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 By Roger Harnack    News

'Body cam' footage of contact with WSU coach released

PULLMAN - The Police Department has released the body-video camera footage of Washington State University basketball coach Kamie Ethridge issued a $150 citation Aug. 28 for... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Malden apples test positive for maggot larvae

MALDEN – The Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Babb Fire victims here were infested with maggot larvae. Whitman County Washington State University Extension Agent... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Forbidden Fruit

MALDEN – While the Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought here last Thursday continue to sit in the bin he presented the mayor with, others he delivered to Bridgeport and Omak... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee says wildfires should be called "climate fires"

MALDEN - Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires." That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10,... — Updated 9/14/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Patrol: Three injured in DUI-related crash

CHENEY — Three people were transported to the hospital Tuesday night, Sept. 1, following a drunken driving-related crash. John R. Burton, 27, of Spokane, Edward K. Skelton, 24, of Cheney, and William K. Skelton, 23, also of... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Man shot in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE – One person is in serious condition at an area hospital and two others are being questioned in connection with an early morning shooting today, Aug. 27. The... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pullman police to enforce mask, social distancing orders

PULLMAN — Police Chief Gary Jenkins has authorized officers to ticket individuals who refuse to wear a mask while coronavirus orders from Gov. Jay Inslee remain in effect. In a press release Wednesday, Aug. 19, on the decision... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Fire crews on-scene at small brush fire

CHENEY - Fire crews remain on-scene of a small 17-acre brush fire that quickly raced along the powerlines about 2 miles southwest of the city east of state Highway 904 earlier this... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Republicans narrow gap slightly in bid to unseat Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA — After counting of almost 500,000 late-arriving ballots, Republican candidates have cut into incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee's lead in the Aug. 4 primarily. As of 6:15 p.m.... — Updated 8/7/2020

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    News 

Residents: Malden fire siren never sounded

MALDEN – Angry residents wanted an answer Tuesday on why the city's fire siren never sounded on Labor Day when the Babb Fire swept through town. During a meeting that attracted... — Updated 9/24/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Rebuilding Malden will require unity

MALDEN – Local leaders called for unity and cooperation Tuesday in the "arduous" task of rebuilding the community in the wake of the Babb Fire. More than 150 people turned out... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee says wildfires should be called "climate fires"

MALDEN - Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires." That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10,... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee speaks to Malden residents

MALDEN - Gov. Jay Inslee spoke Monday, Sept. 7, to area residents impacted by the Babbs Fire. Here's a video of his speech.... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Blaze devours Malden

MALDEN - High winds and dry weather conditions propelled a wall of flames southwest across rural Spokane and Whitman counties Monday, leveling homes, businesses and government offic... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee's press conference in Malden

MALDEN - Here's a video of Gov. Jay Inslee's press conference with media only Thursday, Sept. 10. A video of his speech to Malden residents will be posted separa... — Updated 9/11/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Flames race across region

One of the three grain elevators in Pine City caught was destroyed by fire late Monday evening.... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Deputies investigate shooting

MEDICAL LAKE – One person is in serious condition at an area hospital and two others are being questioned in connection with an early morning shooting today, Aug. 27. The... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Federal judge rules I-1639 constitutional

TACOMA — A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that gun-control measure Initiative 1639 is constitutional. U.S. District Court of Western Washington Judge Ronald Leighton, a... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

It's time to call a special legislative session

Last week, the Idaho House of Representatives approved legislation calling for Gov. Brad Little to end his state’s emergency declaration. Shortly thereafter, the Idaho Senate... — Updated 9/3/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Sprague tune up

Todd Miller of Spokane Valley rides his race "boat" Saturday, Aug. 22, during a weekend of tuning, riding and camping at Four Seasons Campground and Resort on Sprague Lake.... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Important Columbia, Snake river dams must stay

Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide an appropriate balance between the economic needs of Eastern Washington and fish protections. While we already knew that here in... — Updated 8/13/2020

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    News

Republicans narrow gap slightly in bid to unseat Inslee

REPUBLIC — It’s too little, too late. Regardless, a Monday, Aug. 10, update from the Secretary of State’s Office shows Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Loren Culp picking... — Updated 8/13/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington's incumbent Republicans are dominating initial returns in the Aug. 4 primary election. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Rep. Cathy McMorris... — Updated 8/4/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

'SeXXX ed' on hold until after November election

OLYMPIA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal last week suspended implementation of the controversial new "inclusive" sexual education requirements, at least fo... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 By ROGER HARNACK    Opinion

Initiative 1114 would end governor's overreach

Gov. Jay Inslee may order quarantines and business shutdowns, but he cannot enforce them. In agreeing with that argument — presented by attorneys for the governor — U.S.... — Updated 7/30/2020

 

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