BOLO - Wal Mart Theft

Three People

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BOLO - CLARKSTON, WA - The Clarkston Police Department hopes you can help them identify three people.  They're people of interest in recent Wal Mart thefts.  One of the women has recently-bleached blonde hair and sparkly blue shoes. 

Poachers Kill Five Does

CAUTION: GRAPHIC PHOTOS ATTACHED

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, WA – Someone poached several deer and Fish and Wildlife officers hope you can help them find the criminal.  The person or people killed five Whitetail does in the Wooten Wildlife Area.  The does were partially butchered and left at Campground Nine on the Wooten WLA Monday night or early Tuesday morning. 

Plastic Bag Ban Heads To Committee

House Bill 1205

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OLYMPIA, WA – The bill that would ban plastic grocery bags has taken a step forward.  It’s now at the committee level.  House Bill 1205, sponsored by seven western-Washington representatives, would make the bags illegal to provide or sell to store customers in the state.

The bill cites pollution and the inability to decompose completely as the reason for the ban. 

Retail stores will still be able to provide specific kinds of bags that meet standards of recycled content and compostability.  There will be a minimum ten cent cost for each of those bags.

Fish & Game Trapper Class Coming Up

Jan 26th | 9am - 6pm

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AHSAHKA, ID – You chance to get a standard trapping license is coming up this month.  January 26th, Idaho Fish & Game is hosting a class in Ahsahka.  If you haven’t purchased an Idaho trapping license prior to July 1st, 2011, you’ll have to attend and pass standard trapper education before you can get a license.

9-1-1 Outage Planned Tonight

11pm - 2am | Call Police & Fire Directly

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OROFINO, ID – A reminder that the 911 service could be down for up to three hours tonight in much of North-Central Idaho. Frontier Communications is repairing a fiber optic line along Highway 95 between Coeur D’Alene and Worley that was damaged by vandalism.  The planned outage starts at 11:00 pm and will last between 30 minutes and three hours.

Two New Taxes Proposed

WA Senate Bill 5129 In Committee

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OLYMPIA, WA – A Kitsap County senator is going after businesses to grow the state’s coffers.  Senate Bill 5129, sponsored by Senator Christine Rolfes, would add an excise tax to a capital gains tax, and it would increase the Business and Occupation tax rate on most companies.

Y2K Time Capsule Unearthed

Orchards O'Reilly Auto Parts

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LEWISTON, ID – Clinton was impeached, the Dow hit 10,000, and everyone was worried about the chaos and aftermath of Y2K.  That’s what the construction crew working at the Orchards O’Reilly Auto Parts unearthed this morning.  A time capsule was placed in front of what was Grand Auto Parts at the time. 

WA Bans NRA Carry Guard Insurance

Commissioner Seeking $177,000 In Fines

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OLYMPIA, WA – You won’t be able to buy “Carry Guard” insurance branded by the NRA in Washington State any more.  Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler banned the sale of the insurance products that are sold as a personal liability policy if you have to use a firearm in self defense.

Tribal Elections Coming Up

Candidates Register By Feb 15th

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LAPWAI, ID – The Nez Perce Tribe could have new leaders.  The election for seats on the Tribe Executive Committee is coming up.  If you’re a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and would like to throw your hat in the ring, now’s the time. 

9-1-1 Service Down Tuesday Night

Parts Of North-Central Idaho

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OROFINO, ID – The 911 service could be down for up to three hours tomorrow night.  Frontier Communications is repairing a fiber optic line along Highway 95 between Coeur D’Alene and Worley that was damaged by vandalism.  The planned outage starts at 11:00 pm and will last between 30 minutes and three hours.

Washington Could Go To Mountain Standard Time

No More "Spring Forward, Fall Back"

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OLYMPIA, WA – Clarkston and Pullman could have a different time from Lewiston and Moscow if things change according to a Washington State Senate bill.  Senate Bill 5139 would do away with changing your clocks twice a year and set a single year-long time.  The confusing part of the bill is which time to use.  The bill cites a push in the U.S. Congress to use Daylight Saving Time and the state would go along with that

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