Gov. Little Signs Act Cutting Two Rules For Every One Proposed

Executive Order Thursday

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BOISE, ID – Governor Brad Little’s surprise Executive Orders were signed into law yesterday afternoon. 

Little’s “Red Tape Reduction Act” requires many state agencies to come up with two existing rules to get remove or significantly simplify for every one rule they propose.  Governor Little explained the point of the act by saying “Excessive regulation at all levels of government can impose high costs on businesses, inhibit job growth, and impede private sector investment”.

Last Day To Nominate Amazing Elementary Teacher

Lewiston Elementary Schools

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LEWISTON, ID – If you know of a teacher who has made a huge impact on kids and the community, you have one day left to recognize him or her through an L.I.F.E. award.  The Lewiston Independent Foundation for Excellence is accepting nominations for the Martha S. Baskin Outstanding Elementary Teacher Award.  The endowment created by Mrs. Baskin’s family gives $1,500 to the teacher chosen from the pool of nominees.

Missing Dog

Gifford Area

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GIFFORD, ID - Copper is missing.  He and a lab went on an adventure Friday and only the lab came back.  If you have seen him, contact Whitney Ann Coddington on facebook, or call or text 208-413-3770.

Obscene Conduct Case Against Former Airport Manager Dropped

Material Witness Couldn't be Found

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LEWISTON, ID – The case against former Airport Manager Robin Turner has been dropped.  Late yesterday afternoon we got a press release from the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s office.  It details the events of the investigation that led up to and after the citation of “Obscene Live Conduct In A Public Place”. 

Suspended UI Professor Releases YouTube Video

Reads Alleged Suspension Letter

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MOSCOW, ID – Suspended University of Idaho Professor Denise Bennett released a live video of what she says is the first reading of her suspension letter.  It was streamed live on Tuesday and is still available to watch.  She was placed on suspension and banned from campus for unprofessional conduct.  Later a Vandal Alert alleged meth use and access to firearms and that students should contact authorities if they see her on campus.

Gov. Little To Sign Two Unknown Executive Orders

Press Office Will Not Release Info Until After Signing

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LEWISTON, ID – Just 31 days into the new year, Idaho’s new Governor is signing two Executive Orders.  His press office sent out the information yesterday that he’ll be holding a press conference at 3:00 pm Mountain Time to sign the laws that don’t require a vote or conversation with the state’s elected Representatives or Senators. 

Chicken Nugget Recall

Tyson White Meat Panko Chicken Nuggets

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LEWISTON, ID – Check your freezer for chicken nuggets.  The USDA announced a recall of Tyson nuggets that may have rubber in them.  The nuggets are in a 5-pound plastic package labeled “Tyson WHITE MEAT PANKO CHICKEN NUGGETS” with a use by date of November 26, 2019.  It cas the case code “3308SDL03” on it with time stamps 23:00 through 01:59.

Bill Removes PTSD Physical Injury Requirement

Helps First Responders Suffering From Traumatic Stress

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BOISE, ID – A change may be coming to how post-traumatic stress injuries are handled in Idaho.  Right now the law states that to be covered under Worker’s Compensation, a Post Traumatic Stress Injury must be connected to a physical injury. Senate Bill 1028 would remove the physical injury requirement, allowing for coverage of severe psychological injuries that can come as part of being a first-responder.

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