Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Central Idaho

BOISE — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and five aftershocks shaking Central Idaho starting about 5:53 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 31. The main quake struck about 43 miles west of Challis, in... — Updated 3/31/2020

Adams County report 13 coronavirus cases

OTHELLO — Adams County health officials reported 13 confirmed coronavirus cases late tonight, Monday night, March 30. That's up from five cases Friday, March 27, the last time... — Updated 3/30/2020

Layoffs coming at Eastern Washington University services

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University officials have indicated there will be some layoffs in response to changes on campus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will take place in the housing and dining services due... — Updated 3/28/2020

Gov. Inslee suspends portions of public meetings, records acts

OLYMPIA - With no fanfare or disclosure, Gov. Jay Inslee quietly amended a month-old coronavirus-related proclamation, so that it now strips residents and news organizations of... — Updated 3/28/2020

Teen girl infected in Whitman County

COLFAX -- A teenage girl is being reported as Whitman County's third positive coronavirus patient today, Thursday, March 26. The Public Health Department is investigating whom the girl may have come in contact with; her name has... — Updated 3/26/2020

DOT halts plowing in scenic passes

MAZAMA — Eastern Washington residents wanting to use highways through scenic mountain passes to get to the Puget Sound area or Pacific Ocean are going to have to wait. On Thursday, state Transportation Secretary Roger Millar... — Updated 3/27/2020

Adjustments made for COVID-19 at Lincoln Hospital and Clinics

DAVENPORT -- While Lincoln Hospital and Clinics have not had any confirmed COVID-19 cases in their facilities, they have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to protect... — Updated 3/27/2020

People for people ride service still operating

DAVENPORT—Despite Gov. Jay Inlee’s order that Washington residents stay at home, essential travel is still allowed. Lincoln County residents who rely on People For People rides for transportation will still be able to use the... — Updated 3/26/2020

SecState certified record high turnout for presidential primary

OLYMPIA – More voters participated in Washington's March 10 presidential primary than in any presidential primary before, according to vote counts certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman that totaled 49.56% turnout.... — Updated 3/26/2020

Will voters finally see $30 vehicle tabs this Friday?

SEATTLE — The King County judge who initially blocked the $30 car-tab cap denied most of the challenges to the taxpayer-approved measure. Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson... — Updated 3/26/2020

Letter to the editor: Armitage endorsed for House seat

To the Editor: Chris Armitage is running against Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers as a Democrat for the 5th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is well educated, with a bachelor's degree in criminal... — Updated 3/26/2020

Don't go buying all the toilet paper

Stop buying all the toilet paper. Seriously, knock it off. It's not necessary. Across the state—in large and rural communities alike—grocery stores' entire toilet paper aisles are empty. Not a single four-roll package remains... — Updated 3/26/2020

Constitutional rights about to be tested

Benjamin Franklin's famous quote often arises in the context of government overreach. In this age of Wuhan Flu – or COVID-19, as those pushing political correctness would say ... — Updated 3/28/2020

David A. Reinbold

REINBOLD, David A. (Age 68) – Passed away March 18, 2020 at his home in Davenport, WA. He was born on June 30, 1951 in Spokane, WA to Willard and Margaret (Conrad) Reinbold.... — Updated 3/26/2020

Harrington golf course remains open for play

HARRINGTON - With available activities outside the home seemingly decreasing each day, golf remains a game that can be played without any close contact to anybody. As of press... — Updated 3/26/2020

Harrington updates

Harrington's Food Bank practiced social distancing during its most recent distribution day. An assortment of food was boxed ahead of time for customers arriving at the front doors of the Harrington Church of the Nazarene. One... — Updated 3/26/2020

Harrington staff meeting school closure challenges

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to close schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Harrington School District began serving a “grab-and-go” lunch and a next-day breakfast in front of the school by the kitchen door from... — Updated 3/26/2020

Food Bank to be open twice in April

In order to help those who need the assistance during these trying times, the Odessa Food Bank, which is normally open once a month, will be open two times in the month of April. The Food Bank, located at 111 E. 1st Ave. (alley... — Updated 3/26/2020

Welcome to My Kitchen

So many are cooking from the pantry these days, and I have received a number of questions about substitutions and general cooking questions. I will try to cover as many as I can in the column, but do check the Welcome to My... — Updated 3/26/2020

Court report

Courthouse Beat INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office does not release names of individuals... — Updated 3/26/2020

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