Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Rain likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 58. East wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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United States Treasury Approves Idaho Opportunity Zone Nominations

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LEWISTON, ID - The U.S. Treasury today officially certified Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s nomination of 28 low-income census tracts to be designated federal “Opportunity Zones.”  They are part of a new community development program established by Congress in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities.

ID Transportation Dept. Will Begin Infrastructure & Safety Improvements on US 12

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Transportation Department will begin working on the nearly $17 million in infrastructure and safety improvements on US 12 in north-central Idaho next Monday. The work is scheduled to be completed in October.

From the ITD:
Improvements include the replacement of two old bridges over Maggie and Fish Creeks and the repaving of more than 50 miles of the highway between Lowell and the Idaho-Montana border. The Maggie Creek Bridge was built in 1949, and the Fish Creek Bridge in 1952.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Preparing Visitors for Brief Travel Delays

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KAMIAH, ID - Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests would like to prepare visitors for brief travel delays on Forest Service road 1106, also known as Sears Creek Road. The delays are due to helicopter yarding at the Blackwall timber sale this month.

From the NP-CNF:
Beginning approximately April 12, helicopters will be flying logs from the Blackwall timber sale, located on the Salmon River Ranger District in the upper Green Creek drainage just south of Kidder Place, to a landing adjacent to Forest Service road (FSR) 1106 near milepost 1.5.

WSU Researchers Create Microscopic Particle that Attracts Pesticides That Could Save Honey Bee Colonies

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PULLMAN, WA - Washington State University researchers have created a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides that could save honey bee colonies from extinction in the future.

From WSU:
Consider this: A grain of salt weighs 58,500 nanograms. It takes only 15 nanograms of pesticide to kill a bee.

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new material that attracts pesticide residue in bees. Over time, pollen tinged with itsy bitsy amounts of pesticides accumulates in a bee’s body, reducing the lifespan of each bee in a colony.

WA Health Officials & US Surgeon General Urges Broader Use of Naloxone to Save Lives

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OLYMPIA, WA - Last week the US Surgeon General issued an advisory urging more people to carry naloxone, a medication that can save lives by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose.

From the Washington Department of Health:
Washington State Department of Health wants Washingtonians to know how families and friends of people at risk for overdose can get naloxone.

Naloxone is carried by many first responders, such as EMTs and police officers, but the advisory and state health officials urge more people, including family, friends and those who are personally at risk for an opioid overdose, to learn how to get and to keep the drug on hand.

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Lewiston Police Officer's Patrol Vehicle Rear-Ended on Bryden Canyon Road While Assisting Motorist Who Ran Out of Gas

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LEWISTON, ID - A Lewiston Police Officer was treated and released at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center this morning after his patrol vehicle was hit by a 2006 Dodge Durango on Bryden Canyon Road.  Officer Tyler Crane was assisting a stranded motorist whose SUV ran out of gas at about 8:29 a.m.

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