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Teachout named Ritzville Adams County Journal editor

RITZVILLE – Katie Teachout has been named editor of The Ritzville Adams County Journal. Teachout replaces Brandon Cline, who recently resigned to return to his childhood home west... — Updated 2/27/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Statebound

CHENEY — The Blackhawks district champion wrestling team ran into tough Yakima Valley competition at regionals Saturday, finishing third overall in their home gymnasium. But two... — Updated 2/20/2020

 

Free Press buys Odessa Record

ODESSA — The Odessa Record is now part of the Free Press Publishing family. Terrie Schmidt-Crosby, the previous owner since June of 2008, is staying on as editor of the publication.Linda Goodman will remain the newspaper’s... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

High-capacity magazine ban bill 'dead'

OLYMPIA — A bill that would have limited the number of rounds of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold is “dead” for this legislative session. Substitute House Bill 2240 was on the docket for a second reading in the House,... — Updated 2/20/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Apartments may be coming to your single-family home neighborhood

OLYMPIA – Larger cities and counties would be prohibited from creating single-family neighborhoods under a Senate Bill introduced by a King County Democrat. Substitute Senate... — Updated 2/15/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Boys should compete against other boys

Boys are boys and girls are girls. There’s no in-between, at least when it comes to sports. I know it’s not politically correct to say that in this day and age. But genetically... — Updated 2/13/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Liberty (Spangle) wins NE1B/2B-South district wrestling title

SPANGLE - The Liberty Lancers wrestling team took top district honors Thursday night, Feb. 6, with 297 points in the Northeast 1B/2B-South tournament. The Lancers had six... — Updated 2/7/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Franklin County Republicans back Rep. Shea

PASCO — Franklin County Republicans joined the growing call Tuesday night, Feb. 4, to have Rep. Matt Shea reinstated to his previous party and committee statuses. The embattled Shea, accused of being a domestic terrorist, was pre... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

Free Press Publishing hires new editor for Davenport Times

DAVENPORT – A local man has been hired as the new editor of the Davenport Times. Chris Person, 40, took over the newsroom Jan. 20. "This is a great opportunity to integrate and... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Four senators apparently don't want to hear directly from voters

OLYMPIA — Four Western Washington senators apparently don't want to hear what voters think of tax and fee increases approved by the Legislature. They are co-sponsoring a bill to... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Washtucna woman killed in crash

WASHTUCNA — A local resident was killed and another injured in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5. Sally J. Graves, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash near Milepost 57 on state Highway 261, the Washington... — Updated 2/5/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Liberty (Spangle) girl selected as WIAA Athlete of the Week

SPANGLE -- A local Liberty High School girl has been selected as a WIAA Athlete of the Week. Wrestling at 115 pounds, junior Maizy Feltwell was selected Wednesday, Feb. 5, after remaining undefeated on the mat this season.... — Updated 2/5/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Eastern Washington Council of Governments to meet Friday

DAVENPORT - The Eastern Washington Council of Governments will hear from Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and discuss regional issues when it meets at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31.... — Updated 1/30/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Stevens County resolution moves to nullify I-1639

COLVILLE — Stevens County commissioners returned fire on Western Washington gun-control advocates earlier this week, unanimously voting to back a resolution to nullify Initiative... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Counties' Republicans want Rep. Shea reinstated

SPOKANE VALLEY – As the Legislature opened its 60-day session, Republicans outside Olympia lined up behind Rep. Matt Shea, saying he's being "Trumped" by Democrats and Republican... — Updated 1/28/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Wilken named 2019 Sprague Citizen of the Year

SPRAGUE – Sprague Chamber of Commerce President Tim Wilken was named 2019 Citizen of the Year during the organization's annual banquet Monday night at Sprague Elementary School.... — Updated 1/27/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Bill would protect child entrepreneurs selling lemonade

OLYMPIA – A bill has been introduced in the state House of Representatives that would protect child entrepreneurs wanting to sell lemonade in the summer or hot chocolate in the... — Updated 1/27/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Bill mandates controversial 'inclusive' sex ed starting with kindergarten

OLYMPIA – A bill that passed the state Senate today, Jan. 22, could mean young public schools pupils will be exposed to "inclusive" sex education. In a 28-21 vote, Engrossed... — Updated 1/22/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Liberty girls wrestle at Othello

OTHELLO – The Liberty (Spangle) girls wrestling team finished 20th Saturday in the Lady Huskies Invite. The Lancers girls came home with 56 team points, the best of any 1B/2B... — Updated 1/21/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Puget Sound Democrats ask high court to hear income tax case

OLYMPIA – Several Western Washington lawmakers on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to overturn case law and allow an income tax to be imposed statewide. Fifteen Democrats... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Stranger Pack wolf killed in Idaho

HUNTERS – A Stranger Pack wolf that wandered into Idaho has been killed. According to the state Department of Fish and Wildlife's report Monday, the wolf was “legally... — Updated 1/13/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Cheney mayor lays transit funding shortfall on voter passage of I-976

CHENEY – Mayor Chris Grover on Wednesday, Jan. 8, blamed voter approval of the $30 car tab tax cap for an expected transit funding shortfall and possible increased traffic... — Updated 1/10/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    Sports

Cheney snaps streak with win at North Central

CHENEY – The Lady Blackhawks shot just six free throws and made five last Saturday night at 3A Greater Spokane League North Central, but none bigger than the final two by Tylin... — Updated 1/9/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Truck crash leaves highway blocked by crushed cars

CONNELL -- State Highway 17 reopened about 3:15 p.m. today, Jan. 2, after crews finished cleaning up debris from a tractor-trailer crash that left crushed cars on the roadway.... — Updated 1/3/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Minimum wage slated to rise Jan. 1

CHENEY – Area businesses will be paying their lowest-tier employees at least 12.5 % more beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1. That’s when the state minimum wage climbs $1.50 per hour... — Updated 1/2/2020

 

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