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 By Jamie Henneman    News

Harrington schools may cut sports, staff

HARRINGTON – In a July 29 budget meeting, School Board members faced the reality of their budget projections for the next four years. The district that serves just over 100 students in one building was considering a shortfall of... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Big Sky pushes conference season to 2021

OGDEN, Utah — A conference football season in which Big Sky powers Montana, Montana State and Weber State were slated to visit Eastern Washington University's newly-turfed Roos Fi... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Cullinan steps down at EWU

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has announced she is retiring from her position, effective immediately. The university's Board of Trustees has... — Updated 8/5/2020


Dent, Castaneda-Diaz advance to general

13th district rep. seat narrows to two By Jamie Henneman The Times Voters in Lincoln County had their candidate lineup choices simplified tonight, as the Washington State 13th legislative district seat narrowed to two candidates... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Congressional incumbents sweeping aside challengers

SPOKANE — Eastern Washington's incumbent Republicans are dominating initial returns in the Aug. 4 primary election. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Rep. Cathy McMorris... — Updated 8/4/2020


Inslee, Culp lead the gubernatorial pack

OLYMPIA - Incumbent Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee has a commanding lead after the initial tally of Aug. 4 primary election ballots. As of the end of counting Tuesday night, Inslee was... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News 

'SeXXX ed' on hold until after November election

OLYMPIA - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal last week suspended implementation of the controversial new "inclusive" sexual education requirements, at least fo... — Updated 7/31/2020


State launches new grant program to conserve forests

OLYMPIA – Communities wanting to conserve forestlands now have a state grant program to help, the Recreation and Conservation Office announced. Beginning September 1, communities can apply for grants of up to $3 million in the... — Updated 8/10/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Medical Lake students will study from home this fall

MEDICAL LAKE — Local students will be starting the school year mostly online learning model, School District Superintendent Tim Ames announced today, Aug. 7. The decision followed state and regional health recommendations for... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News

New Davenport clinic construction progresses

DAVENPORT – Construction of the new Davenport healthcare clinic is continuing to make progress this summer after being stalled briefly in March due to Covid. Construction re-start... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News

Reardan to offer three schooling options

REARDAN – The school district held a town hall July 30 to discuss the three options they will offer for students in the 2020-21 school year…assuming state health guidelines don’t get in the way. Families will choose between... — Updated 8/7/2020


WDFW seeking comments from the public

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking comments on proposed alternatives for 2021-23 hunting seasons and has scheduled several meetings in August and September to discuss proposals with the public.... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Republicans narrow gap slightly in bid to unseat Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA - After counting of almost 500,000 late-arriving ballots, Republican candidates have cut into incumbent Gov. Jay Inslee's lead in the Aug. 4 primarily. As of 6:15 p.m.... — Updated 8/7/2020


'Check Out Washington' to expand this summer

OLYMPIA – As state parks and public libraries begin to reopen, Washington State Parks and the Washington State Library have resumed the popular “Check Out Washington” program in libraries across the state. Check Out Washingto... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Lincoln County unemployment rates among state's lowest

LINCOLN COUNTY – The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected the economy statewide, but Lincoln County hasn’t been hit as hard as most other counties. The Employment Security Department (ESD)’s monthly report shows that Lin... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Katie Teachout    News 

Several strong leads and some very close counts in primary election for Adams County voters

RITZVILLE - The first count of Adams County ballots in the August 4 primary election show several candidates with strong leads in this early stage of the race. Ballots counted so... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By The Times    News 

Harrington School District asks parents to complete survey

Harrington School District asks parents to complete survey Questions range from masks to internet access The Times The Harrington School District is hoping to hear back from parents regarding the upcoming 2020/21 school year and... — Updated 8/4/2020

 By Drew Lawson    News 

Rail museum welcomes train lovers, tourists

REARDAN – The Inland NW Rail Museum re-opened June 12 when Lincoln County entered Phase 3 of the state re-opening plan, and its volunteer-only staff is ready to welcome tourists... — Updated 8/4/2020


Wildlife commission facing budget cuts

OLYMPIA – The state Fish and Wildlife Commission will discuss $30.8 million in proposed state Department of Fish and Wildlife budget cuts and agency legislative requests for the 2021 state legislative session during its July 30... — Updated 8/4/2020


Bite 2 Go student food program seeks support

The Davenport Ministerial Alliance will once again be providing weekend food packages for students in the Davenport School District who have a need this fall. Each package contains enough nutritional, ready-to-eat or easy to... — Updated 8/4/2020


Total fire restrictions in effect at Lake Roosevelt

GRAND COULEE – Due to extreme conditions, all fires at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area are prohibited effective 12:01 am, Thursday, July 30, 2020 until further notice. No... — Updated 8/4/2020


Do not plant "free" seeds from China

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is warning residents not to open or plant mysterious packages of unordered seeds from China. According to the department, several... — Updated 8/3/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Ballots creep in Lincoln County

DAVENPORT – The number of primary election ballots in Lincoln County are slowly trickling in as the Aug. 4 deadline approaches. Lincoln County Auditor Shelly Johnston said 1,416 ballots were received as of Monday or around 18... — Updated 8/3/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Davenport airport gets $4.3 million

The Davenport airport is scheduled for an expansive remodel next summer, when funds from the Federal Aviation Administration will fund the construction of a new runway. The runway location will be shifted on the property owned by... — Updated 8/3/2020

 By Jamie Henneman    News 

Davenport Schools adopt K-12 online curriculum

The Davenport School Board approved the adoption of a new online based curriculum called “K-12” in order to prepare for any disruptions that may occur due to potential COVID-19 shutdowns. The curriculum is designed to allow... — Updated 7/31/2020


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