Southway Bridge Work Beginning June 22nd, Travel Delays Expected

Asotin County Public Works

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Beginning Monday June 22nd resurfacing work will begin on the Southway Bridge. The bridge is scheduled to remain open during the project. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes. The work is expected to take about two months. The first phase of the project will shift two-way traffic to the north half of the bridge, while the south half of the bridge is being resurfaced. Traffic control and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic. Updates on future phases, ramp closures and other detours will be provided as the work progresses.

The public should expect delays during peak times and are encouraged to plan ahead when traveling through the Southway Bridge construction zone. Questions regarding this project can be directed to the Asotin County Public Works Department at (509)243-2074.

See the attachment to view where the work will be taking place. 

Clarkston School District Will Continue Summer Food Service Program

News Release | Clarkston School District

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CLARKSTON, WA -- Clarkston School District will be continuing with their SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) food pickup drive-thru at CHS and Grantham through August 14, 2020.  Pickup times are changing, however, starting June 11th, and may change again during the summer months depending on needs of the community and the SFSP program. Starting Thursday June 11th, CHS pickup times will remain the same, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Grantham will change to 11:45 am - 12:30 pm.

Again, the SFSP program will continue throughout the summer.  Clarkston School District is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and feeding hungry kids.  If you have any questions, please call Amy Kimberling at 509-769-6346.

Idaho State Board of Education to Request Cares Act Funds To Improve "Blended Learning"

News Release | Idaho State Board of Education

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The Idaho State Board of Education today approved a plan to request $34 million CARES Act funding to help close the digital divide in Idaho’s public school system and improve “blended learning” throughout the public education system.

Washington Families Get Help To Buy Food During School Closures

News Release | OSPI/DSHS

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Since schools have been closed due to COVID-19, families in Washington state will soon have food benefits available to them to help buy groceries while children have been home from school. Called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT, these food benefits are available to families with children who are eligible for schools' free or reduced-price meal programs. The Public Charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits and will not impact immigration status.

Moscow Businesses Eligible for Temporarily-Expanded Use of Public ROW

City of Moscow

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(Moscow, Idaho) -- The City of Moscow has approved a program allowing businesses to temporarily expand their usage of public rights-of-way (ROW). The City Council action also allows for expanded use, with permission, of adjacent business frontages and if possible, the use of certain parking stalls to accommodate more outdoor spaces.

Risch Welcomes Summer Interns to Senate Offices

News Release | Senator James E. Risch

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U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) announced the selection of five interns to serve in his Washington, D.C., Boise and Idaho Falls Senate offices for summer 2020. While in their roles, the interns will have the opportunity to learn about policymaking at the federal level while assisting in the daily operations of the office.

Sacajawea Grab and Go Wednesday Lunch Pickup Moved to Grelle Ave

Lewiston Independent School District

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Due to road work on 12th Street from Thain Road to Powers Avenue on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Sacajawea Grab and Go lunches will be available on Grelle Avenue, on the North side of the school campus.  Lunches can be picked up from the bus lane.

For safer traffic flow, the school is asking parents to enter the bus lane traveling east on Grelle Avenue from 11th Street. Parents will then exit the bus lane and continue east to the stop light at Grelle Avenue and Thain Road. 

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