Enrollment Opens Today for Washington Road Usage Charge Pilot Project

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OLYMPIA, WA - Starting today, Washington drivers can enroll in the Washington Road Usage Charge Pilot Project. The Washington State Transportation Commission is looking to fill 2,000 spots in the year-long project that will test a new way drivers can pay for roadways.

Since last fall, the project heard from almost 5,000 drivers who have expressed interested in participating in the project through its recruitment phase.

WDFW Seeking Public's Help in Testing New App

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for the public's help in beta testing its free mobile fishing application prior to the app's official release in April. This Fish Washington app is designed to have up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake, river, stream, and marine area in the state and is available for download at Google Play and Apple's App store.

Chip Haight Received the 2017 Idaho Weed Superintendent of the Year Award

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NEZPERCE, ID - During the Idaho Association of Weed Control Superintendents Annual meeting Chip Haight received the 2017 Idaho Weed Superintendent of the Year award.

From Lewis County Courthouse:
Haight was nominated by Connie Jensen-Blyth, Idaho County Noxious Weed Superintendent. She stated, “as Lewis County Weed Superintendent, Mr. Haight has worked hard to dissolve ownership boundaries between the Central Idaho counties in an effort to fight the invasive weed issue on a united front.

Federal Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017

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BOISE, ID - Governor Butch Otter and the Idaho Department of Commerce are asking for cities, counties, and tribes in eligible areas to apply for the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This act contains new tax incentives for investments in low-income census tracts designated as Opportunity Zones.

From the Idaho Commerce:
Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities.

Joe Stohr as WDFW Acting Director

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission has selected Joe Stohr as the agency's acting director. He has served as deputy director for the WDFW for more than a decade.

From the WDFW:
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission selected Stohr, 61, to serve in the post beginning Feb. 8. He will replace Dr. Jim Unsworth, who announced his resignation last week after serving three years as director of the department.

Idaho Commission on the Arts Looking For Nominations

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BOISE, ID - The Idaho Commission on the Arts is looking for nominations for the 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Arts.This award recognizes and encourages excellence in the arts and stimulates and supports awareness of the arts throughout the state. Nominees need to be Idaho residents, businesses based in Idaho, organizations or communities that have, through creative accomplishments or service, made a significant contribution to the cultural life of Idaho.

Annual Polar Walk Will be Tomorrow

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MOSCOW, ID - The Annual Polar Walk will be held tomorrow. This event promotes walking to school as a fun and healthy activity in all seasons.

From the City of Moscow:
About 2,000 students from 9 Moscow schools are expected to attend, along with over 250 parents, teachers, and community leaders. The group estimates more than 40 University of Idaho athletes and students will also participate.

Clearwater Paper Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

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SPOKANE, WA - Clearwater Paper Corporation today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017.  According to a press release, the Spokane-based company reported net sales of $436.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 2.6% compared to net sales of $425.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.


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