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County's Web access slowed by lack of fiber


ASOTIN - An information superhighway that was supposed to boost Internet options seems to be on a slow road to Asotin County offices. Commissioner Brian Shinn said Monday that a broadband expansion project that got the green light several years ago was ...

Trail cams: Trophies live to walk away


"You almost get on an intimate deal when you see the same animals." News of poaching in the area has always rankled the lifelong outdoorsman and resident of Asotin County, but since he has started using the remote cameras it makes his blood boil even more.

Ballard, Nelson lead Sharks at junior swim championships


ASOTIN, Oregon — Jacob Ballard and Aiden Nelson each set new meet records to lead the Sandpoint Sharks at the 2015 Inland Empire Junior Championship Swim Meet recently at the Asotin County Family Aquatic Center. Ballard, 12, won the 100 fly, breaking the ...

Seubert pleads not guilty to recent storage unit theft


Don Seubert claims he was the mechanic for Dustin Pearson. ASOTIN, WA - One of two men accused of robbing a storage unit in Clarkston last month pleaded not guilty in Asotin County Superior Court Monday. Several large items were stolen our of a Valley ...

Joan A. Rogers


In 1973 they found their home in Asotin. Mom last worked in the title insurance field for almost 20 years. Mom loved to ride motorcycles, from the coal piles of CleElum to the trails of Taneum Creek in the Cascades. She gave up riding in the dirt in 1982 ...

Health issues force facilities district's attorney to resign


Feb. 20--Scott Broyles, the attorney some accused of having too much influence over the Asotin County Public Facilities District, has resigned for health reasons. District President Connie Morrow said Broyles submitted his letter of resignation during ...

Wildlife officer: Cougar hiding in SE Wash. barn is killed


Read or Share this story: http://www.krem.com/story /news/local/asotin-county /2015/02/20/cougar-hiding -in-se-wash-barn-is-kille d/23727121/

Obituary: Del Rowland, 100, of Pullman


Del was born April 2, 1914, in Asotin, Wash., to Arch and Belle (Griffin) Rowland. He grew up in the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley and graduated from Lewiston High School. Del came to Pullman on a ROTC scholarship and attended Washington State College ...

Knights win crown; W-P survives Asotin


WAITSBURG — Walla Walla Valley Academy won its third consecutive boys District 9 basketball championship Monday in the Waitsburg gym to advance to the sub-regional tournament in Spokane. The Knights had the answers to every Tri-Cities Prep run and posted ...

Asotin woman dies in Hwy 3 rollover


More details on Nov. 10 rollover. The Nov. 10 late afternoon vehicle rollover on Highway 3 resulted in the death of Sonja Louise Johnson, 23, of Asotin, Wash. An Oregon State Police report indicates that at approximately 3:30 p.m., as Johnson traveled ...




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Domestic violence in ASOTIN

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.

http://www.thehotline.org/

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Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in ASOTIN

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Civil Rights pision

Office on Violence Against Women

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Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]










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