February 04, 2005

Domestic Violence, Water Issues On Crapo Schedule Next Week

Washington, DC â?? Ongoing improvements in federal assistance to victims of domestic violence and awareness of the problem will be discussed by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo during visits to Southwest Idaho later this week and next. Crapo recently won committee approval to increase protection for women in dating relationships who become victims of domestic violence. He will keynote a fundraiser in Caldwell and meet with advocates in Weiser regarding plans to fight ongoing violence. Crapo will also discuss clean water issues with leaders in Washington County during a visit there on Monday. Crapo was instrumental in grant funding for improvements at Weiserâ??s water treatment facility and he also plans to meet with county commissioners for a tour of the Snake River. Crapoâ??s schedule is subject to change because the Senate scheduled adjournment Friday remains tentative. Times listed are local; all events listed are open to the media. Saturday, October 9th: 6:00 p.m. Caldwell Deliver keynote address on domestic violence issues before the Congress to the October Benefit for the Hopeâ??s Door Shelter. Crapo will be joined by Sylvia Flores, advocate and mother of Angie Leon, at the event to raise funding and awareness for Hopeâ??s Door. At the Elkâ??s Lodge, 1015 North Kimball. Monday, October 11th: 10:30 a.m. Weiser Discuss rural health care issues with Administrator Anne Oglevie and leadership of the Weiser Memorial Hospital. At 645 East Fifth. 11:00 a.m. Weiser Meet with Washington County Commissioners about runoff issues regarding the Snake River. Meet at the Courthouse at 256 East Court Street before proceeding to the river for a boat tour. 11:45 a.m. Weiser Tour the Weiser water plant to review ongoing improvements paid in part by federal grants that came to Weiser in part from Crapoâ??s efforts. Crapo will also discuss ongoing water and wastewater initiatives before the Congress. At 55 West Idaho Street. 1:15 p.m. Weiser Speak to students at Weiser High School on current issues and government. At high school auditorium, 690 West Indianhead Road. 2:15 p.m. Weiser Discuss efforts to fight domestic violence before Congress with Dolores Larson and other members of the Rose Advocates Group in the Weiser, Payette, and Fruitland areas. At 28 West Idaho Street.###