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Fri. 06/11/21
Summer Food Service Program for Children Ages 1-18
Clarkston School District - 06/11/21 11:36 AM
CSD Summer Food Service Program
CSD Summer Food Service Program
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Clarkston, WA--The Clarkston School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to children 1-18 years of age.  Open sites at Grantham Elementary School and Clarkston High School will be drive-through only sites like last summer.

Meals will be provided at the sites listed below from June 14, 2021 to August 13, 2021. No meals will be served on weekends or holidays (July 5th will be considered a holiday).

Grantham Elementary, 1253 Poplar Street: 12:00-12:30; breakfast and lunch
Clarkston High School, 6th Street entrance: 11:30-12:00; breakfast and lunch
Holy Family School (closed site--enrolled students only), 1002 Chestnut Street; lunch and PM snack

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
       Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
       1400 Independence Avenue, SW
       Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)  fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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Toppenish Man Convicted of Murdering a Native American Woman Within the External Boundaries of the Yakama Nation
U.S. Attorney's Office - Eastern Dist. of Wash. - 06/11/21 11:03 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Washington

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: George Jacobs

Friday, June 11, 2021

 

Public Affairs Officer

EDWA.gov | @USAO_EDWA

 

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Toppenish Man Convicted of Murdering A Native American Woman Within the External Boundaries of the Yakama Nation

Yakima – Today, Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that on June 10, 2021, a federal jury in Yakima, Washington, convicted Jordan Everett Stevens, an Indian, of First Degree Murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111, 1153 and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(iii).

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on or about April 30, 2019, Stevens assaulted a woman in Toppenish, Washington.  A potential witness, ACM, a Native American female, was near the location of the assault and had a conversation with responding police officers.  Stevens erroneously believed that ACM provided information to the police.  On May 3, 2019, Stevens and two females drove ACM to a rural section of the Yakama reservation.  Stevens pulled ACM out of the vehicle and shot her in the head as payback for speaking with the police.  Stevens threatened to kill the female witnesses if they told anyone about the murder. 

The FBI was alerted by a family member that ACM was missing and immediately began an investigation.  In late May 2019, the FBI tracked down one of the female witnesses who identified Stevens as ACM’s killer.  On May 29, 2019, the FBI found ACM’s body in a remote area of the Yakama Indian Reservation.  Shortly after the FBI found the second female witness who confirmed what had happened to ACM.  On July 17, 2019, an Indictment was filed charging Stevens with Discharge of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence, and First Degree Murder. 

On June 7, 2021, a jury trial began at the federal courthouse in Yakima.  Multiple witnesses were reluctant to testify out of fear of retribution and refused to appear for court.  They were subsequently apprehended with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and testified at the trial.  On June 10, 2021, a federal jury found the Defendant guilty of First Degree Murder and Discharge of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence.  A conviction for First Degree Murder carries a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment.  On June 10, 2021, the Honorable Stanley Bastian ordered a sentencing hearing to take place on September 1, 2021.    

Acting United States Attorney Harrington said, “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington commends the officers with the Yakama Nation Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office who investigated this case.  Their seamless partnership resulted in the successful outcome of this senseless murder.  Investigating and prosecuting cases involving Missing and Murdered Indigenous Person (MMIP) is a top priority of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington.   This Office is committed to prosecuting aggressively cases involving violent acts committed against Native American women who reside on Reservation lands within this District.”

“Too often, violence on the reservation results in the tragic and senseless loss of life,” said Donald M. Voiret, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Seattle Field Office. “The FBI is committed to combatting crime on our state’s reservations. Stevens will have the rest of his life in prison to contemplate his choices.”

This case was investigated by the Yakama Nation Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office.  This case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal and Richard C. Burson, Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington

19-CR-02038-SAB


Wed. 06/09/21
Top Money Tips for Recent Grads
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/09/21 9:13 AM

                                       Do these things to avoid debt and be financially well.

Boise, Idaho (June 8, 2021) — Congratulations to all the awesome students who’ve just graduated from high school or college. Whew! You’ve made it through 12 or more years of school, mastering music and acing Algebra II. But as you toss your cap into the bright blue sky, remember what you learned in financial education classes offered by Idaho credit unions. Now it’s time to apply those lessons and set yourself up for financial success.

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Top Money Tips for Recent Grads
Northwest Credit Union Assn. - 06/09/21 9:09 AM

                                        Do these things to avoid debt and be financially well.

SeaTac, Washington (June 8, 2021) — Congratulations to all the awesome students who’ve just graduated from high school or college. Whew! You’ve made it through 12 or more years of school, mastering music and acing Algebra II. But as you toss your cap into the bright blue sky, remember what you learned in financial education classes offered by Washington credit unions. Now it’s time to apply those lessons and set yourself up for financial success.

Media: DOWNLOAD infographics showing top money tips for recent high school and college grads




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