More Flu Expected in Washington; Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates Released

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OLYMPIA, WA - Preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday estimates the 2017-2018 influenza vaccine to be 36% effective at preventing the flu.  Since the illness is expected to be active for several more weeks, Washington health officials want residents to know it is not too late to get a flu shot.

U of I Extension Office Offering a Introduction to Rural Land Ownership Workshop

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OROFINO, ID - The University of Idaho Extension is offering an Introduction to Rural Land Ownership: Strategies for Management workshop for new/beginning rural landowners next month. Officials will present ideas on how to set goals, plan, and think strategically regarding the long-term management of property.

This workshop will be held March 15th at the Extension office, 2200 Michigan Avenue in Orofino. It will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Car Tip of the Day

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Car Tip of the Day

Lower Your Seat
Drivers who sit higher feel as if they're driving slower. Thus, SUV drivers, who are already piloting the vehicles most prone to roll, drive faster because they feel like they're creeping along.

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today A chance of rain and snow before 10am, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight Rain likely before 5am, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind 11 to 16 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Bond Election to Fund New Moscow Police Services Facility to be Proposed For 2019

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MOSCOW, ID - A recommendation to move a proposed bond election to fund a new Moscow Police services facility from this May to next May will be made next week by Mayor Bill Lambert.  According to a press release, at the February 20th Moscow City Council meeting, he will recommend the Council members push the timeline back a year.  Officials say this would allow time for the City to engage residents to determine the community's desires for services to be provided in a new recycling convenience center to further support and enhance the community’s waste diversion and conservation efforts. 

The new police facility is proposed to be located on the current Moscow Recycling Center site, and the bond election would also fund renovation of the current police facility located on 4th Street to meet other City space needs.

Washington State Partners With Community Groups in Push for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State agency directors and Governor Jay Inslee discussed at a recent meeting ways to improve inclusion in the government and government-provided assistance to families with issues in the workplace and schools. State entities are establishing relationships with local community groups that can address the language barrier between the state and families from diverse backgrounds and hiring more staff members who are bilingual.

Snake & Columbia River Locks to Close For Annual Maintenance

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PORTLAND, OR - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be closing navigation locks on the Snake and Columbia Rivers next month in order to conduct routine annual inspections, preventive maintenance, and repairs.  All locks in the inland navigation system will close to recreational and commercial river traffic at 6:00 a.m. on March 3rd.

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