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Overkill, Gold Rush repeat as winners

ST. JOHN – Several thousand race fans turned out Saturday for the second installment of Sprint Boat racing at Webb’s Slough. The fastest time was posted by the No. 69 boat,... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Looking to score

Davenport junior Brenick Soliday looks past Dayton-Waitsburg strong safety Monte Pettichord toward the goal line in last Saturday’s jamboree in Ritzville.... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa ranked No. 1 by ScorebookLive

ODESSA - It's going to be a banner year for District 7 NE 1B football teams, if preseason rankings by hold up. In the Class 1B (eight-man) football rankings... — Updated 8/24/2021


Lamont man named to Washington Wheat Growers board

LAMONT - A local man was named in June as a board member for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers. Dave Swannack replaced Randy Suess as Whitman County president and on the... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Parents push back against covid mandates

Parents of public school students in the 9th Legislative district have had enough of coronavirus-related mandates from Olympia. Shutter schools, curtail sports, wear masks, limit fi... — Updated 8/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Reyes has commanding lead for Odessa Town Council

ODESSA — Candidate Alberto Reyes racked up nearly double that of his opponents combined Tuesday, Aug. 3, in the initial count of the primary election. Reyes receivd 140 votes, or 65.73%, in the first day of counting. Candidate... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

In Ritzville, one incumbent leads, one trails

RITZVILLE - One incumbent candidate is leading and another trailing in two separate races for city leadership positions in the Aug. 3 primary election. In the race for mayor, incumbent Linda Kadlec had a commanding lead over... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Colville man named All-Around Cowboy

CHENEY – A Colville man was named All-Around Cowboy after taking home the most money from the three-day Cheney Rodeo. Travis James Eller, took home $2,058 after competing in... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Power shortage or money grab?

One regional utility alone – Avista – had brownouts that affected 15,307 ratepayers last Monday, 6,793 last Tuesday and another 602 last Wednesday. Other utilities, too, had... — Updated 7/8/2021


Thousands attend Freedom Rodeo

BASIN CITY - Thousands of rodeo fans turned out Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26, to watch the second Freedom Rodeo. Temperatures neared 100 degrees at performance time Friday... — Updated 7/2/2021


Our nation's independence

This Sunday, our nation celebrates Independence Day. And on this 245th birthday of our United States, it’s important to take time to remember why we mark July 4. Sure we celebrate the holiday with barbecues and fireworks,... — Updated 7/1/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

High heat expected to smash records

SPOKANE – It's going to be a record-setting day, in terms of high temperatures that is. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Laurie Nisbet in Spokane, the region... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Landlords not likely to be paid as eviction moratorium ends

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new eviction “bridge” program this morning, June 24, but landlords will not likely see rent payments any time soon. Inslee said the existing coronavirus-related eviction moratorium will... — Updated 6/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Honoring and thanking fathers this weekend

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America, may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Heat advisory issued through June 3

PASCO — Most of Eastern Washington will remain under a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Thursday night, June 3, as temperatures break into the 100s for the first time this summer. Acc... — Updated 6/2/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

L&I: Businesses must verify vaccination

OLYMPIA – The state Department of Labor and Industries is requiring business owners to verify employees have been vaccinated. Under the new May 21 mandate, the agency is also... — Updated 5/27/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

State government in the way of getting people back to work

Masks are coming off. Most residents wanting a coronavirus vaccination have gotten one. Sports are on and students are back in the classroom. It’s not a coronavirus emergency... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Petition filed

PASCO – Five voters led by a Pasco City Councilman have filed a petition to recall Gov. Jay Inslee from office for abusing the powers of his office during the coronavirus... — Updated 5/26/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

State government is in the way of getting people back to work

Masks are coming off. Most residents wanting a coronavirus vaccination have gotten one. Sports are on and students are back in the classroom. It’s not a coronavirus emergency... — Updated 5/20/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Grand slammed at the plate

Davenport seventh-grader Chloe Hammond is tagged at the plate after scoring on a grand slam homerun Monday evening, April 26, during a middle school fast pitch softball game in... — Updated 4/29/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee to sign bill to replace Whitman statues today

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign a bill today that would begin the process of removing statues of perhaps the state's most prominent figure from the Capitol building and the National Statuary in Washington, D.C. The... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee threatens return to Phase 2

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates. During his press conference, the... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming right to field inside Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa juggernaut crushes the Eagles

ST. JOHN – The Odessa Tigers (3-0) juggernaut hit the century mark for the first time this season as they dominated the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse Eagles (0-2) on the gridiron... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

HB 1356 panders to PC power brokers

It’s a solution in search of a problem. Lawmakers in Olympia appear to be fast-tracking House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of “racially derogatory or discriminatory... — Updated 3/4/2021


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