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State lawmaker looking to be rid of park fees

OLYMPIA - Washington state has a lot of parks and outdoor recreation areas that require people to either pay for an annual $30 Discover Pass or $10 daily passes to visit certain areas including...

Inslee: Election challenge should be a crime

OLYMPIA - On the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol rally, Gov. Jay Inslee announced he will support legislation criminalizing lying about election results. "It should not be legal in the...

Legislative session gets underway in Olympia

OLYMPIA — The state Legislature opened its planned 60-day session Monday, Jan. 10, with legislators saying they want to help strengthen economic well-being, manage COVID-19 risks, provide child care help, support mental health and mitigate the...

Bill proposed to reduce pollution in Puget Sound

OLYMPIA - As Gov. Jay Inslee continues efforts to breach dams on the Snake River, a 9th Legislative District Republican is calling attention to sewage and other pollutants in Puget Sound. Sen. Mark...

Colfax names 'Top Dogs'

COLFAX - Colfax High School has named the following students "Top Dogs" for December. Seniors – Casey Bittle in physical education, John Lustig in history, Jacob Jones in fine arts and Katherine...

Hospital to install new records system

PULLMAN — The Pullman Regional Hospital Board of Commissioners voted to move forward with implementing Epic, a new electronic medical record system. The hospital and its network of clinics are pursuing a vision of one patient, one record so that...

Financial conference to be held in April

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Our Financial Conference has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 1 at Best Western Plus Univeristy Inn. The free conference will feature local financial professionals, information and resources. The goal of the...

Montgomery wins gold for Garfield-Palouse

COLBERT - Two Whitman County wrestlers brought home medals Saturday, Jan. 8, from the Crusader Classic at Northwest Christian School. Walker Montgomery of Garfield-Palouse brought home gold at 126...

Eagles win one, lose one

ST. JOHN — The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse basketball teams notched a win and loss during the last week. The boys fell to Liberty Christian, 62-50, on Saturday, Jan. 8; while the girls topped county rival Tekoa-Rosalia, 50-22, on Jan. 4. In the...

Colfax girls basketball wins 3 in a row

COLFAX – The Bulldogs girls basketball team posted three wins over the last two weeks, topping Asotin, Medical Lake and Mabton. The local girls routed the Asotin Panthers, 50-16, on Jan. 4. "It...

We need all emission-free energy

Increasing river flows to wash young salmon to sea works; however, once water goes down stream, it is gone. What if we could recycle it in key parts of the Columbia River system allowing us to increase electricity generation as well? The Columbia...

Keep an eye on Legislature

My first session was way back in 1993, and as a freshman state representative, I was very humbled and excited about being elected to serve the people of the 9th District in the House. Now, almost 30 years later, I’m still humbled and excited to...

Research cultivated meat

I was sad to learn the Biden Administration plans to spend $1 billion to increase the nation’s slaughter capacity. Instead, the White House should invest these funds into open-access cultivated-meat research. For those who don’t know,...

Levy provides for education upgrade

In a few days, Colfax School District voters will receive a ballot with the opportunity to renew the educational programs and operation levy. It is my opinion that equal access to excellent primary and secondary education is the greatest...

Good Old Days

125 years ago Colfax Gazette Friday, Jan. 15, 1897 All Whitman County Officials Are Now Populists The county is now under populist guidance and control. Monday noon, January 11, the last remnant of...

Columbia Grain International donates to communities

COLFAX – Columbia Grain International has donated to several areas. “Columbia Grain International cultivates growth across its broad footprint, which spans the northwestern tier of the U.S., including Washington, Idaho, Montana, and North...

Dusty News

Linda Hennigar spent a week over Christmas with her daughter’s family, Tami and Jay Banks, at their home in Buckeye, Ariz. Their son Wesley was also home from his job as a lineman in Daytona Beach, Floa. Christmas Day dinner guest was their...

Cell phone found in Palouse

PALOUSE — A cell phone was found on Main Street and community leaders want to return it to its owner. The phone was found at Palouse Market and turned in, according to Deputy Clerk Misty La Follett. To claim the phone, call the market at...

Scouts delay Christmas tree pick up

PULLMAN — Due to inclement weather, Boy Scout Troop No. 444 has postponed its Christmas tree pickup event in the city of Pullman. Pickup will now take place Saturday, Jan. 15, officials said. Trees must be curbside by 9 a.m. and ready for pickup....

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