Washington State Trooper Killed in Line of Duty

News Release | Washington State Patrol

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Chehalis – Trooper Justin Schaffer a seven year veteran of the Washington State Patrol was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing law enforcement. Trooper Schaffer was attempting to deploy spike strips to bring the pursuit to a stop when the fleeing vehicle struck Trp. Schaffer. Trp. Schaffer was transported by aid to Centralia Providence hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Trp. Schaffer leaves behind a wife, and his mother and father.

Washington State Parks And Wildlife Areas To Close Following Governor’s Order

News Release | Washington State Parks

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OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced the temporary closure of all state-managed parks, wildlife areas and water access areas for at least two weeks starting Wednesday, March 25. The closure is in response to Gov. Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order issued.

Rent Deferral Programs For Renters Affected By Covid-19


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Boise Idaho: The Idaho Apartment Association, (IAA), announces a plan to help renters cope with the economic impacts of COVID-19. The IAA commends state and local leaders in their efforts to address the health emergency. However, these health efforts have led to reductions in working hours and wages and created other financial hardships for renters. These financial hardships have a brutal and immediate impact on many renters that rely on regular wages to meet their financial obligations including rent, utilities, food and transportation needs.

Rewards Offered for the Capture of Escaped Inmates

Yakima County Sheriff's Office

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➡️Rewards Offered for the Capture of Escaped Inmates🚨

The US Marshal’s Service is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of any of the inmates that are currently on the run.

On March 23, at 7:00 pm, 14 inmates from Annex C in the Yakima County Jail escaped the jail. 8 of the inmates were captured and are back at the jail. The other 6 inmates are currently on the loose. The inmates were able to escape by breaking open an exterior fire door using a table from inside the Annex.

Warriors Add Six to Cross Country/Track and Field Teams

Athletics News Release | Lewis-Clark State College

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LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State Cross Country/Track and Field coaches have signed six student-athletes to letters of intent for the 2020-21 season.

Joining the Warrior women this fall are sprinter Skyler Beck (Reubens, Idaho), javelin thrower Karlee Frost (Eureka, Mont.), thrower Nina Hol (Hattem, The Netherlands), middle distance runner Geraldine Correa (Kennewick, Wash.), and distance runner Melanie Gianopolus (Kooskia, Idaho). The lone signee for the men is distance runner Trace Schulz (Boise, Idaho).

Idaho Gas Prices Slide Amid National Average Freefall

Gem State prices drop 8 cents, U.S. average 33 cents since the beginning of March

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BOISE – (March 24, 2020) – With the spread of coronavirus forcing many to change their work and travel plans, and a prolonged price war in the global crude oil market, the U.S. average price for gasoline has plummeted since the beginning of the month, with the Idaho average price slowly but steadily following suit.

(COLFAX, WA)- Response From the Office of the Sheriff to the Governor’s Request to “Stay at Home”

Media Release | Whitman County Sheriff’s Office

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These are difficult days and trying times we as a county together are facing.  Our Governor, our President and our Medical Community have requested drastic temporary measures be taken by the public to help curb this worldwide epidemic.  We as citizens should honor and respect that request. 


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