Kreidler orders Washington health insurers to waive deductibles and copays for coronavirus testing

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler issued an emergency order to Washington state health insurers requiring them to waive copays and deductibles for any consumer requiring testing ( for coronavirus (COVID-19).


Only one in ten motorists trust a vehicle to drive itself, according to AAA’s new survey

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BOISE – (March 5, 2020) – Once the stuff of science fiction movies, self-driving or autonomous vehicle (AV) technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years.  While full vehicle automation remains a distant goal, AAA says that many drivers are already leery of the prospect of riding in a car that doesn’t come equipped with a steering wheel, accelerator, and brake pedal.

Columbia And Snake River Navigation Locks Will Close March 7 For Annual Maintenance

US Army Corps of Engineers | Walla Walla District Website

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COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS, Ore. & Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland and Walla Walla districts will close all Corps navigation locks on the Columbia and Snake rivers March 7 at 6 a. m. for regularly scheduled annual inspections, preventative maintenance and repairs.

Local Coronavirus Information

Public Announcement | City Of Lewiston, Idaho

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The City of Lewiston is monitoring the situation in close coordination with Nez Perce County and the State of Idaho. The best thing to do is to protect yourself and your family as you would during any cold and flu season. Check out this resource page we've built to keep you informed about the situation and what's going on in our area. We'll be putting out new information as it becomes available. 

Central Idaho Drug Conspiracy Charged in Federal Court

News Release | United States Attorney Bart M. Davis District of Idaho

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COEUR D'ALENE B Ryan James Cook, 35, and Richard Gordon Bashaw, 49, both of
Grangeville, Idaho, and Justina Maemarie Foster, 39, of Lewiston, Idaho, were arrested on
February 27, 2020, on federal gun and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.
The charges stem from a February 19, 2020, eight-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court
by a federal grand jury sitting in Coeur d’Alene

Warrior Track and Field Heads to Nationals


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BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Lewis-Clark State Track and Field team is heading to Brookings, S.D. to compete for national titles and All-American honors at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Nationals. The Warriors have two relay teams and four individuals that are prepped and ready to travel to the Midwest to perform in the three-day meet, which will kick off on Thursday at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

ITD To Clear Trees Along Idaho Highway 162 In The Coming Weeks To Make It Safer

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LEWISTON—Trees along Idaho Highway 162 near milepost 20 will be removed in the coming weeks to improve safety for drivers, with work scheduled to start today.  

Maintenance crews will gradually remove trees that appear to be dead or dying within this road section. The highway will be reduced to one lane and closed completely for approximately 15 minutes each time a tree is dropped. 

Women’s Basketball Frontier Conference Quarterfinal Preview

News Release | LCSC Athletics

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LEWISTON, Idaho – The final Frontier Conference Tournament for Lewis-Clark State Basketball is set to begin on Wednesday night when the third-seeded No. 21 LC State Women’s Basketball team plays host to the sixth seed, Montana Tech. The Warriors are 7-0 all-time against Montana Tech in playoffs.

Annual Native American Awareness Week At LC State Will Focus On ‘Sharing Identity’

Official News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Discussions on culture, language, and identity highlight the featured panels at the 33rd annual Native American Awareness Week at Lewis-Clark State College on March 17-20.

The theme for this year’s event is “Sharing Identity” and identity will be the focal point during two days of panel discussions. There will also be pow wows, a Friendship Banquet and the showing of the film “Reel Injun” along with the discussions. All events are free and open to the public.

Apply For Multi-Season Hunt Tags By March 31

News Release | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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OLYMPIA – Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2020 multi-season tag. (Photo Credit - Daniel Ford)

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will hold the drawing in mid-April, randomly selecting names for 8,500 multi-season deer tags and 1,000 multi-season elk tags.

River Advocates Urge Involvement As Federal Agencies Release Environmental Review Of Columbia River System Operations

Diverse perspectives needed during 45-day comment period

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Pacific Northwest's progressive balance of economy and environment hangs in the balance with today's release of the Columbia River System Operations draft environmental impact statement. The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association encourages people to share their views on clean energy, freight efficiencies, salmon recovery and climate change during the public comment period, which ends April 13.


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