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 By Roger Harnack    News

Smiley leading 27 counties, but still losing

PASCO – Local farm girl turned political newcomer Tiffany Smiley securely has all 20 of Eastern Washington's counties in her corner. In fact, she had the lead in 27 of the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Rep. Newhouse likely to retain seat

SUNNYSIDE – Despite being censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Rep. Dan Newhouse appears headed toward re-election. Newhouse, R-Sunn... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

McMorris Rodgers leading in every county in district

SPOKANE – Incumbent Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers was easily out-distancing her challenger Tuesday night, Nov. 8, in her 5th Congressional District re-election bid. At the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Two locals named NE2B All-League

REARDAN – Two local girls have been named to the Northeast 2B All-League teams. Senior Coalie Whitman was selected to the 1st Team and senior Justine Flett was named to the 2nd Team. No Davenport girls were selected for the... — Updated 11/4/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Get kids off electronics and on the field

Six-man football. I’d never heard of it before mid-August. When I played football, it was the traditional, 11-man variety. Heck, I didn’t even know there was anything else. Play... — Updated 10/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

More Lincoln County Rodeo pictures

Dozens of local athletes competed in the annual Lincoln County Rodeo on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26 and 27. Here are photos of some of them.... — Updated 9/8/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Take time to learn history; don't cancel it

Last week, Fairchild Air Force announced it was erasing Col. George Wright because the history surrounding him is considered by some divisive. In place of his name being associated... — Updated 9/1/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Looking for a few correspondents

Over the last several decades, many journalists saw hometown community columns as quaint links to how newspapers once operated. But with few journalists left in the Pacific... — Updated 8/11/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Enjoy a ride through the Palouse

The back roads of the Palouse are beautiful this time of year. But there’s a lot more to see if you traverse them on a motorcycle. Last week, after looking at the cost of gas and... — Updated 7/21/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Supreme court takes on agency 'law-making'

“But the Constitution does not authorize agencies to use pen-and-phone regulations as substitutes for laws…” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote that and more in... — Updated 7/14/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Squatchin' in Metaline Falls

Like the old Olympia beer commercials used to say, “I seen ‘em.” No, I’m not talking about “them there artesians” brewing beer in Washington state. I’m talking about... — Updated 7/7/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Combine Derby draws thousands to Lind

LIND – With names like "General Lee," "Let's Go Brandon" and "The Bandit," politics were on full-display Saturday along state Highway 21. Dozens of "Trump Country," Trump 2024"... — Updated 6/16/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Five file to run for sheriff

DAVENPORT – The race is on for several Lincoln County offices as political newcomers and incumbents square off following filing week. The window for formally file to run for... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gorilla girls win district title

LIBERTY LAKE – The Gorilla track and field times brought a one-two finish home from the 2B District 7 meet Saturday, May 21, from Ridgeline High School. The Davenport girls won... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Reardan's season ends in the rain

SPOKANE – Heavy rainfall, thunder and an overwhelming opponent didn't prevent the Reardan girls fastpitch softball team from having a little fun Saturday, May 21, in Franklin... — Updated 5/26/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Plastic bag ban is only a scam on shoppers

I’ve never been a fan of the new ban on plastic bags and straws in our state. Subconsciously, I always knew it was a designed scheme to get more money out of people shopping in... — Updated 5/5/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Thousands turnout for Desert 100

ODESSA – A temporary "city" of campers, RV and motorcyclists became the largest community in Lincoln County last weekend and thousands crowded into sage-filled field for the... — Updated 4/8/2022

 

Old-Time Farming Days planned for April

DAVENPORT – Farming is the backbone of every country. And organizers of the upcoming Old-Time Farming Days want people to understand the importance of farming and ranching. Old-Ti... — Updated 4/7/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Off-road racers return for Desert 100

ODESSA – Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts and racers are expected to ride into the area this weekend as the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club's 50th anniversary Desert 100 pits... — Updated 4/2/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Vetoes erase local input on wind, solar farms

POMEROY – Two Eastern Washington lawmakers are irate that Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing wind and solar farms on the region without providing for local input. Rep. Mary Dye,... — Updated 3/31/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa motocross racing season opens

ODESSA – Racing season is on. The 2022 motocross season officially kicks off here this weekend with the Frostbite Grand Prix on Saturday and the White Knuckle Grand Prix on... — Updated 3/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Lincoln County represented at state

SPOKANE – A boys 1B basketball team with Lincoln County players with a second-place state finish Saturday, March 5, in Spokane Veteran Memorial Arena. Almira-Coulee/Hartline... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Frostbite, White Knuckle races loom

ODESSA – The Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club will tune up for the 2022 season with the Frostbite Grand Prix on Saturday, March 26, and the White Knuckle Grand Prix on Sunday, March... — Updated 3/10/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee: Indoor mask mandate ends March 21

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that he’ll drop the statewide coronavirus-mask mandate March 21. Inslee said that’s the day when he believes it’ll be safe to remove mask mandates and not overwhelm hospitals. “It w... — Updated 2/17/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

School leaders: End the mask mandate

DAVENPORT – Following the lead of the Kettle Falls and Richland school boards, superintendents from across Northeast Washington sent a letter late Tuesday night, Feb. 15, to Gov. Jay Inslee requesting an end to mask mandates for... — Updated 2/17/2022

 

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