Commerce Awards $11.4 Million for Vital Infrastructure Projects in 20 Rural Communities

Washington State Department of Commerce

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OLYMPIA. – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced 20 rural cities, towns and counties will receive a total of more than $11.4 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2021. The 22 projects funded will:

Fatal Crash on SH200 near MP30 in Ponderay

Idaho State Police

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On September 6, 2021, at approximately 6:25 pm, Idaho State Police responded to an injury crash eastbound SH200 near milepost 30, in Ponderay. Todd M. King, 50, of Elmo, MT, was traveling westbound on a black 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he lost control, crossing the eastbound lane and impacting an embankment on the south shoulder.

City of Moscow to Implement Modifications to D & Mountain View Intersection

City of Moscow

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MOSCOW —  The Moscow School District has requested that the City of Moscow explore potential modifications to the D & Mountain View intersection to improve student safety. The School District reports that families and school personnel interacting with this intersection have expressed a growing concern for the safety of students walking and biking to school. Since the start of the 21/22 school year, motorists have increasingly disregarded direction, verbally harassed crossing guards, and displayed potentially dangerous behavior.

Crapo, Risch, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Honor 13 American Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with Congressional Gold Medals

Sen Crapo.

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Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to introduce a bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American service members killed during heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 26, 2021.

Idaho Expands Crisis Standards of Care Statewide Due to Surge in COVID-19 Patients Requiring Hospitalization

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09. CSC is activated statewide because the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization in all areas of the state has exhausted existing resources. CSC was activated on Sept. 6 in North Idaho. This activation, declared today, expands the declaration to the rest of the state.

Thursday's Weather

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Today's weather is brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LC Valley: Sunny with light and variable winds. Partly cloudy in the evening and cloudy overnight. 72/47

Palouse Area: Sunny with winds NW at 5-10mph. Partly cloudy in the evening and cloudy overnight. 65/43

Priairie Area: Mainly sunny with winds NNW at 5-10mph. Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. 62/39


Nominate Your Teacher!!

Alliance Title Teacher of the Month

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School is in session and teachers deserve our appreciation!! Each month September through May one teacher is selected as the Alliance Title Teacher of the Month. To nominate your teacher, co worker, or child’s teacher go to the community page on and nominate your teacher! They will then be eligible to win prizes from each of our sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors Alliance Title and Escrow, Print Craft, McDonalds of the LC Valley, Nez Perce Express, and

AG Ferguson Statement on “Friend of the Court” Brief in Texas Abortion Case

AG Ferguson

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SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on joining a coalition of 24 attorneys general in filing an amicus, or "friend of the court," brief asking the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas to put Texas’ law banning virtually all abortions on hold pending appeals:


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