Public Health Officials Report The First Case of Severe Lung Disease Related to Vaping Products in Washington

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OLYMPIA, WA -- Washington State Department of Health (DOH) officials are reporting the first confirmed case of a severe lung disease linked with the use of vaping devices identified by Public Health – Seattle & King County. 

Ashley Adams Named Deputy Superintendent for Nez Perce National Historical Park

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LAPWAI, Idaho – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Ashley Adams as the new deputy superintendent for Nez Perce National Historical Park, Whitman Mission National Historic Site and Big Hole National Battlefield.
Adams has been on a temporary assignment to the three parks since June from the Bureau of Land Management, where she serves at the monument manager for Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument near Palm Springs, California.

Crapo, Risch, Wyden, Merkley Call on TriWest to Ensure Urgent Care Access for Veterans in Rural Communities

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) today pressed TriWest Healthcare Alliance on its implementation of the new urgent care benefit under the VA MISSION Act following reports that veterans in rural Oregon and Idaho are unable to access the benefit.

LC State’s Emerson is named English Language Fellow Alumni Ambassador for 2019-20

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LEWISTON, ID – Judy Emerson, the academic coordinator for the Institute of Intensive English for Lewis-Clark State College’s International Programs office, has been selected as an English Language Fellow Alumni Ambassador for 2019-20 by the English Language Fellow (ELF) Program.

Whitman County Sheriff's Office Offers Boater Education Course

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PULLMAN, WA - On September 10 and 11 - the Whitman County Sheriff's Office will offer the last free mandatory boater education course in 2019 for Washington boaters. This seven hour course will provide boaters the basics of safe boating that all recreational boaters should know. This course was developed specifically for the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and is taught by Deputy John Giudice. 

Bat-killing Disease White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed In Kittitas, King, Pierce and Lewis Counties

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OLYMPIA – White-nose syndrome, an often-fatal disease of hibernating bats, has been confirmed for the first time in Washington east of the Cascade Range. Kittitas County is the fourth county in Washington affected by the disease or the causal fungus, joining King, Pierce, and Lewis counties.


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