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 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

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Regionalization doesn't work

Have you bought into Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest coronavirus recovery scheme, his “Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery?” If you haven’t, you’re not alone. In fact, many... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Lincoln County moving to Phase 2 on Monday

UPDATE: Hours after the press conference, the Governor's Office announced that areas moving to "Phase 2" can do so Sunday, Feb. 14, to allow restaurants, bars, taverns and theaters... — Updated 2/12/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa 1B football team ranked #1

ODESSA – At least one athletics organization is ranking the Odessa Tigers as the top 1B football team to beat in Washington state. In a preseason ranking released earlier this... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Nelson letters response to Inslee

ODESSA – The local high school principal has taken Gov. Jay Inslee to task for the unfair treatment of local student athletes. Principal Jamie Nelson spelled out local... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Whitman statues should remain in Capitol building, part of history

The culture, heritage and history of Eastern Washington — indeed all of Washington and Oregon history — is under fire again in Olympia. I’m talking about an effort this year... — Updated 2/4/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Billig: Shutdown edict may loosen

OLYMPIA – Sen. Majority Leader Andy Billig said Wednesday night that Eastern Washington residents will be “glad” about changes in coronavirus edicts relating to business opening expected to be announced today. “There is... — Updated 1/28/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Gov. Inslee, 'tear down this wall'

Protests are nothing new in Olympia. Each year, thousands of protesters converge on legislative sessions to rally for special causes, object to government activities and generally... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Protestors rally in Olympia, public access restricted

Protests are nothing new in Olympia. Each year, thousands of protesters converge on legislative sessions to rally for special causes, object to government activities and generally... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Newhouse votes to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington's two Republican congressional representatives were on opposite sides of the House vote to impreach President Donald Trump for a second time. Fourth Congressional District Rep. Dan Newhouse... — Updated 1/14/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates. Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of... — Updated 1/11/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Guardsmen, troopers ready for protests

OLYMPIA -- The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol took up positions around the Capitol today in advance of the opening of the legislative session. Their... — Updated 1/10/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee extends shutdown to Jan. 11

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee this morning extended his coronavirus lockdown measures until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 11, “unless otherwise extended.” Jan. 11 is the opening day of the upcoming legislative session, and Democrats Sen. Andy... — Updated 12/30/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Call it Prohibition 2.0

On Dec. 18, 1917, Congress proposed the 18th Amendment, which would later make it illegal to make, buy, sell or drink alcohol. Two years later, after ratification Jan. 16, 1919,... — Updated 12/17/2020

 

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