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Trooper killed in line of duty

Chehalis – Trooper Justin Schaffer, 28, a seven year veteran of the Washington State Patrol was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing law... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story

 By Roger Harnack    News

I-976 could go into effect Friday

SEATTLE -- The King County judge who initially blocked the $30 car-tab cap denied most of the challenges to the taxpayer-approved measure. Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson rul... — Updated 3/25/2020 Full story


Trooper killed in line of duty

Chehalis – Trooper Justin Schaffer, 28, a seven year veteran of the Washington State Patrol was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing law... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story


Odessa event canceled

With the unprecedented rise in limitations for gathering sizes, canceled events, quarantines, and self-distancing, the Odessa Healthcare Foundation (OHF) board believes that it is in the best interest of the health of our community... — Updated 3/19/2020


Lincoln County offices maintain operating hours

At this time, Lincoln County offices are continuing to operate under the usual posted office hours. However, Lincoln Count encourages patrons to utilize WEB based and mail in services whenever possible in an effort to support... — Updated 3/19/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee issues moratorium on evictions due to COVID-19

OLYMPIA — Residents who become unemployed due to government actions to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronovirus won’t have to worry about being evicted, at least for the next month. During a press conference this... — Updated 3/18/2020 Full story



For the first time in the history of Odessa High School sports, the Tiger basketball team has won the state championship. That win came at the end of a perfect season of 27 wins... — Updated 3/18/2020


Fairchild announces first COVID-19 case

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WASH. -- Fairchild Air Force Base officials have announced that one of their airmen has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In a March 16 news release, officials said they are monitoring the situation after... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story


Inslee: 'We will get through this'

SEATTLE – If Washington is to stop the spread of coronavirus and the disease it carries, COVID-19, the most important step is to essentially keep our distance from each other. That was the most important aspect of personal... — Updated 3/17/2020 Full story


Inslee statement on statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars and limits on size of gatherings expanded

OLYMPIAS -- Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement tonight that further expands protections against COVID-19. “Given the explosion of COVID-19 in our state and globally, I will sign a statewide emergency proclamation tomorrow to... — Updated 3/16/2020 Full story


Bi-county prom being rescheduled

The latest from Odessa schools is that a smaller group of schools is working together to plan a smaller venue prom to be held at the Northern Quest Pavilion in Airway Heights on March 14. More information will be posted as it... — Updated 3/16/2020


Avista customers to receive $8.4 million refund after 2015 rate case appeal

OLYMPIA – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission today directed Avista Corporation to refund $8.4 million to its customers in Washington following a Court of Appeals order reversing a portion of the... — Updated 3/16/2020


Rep. Tom Dent's sex education bill opposition

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Tom Dent is calling on parents and others to voice their objection to Senate Bill 5395, the all-inclusive sex education bill. The measure, which has one more hurdle before landing on Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk... — Updated 3/16/2020

 By Chris Person    News

Lincoln County Prepares for Covid-19

The Davenport School District released a statement earlier this week addressing issues that could arise in connection with coronavirus. “Although it is unlikely that we close, we... — Updated 3/16/2020

 By Chris Person    News

New Davenport hardware store opening

Davenport – Hardy Hardware plans to have its grand opening on Sunday, March 15. The new store will occupy the building vacated by Davenport Building Supply. The Hardy Hardware own... — Updated 3/16/2020


East/West divide: Cascade range not just a geographical boundary

The results of the Washington state presidential primary election demonstrate clearly that the mountains bisecting the Evergreen state are not just a geographical divide. Political... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By Roger Harnack    News

Judge partially vacates I-976 injunction

PASCO - "We won!" That was the reaction from Franklin County Commissioner Clint Didier earlier today, March 12, after a King County judge vacated most of a previous injunction on... — Updated 3/12/2020 Full story

 By Gabe Gants    News

Early Davenport laws still on the books

Everywhere you look in our world you will find laws, or rules that shape the way we behave. Sometimes these rules are proactive in trying to prevent a problem that hasn’t happened yet, and sometimes they are a reaction to a... — Updated 3/5/2020

 By Chris Person    News

North Lincoln County cougar study

FORT SPOKANE – A cougar was captured, fitted with a tracking collar, and released near Fort Spokane on Thursday, February 13. Kalispel Tribe of Indians Wildlife Biologist Bart... — Updated 3/5/2020


Harrington City Council talks news

The Harrington City Council met Feb. 12, with council member Justin Slack chairing the meeting. Present were council members Nathan Luck, Peter Davenport and Levi Schenk, Clerk Janice Cepeda, Maintenance Supervisor Scott McGowan,... — Updated 3/5/2020


Levies pass, spring sports donations accepted

The Board of Directors of Odessa School District #105 met in the high school library February 26, preceded by a workshop in the district office at which Superintendent Dan Read pres... — Updated 3/5/2020


Covid-19/Coronavirus, are you ready and prepared?

As of this morning (Monday), in the United States there are now 99 confirmed Covid-19 (Coronavirus) cases and there have been nine deaths. That number is up by four from the five reported deaths I read about two hours prior. Corona... — Updated 3/5/2020


Inland Northwest Trapshoot wrap-up

The Marlin/Odessa Gun Club, competing in Division I of the Spokesman-Review Inland Northwest Trapshoot, placed second overall after the eight-week session's final shoot on Feb. 23.... — Updated 3/5/2020


Annual auction draws crowd

The 10th annual Firemen's Consignment Auction organized by Odessa's volunteer fire department was a success again this year, with not one leftover item remaining to be sold at the... — Updated 3/5/2020


Odessa Royalty selected

ODESSA - High school junior Maddie Scrupps. was crowned Miss Odessa during a program Sunday, Feb. 23. Princesses Kaya Kuchenbuch and Alyssa Iverson, also both juniors, make up the... — Updated 2/27/2020


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