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 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 Roger Harnack    Sports 

High jump

Lancer junior Mark Watson clears 5-02.00 in the 2B District 7 Championship track meet Friday, May 20, at Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake. Watson finished eighth overall and... — 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 Roger Harnack    News

Old-Time Farming Days coming to Colfax

COLFAX – Farming is the backbone of every country. And organizers of the upcoming Old-Time Farming Days want people to understand the importance of farming and ranching. Old-Time... — Updated 4/8/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Desert 100

More than 1,500 racers signed up to compete Sunday in the Desert 100 West of Odessa. Riders raced in a team 100-mile, 50-mile or team event.... — Updated 4/8/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Vetoes erase local input on wind, solar farms

POMEROY – Two Eastern Washington lawmakers are irate that Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing wind and solar farms on the region without providing for local input. Rep. Mary Dye,... — Updated 3/31/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

County bans local income taxes

COLFAX—Whitman County is the most recent to join the bandwagon opposing a local income tax. On Monday, March 21, county commissioners unanimously voted to oppose any effort to... — Updated 3/31/2022

 
 By BOB KIRKPATRICK    Sports

Boy's tennis split matches

CHENEY-Cheney opened season play with a loss and a win in nonleague action. The Blackhawks dropped a 5-2 match at West Valley on March 15 and then beat Shadle Park by the identical... — Updated 3/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Upside down at Latah Motors

A Ford pickup truck came to rest on its roof after overturning in front of Latah Motors, 126 W. Market St., Latah, on March 11. The driver left a note on the pickup's tailgate... — Updated 3/17/2022

 
 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 Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee: Indoor mask mandate ends March 21

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that he’ll drop the statewide coronavirus-mask mandate March 21. Inslee said that’s the day when he believes it’ll be safe to remove mask mandates and not overwhelm hospitals. “It w... — Updated 2/17/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Superintendents: End of masks, contact tracing at schools

SPOKANE VALLEY – Following the lead of the Kettle Falls and Richland school boards, superintendents from across Northeast Washington sent a letter late Tuesday night, Feb. 15, to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting an end to mask mandates... — Updated 2/16/2022

 

Bob Kirkpatrick steps in as editor of Cheney Free Press

CHENEY – Veteran journalist Bob Kirkpatrick has joined the Cheney Free Press to reinvigorate the newsroom and help bring a new look to the newspapers. Kirkpatrick came to the... — Updated 2/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Palouse Falls trails should remain open

Palouse Falls has long been one of my favorite places to hike. Over the years, I’ve hiked the mile or so trek to the top of the main falls on numerous occasions. I’ve hiked it b... — Updated 2/10/2022

 

Sprague business leaders

The Sprague Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet and fundraiser Monday night. The event included the installation of officers. From left, they are President Tim Wilken,... — Updated 1/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

No shortage of press problems

The last year ended with a bang. Well, more accurately, 2021 ended in smoke, at least here at the newspaper. That smoke came from the meltdown of our labeling system. And as a... — Updated 1/6/2022

 
 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

 

Weekend Weather

New year weather forecast... — 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

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Five Liberty wrestlers medal at Tri-County

SPOKANE VALLEY – Five Liberty (Spangle) wrestlers brought home medals Thursday, Dec. 23, from the Tri-County Classic. Kariyah Strobel brought home gold in the girls 145 pound... — Updated 12/30/2021

 

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