66-Year-Old Man Hit By Car Leaving Locomotive Park in December has Succumbed to his Injuries

Lewiston Police Department

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LEWISTON - The 66-year-old Lewiston man struck by a vehicle while crossing Main Street on 12/23/21 has died. Duane Schmidt died at the Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Post Falls on 1/13/22. Lewiston Police believe the vehicle that struck Schmidt was a white, 2006 Dodge pickup truck with aftermarket headlights. A photo of the style of headlights is attached to this updated release.

Inslee Updates Decades-Old Affirmative Action Guidance for More Equity in Hiring, Education and Contracting

Governor Jay Inslee

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OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee signed an executive order Monday, January 17, that rescinds Directive 98-01, a 23-year-old document that was supposed to provide agencies with instructions on how to implement Initiative 200 (I-200) on affirmative action. Instead, the directive was overly restrictive.

Long-term care tax: Democrats Push Delay, Republicans Push Repeal and Replace

The Center Square

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(The Center Square) – Democrats in the Washington State Legislature continue to fast track two bills to delay and fix the troubled WA Cares long-term care tax, while Republican lawmakers are pushing to repeal the program and associated payroll tax and replace it with a privately managed program.


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