Attorney General Files Lawsuit Over EPA's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Act

Lawsuit claims EPA failed to meet ground-level ozone pollution deadline in October

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OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and 14 other attorneys general filed a lawsuit today accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Air Act by delaying air quality standards for ground-level ozone pollution.  Officials say the pollution causes asthma and other respiratory problems. The EPA determined a new standard, adopted in 2015, would have public health benefits worth an estimated $2.9 billion to $5.9 billion.

Idaho Escapee Captured After 19 years

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BOISE, ID - An Idaho Department of Correction inmate who escaped from what is now known as the East Boise Community Reentry Center nearly two decades ago is now in custody after the department’s Special Investigations Unit located her living under an assumed name in South Dakota.  Pennington County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 57-year-old Rhonda L. Blake at a home in Rapid City on November 27th.

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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 Patchy freezing fog before noon. Sunny, with a high near 41. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight Patchy freezing fog. Clear during the early evening, then becoming mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Light southeast wind.

Winter Car Preparation Advice the Subject of a Public Facebook Live Event Today

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BOISE, ID - The Idaho Transportation Department and the AAA are teaming up to host a Facebook Live event today to share helpful advice for preparing your vehicles for winter.  The event will take place beginning at 10:00 a.m. (MST), or 9:00 a.m. (PST) at https://www.facebook.com/idahotransportationdepartment/.

Washington & Idaho Game Officials to Conduct Aerial Surveys

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CLARKSTON, WA - Washington and Idaho wildlife officials will be conducting aerial surveys over the next several days.  Beginning Saturday, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists will conduct deer survey and capture work with a helicopter in southeast Washington’s Columbia, Garfield, and Walla Walla counties.  Meanwhile, Idaho Department of Fish and Game staff will be flying to get a closer look at deer and elk numbers, including several low-level helicopter surveys planned throughout the state.

IDFG Would Like to Remind Hunters to File a Report for Each Tag Purchased

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Department of Fish and Game would like to remind hunter to report on deer, elk, and pronghorn tags. Hunters are required to file a report for each tag they purchased.

From the IDFG:
Whether they hunted or not or were successful or not, within 10 days after harvesting or within 10 days after the end of the hunt.

Comedian Hailey Boyle Will Perform Tomorrow at the LCSC Silverthorne Theatre

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LEWISTON, ID - Comedian Hailey Boyle will perform tomorrow at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre beginning at 8:00 p.m. The show is free and opened to the public. Due to content, the show is recommended for ages 18-years-old and up.

From LCSC:
Boyle started performing comedy in 1979 and was named one of New York’s Top 10 Funniest at the New York Comedy Festival.
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