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Evening Report – Mon., Sep 20, 2021 – Candidate Interview: Art Bettge

  • Moscow Mayor Candidate Art Bettge.
  • Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane Fights Staff Burnout as Some Intubated Covid Patients Never Wake Up.
  • Some Idaho School Districts End Extra Covid Leave for Teachers.
  • Most Hospitalized Covid Patients in McCall Are Kids.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Thu., Sep 16, 2021 – Statewide Crisis Standards of Care

  • Idaho Health Department Allows Overwhelmed Hospitals to Implement Crisis Standards of Care.
  • Far Right Legislative Leaders Consider Bills to Take Away Business Owners’ Freedom to Keep Their Employees Safe From Covid by Requiring Vaccines.
  • Biden Administration Says Federal Government May Need to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Wolves.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Tue., Sep 14, 2021 – Neighborhood Traffic Calming

  • Moscow Committee Moves Forward with Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy.
  • Idaho Legislative Leaders Say Far-Right Lawmakers’ Attempt to Call Body Into Session to Fight Biden Vax Mandate Will Fail.
  • Washington Hospitals Don’t Have Much Room for Idaho Covid Overflow.
  • Anti-Goverment Sentiment Impacting Covid Fight in Panhandle.
  • Pullman Regional Hospital to Open Covid Testing Center.
  • Pullman Council to Hold Public Hearing Tonight on Proposed Comprehensive Plan Update.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Thu., Sep 9, 2021 – Outdoor Mask Rule

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Announces Statewide Outdoor Mask Mandate for Large Gatherings.
  • Not Much Mask Wearing in Idaho Schools.
  • Popular Teacher & Coach Dies of Covid in Meridian.
  • Crisis Standard of Care Authorization was Only for Northern and North-Central Idaho.
  • Injunction Against Anti-Mask & Anti-Vaccine Protesters in Vancouver Schools.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Tue., Sep 7, 2021 – Crisis Standards of Care

  • Idaho Health Dept. Announces Hospitals Can Implement Crisis Standards of Care Due to Extreme Staffing Shortages, Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene Implements It, Meaning Residents May Not Get Care.
  • Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Centers Starting in Idaho, Treatment has Been Rare in Washington Until Now.
  • 4 Candidates File for Moscow Mayor, 8 Candidates for 3 Seats on 6-Seat Moscow City Council.
  • North Latah Highway District Closes Moscow Mountain Roads Due to Extreme Fire Danger.
  • Idaho Redistricting Commission Must Prioritize Not Splitting Counties over Other Communities of Interest.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Tue., Aug 31, 2021 – Gov. Little Redeploys National Guard for Hospital Crisis

  • Idaho Gov Little Redeploys National Guard, Calls up US General Services Administration Workers to Deal with Hospital Crisis Fueled by Unvaccinated Covid Patients.
  • Popular Weiser School District Math Teacher’s Death Likely Covid-Related.
  • Moscow Mountain Fire Continues to Burn.
  • Idaho Redistricting Commission Will Likely Have to Split One of Three Counties Between Legislative Districts: Latah, Nez Perce or Idaho.
  • Vancouver, WA Jury Convicts Man of Murder and Anti-Trans Hate Crime.
  • more.

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Evening Report – Mon., Aug 30, 2021 – Moscow Mountain On Fire

  • Fire on Moscow Mountain Starts Near Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve.
  • Colfax Fire Chief Jim Krause Dies of Apparent Heart Attack While Fighting Wildfire.
  • Some Idaho School’s Going On-Line Only due to Covid Outbreaks.
  • Eastern Washington Rural Hospitals are Unable to Send Patients out for Higher Level of Care due to Crowded Hospitals.
  • more.

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WIND IS BLOWING THE WILDFIRE ON MOSCOW MOUNTAIN TOWARDS THE EAST. THE FIRE IS BURNING ON THE SOUTH FLANK ON THE WEST END OF THE MOUNTAIN. VIEWING THE FIRE FROM MOUNTAIN VIEW PARK, THE SMOKE IS IN A LINE HEADING WEST, INDICATING THE FIRE IS STILL SPREADING.

VIDEO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHOWS ONE HELICOPTER AND TWO AIRPLANES DROPPING WATER OR RETARDANT ON THE FIRE THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON. KRFP OBSERVED WATER TRUCKS HEADING OUT MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD HEADING TO THE FIRE.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE EVACUATION IN PLACE ON IDLER’S REST AND TWIN ROADS. OFFICIALS ALSO ASK PEOPLE TO STAY CLEAR OF THE AREA AS FIRE CREWS WORK THE AREA. IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE AS WELL AS CREWS FROM OTHER FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE PALOUSE.

