Commission To Honor Community Award Recipients and Consider Strategic Plan, Land Transactions and Target Shooting Rule

Olympia, WA | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider approval of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) strategic plan, land transactions and a target shooting rule update during its Oct. 22-24 virtual commission meeting.

22 Warrior Fall Student-Athletes Earn U.S. Bank Academic All-CCC Honors


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Lewiston, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State student-athletes were not able to compete during the fall, the Warriors were still hard at work in the classroom. The Cascade Conference announced a total of 452 student-athletes on fall teams that earned U.S. Bank Academic All-CCC honors, and 22 Warriors garnered recognition.

Northwest RiverPartners Supports Goals of Four Governors; Asks for Scientific Grounding to Ensure Best Outcome

Vancouver, WA | October 9, 2020

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Today, the governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana released a joint letter committing to an effort to help recover threatened and endangered salmonid species in the Columbia River Basin.

Reduces Pain

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When individuals are experiencing pain, especially chronic pain, their instincts might tell them they should rest, and moving might seem like an unbearable prospect. But studies have shown movement and exercise are often quite helpful for several types of chronic pain. Physical therapy won't help with all types of pain; for example, pain related to chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia is likely to be exacerbated by exercise because those conditions cause exercise intolerance. However, for conditions that don't cause exercise intolerance, physical therapy is often an essential part of managing pain.

DOJ Charges More Than 14,200 Defendants with Firearms-Related Crimes in Fiscal Year 2020

BOISE, ID | Department of Justice

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District of Idaho Charged 60 Cases

BOISE – Today, the Department of Justice announced it has charged more than 14,200 defendants with firearms-related crimes during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, despite the challenges of COVID 19 and its impact on the criminal justice process. These cases have been a Department priority since November 2019 when Attorney General William P. Barr announced his commitment to investigating, prosecuting, and combatting gun crimes as a critical part of the Department’s anti-violent crime strategy. These firearms-related charges are the result of the critical law enforcement partnership between United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), led by Acting Director Regina Lombardo, who has made firearms-related investigations a priority.


POMEROY, Washington- October 19, 2020

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On approximately 11:57 p.m., October 18, 2020, Garfield County’s Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff Dansereau, advised Garfield County Dispatch he was in pursuit with a male subject driving a Honda motorcycle traveling at a high rate of 110-117 mph.  The pursuit began on Highway 12, milepost 394, traveling westbound which ended in Columbia County, milepost 384 as the driver, Paul Edward Hines, 51, of Richland, WA, crashed into an embankment.  Hines was transported to Dayton General Hospital to be assessed for injuries and was released early this morning to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Hines was booked in the Garfield County Jail with charges of DUI, Eluding and DWLS 3rd.

Nez Perce Tribe Casino’s Experience External Cyber Threat

Lapwai, ID

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Lapwai, Idaho- On Thursday, October 8, 2020 the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge and the It’se Ye-Ye Casino announced an immediate business closure caused by a major computer systems disruption that impacted both facilities. A team of experts was immediately engaged to determine the cause and also resolve the issue.  It has since been determined that the source of the computer disruption was an external cyber-attack.


by Clark Corbin,

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West Ada School District abruptly canceled school for Monday due to a massive sick day organized by the teachers union in protest of the district’s plans to continue in-person classes under the highest COVID-19 risk category.

Even with a school closure, the situation was far from resolved Friday evening. The West Ada Education Association urged its members to put in for an additional sick day on Tuesday.

School district officials announced the sudden closure in an email sent to parents shortly before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. A district spokeswoman shared the email with Idaho Education News shortly after sending it to parents.


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