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 By Roger Harnack    Opinion 

Forest bill a welcome change

Funny how it took a move into the country before a Democrat would support efforts to clean up our forest floors. Last week, Senate Bill 6121 passed the Senate unanimously. The bill... — Updated 2/22/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Area girls reach third round of Mat Classic

TACOMA — The best area girls could muster was a single win at the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. Cheney Blackhawks Jennifer... — Updated 2/22/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

Three Liberty wrestlers medal in Tacoma Dome

TACOMA - Three Liberty wrestlers returned home from the state Mat Classic XXXV wrestling tournament with medals. Maddex Strobel won silver at 150 pounds, Clae Holling bronze at 165... — Updated 2/22/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Deputy facing assault charge

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy who roughed up a Colfax man on Aug. 14, 2023, may be charged in the case. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Spokane Police... — Updated 2/22/2024


McMorris Rodgers won't seek re-election

SPOKANE — The 5th Congressional District will have an opening next year. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, announced Thursday, Feb. 8, that she is not seeking... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Two Cardinals head to state

QUINCY – Two Medical Lake boys qualified for the state Mat Classic tournament after placing in the Top 4 at regionals Feb. 10. Wrestling at 215, True Cole brought home a third-pla... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

State parks failing at Palouse Falls, Lyons Ferry

Two years ago, Washington State Parks bureaucrats in Tumwater hatched a plan to address so-called “overcrowding” at Palouse Falls. The plan was to close and relocate the... — Updated 2/1/2024


Trump's name remains on ballot

OLYMPIA – For the second time in a week, an effort to remove former President Donald J. Trump’s name off of the March 12 primary ballot has been tossed out of court. Kitsap... — Updated 1/26/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Girls league

The Northeast Washington girls wrestling league meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, featured schools from across the region, including Cheney and Ridgeline, pictured above. The meet was just... — Updated 1/18/2024

 By Roger Harnack    News

Kitsap court to hear attempt to keep Trump off ballot

OLYMPIA – Eight Kitsap County residents have filed a lawsuit to try to remove former President Donald Trump from the March 12 primary election ballot. The lawsuit (Kitsap County Superior Court case No. 24-2- 00075-18) was filed... — Updated 1/12/2024

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Strobel wins gold medal for Liberty girls

RICHLAND – With flu affecting the Liberty girls wrestling team, only Kariay Stobel made the trip to the Varsity Girls Winter Cup at Hanford High School. Wrestling at 140 pounds,... — Updated 1/4/2024


Area wrestlers place at Freeman Winter Classic

FREEMAN – The West Valley boys wrestling team finished third Dec. 30 at the Freeman Winter Classic. The Eagles scored 152.0 points to finish behind Post Falls with 178.5 points... — Updated 1/4/2024


Area wrestlers place at Freeman Winter Classic

FREEMAN – The West Valley boys wrestling team finished third Dec. 30 at the Freeman Winter Classic. The Eagles scored 152.0 points to finish behind Post Falls with 178.5 points... — Updated 1/4/2024


Man sentenced in Spokane Valley robbery

SPOKANE VALLEY – A Spokane man has pleaded guilty in connection with a 2022 robbery in Spokane Valley. Christopher Bruce Gooch, 46, of Spokane, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to robbery affecting commerce, court records... — Updated 12/28/2023


Man arrested after high-speed chase

SPOKANE VALLEY – A local man is facing multiple charges after attempting to flee from police Dec. 11. Chandler K. Barton, 24, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of attempting to elude law enforcement, two counts... — Updated 12/28/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Cardinal champions

Medical Lake had a pair of wrestlers win championships at the Tri-County Classic on Dec. 21 at Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley. True Cole improved his season record to... — Updated 12/28/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Liberty boys, girls basketball teams top Broncos

RITZVILLE – The Liberty (Spangle) boys and girls basketball teams brought home wins Dec. 12 over Northeast 2B rival Lind-Ritzville/Sprague. The boys won, 68-57; the girls, 51-41. In the boys game, a fourth quarter Liberty rally... — Updated 12/28/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Salmon pact filed in federal court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden Administration and environmental activists formalized an agreement Dec. 14 on plans to manage and improve salmon populations on the Snake River. A “memorandum of understanding” was filed with... — Updated 12/28/2023


Local boys medal at M2

SPOKANE – The University boys wrestling team finished fourth overall among nearly 30 teams in the M2 Mallet tournament on Saturday, Dec. 23. Moscow, Idaho, won the boys division... — Updated 12/28/2023


Two area girls medal at M2 Mallet

SPOKANE – Two Spokane Valley girls won medals Saturday, Dec. 23, at the M2 Mallet wrestling tournament at Rogers High School. Wrestling at 190 pounds, Emma Brimwell of Ridgeline... — Updated 12/28/2023


Ridgeline girls wrestling

Jayden Snyder of Ridgeline runs an arm bar for a near fall and pin over Cora Murray of Mount Spokane during the Dec. 19 girls league wrestling meet at Rogers High School. More than... — Updated 12/21/2023


Girls Wrestle-In

East Valley High School hosted the opening girls league wrestling meet Thursday, Dec. 7. The East Valley Girls Wrestle-In attracted more than 150 wrestlers from throughout... — Updated 12/14/2023


Season-opening victory

Cloie Isley led the Valley Christian girls to victory in their season-opening game at Tekoa-Rosalia on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Wildcats (1-0) won, 57-37. The Valley Christian girls... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Details of lost hunter rescue emerge

TYLER – Two weeks after a missing hunter was found safe along the Columbia Plateau Trail, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office documents are painting a picture of the rescue effort.... — Updated 11/30/2023

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Bad water is the problem, according to the GAO

Aren’t you sick and tired of hearing Gov. Jay Inslee and his ilk routinely blame Columbia and Snake River dams for the decline in Puget Sound salmon and orca populations? Despite... — Updated 11/16/2023


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