Fifth Hantavirus Diagnosis Confirmed in Washington, Most Reported Since 1999

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington Department of Health says the number of people diagnosed with hantavirus this year has reached five, the highest number reported in the state since 1999.  Three deaths have been reported so far - in Franklin, Spokane, and King counties. The two additional people who contracted the disease and survived are from King and Skagit counties.

Washington is 5th State to Get Paid Family Leave Program

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OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State has become the 5th state in the nation to get the paid family leave program. This new law, that was signed yesterday by Governor Jay Inslee, creates the Family and Medical Leave Insurance program that will provide everyone in the workforce with up to 12 weeks of paid medical leave and up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or an ailing family member.

 

Weather Brought to You by J & L Tires

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie is brought to you by J & L Tires - New and Used Affordable Tires.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 103. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Western Montana Earthquake & Aftershocks Felt Throughout Inland Northwest

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LINCOLN, MT - A 5.8 earthquake in western Montana at about 11:30 p.m. (PDT) tonight has reportedly been felt as far away as Clarkston, Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, Boise, Billings, and other areas.  The US Geological Survey has received multiple reports from areas surrounding the epicenter, which is 5.9 miles southeast of Lincoln, Montana. There have been multiple aftershocks.

Boise Man Missing in Riggins Area

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RIGGINS, ID - The Idaho County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a 54-year-old Boise man who went missing during a fishing trip in the Riggins area.  John "Randy" French is driving a maroon 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup with Idaho license plate 9435D, a specialty Salmon plate.

Weather Brought to You by J & L Tires

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie is brought to you by J & L Tires - New and Used Affordable Tires.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 100. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 65. North wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Weather Brought to You by J & L Tires

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie is brought to you by J & L Tires - New and Used Affordable Tires.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

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