Bill Prepping Utilities For the Future of Energy Production Passes Washington House

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OLYMPIA, WA - Utilities need to prepare for the quickly evolving energy production and its distribution according to a Washington State lawmaker.  Representative Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) is the sponsor of House Bill 1233 which if passed, would start the process.  It passed off the House floor with a nearly unanimous vote of 96-2.

WDFW Asking for Public's Input

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for the public's input on recommendations to keep the pygmy rabbit and grizzly bear on the state's endangered species list, and to downlist the sea otter from endangered to threatened.

From the WDFW:
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment on the listing recommendations through May 9, 2018.

The draft reviews on the sea otter, pygmy rabbit, and grizzly bear are available online at https://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/endangered/status_review

 

District 6 Legislative Open House Meeting on Saturday

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee would like to invite the public to a District 6 Legislative Open House Meeting. This meeting will be held on Saturday at the Lewiston Community Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.

From the LCVCC:
Sen. Dan Johnson and Reps. Thyra Stevenson and Mike Kingsley are scheduled to attend. They will give opening statements about the progress of the 2018 Legislative session

Comedian & Musician Dan Henig to Perform Feb. 13th at LCSC

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LEWISTON, ID - Comedian and musician Dan Henig will perform Tuesday, February 13th at the Lewis-Clark State College Silverthorne Theatre beginning at 8:00 p.m. This performace is free and open to the public. This show is geared for 18 years of age and older.

From LCSC:
Henig grew up in Ann Arbor, Mich., moved to Nashville and then Los Angeles where he developed his act.

Pullman Regional Hospital Begins Process Toward Rural Residency Program

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PULLMAN, WA - Pullman Regional Hospital has begun the process toward establishing a first-of-its-kind rural medical residency program on the Palouse. The hospital is working with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on establishing an accredited rural residency training track for graduate medical education in Family Medicine with the Spokane Teaching Health Center program.

Water Supply in Clearwater River Basin Looking Good, Rest of State Varies

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LEWISTON, ID - The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released the second water supply outlook report for the 2018 water year.  Precipitation since the water year started on October 1st varies across the state with watersheds ranging from 70 to 130% of normal.  The highest snowpacks are in the Clearwater Basin where collectively they are 110% of normal. The lowest snowpack continues to be in in the Owyhee Basin, which is 35% of normal.

WSU Student Conduct Task Force Submits Recommendations to Student Conduct Process

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PULLMAN, WA - The Washington State University Student Conduct Process Task Force has submitted 32 recommendations on improvements to the current Student Conduct Process to WSU President Kirk Schulz. The recommendations, which are the result of a comprehensive review of the school's current process, contain six major themes that address a variety of topics including better ways to inform students about the process and better training for board members.

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