9-11 Procession Tribute

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LEWISTON, ID - Regional fire departments will pay tribute to the emergency responders and civilians who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a procession of emergency vehicles today. The procession will begin in Asotin at 5:30 p.m. and proceed past fire stations in Asotin, the Clarkston Heights, Clarkston, and Lewiston. Flags will be lowered to half-staff as the procession motors past each station.

The Willow Center & Zeus's Friends to Benefit From Papa John's Pizza Sales on Wednesday

Every dollar of every order goes to the organizations

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LEWISTON, ID - Two area organizations will be receiving 100% of all sales from the local Papa John’s Pizza from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13th.  Sam Swarner and Preston House are the new owners of the Lewiston business and want to give back to the people and animals of the Lewis-Clark Valley.

Lewiston Fire Department has Been Awarded a $60,910 Fire Act Grant

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Fire Department has been awarded a $60,910 Fire Act grant from FEMA to purchase a new air compressor/filling station. With this grant they will be able to replace an 18-year-old air compressor/filling station that is used to fill Self Contained Breathing Apparatus bottles for the department and other neighboring departments.

From the LFD:
This is the second Fire Act grant the department has received in the past 3 years with the last grant replacing all of the SCBAs in the department. These two grants total over $ 366,000.

Chief Myklebust says “these grants have allowed the department to replace critical lifesaving equipment that is nearing its end of life without having to put the financial burden on the taxpayers of Lewiston”. The department will continue to utilize these types of grants to help improve the services we deliver without having to increase the fire departments budget.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Widespread haze. Patchy smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.

Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Widespread haze. Patchy smoke. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

62 People Part of SJRMC Employee Reduction

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LEWISTON, ID - Sixty-two employees of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center have been affected by a reduction in force.  Hospital officials say the majority of affected employees will receive severance pay and are eligible for continued benefit coverage through COBRA.  Ten of the employees will be eligible for hire by an outsource vendor used by the hospital, and there may be some services that are relocated as a result of the changes today.

Investigators Say Juvenile Playing With Fireworks Started Whitebird Fire in July

Bill for the cost of suppressing the fire – $84,500 – sent to the parent of the juvenile

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WHITE BIRD, ID - The Idaho Department of Lands says a juvenile playing with fireworks started the Whitebird Fire in July and his parent is responsible for the cost of fighting it.  The agency has completed its investigation into the cause of the fire which burned more than 420 acres of grazing land and brush near the Idaho County town of White Bird.

Serve Idaho is Accepting Nominations for the Annual Brightest Star Awards

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BOISE, ID - Serve Idaho is accepting nominations for the Annual Brightest Star Awards now and continuing through October 20th. This is a program that recognizes outstanding Idaho volunteers in a variety of categories.

From Serve Idaho:
The categories are:
Student (19 years of age and younger)

LCSC's Annual Multicultural Week Starts Monday

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LEWISTON, ID - Lewis-Clark State College will have its annual Multicultural Week Monday and continuing throughout the week. All events will be on the LCSC campus and are free and open to the public.

From LCSC:
The annual event kicks off on Monday with the Discover Culture Series that features LCSC international students talking about the countries they come from. These discussions will be held at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room 143 of the Student Union Building.

Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, & Camas Prairie

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie

Today Widespread smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Widespread smoke, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

Clarkston Man Had Nine Dangerous Weapons on Him When Arrested, Law Enforcement Officials Say

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CLARKSTON, WA - Law enforcement officials say a 20-year-old Clarkston man who was arrested Monday afternoon had multiple dangerous weapons on him.  Johnathan Olander was reportedly driving on a suspended license and his red Honda was pulled over in the area of 16th and Chestnut Streets just before 1:00 p.m.  He was subsequently charged with nine counts of Possession of Dangerous Weapons, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 3rd-Degree Driving While License Suspended.


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