person in this photo.
This individual is a person of interest in the shooting that occurred at the Capitol Campus just after 2 p.m.
on December 12, 2020. They are not a suspect in the shooting but may be a material witness with
information about the shooting. Detectives would like to speak to the person in the photo about the events
that led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information or video of the incident, including the minutes just prior to the shooting, or that is
able to identify the person in this photo, is encouraged to contact WSP detectives.
If you have information that may help detectives in this case contact Detective Sergeant Matt Wood at
360-704-2955 or by email at

Inslee Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By Multi-Sate Workgroup

Gov. Inslee Press Updates

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Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. The governor was joined for the announcement by workgroup members Drs. Ed Marcuse and John Dunn and State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy.

The announcement comes after the FDA and CDC granted their initial authorization to the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The Western States Workgroup, comprised of vaccine experts from Washington, California, Oregon and Nevada, have been meeting to review the data and analysis to ensure the safety and efficacy of all vaccines federally authorized.

Burlage Sets Free Throw Record in Second Straight Comeback Win

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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HAVRE, Montana – Kiara Burlage etched her named in the Lewis-Clark State Women’s Basketball record books with 18 made free throws to set a single-game record. She scored a career-high 34 points in the contest to help push the Warriors to a 90-84 victory and the season sweep of the Montana State-Northern Skylights. The Warriors fought back after trailing at the half to record their second straight comeback win.

“We are glad that this is was our last game against the Skylights because every game got harder to win,” Head Coach Brian Orr said. “The third one was a back-and-forth affair and it seemed like we were playing from behind most of the afternoon.”

Big Performances from Johnson and Souvenir Fuel LC State’s Come-from-Behind Win

Lewis-Clark State College Sports Information

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HAVRE, Montana – A big second half helped fuel the Lewis-Clark State Women’s Basketball victory over the Montana State-Northern Skylights on Friday night in Havre. The Warriors outscored MSUN 36-22 in the final two quarters, after trailing at the half, en route to a 66-54 come-from-behind win. Abbie Johnson and Peyton Souvenir each put up 15 points in the contest to lead LC State.

“We got out to a fast start tonight, but Northern switched defenses and we struggled to make baskets,” Head Coach Brian Orr said. “We picked up our defensive pressure in the second half and that was the difference in the game. Peyton and Abby (Farmer) hit some big 3’s in the second half and gave us some breathing room. It was a good road win in a tough place to play.”

Cannabis Testing Lab Praxis Shut Down for Falsifying Test Results

Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board

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OLYMPIA, WA 12/11/2020 -The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued a summary suspension of Praxis Laboratory’s certification to conduct quality assurance testing on cannabis. Located in Centralia, Washington, Praxis falsified their testing data on more than 1200 samples of cannabis by providing higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) potency results than tests actually found.  


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