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Why wait 'two-days' when you can have an instant delivery?

I have learned to shop on Amazon after spending years living in very small rural communities like Omak and Oroville. It beat driving two hours to find what you needed. Not groceries, hardware or general things for home, but the online giant could fin...

 

Deep breath - There is a silver lining

Newspapers ask people to vote in every election. This time we didn’t have to and it’s looking like a silver lining in a contemptuous aggressive ugly political era. Election day has come and gone. The political ads are finished. No more campaign r...

 

Woman punches staff trying to flee hospital

COLFAX –– Punching a nursing assistant in the face got an 18-year-old Clarkston woman a felony charge in Whitman County. Jessi L. Betts, 18, of Clarkston was charged with assault in the third degree on Oct. 26, according to court records. Betts...

 

Man allegedly threatens police over parking

PULLMAN –– Yelling at police that he was going to get a shotgun led a Pullman man to jail. Scott R. Kibler, 30, of Pullman, was charged with felony harassment in Whitman County Superior Court on Oct. 28. Kibler called 9-1-1 on Oct. 24 about a...

 

Four hurt in collision

CONNELL –– Four people were hurt when three semi-trucks, a pickup, and a car collided on State Route 395 near the Adams County line Oct. 21. Stephan W. Meuchel, 44, of Longview, may face charges of negligent driving in the second degree,...

 

Missing scholarship money mars 2017 Palouse Empire Fair audit

COLFAX - Three checks for the Palouse Empire Fair royalty scholarship were cashed in May 2017 and the $1,350 vanished. “Those checks were cashed, but the funds were not deposited into the county’s bank account. The vendors provided copies of the...

 

Hospital CEO asks staff to put patients above political opinions

COLFAX –– There is a place for political commentary, but CEO Hank Hanigan doesn't think it should be at Whitman Hospital and Medical Center. "We try extremely hard to provide the best environment...

 

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