Preliminary decisions in quarantine lawsuits may be on horizon

WENATCHEE — Supporters and opponents of Gov. Jay Inslee’s quarantine measures will have to wait a little longer to see if the shutdowns will remain intact. Of the at least seven lawsuits seeking to end Inslee’s orders, two... — Updated 5/28/2020

Federal agency: Athletes must compete as birth gender

OLYMPIA — A U.S. Department of Education ruling could effect scholastic sports in Washington's middle and high schools and colleges. In a ruling Thursday, May 28, the agency found that a Connecticut policy that allows... — Updated 5/29/2020

2020 Odessa Athletics Hall of Fame inductees announced

ODESSA - Eight individual athletes, two teams and one coach are among this year's inductees into the Hall of Fame. Athletes earning the honors and the year they graduated are being... — Updated 6/1/2020

Coronavirus update

OLYMPIA — More counties have been approved to move on to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to reopen the Washington economy. Kittitas, Thurston and Walla Walla counties are the latest to join Phase 2. As of press time, 22... — Updated 5/28/2020

Davenport mostly reopens

DAVENPORT- With Lincoln County firmly in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's four-phased plan to reopen the economy, most downtown businesses have reopened their doors. Subway, Tribune... — Updated 5/28/2020

Lincoln Hospital resumes surgeries

DAVENPORT - About a month after asking some employees to accept volunteer standby unemployment due to reduced income during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lincoln Hospital has recalled all... — Updated 5/28/2020

Name change proposed for state Highway 902

MEDICAL LAKE — A local veterans group has submitted a proposal to rename State Route 902 through Medical Lake as the “Gold Star Memorial Highway.” The Eastern Washington Veterans Task Force has submitted the proposal to... — Updated 5/28/2020

Dylan Nails

Nails enters gubernatorial race

COLFAX – Stay home orders have prompted people to pursue a variety of activities they may not have otherwise. For Dylan Nails, 20, Colfax, that includes running for Washington... — Updated 5/28/2020

May 28 Letter to the Editor

Whatever happened to governance of the people, by the people and for the people? We in Washington are now under martial law (according to U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr). This is... — Updated 5/28/2020

Get involved in next school year, now

Due to the coronavirus, there are a lot of questions on what school will look like next fall. On social media, a number of memes suggest public schools will be very different. They often cite new Centers for Disease Control and... — Updated 5/28/2020

State may push income tax, again

TVW recently interviewed the top budget writers in the Senate about the state’s outlook and the possibility of a special session. In one interview, Sen. John Braun (ranking... — Updated 5/28/2020

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago May 28, 1920 The plans and specifications complete, together with the blueprints for the new Community Hall, were received this week by H.W. Rieke, who says the architect’s estimate of the cost is $26,000, lower... — Updated 5/28/2020

Bonita 'Bonnie' Burroughs

Bonita 'Bonnie' Jeanette Burroughs passed away peacefully at her sister's home in Spokane, Wash., in the early hours of Wednesday, May 13, 2020, surrounded by family.  She was... — Updated 5/28/2020

Odessa Birthdays and Anniversaries

Birthdays for May 29: Sam Read, Brad Nolt. May 30: Amanda Behne, Richard Green, Adisyn Miller. May 31: Nicholas Glasow. June 1: Larry Weber, Carley Williams Stanford. June 2: Apryl Kuch, Apryl Wraspir, Angie Hayes, Joyce... — Updated 5/28/2020

Odessa Senior Meals

ODESSA — All meals are currently available for pick-up, only unless previous arrangements for home delivery are made by calling 509-982-2654 prior to 10 a.m. on the day of the meal. Monday, June 1 — Tuna casserole, peas and... — Updated 5/28/2020

Senior Banners

A group of Odessa seniors gathered earlier this month to attach banners picturing each of the senior class members to the downtown light poles. Difficulties that day prevented the... — Updated 5/28/2020

Weber receives scholarship

ODESSA — Graduating senior Camden Weber is one of eight students to receive a $1,000 Smart Choices Scholarship awarded by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab... — Updated 5/28/2020

Hunton earns degrees

DAVENPORT — Davenport High School alumnus Ian Hunton graduated May 18 from University of Pennsylvania with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics. Hunton was a 2016 co-valedictorian in Davenport and received a full... — Updated 5/28/2020

Davenport FBLA competes in virtual state finals

DAVENPORT — This year’s FBLA State Business Leadership Conference looked very different than in years past for Davenport High School FBLA. Instead of being a four-day conference in Spokane during Spring Break in April, it was... — Updated 5/28/2020

Ty Thornton

Ty has continued his learning from home.  He is working online and been joining his class meetings.  Keep up the good... — Updated 5/28/2020

Jenae Tanninen

Jenae has been doing an excellent job communicating and asking questions through our virtual classroom. She continues to put forth great effort, even through distance learning. We... — Updated 5/28/2020

Lincoln County Weather

Courtesy of Brian Buck Date H L  May 20 62 48 0.7 May 21 55 38 0.91 May 22 58 34 May 23 54 37 0.05 May 24 63 38 May 25 68 43 May 26 60 46 May total moisture:... — Updated 5/28/2020

Lincoln County Cops and Courts

INCIDENT LOG Editor’s note: Most items in this section reflect the starting point for response by local police and emergency agencies. May 18 A caller reported a collision by Creston. The caller hung up, but a ambulance was... — Updated 5/28/2020

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