World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services

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On June 15, 2006, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose is to promote a better understanding of elder abuse and neglect and raise awareness. 

F&G And U.S. Forest Service Partner On Clearwater Trail And Access Projects

Press Release | Idaho Department of Fish and Game

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Partnership improves sportsman's access to key areas

Provided by the Nez Perce/Clearwater National Forest: 

An expanding new partnership with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is increasing hunter and angler access on National Forest System lands in north-central Idaho. Staff from both agencies work together to prioritize trail work in popular hunting and fishing destinations, discussing their priorities for work projects and matching those up to areas that are in the highest demand for hunter and angler access.

U of I Joins Elite Network to Train Tomorrow’s STEM Educators

University of Idaho Communications

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MOSCOW, Idaho — June 15, 2020 — The University of Idaho joins some of the country’s biggest names in impactful research as it is welcomed into The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network, a dynamic academic network of top research universities dedicated to developing and expanding proven STEM teaching practices to educate diverse populations of students.

Financial Help Available For Idaho Renters

Idaho Housing and Finance Association

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Idaho renters affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for financial assistance through Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s Housing Preservation Program.

The program provides short-term rent and utility support for Idahoans experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic. Renters can go to to find out if they qualify or apply for assistance

More Accurate Forest Inventory Methods To Increase Harvest Of Trees Before They Are Vulnerable To Insects, Disease, And Wildfire

NEWS RELEASE | Idaho Department of Lands

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Boise, Idaho – Aged and over-crowded trees are at the most risk for insects, disease, and wildfire, and now the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) can better determine where those trees are located and how to better manage endowment forests.

Red Cross Now Testing Blood Donations For COVID-19 Antibodies

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Urgent need for blood donors to help prevent summer shortage
$5 Gift Card for all who come to give in June.

BENEWAH, Idaho (June 15, 2020) — Beginning today and for a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals resume surgeries and treatments that require blood products.

(Riggins, ID) - Fatal Crash Southbound US95


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On June 14, 2020, at approximately 8:50 a.m. a fatal crash occurred southbound US95 at milepost 189, six miles south of Riggins, Idaho. A grey 1992 Ford f150 pickup driven by Edgar J. Chamberlain, 63, of Craigmont, Idaho, was travelling northbound when he crossed over the southbound lane into the river. Charles D. Bentz, 23, of Craigmont, Idaho, who was also in the vehicle was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene, Mr. Chamberlain was transported to Boise. Neither occupants were wearing seatbelts. Investigation is ongoing.

Fish Close To Home This June

Weekender Regional Reports | Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Anglers have long known that spending time in the outdoors can bring peace and solace when times feel challenging. Fishing opportunities abound this month on Washington’s rivers and lakes, offering a great way to get outside and embrace the return of summer.

The BLM Restores Overnight Camping At Some Sites In Washington State

Media Release | U.S. Bureau of Land Management

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With the lifting of public health and safety restrictions enacted by Washington State officials, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that the Spokane District is opening certain developed sites in Washington to overnight camping. The BLM is working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a case-by-case basis.

Idaho Leverages Federal Relief Funds To Cover Public Safety Costs, Gives Local Governments Opportunity To Transfer Up To $200 Million In Savings To Property Taxpayers

A News Release | Idaho Governor Brad Little

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Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and legislators announced today the state is leveraging federal coronavirus relief funds to cover local public safety personnel salaries, and giving cities and counties the opportunity to pass on the savings to property taxpayers.

Whitman County Approved for Phase III

News Release | Whitman County Emergency Management

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The Washington State Secretary of Health has approved Whitman County’s Phase 3 application request.  Individual businesses must operate under Governor’s Phase 3 guidelines which can be found at  People in high risk populations are strongly encouraged to limit their participation in social activities.


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