Southeast Washington Coalition Receives 2017 Governor’s Smart Community Award

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington State Department of Commerce today presented a 2017 Smart Communities Award to the Southeast Washington Coalition consisting of Asotin, Columbia, and Garfield counties and the cities of Clarkston and Starbuck for their regional growth management master program update.

CCSO Responds to Log Truck Mishap on Grangemont Road

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OROFINO, ID - Clearwater County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a log truck that had lost its load near milepost 4 on Grangemont Road yesterday.  According to a press release, 42-year-old Cory Ford of Emmett was driving westbound on Grangemont Road in a 1996 Kenworth truck owned by Finke Logging when he reportedly fell asleep and left the roadway.

Weather Forecast

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie
LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight Clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wildland Fire Agencies & FAA Remind Public: "If You Fly, We Can't"

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BOISE, ID - Federal, state, and local wildland fire management agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration are urging members of the public to not fly “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” or drones over or near wildfires.  They say unauthorized drone flights pose serious risks to firefighter and public safety and the effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations.

Northwest's Power Supply Could Become Inadequate by the Year 2021

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PORTLAND, OR - Without any new electricity resource acquisition, aside from energy efficiency, the Northwest's power supply will become inadequate by the year 2021.  That is according to an analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's senior power systems analyst.  John Fazio will brief the Council on his findings during a meeting in Vancouver tomorrow and Wednesday.

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Boise Man Believed to Have Crashed Pickup Into Salmon River

License plate located along US 95; river conditions preventing recovery

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RIGGINS, ID - A missing Boise man is believed to have crashed his pickup into the Salmon River at approximately milepost 201.5 on US 95.  The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says a person reported yesterday that he found 54-year-old John "Randy" French's license plate at that location.

Washington Idaho Symphony Ended its 45th Season With a $50,000 Grant

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MOSCOW, ID - The Washington Idaho Symphony ended its 45th season with a $50,000 grant from Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer. This grant allows the symphony to meet its financial goals for the 2016-2017 season and for the symphony to start its 46th season off strong.

"Ed and I love music. And the Washington Idaho Symphony has brought beautiful music to our community for 45 years! We love being a small part of it," Beatriz Schweitzer says.

U of I's Online Undergraduate Degree Programs Continue to Increase

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MOSCOW, ID - University of Idaho's online undergraduate degree programs continue to increase as this program enters its second year, officials say. There are more than 100 students pursuing their degrees completely online.

From U of I:
Approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2016, the university’s online undergraduate degrees are administered by UI’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

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LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light northwest wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

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