Representative Terry Nealey (R-Dayton) Won't Seek Another Term

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OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State lawmaker Terry Nealey (R-Dayton) has announced he will not seek another term in the Washington State House of Representatives.  Nealey, a former Columbia County prosecuting attorney and coroner, has served the 16th District as state representative since he was first elected in 2009.  He retired from his private law practice in 2015.

Additional WSP Troopers on Patrol During WSU's Spring Break

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PULLMAN, WA - Starting Thursday there will be additional Washington State Patrol troopers on patrol during Washington State University’s Spring Break. Expect to see an increased presence on Highway 26 and US 195.

From WSP:
Troopers will be focusing on collision causing violations such as speeding, unsafe passing, distracted driving as well as impaired driving.

LCSC Research Project Helping Lewiston Fire Department Firefighters

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LEWISTON, ID - A Lewis-Clark State College senior research project is striving to help Lewiston Fire Department firefighters live healthier lives through understanding their safe performance levels. Four students, Chelbee Pace and Gabe Davis of Moscow, Olivia Kana of Murrieta, Calififornia, and Patryce McWilliams of Tacoma, have met with fire department officials and developed a functional fitness assessment through a variety of physical tests.

From LCSC:
“Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest causes of death in firefighters so physical fitness is very important to us,” Lewiston Fire Chief Travis Myklebust said."

Utilities & Transportation Commission has Appointed Rayne Pearson as Interim Director

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Utilities and Transportation Commission has appointed Rayne Pearson as interim director for the Administrative Law Division.

From the UTC:
Judge Pearson will coordinate the division’s dockets of complex, high stakes, multi-party litigation relating to regulation of UTC companies. She will also oversee the UTC’s Records Center and Tariff Section.

Traffic at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Increases

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LEWISTON, ID - Air traffic at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport continued to gain altitude during the first two months of 2018.  According to the local air traffic control tower, takeoffs and landings hit 1,690 and 1,613 in January and February respectively, compared to 1,613 and 1,346 during the same two months of 2017.

Marsy's Law for Idaho Falls Five Votes Short

Supporters say they won’t give up the fight to provide crime victims with equal rights

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BOISE, ID - Supporters of a law that would have provided crime victims with equal rights say they will not give up the fight.  Idaho House Joint Resolution 8, known as Marsy’s Law, fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority it needed for the constitutional amendment.  This was the second year the amendment was proposed.  Last year, it passed the Senate but lost a vote in the House State Affairs Committee.

Washington is 1st State to Pass Net Neutrality Protections Into Law

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OLYMPIA, WA - Three months after Washington State leaders vowed to safeguard net neutrality despite rollbacks by the Federal Communications Commission, Governor Jay Inslee today signed a bill that he says will protect an open internet in the state.  This makes Washington the first state in the nation to pass a law to protect net neutrality.

Measure Aimed at Protecting Children’s Privacy Heads to Washington Governor’s Desk

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OLYMPIA, WA - A measure that protects children when they are dealing with their most vulnerable moments was unanimously passed by the Washington State Legislature.  House Bill 2700, which is sponsored by Representative Javier Valdez’s (D-Seattle), protects child forensic interviews that describe or depict allegations of child abuse, child neglect, or exposure to violence from disclosure under the Public Records Act.


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