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 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

It's time to leave Eastern Washington for 'boot camp'

I officially began my internship at the Whitman County Gazette in January. I was 19 years old, a sophomore in college and contemplating what my future would look like. I came from... — Updated 8/4/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Small plane crashes near LaCrosse

LaCROSSE-A small Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft went down near Milepost 104 of State Highway 26 just before 2 p.m. Friday, July 1. The Washington State Patrol confirmed one person was... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Sprint boats hit Webb's Slough

ST.JOHN – First-time sprint boat racers were among the top competitors Saturday, Jun 18, at Webb's Slough. Jason Perkins of Cheney drover the No. 145 Pour Decision boat to first... — Updated 6/23/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

High-speed action hits Webb's Slough on Saturday

ST. JOHN — The water-borne action returns to Webb’s Slough on Saturday, June 18, with 25 to 30 sprint boats expected to race. Several thousand race fans are expected. This year, Whitman County will be represented by one boat.... — Updated 6/20/2022

 

Car Show and Pin-up Model Contest on tap

ROSALIA — The community will take a step back in time to the days of American muscle cars and pin-up girls Saturday as the Car Show and Pin-Up Model Contest take center state.... — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Rosalia Graduation

 — Updated 6/16/2022

 

Rosalia Battle Days

 — Updated 6/9/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Man pleads in St. Ignatius vandalism case

COLFAX — A Spokane Valley man pleaded guilty and was sentenced for charges stemming from the burglary and vandalism of St. Ignatius Hospital. Louis Hibbs, 20, of Spokane Valley, entered his guilty plea in Whitman County Superior... — Updated 6/6/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Lancers upset Colfax to win 2B District 7 title

YAKIMA - The Liberty Lancers are taking their District 7 title into the state 2B girls fastpitch softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Gateway Park. Despite upsetting... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Opinion

Fairchild 'fueled' my excitement for the military

As a young lady in her infancy of writing news, and in the process of enlisting in the U.S. Army, my experience while flying with the Thunderbirds last Thursday in advance of... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

COLD CASE: 50 years later, student's death remains unsolved

PASCO — Joyce Margaret LePage was born Dec. 4., 1949, into a farming family that lived just outside the city. As an athletic and intelligent student, her decision to attend... — Updated 4/29/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Fuel price increase hitting farmers

RIZVILLE – “We’re north of a dollar more in diesel than where we were before the invasion,” Sen. Mark Schoesler began in a recent interview. Schoesler, a farmer himself, rep... — Updated 4/11/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Rosalia to celebrate 150th anniversary

ROSALIA – Rosalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the return of Battle Days and the All Class Reunion after a two-year absence. Lori Furman moved to Rosalia three years... — Updated 3/17/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Kennewick woman killed in crash

FOUR LAKES - A fatal New Year's Eve crash on Friday, Dec. 31, blocked traffic in the high-speed lanes of Interstate 90 Angela Kondratyuk, 28, of Kennewick, died of injuries she sust... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Frigid New Year's weekend on tap

CHENEY – The National Weather Service is warning residents and travelers that an Arctic air mass will continue to bring frigid temperatures to the regional through the first half... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Whitman County roads closed due to snowdrifts

COLFAX - Serveral rural roads are currently blocked due to drifting snow. State Highways 26, 127 and 194, were among those blocked due to snowdrifts on the highway. Many other rural roads were closed, too, including some where vehi... — Updated 1/5/2022

 
 By Olivia Harnack    Sports

Two Blackhawks bring home bronze

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Two Blackhawks boys brought home bronze medals Dec. 23 from the Tri-County Classic wrestling tournament. Trevor Caldwell at 113 and Black Gross at 170 were... — Updated 12/30/2021

 
 By Olivia Harnack    News

Expect delays while traveling this holiday

CHENEY – The widespread and ever changing pandemic has Americans eager to leave home. For Christmas and New Year’s Day, AAA estimates that 109 million Americans will travel at... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

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