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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Magnitude 6.5 quake shakes Central Idaho

BOISE — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and five aftershocks shaking Central Idaho starting about 5:53 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 31. The main quake struck about 43 miles west of Challis, in... — Updated 3/31/2020 Full story

 

Weber is newest county deputy

DAVENPORT-There's a new sheriff in town. Well, a new deputy anyway. New Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Carsen Weber graduated from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training... — Updated 3/31/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Adams County report 13 coronavirus cases

OTHELLO — Adams County health officials reported 13 confirmed coronavirus cases late tonight, Monday night, March 30. That's up from five cases Friday, March 27, the last time... — Updated 3/30/2020

 
 By JOHN McCALLUM    News 

Layoffs coming at Eastern Washington University services

CHENEY -- Eastern Washington University officials have indicated there will be some layoffs in response to changes on campus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The layoffs will take place in the housing and dining services due... — Updated 3/28/2020 Full story

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Gov. Inslee suspends portions of public meetings, records acts

OLYMPIA - With no fanfare or disclosure, Gov. Jay Inslee quietly amended a month-old coronavirus-related proclamation, so that it now strips residents and news organizations of the... — Updated 3/28/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

DOT halts plowing in scenic passes

MAZAMA — Eastern Washington residents wanting to use highways through scenic mountain passes to get to the Puget Sound area or Pacific Ocean are going to have to wait. On Thursday, state Transportation Secretary Roger Millar... — Updated 3/27/2020

 

Adjustments made for COVID-19 at Lincoln Hospital and Clinics

DAVENPORT -- While Lincoln Hospital and Clinics have not had any confirmed COVID-19 cases in their facilities, they have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to protect p... — Updated 3/27/2020

 

Odessa native at epicenter of state's COVID-19 outbreak

KIRKLAND -- Life Care Center, north of Seattle, has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak on the U.S. west coast. The company, with headquarters in Cleveland, Tenn., operates... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
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Teen girl infected in Whitman County

COLFAX -- A teenage girl is being reported as Whitman County's third positive coronavirus patient today, Thursday, March 26. The Public Health Department is investigating whom the girl may have come in contact with; her name has... — Updated 3/26/2020

 

Virus affecting business

ODESSA - The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has left shelves and schools empty here and across the country. On March 16, President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News 

People for people ride service still operating

DAVENPORT—Despite Gov. Jay Inlee’s order that Washington residents stay at home, essential travel is still allowed. Lincoln County residents who rely on People For People rides for transportation will still be able to use the... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
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SecState certified record high turnout for presidential primary

OLYMPIA – More voters participated in Washington's March 10 presidential primary than in any presidential primary before, according to vote counts certified today by Secretary of State Kim Wyman that totaled 49.56% turnout. Said... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Will voters finally see $30 vehicle tabs this 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... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News 

State laws enacted during the session

At the end of the state legislative session this month, lawmakers had passed nearly 400 bills — averaging at least five new laws per day — focused on a variety of policies including; comprehensive sex education, letting... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
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Novel Coronavirus: What is it, where did it come from and just how dangerous is it?

According to Wikipedia the definition of novel coronavirus is, "any recently discovered virus of medical significance not yet permanently named. Today it has a name, SARS-CoV-2.... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

We've made changes to our coverage

As a member of the “Fourth Estate,” our newspaper staff regularly comes in close contact with people from all walks of life. Knowing that, we are doing our part to help prevent... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Chris Person    News

City council discusses vehicle purchases

Davenport – The city council discussed Resolution 2020-09, authorization to purchase or replace a public works vehicle, at its meeting Wednesday, March 11. The Davenport Public... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Wade W. Magers    News

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office response to COVID-19

As the entire world is aware of the recent spread of COVID-19 which is affecting our nation and beyond. We are all having to cope with the stresses and unknowns that face each and... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Chris Person    News

Davenport scouts join a "Murder Mystery Tea"

Davenport – "There has never been a better time to be involved in Scouting," says LaVon Stiles, a crew committee chair. There are two Boy Scouts of America affiliated units in... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Coronavirus Lockdown

Davenport – COVID-19 continues to spread across Washington and the U.S. as local, state and federal officials – as well as private entities – take action. As of press time, there is one confirmed case of the virus, popularly... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

Search warrants net narcotics and cash

On Jan. 22, 2020 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Spokane Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU), U.S. Border Patrol K-9, Adams County Patrol K-9, Spokane Police Department Targeted Crimes Unit,... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

Odessa public works projects to continue

Steve Nelson of CenturyWest Engineering of Spokane was in Odessa March 10 to present an overview of projects his firm has been working on since becoming the town’s engineering... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News

Scores show up to protest Legislature's sex education measure

Despite the governor's warning to avoid crowds in the wake of the coronavirus, hundreds of concerned parents and residents converged on the Capitol Wednesday to protest Saturday's p... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

New interim CEO at OMHC has arrived

Emmett Schuster was being shown around Odessa by outgoing hospital administrator Mo Sheldon last Friday afternoon and dropped by The Odessa Record for a chat. Schuster is a native... — Updated 3/19/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

We're still here, but we've made some changes

As a member of the “Fourth Estate,” our newspaper staff regularly comes in close contact with people from all walks of life. Knowing that, we are doing our part to help prevent... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

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