Commission to consider 2021-23 hunting seasons, hatchery policy, hydraulic code rules

WDFW

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OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will make decisions on a number of topics at its April 9 virtual meeting, including setting hunting seasons for 2021-23, adopting an updated hatchery policy, establishing new rules to govern certain mining in state waters, and considering a petition to repeal restrictions on fishing from a floating vessel on a stretch of the Hoh River.

Pullman PD Participates in Target Zero Program

Pullman PD Press Release

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PULLMAN – The Target Zero Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan aims to improve roadway safety to reach zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Washington roadways by 2030. Traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Washington State have increased over recent years, following national trends. Target Zero identifies key actions that local law enforcement agencies can take toward improving traffic safety. 

Canadian Police Place Fences Around Grace Life Church in Edmonton, in an Attempt to Stop Parishioners from Worshiping

Grace Life Church has been in the news before, as pastor James Coates was arrested for holding in-person worship services.

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EDMONTON, CANADA - Canadian Police have placed barricades and tarps over Grace Life Church in Edmonton Canada as of Wednesday morning. The goal is to prevent worshippers from accessing the building. 

Former FBI Employee Sentenced for Receiving Bribes and Tax Fraud

USAO Press Release

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POCATELLO – Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official James Heslep, 52, of Gainesville, Virginia, was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for receiving a bribe by a public official, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. Heslep was also sentenced to 36 months in federal prison followed by one year of supervised release for making and subscribing to a false federal income tax return. The sentences will run concurrently. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Heslep to forfeit $128,128 and pay $15,353 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. In the related case, Robert Bailey, 63, of Centreville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to paying a bribe to a public official. Bailey’s sentencing is set for May 5, 2021.

Texas joins growing list of states to ban 'vaccine passports'

The Center Square

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(The Center Square) – Texas is the latest U.S. state to ban "vaccine passport" requirements.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state and local governments and agencies from implementing such requirements. The order prohibits the state from refusing service to individuals based on their vaccination status, as well as any organization receiving public funds from requiring consumers to provide documentation of vaccine status in order to receive any service or enter any place, according to the order.

WATCH: Canadian Soldier Nearly Scared to Death as Comrades Wake Him from a Nap with Artillery

This was arguably the rudest moment in Canadian history!

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A Canadian artillery unit was in the middle of a drill when they noticed one of their comrades fast asleep up against one of their vehicles. Naturally, they decided to go ahead and fire off a round and see how he'd react. One could argue that this moment was the rudest moment in Canadian history! 

AG Ferguson files lawsuit against janitorial services company for exploiting mostly immigrant workers

AG Ferguson Press Release

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SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a consumer protection lawsuit against janitorial services company National Maintenance Contractors. National took advantage of immigrants with limited English proficiency and promised them the independence of business ownership. Unfortunately, in reality, National locked its franchisees into contracts that often left them earning less than minimum wage, paying exorbitant fees, and with little ability to advocate for themselves.

8X World Champion Calf-Roper, Joe Beaver, Set to Return to Lewiston this Weekend for Roping School

I spoke to the organizer of this Event, Tracy Hammond.

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LEWISTON, ID - 8X World Champion Calf-Roper, Joe Beaver, is set to return to Lewiston for the second annual Joe Beaver Roping School, originally set up by event organizer, Tracy Hammond. Beaver will be teaching students Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, April 10-12. 

Pullman Police Department Conducting More Distracted Driving Patrols in April

Pullman Police Department

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PULLMAN, WA - The Pullman Police Department posted a reminder on its social media Tuesday morning, reminding drivers that the month of April, is "Distracted Driving Awareness Month". The Pullman Police Department also posted some alarming statistics over Distracted Driving.

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