Joint Statement From The International Olympic Committee And The Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THOMAS BACH, AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN, ABE SHINZO, HELD A CONFERENCE CALL THIS MORNING TO DISCUSS THE CONSTANTLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT WITH REGARD TO COVID-19 AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020.

REAL ID enforcement date postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic

Blog | Washington State Department Of Licensing

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President Trump announced Monday that enforcement of the REAL ID Act has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. This decision is expected to promote social distancing in the months ahead by reducing the number of people visiting driver licensing offices to obtain compliant identification.

Bark Beetles May Attack Trees Damaged In Winter Storms

News Release | Idaho Department of Lands

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(COEUR D’ALENE) – Damaging winter storms across northern Idaho this season mean forested areas are more susceptible to infestations of certain bark beetles this spring. In December and January, heavy, wet snow led to breakage in treetops and branches. Storms with strong winds toppled trees on several occasions, including this past weekend.

Nez Perce County Coroner’s Office Has Been Preparing

Press Release | Office of the Nez Perce County Coroner

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As Idaho prepares to manage potential novel coronavirus cases (COVID-19), the Nez Perce County Coroner’s Office has also been preparing for any potential cases. In addition to the high standards of medicolegal death investigation we implement on a day-to-basis, we have taken extra precautions in every area of our office, especially with our response in the field, to ensure the health of our limited staff and the public health of the community.

State Board recommends four-week school ‘soft closure’

by Kevin Richert, IdahoEdNews.org

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The coronavirus will likely keep many Idaho schools closed for at least the next four weeks.

The State Board of Education is recommending a “soft closure” running until April 20. During that time, schools are urged to close their doors to students.

The soft closure is not a requirement — but a guideline for school administrators, as a global pandemic shakes the foundation of Idaho education.

DEQ Seeks Grant Applicants For 2021 Agricultural Best Management Practices Program

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

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BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) seeks grant applicants for the 2021 agricultural best management practices (BMP) program.

The agricultural BMP program is designed to help landowners implement agricultural BMPs in high-priority watersheds throughout the state and help meet total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) objectives.

This year, the Idaho Legislature appropriated $279,000 to support water quality improvement projects.

National Puppy Day

DailyFly | Day Of The Week Calendar

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Observed each year on March 23rd, National Puppy Day celebrates the unconditional love and affection puppies bring to our lives.  Their cuddles and wiggles make us smile and without a doubt, there are squeals of delight when there are puppies around!

U.S. Small Business Administration Amends Disaster Declaration

Disaster Assistance Now Available to all Washington Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

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The Washington State Department of Commerce wants businesses in our state to know that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has amended its original disaster declaration to apply to all Washington small businesses, regardless of county.

Woman Was Rescued From Drowning By First Responders At Kiwanis Park

PRESS RELEASE | LEWISTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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A woman was rescued from drowning by first responders at Kiwanis Park. At around 10:30 pm on March 22nd, Lewiston Police received a report of a woman suffering a mental health crisis. The 39 year old Lewiston resident was found by one of the duck ponds and jumped in. Arriving officers tried to convince the woman to swim back onto the bank, but she refused; swimming out further away from the officers.

COVID-19 Confirmed Case in Whitman County Resident

Press Release | Whitman County Health Department

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Pullman, Washington—Whitman County Health Department received a positive test result for COVID-19 in a Whitman County resident.  Patient is female between the age of 20 – 29.  Patient has recovered and is self-isolating at home.  We are working to identify anyone who may have an exposure risk because of contact with this person.

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