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 By Roger Harnack    News

Oregon tops WSU 43-29

PULLMAN - The Washington State University Cougars showed Saturday night that they can play with the best in the NCAA. But a strong first half wasn't enough to keep the No. 11... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Clay shoot canceled in wake of shutdown

ST. JOHN – Rock Lake Sporting Clays has canceled its fund-raising shoot for this Saturday, Nov. 21. Gary Newton, owner of the Rock Lake Sporting Clays on Stevens Road, confirmed the cancelation Monday. “Due to the governor’s... — Updated 11/19/2020

 
 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 11/15/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Davenport to get snow; Odessa may be spared

DAVENPORT — 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 fro... — Updated 11/13/2020

 
 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

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.... — Updated 11/12/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Snowfall expected overnight

DAVENPORT– 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

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 11/6/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Lincoln County turns out strong for Trump

DAVENPORT – In Washington state, Lincoln County is "Trump Country." During an initial count in the Nov. 3 general election tonight, voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots for incumbent President Donald J. Trump. Lincoln County... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Lincoln County voters vehemently oppose R-90

DAVENPORT – Despite vehement local objection to an “inclusive” sexual education mandate, Referendum 90 was passings statewide after an initial election night tally Nov 3. Approval of R-90 reaffirms a law passed by Democrats... — Updated 11/4/2020

 
 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    Opinion

Time for a change in state leadership

If there was any doubt about a need for change in the Governor’s Mansion occupancy, political newcomer Loren Culp swept them away in the only gubernatorial debate two weeks ago.... — Updated 10/22/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Forbidden Fruit

MALDEN – While the Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought here last Thursday continue to sit in the bin he presented the mayor with, others he delivered to Bridgeport and Omak... — Updated 10/19/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

WDFW looks to create regulation amidst fires

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife already manages about a million acres of publicly owned lands statewide. Now, the agency is trying to use recent wildfires as an excuse to... — Updated 10/8/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Culp keeps Gov. Inslee on defense in 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

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Send a message with advisory votes

We’re only about three weeks until our ballots arrive in the mail for the Nov. 3 all-mail-in election. So far, the focus has been on the presidential race between Republican... — Updated 10/5/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

'Body cam' footage of contact with WSU coach released

PULLMAN - The Police Department has released the body-video camera footage of Washington State University basketball coach Kamie Ethridge issued a $150 citation Aug. 28 for... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Malden apples test positive for maggot larvae

MALDEN – The Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Babb Fire victims here were infested with maggot larvae. Whitman County Washington State University Extension Agent... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

75% of Malden buildings destroyed

MALDEN - High winds and dry weather conditions propelled a wall of flames southwest across rural Spokane and Whitman counties Monday, leveling homes, businesses and government... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 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 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Time for a Washington special session

Last week, the Idaho House of Representatives approved legislation calling for Gov. Brad Little to end his state’s emergency declaration. Shortly thereafter, the Idaho Senate... — Updated 9/8/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Initiative 1639 ruled constitutional

TACOMA – A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that gun-control measure Initiative 1639 is constitutional. U.S. District Court of Western Washington Judge Ronald Leighton, a Whitworth University graduate, issued his ruling... — Updated 9/4/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Man shot in Medical Lake

MEDICAL LAKE – One person is in serious condition at an area hospital and two others are being questioned in connection with an early morning shooting today, Aug. 27. The... — Updated 8/27/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pullman police to enforce mask, social distancing orders

PULLMAN — Police Chief Gary Jenkins has authorized officers to ticket individuals who refuse to wear a mask while coronavirus orders from Gov. Jay Inslee remain in effect. In a press release Wednesday, Aug. 19, on the decision... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Dams appear safe for now

Dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers provide an appropriate balance between the economic needs of Eastern Washington and fish protections. While we already knew that here in... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

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