Capsized US Coast Guard Vessel Located

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ALMOTA, WA - A US Coast Guard vessel that capsized yesterday just downriver from Boyer Park has been located.  The US Army Corps of Engineers found the 26-foot Aids to Navigation boat about 12 miles below Lower Granite Dam at around 11:30 a.m. this morning.  Five USCG petty officers who are assigned to Navigation Team Kennewick were servicing some navigation aids in the area of Channel Marker 46 when their vessel capsized.

The Moscow Chamber of Commerce has Given the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival the STAR Award

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MOSCOW, ID - The Moscow Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival with the Supporting Tourism and Recreation Award. The festival manager, Aaron Mayhugh, will be accepting the STAR award for hosting the 50th Anniversary of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow.

Breaking News: Rescue Personnel on Scene of Fatal Crash on Old Spiral Highway

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LEWISTON, ID - UPDATE: A 32-year-old Clarkston woman died in a one-vehicle crash on the Old Spiral Highway at about 10:56 a.m. this morning.  The Idaho State Police says La Dawna Knight was driving northbound when her 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee left the highway on the right shoulder and went through the cable barrier.

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Rescue personnel are on the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash on the Old Spiral Highway.  The crash has been confirmed as a fatality.

Consortium Receives $840,000 NSF Grant to Help Address Region's Manufacturing Needs

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LEWISTON, ID - A consortium that includes Lewis-Clark State College has received a grant to help regional metal manufacturers address their future workforce needs through the training of high school students.  The $839,809 National Science Foundation grant was awarded for the completion of a project entitled “Technical Career Pathways for Rural Manufacturing: Using a Sector Approach to Support the Northwest Intermountain Metal Manufacturers (NIMM).”

The grant is a collaborative effort with LCSC, the Clearwater Economic Development Association, and the University of Idaho, and is supported by 19 north-central Idaho school districts.  Up to 90 high school students will be recruited beginning this fall with the first online courses offered in January.  There is no cost to the students or school districts.

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