THE DAILY NEWS (WEBSITE) REPORTED 100 TO 120 FIREFIGHTERS ARE ON THE SCENE, AND TWO HELICOPTERS PLUS FIVE AIR TANKERS WERE DROPPING RETARDANT ON THE FIRE.

THE CITY OF MOSCOW POSTED THE FOLLOWING ON LINE:

***UPDATE*** The evacuation area has been expanded to all properties north of 3830 Mountain View Road. Please evacuate the area immediately.

**UPDATE** Those displaced by the fire or affected may go to the Latah County Fairgrounds where the Red Cross is available to help.

*UPDATE* Crews on scene have asked that drones not be flown in the area as aircraft are assisting with response.

**Immediate evacuation for Idlers Rest and Twin Roads due to wildfire**

Structures and significant land is currently burning, all are being evacuated immediately.

Moscow Rural Fire Department, Moscow Fire Department, Pullman and Whitman County fire crews are all on scene. The fire is not contained and those on Idlers Rest and Twin Roads are being asked to evacuate immediately. Emergency responders are asking that people avoid the area AND DO NOT FLY DRONES near the fire.

Currently, the cause of the fire is unknown.

This post will be updated as more information is available.

RED CROSS CREWS PLAN TO STAY AT THE LATAH COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS TO UNTIL 9 P.M. HELP EVACUEES WHO NEED ASSISTANCE. RED CROSS DISASTER PROGRAM SPECIALIST AUTUMN GIBSON SAID THOSE WHO SHOW UP AFTER 9 P.M. SHOULD CALL THIS NUMBER FOR ASSISTANCE: 800-272-6668. THAT’S…

IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE REPORTED ON ITS FACEBOOK PAGE RURAL FIRE CREWS WERE ON THE SCENE NEAR THE NATURE PRESERVE. THE FIRE STARTED NEAR IDLER’S REST ROAD AND WAS FIRST REPORTED AT 2:40 P.M. IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS INCIDENT COMMANDER MICHAEL McMANUS TOLD THE DAILY NEWS THE IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE IS THREATENED, BUT FLAMES HAVE NOT ENTERED THE RESERVE AS OF ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. THE IDLER’S REST NATURE PRESERVE INCLUDES AN ANCIENT CEDAR GROVE AND HIKING TRAILS.

FIRE OFFICIAL SAID AT 6:30 P.M. THE FIRE HAD BURNED 75 ACRES.   They said at least two structures had burned, one of them being a house.

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE PALOUSE RELEASED THIS STATEMENT: If you need help with any pet supplies please call us at (208)883-1166, and we will offer what we can. We have pet food, carriers, kennels, blankets, bowls, etc. If you have resources for displaced livestock or large animals please let us know, and we can direct people your way.

 

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Evening Report – Fri., Aug 27, 2021 – Vaxxed Treefort Music Fest

  • Treefort Founder and Director Eric Gilbert on the Vaxxed Music Festival in Boise Sept. 22nd – 26th.
  • Public Testimony from Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s Indoctrination Task Force Meeting.
  • Gov. Brad Little Three Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Centers to Keep Covid Patients out of Crowded Hospitals.
  • North Idaho College Board of Trustee’s Revokes President Rick MacLennan’s Mask Mandate.
  • Spokane Valley Council Member says State Covid Mandates Destroying City, Mayor Does Not Agree.
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Evening Report – Wed., Aug 25, 2021 – Cancellations, Masks & Overwhelmed Hospitals

  • Spokane’s Hoopfest Cancelled.
  • Anti-Maskers Stop Central Valley School District Board Meeting.
  • 13 Idaho School Districts will Start School Year with Mask Rules.
  • Idaho Health Officials Call for Volunteers at Hospitals.
  • Pullman Council Moves Forward with FEMA Grant Application for Missouri Flats Creek Floodwalls.
  • Idaho to Join National Opioid Settlement.
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Evening Report – Mon., Mar 22, 2021 – Moscow Aquifer Monitoring Well

  • City Moves Forward with Idaho Department of Water Resources Proposal to Drill Monitoring Well at Mountain View Park.
  • Developers Move to Annex Large Tract of Christ Church Deacon Andrew Crapuchettes’ Land South of Moscow for Major Housing Development.
  • Idaho Freedom Foundation Supporters in Legislature Take Advantage of Covid-Related Absences to Introduce Anti Social Justice Bill to Censor Education about Nation’s Racist and Sexist History.
  • House Education Committee Last Week Passed Rep. Ehardt’s Bill Requiring Parental Permission for Student Club Involvement.
  • Bill in Washington Legislature Would Require More Hospital Transparency.
  • more.

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