State Provides Funding To Help Thousands More People In Washington State Access Behavioral Health Care Closer To Home

Washington State Department of Commerce

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State grants are part of Inslee plan to add capacity and serve a wide variety of needs locally, including intensive behavioral health facilities, dementia care, and other specialized needs.

OLYMPIA, WA –Today the Washington State Department of Commerce awarded 22 projects a total of $33.8 million in grants to support 395 new beds and outpatient services that will assist people with a wide variety of behavioral health needs and offer local community placements for people leaving Eastern and Western State Hospitals.

Transport Of Oversized Windmill Loads Through North Idaho To Begin Thursday Night

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

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Approximately 300 oversized loads will travel from the Port of Lewiston to Alberta, Canada over the next two months, with the first load scheduled to leave Thursday night (Oct. 15) at 7 p.m. NexGen Transportation is in the process of delivering the blades and tower sections for 43 windmills, with the largest loads measuring up to 270 feet long and weighing 240,000 pounds.

The loads will depart from the Port of Lewiston every night, except Friday and Saturday nights, to travel north on US-95 to Coeur d’Alene before heading east on I-90 into Montana. Weather conditions may impact the schedule.

Idaho’s Unemployment Continued Claims Decrease for 23rd Consecutive Week

Idaho Department of Labor

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The number of Idahoans who filed a continued claim for unemployment insurance benefits fell for the 23rd consecutive week, dropping 8 percent for the week ending Oct. 10 to 8,386. The four-week moving average for continued claims also fell by 8 percent – down from 10,314 for the week ending Oct. 3 to 9,533. 

Nampa Research Fish Ageing Lab: Adaptive Working Through COVID-19

By Tyler Zumwalt, Fisheries Technician, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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Uncertain times call for a certain adaptability. During COVID-19, the adaptability of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) has enabled staff to effectively work throughout the pandemic’s uncertainty. The Nampa Research Anadromous Ageing Lab (NRAAL) is one example that exemplifies IDFG’s successful efforts of adaptability.

Warrior Men’s Basketball Receives Highest Preseason Ranking at No. 5

KANSAS CITY, Missouri |10/14/2020 | Alisha Alexander | Sports Information Director

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Lewis-Clark State Men’s Basketball Team has unfinished business to take care of when the 2020-21 season kicks off in November. After finishing 2019-20 with the highest winning percentage in program history (.906), the 29-3 Warriors, like many teams around the country, lost their chance at a national tournament run due to the pandemic. In the first preseason poll since combining the two NAIA basketball divisions, the Warriors are ranked No. 5 in the nation. They received one first-place vote and 506 points to earn the highest preseason ranking in program history.

20-055 Corps Issues Revised Project Master Plans For Little Goose and Lower Monumental

SNAKE RIVER, Wash.

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SNAKE RIVER, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District has issued revised Master Plans for the Lower Monumental and Little Goose Projects. Each Master Plan includes a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and an Environmental Assessment (EA). The Master Plans were updated because the original Master Plans were more than 50 years old and there have been changes in policy and management strategies over that time.

Homicide Investigation

Idaho County Sheriff's Office

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The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the tragic homicide of LeAnna Maree Bailey, 58, in Elk City, Idaho.  LeAnna had been living in the Elk City area since about May at her brother Troy’s property at 701 Wild Rose Lane.  LeAnna was at the property to clean up and prepare the property for sale.

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