DEQ Seeks Comment on Proposed Air Quality Permit for Idaho Forest Group

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LEWISTON, ID - The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on a proposed air quality permit to construct for Idaho Forest Group in Lewiston.  The proposed permit will allow the company to modify pneumatic material handling systems and add a vacuum cleanup system at its lumber facility at 280 Sycamore Drive.

"Black Lives Matter, Too" Rally Set For Tomorrow in Clarkston

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CLARKSTON, WA - A silent rally in support of the Black Lives Matter national campaign will take place on the Clarkston end of the Interstate Bridge (Blue Bridge) at 4:45 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.  Organizer Madison Winn says the "Black Lives Matter, Too" event will take place on the Community Bank sidewalk, and she adds that they are not planning to cross the bridge.

Spokane Man Arrested For Electronic Threats Against Clarkston Couple

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CLARKSTON, WA - A 52-year-old Spokane man is being held on a $50,000 bond for allegedly using text messages and social media to make threats against a Clarkston couple.  Daniel J. Madden is charged with Felony Harassment and a Domestic Violence Court Order Violation.  He was booked into the Asotin County Jail yesterday.

Clearwater Paper Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

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SPOKANE, WA - Clearwater Paper Corporation today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2016.  The company reported net sales of $436.7 million, down 1.8% compared to net sales of $444.6 million for the second quarter of 2015. 

Net earnings for the second quarter of 2016 were $20.9 million compared to $15.6 million for the second quarter of 2015.  Second quarter 2016 adjusted net earnings were $23.5 million compared to second quarter 2015 adjusted net earnings of $14.2 million.

Help LPD ID This Man

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LEWISTON, ID - The Lewiston Police Department is looking for the public's help in identifying this individual. He is wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary at The ROC in the 1800 block of 6th Avenue North today.

Hastings to Close All Stores, Including Lewiston

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AMARILLO, TX - After filing bankruptcy last month, Hastings Entertainment has announced that it will close all of its stores by the end of October, including the one on Thain Road in Lewiston.  Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC and Hilco Merchant Resources LLC purchased Hastings during an auction yesterday and will oversee liquidation of the stores, according to a statement issued this morning from Hastings.

Clearwater County Burglary Suspects Identified

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OROFINO, ID - Two people were arrested in connection with a burglary in progress at a residence on Harmony Heights Loop Road yesterday morning.  According to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office, detectives responded to the scene at about 6:15 a.m. and after an extensive search of the area, 39-year-old Bryan A. Madsen and 28-year-old Rachel D. Hyde - both of Orofino - were arrested.

Washington’s Unemployment Rate Remains at 5.8% for 7th Month in a Row

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OLYMPIA, WA - Washington State continues to gain jobs on a year-over-year basis and the unemployment rate remains steady at 5.8% for the seventh month in a row.  According to the June Monthly Employment Report from Washington’s Employment Security Department, while the state lost 500 jobs from May to June, it has gained 96,900 jobs since June 2015.

Court of Appeals Rules Against Former Music Teacher/Boy Scouts Volunteer

Timothy Kellis convicted of sexually abusing teenage boys at Boy Scouts camp

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BOISE, ID - A former Boy Scouts volunteer and music teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing teenage boys in Latah County during the summer of 2007 has had the Second District Court's dismissal of his successive petitition for post-conviction relief affirmed.  The Idaho State Court of Appeals has ruled that Timothy Kellis has not shown that the district court erred in denying his motion for appointment of substitute counsel, nor has he shown the district court erred in granting his post-conviction counsel’s renewed motion to withdraw without holding an additional hearing on the motion.

Kellis, was once a counselor at the Ross Point Music Camp in Post Falls, a teacher in the Highland School District in Craigmont, involved with the Color Guard/Marching Band program in the Clarkston School District, and was the music director at a Tumwater, Washington high school.  During a 2008 trial in Latah County Second District Court, two teenage boys told jurors that Kellis would enter the tent the Scouts shared at Camp Grizzly near Harvard, Idaho during the summer of 2007 and sexually abuse them.  Kellis was a staff member at the time.

Bryden Canyon Golf Course Burglarized

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LEWISTON, ID - An overnight burglary at Bryden Canyon Golf Course resulted in the the theft of $1,627.  According to officials, the forced entry happened sometime between closing time last night and the reported time of 5:35 a.m. this morning at the business, which is located in the 400 block of O'Connor Road.

Pullman Arson Suspect Arrested Near Rosalia

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ROSALIA, WA - A 39-year-old Spokane man was arrested on US 195 near Rosalia at about noon today in connection with an alleged arson fire that caused nearly $100,000 damage to a Pullman motel Tuesday morning.  William John Young II has been charged with 1st-Degree Arson and Harassment.

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