Idaho Delegation Announces 2018 Military Service Academy Days

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BOISE, ID - Idaho Delegation has announced 2018 Military Service Academy Days where students will have the opportunity to learn about the application process to military service academies. Each Service Academy Day session will offer students, parents, and counselors the opportunity to meet with liaisons, cadets, and midshipmen from each of the nation’s respective service academies and provides an opportunity for questions.

Insurance Commissioner Kreidler Issues Fines Totaling $49,200 Against Insurance Companies

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OLYMPIA, WA - Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has issued fines totaling $49,200 against insurance companies, agents and brokers who violated state insurance regulations. The biggest fine being against GEICO in the amount of $30,000 for not properly notifying consumers whose premiums it raised because they had placed a freeze on their credit scores.

Free Movie Screening of "Unrest" Today at the Lewiston City Library

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LEWISTON, ID - Disability Action Center NW will be hosting a free movie screening of "Unrest" today at the Lewiston City Library in the large meeting room starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be a short questions and answers panel at the end of the film.

From DAC NW:
Unrest tells the first-person story of Jennifer and her husband, Omar, newlyweds grappling with how to live in the face of a debilitating lifelong illness.

Nez Perce National Historical Park Will Hold Culture Talk on Apr.21st

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LEWISTON, ID - Join the Nez Perce National Historical Park at the Visitor Center on April 21st beginning at 1:00 p.m. for a talk on representations and significance of birds in Nez Perce and Plateau Material Culture.

Director of the Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Resources Program, Nakia Williamson and Curator of Art at the Mary Hill Museum of Art, Steve Grafe will discuss how birds are incorporated into Nez Perce beadwork, weaving, and regalia and the cultural significance of birds to Nez Perces.

Weather Brought to You by Nez Perce Express

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Weather for the Lewis-Clark Valley, Palouse, and Camas Prairie brought to you by Nez Perce Express.

LEWIS-CLARK VALLEY:
Today Rain, mainly after 11am. High near 54. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight Rain likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Spillage Over Snake River Dams Gets Underway a Day After Federal Appeals Court Ruling

Spillage to begin April 10th on Columbia River

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LEWISTON, ID - U.S. Representative Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) has sharply criticized a federal court decision that he says is forcing the waste of $40 million in hydropower based on what he calls "dubious scientific grounds" in the name of helping salmon.  On Monday, the three-judge U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected the National Marine Fisheries Service's appeal of a 2017 ruling by U.S. District Judge Michael Simon ordering spillage over Snake and Columbia River dams from now until June.

The new spill operations began today for dams on the Snake River and are set to begin April 10th for dams on the Columbia River.

Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality Reminds People How to Dispose of Fats, Oils, & Grease

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BOISE, ID - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality would like to remind people on how to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease. Many people pour the wastes down the kitchen sink drain. This causes health hazards for homeowners and wastewater treatment plants.

Idaho Residents Asked to Give Input on School Safety Initiative

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BOISE, ID - Parents, students, educators, and others are asked to weigh in on Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s proposed Keep Idaho Students Safe initiative via an online survey.  Stakeholder feedback will help finalize Keep Idaho Students Safe (KISS) plans before Superintendent Ybarra asks lawmakers in January for immediate funding via a supplemental budget request. That total request, estimated at $20.8 million, would fund three major upgrades to Idaho’s school safety efforts.

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