Proposed Bill Outlaws Studded Tires

House Bill 1309

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OLYMPIA, WA – Studded snow tires could be illegal if some Washington legislators get their way.  House Bill 1309 would make selling and eventually using snow tires against the law.  The bill would immediately increase the state fee from five dollars to $100 per studded tire.  January 1st, 2020 it would become illegal to sell the tires or sell studs to put in the tires.  On July 1st 2025 it would become illegal to use any tires you may still have with metal studs.  The penalty cited in the bill is $500 for use on public property.

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

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This Morning A slight chance of snow before noon, then a slight chance of rain and snow between noon and 1pm, then a slight chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Snow Likely Around The LC Valley

But Not IN The LC Valley

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LEWISTON, ID – More snow and rain are headed our way, but probably not for the LC Valley.  The National Weather Service has Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, and Hazardous Weather Advisories for the areas around Lewiston, but not in the valley itself.


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Lumber mill seeking to fill a full-time heavy equipment operator position in the log yard.  Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years of heavy equipment experience and must complete powered industrial safety training.  Knowledge of log species and the ability to identify log species is required.  Preference will be given to applicants with previous mill experience.  Excellent wage and benefit package.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license. 

Man Tackles, Woman Punches LPD Officer Trying To Prevent A Fight

Early Sat. Morning

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LEWISTON, ID – Two people allegedly attacked an LPD officer early Saturday morning at a Lewiston bar.  The officer responded to reports of a citizen dispute at Canter’s Inn at about 2:09 am.  A press release says eight to ten people were in the parking lot engaged in a citizen dispute.  It goes on to say the officer tried to remove the primary aggressor, 22-year-old Lewiston Resident Kade Mago, from the group.  The release then says Mago tackled the LPD officer, who then struck his head on the pavement.

No Fee At WA State Parks Today

MLK, Jr. Day

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ANATONE, WA – It won’t cost you anything to visit Fields Spring State Park or any other Washington State Park.  Normally you would need a day pass or a Discover Pass to park and access the trails.  Today, the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, is one of two January days that is free.

No Asotin County Commissioners Meeting Today

Rescheduled For Tomorrow | 2pm

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ASOTIN, WA – Because today is a holiday, Asotin County Commissioners aren’t holding their weekly meeting.  They are, however, meeting tomorrow for a single task.  At 9:00 am they will sign vouchers and then close the meeting.  It’s open to the public, so if you find that interesting, you’re welcome to join them at 9:00 am in the Courthouse Annex in Asotin.


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