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 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee orders new shutdowns effective Monday

OLYMPIA — Calling the current status of the coronavirus outbreak the "third wave," Gov. Jay Inslee ordered more shutdowns this morning, Nov. 15. Indoor service at restaurants and bars is prohibited from midnight Monday through... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee calls on travelers to quarantine 14 days

OLYMPIA — A day after Gov. Inslee told residents to have virtual Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations this year, he issued a travel advisory calling on travelers to quarantine 14 days. The governor’s advisory also suggests... — Updated 11/13/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Snow on the way overnight

CHENEY - The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory as heavy snow is expected to move into Northern Idaho and Northeast Washington. The advisory runs from 11... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Governor, first lady call for residents to have virtual holidays

OLYMPIA — The governor and his wife tonight called on state residents to forgo Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations with family this year. Speaking together from a couch, Gov. Jay Inslee said we’re “going to have to... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Snowfall expected overnight

CHENEY – Drivers should expect wintry conditions and slick roads overnight tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 10 p.m. tonight to 10... — Updated 11/9/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers leading congressional races

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington’s two incumbent Republican congressional representatives were leading by large margins following the initial general election tally Tuesday night. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane and Dan... — Updated 11/3/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Westbound I-90 closed in Spokane due to fatal crash

SPOKANE — Interstate 90 westbound is closed between Freya and altamont avenues due to a fatal crash. According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash occurred at 12:59 p.m. and the interstate's three westbound lanes are... — Updated 10/31/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Winter Storm Watch issued

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday afternoon and night in advance of a cold front that's expected to bring moderate to heavy... — Updated 10/21/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Culp keeps Gov. Inslee on defense during debate

OLYMPIA — Republic Police Chief Loren Culp came out swinging and kept incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee on the defensive during their only planned gubernatorial debate Wednesday night,... — Updated 10/8/2020


Sky-high birthday celebration

FAIRCHILD AFB-Nov. 17 was the 92nd Air Bombardment Wing's 73rd birthday at Fairchild Air Force Base. To celebrate, the base hosted members of the media, including reporter Drew... — Updated 11/22/2020


All-mail election needs immediacy

If we can provide it, maybe we should return to polling place voting Over the last few months, all eyes have been on Washington’s 16-year-old vote-by-mail system. National media has been holding it up as an example of what... — Updated 11/13/2020


Spokane County voters reject R-90

OLYMPIA – Despite a parental uprising over an “inclusive” sexual education mandate, Referendum 90 was passing after an initial election night tally Nov 3. Approval of R-90... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse have comfortable leads

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington’s two incumbent Republican congressional representatives were leading by large margins following the initial general election tally Tuesday night.... — Updated 11/5/2020


County voters back Trump

SPOKANE – Spokane County voters were backing Republican President Trump in his re-election bid by a narrow margin following an initial count in the general election.... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee declares victory over Loren Culp

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee declared victory in the general election Tuesday night, Nov. 3, over Republican challenger Loren Culp. “I cannot express the honor I feel to be... — Updated 11/5/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Chase running away with 4th Legislative District seat

SPOKANE VALLEY — Liberty state supporters have a new champion in Olympia following yesterday's general election. Republican Rob Chase of Spokane Valley will be filling the 4th Legislative District seat being vacated by Rep. Matt... — Updated 11/4/2020


Bill Stevenson brings experience as new Whitman County Gazette editor

COLFAX – Bill Stevenson feels at home behind the editor’s desk at the Whitman County Gazette. The “new” editor brings 27 years of journalism with him, most of it being while in Eastern Washington. Two years of reviewing so... — Updated 10/22/2020


Broemmeling resigns as chamber director

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – The West Plains Chamber of Commerce has a new interim leader today. Deanna Williams took over the business organization this morning, Wednesday, Oct. 21, after... — Updated 10/22/2020


Free Press nets two awards in state competition

CHENEY - Two Free Press Publishing staffers were honored Friday night for their newspaper work in 2019. Graphic artist Walter Willand and Publisher Roger Harnack were among those... — Updated 10/15/2020


New digs, new do

Crews were busy replacing old and damaged tiles Monday morning on Cheney's historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot. The depot was moved to its new location on 1st Street this... — Updated 10/4/2020

 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 9/28/2020


Free Press receives photography, graphics awards

CHENEY – Two Free Press Publishing employees will be recognized next month for their newspaper work. Publisher Roger Harnack and graphic artist Walter Willand are among the award-winners in the Washington Newspaper Publishers... — 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


Malden, Pine City fires near containment

From MALDEN -- Access to the towns of Malden and Pine City continues to be restricted as crews continue to mop up Babb Fire hotspots. The fire grew to 15,266 acres and was 90%... — Updated 9/17/2020

 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


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