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 By Roger Harnack    Sports    March 4, 2021 

Liberty tops Colfax to win

SPANGLE - A Colfax fumble recovered in the end zone led to the only touchdown of the night Friday, Feb. 26, as the Liberty Lancers topped the Bulldogs, 10-0, in a 2B football conference matchup....

 

Malden receives $20,000 to help rebuild local Fire Station

MALDEN - Mayor Dan Harwood accepted a $20,000 check Tuesday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Fire Department. The donation from the Washington Fire Chiefs Association was presented to the city "no strings...

 

Natural gas ban use bill opposed by Rep. Dye

OLYMPIA – Rep. Mary Dye spoke out Tuesday against House Bill 1084, which would prohibit the use of natural gas in new homes and buildings. Dye, R-Pomeroy, represents Whitman County as part of the 9t...

 

Bill requiring classes for kayaks, paddleboards, canoes and some surfboards may be scuttled

OLYMPIA - A bill that would've required boating classes for kayakers, canoeists, paddleboarders and even some surfers appears to have been scuttled. House Bill 1018 is the subject of an online...

 

Whitman County moving to Phase 2 on Monday

UPDATE: Hours after the press conference, the Governor's Office announced that areas moving to "Phase 2" can do so Sunday, Feb. 14, to allow restaurants, bars, taverns and theaters to be open for...

 

Whitman under fire in Olympia

The culture, heritage and history of Eastern Washington — indeed all of Washington and Oregon history — is under fire again in Olympia. I’m talking about an effort this year in the House to...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    February 4, 2021

Pullman students question school district on return to campus

PULLMAN – Four students took the school board to task Wednesday night for failing to get them back on campus. The governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have called for in-person learning. The Pullman School District is...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    February 4, 2021

Pullman school employees to receive bonuses as students leave

PULLMAN – Even though few students have returned to on-campus learning, the School District will be handing out $725,000 in bonuses to employees. The School District announced Wednesday that teachers and other full-time employees will received $2,0...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    February 4, 2021

Lamont School District levy failing

LAMONT — A requested two-year replacement educational programs and operations levy continued to fall short Wednesday, Feb. 10, following a tally of late-arriving ballots in the special election. As of 3:51 p.m., the measure that would have...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 28, 2021

Gov. Inslee keeps Eastern Washington locked down

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington businesses will have to wait at least two more weeks for coronavirus relief following a gubernatorial press conference at 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 28. During the press conference, Gov. Inslee said he will allow his so-call...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 28, 2021

Students call on board to open Pullman schools

PULLMAN – Four students took the School Board and employees to task Wednesday night for failing to get them back on campus even though the governor and the Centers for Disease Control and...

 

County letter to Inslee apropos

On Tuesday, Whitman County commissioners agreed to send to a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee calling on him to rescind the newest of his phased-in, coronavirus reopening plans. We strongly support the move. Our commissioners are joining leaders in...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 21, 2021

Lawmakers file bill to create 51st state

SPOKANE VALLEY - Four Republican lawmakers have signed onto a new bill designed to encourage splitting Washington into two separate states. Reps. Bob McCaslin and Rob Chase, both of Spokane Valley,...

 

Gov. Inslee, 'tear down this wall'

Protests are nothing new in Olympia. Each year, thousands of protesters converge on legislative sessions to rally for special causes, object to government activities and generally just remind lawmakers who they work for. I cannot recall a time that...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 14, 2021

Clarkston man held in jail after chase

CLARKSTON - A local man is being held in the Whitman County Jail on $75,000 bail after attempting to elude law enforcement last week. Steven K. Young, 35, is facing charges of felony eluding,...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 14, 2021

Autopsy shows shooter died of self-inflicted gunshot to head

OAKESDALE — An autopsy determined that resident Chester David Hathaway’s death was the result of suicide. Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillers released the autopsy findings in Hathaway’s death T...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 14, 2021
Power outage

Multiple outages reported

COLTON - High winds early Wednesday morning knocked out power to hundreds of Avista Utilities customers across the Palouse region and much of Eastern Washington. At press time, the Spokane-based...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

High-speed chase ends in arrest

CLARKSTON — The Whitman County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Idaho man early Sunday morning, Jan. 3, following a high-speed chase. Robert Edgar Speer, 49, of Couer d’Alene, Idaho, was scheduled to make his first appearance in Whitman County...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

Minimum wage increased

OLYMPIA - As of Jan. 1, low-wage earners and some salaried employees are being paid more for their efforts on the job. Across Eastern Washington and some areas west of the Cascades, the minimum wage...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

Governor offers another phased plan to reopen

COLFAX - Area restaurants, bars and gyms may be able to reopen indoor services as soon as Jan. 11 under another coronavirus-related plan release by Gov. Jay Inslee during a press conference Tuesday. U...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

'Stop the steal' protest planned

COLFAX — The nationwide “Stop the Steal” protest will hit close to home Wednesday afternoon. Local Republicans are planning to rally from noon to 4 p.m. at the Codger Pole on Main Street to oppose approval of the Electoral College vote in...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

Guardsmen, troopers ready for protests

OLYMPIA -- The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol took up positions around the Capitol today in advance of the opening of the legislative session. Their deployment came as two...

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates. Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of one of the gates...  Website

 
 By Roger Harnack    News    January 7, 2021

Newhouse votes to impeach Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Washington's two Republican congressional representatives were on opposite sides of the House vote to impreach President Donald Trump for a second time. Fourth Congressional District Rep. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside joined...

 

Protesters to rally at liquor board offices in Spokane, Pasco

SPOKANE — Protesters are expected to pack the parking lot of the Liquor and Cannabis Board office at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, to rally for restaurants and taverns trying to keep indoor table service — and their businesses — open. The...

 

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