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 By Bob Franken    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Same Old, Same Old

Is Donald Trump slipping? In his endless quest to give everyone a derogatory nickname, he's now calling Joe Biden "Sleepy Joe." It's not clear why he's calling him "Sleepy," but it might be a typo. Perhaps, he meant "Sloppy Joe." That would be...

 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    May 9, 2019

The Greatest Show on Earth

No one enjoys getting impeached, and if it happens to him, Donald J. Trump will be no exception. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine any potential target of impeachment in Anglo-American history relishing the fight more than Trump. He'd rather...

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion    May 9, 2019

New Montana Law Aims to Keep People In Their Homes

Montana’s legislature took the unusual step of exempting older, less-valued mobile homes from property tax as a way to stem homelessness. The bipartisan legislation, which Gov. Steve Bullock signed...

 By Frank Watson    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Negative Action

Twenty years ago, Washington State voters outlawed ethnic discrimination within our state. Initiative 200, passed by a decisive popular vote, specified that employers or those granting contracts, “shall not discriminate against nor grant...


On The Record: May 9, 2019

Steven and Mary Syms to Zachary and Marina Wold, house on SW Winter Circle, Pullman, $180,000, April 6. Peter Boag and Brent Owens, Vancouver, to Ronald and Deborah Watson, Loon Lake, unit at Statesman Condominiums on NW State Street, Pullman,...

 News    May 9, 2019
St. John Hog Jog 2019

St. John Hog Jog draws pre-Bloomsday runners

Sixty-three hardy souls braved the cold and strong winds April 27 for the annual Hog Jog and Jog with the Hog kids race in St. John. The Hog Jog has been running for 41 years. It is organized and run...

 News    May 9, 2019

Town, school, fire seats up for filing next week

A total of 209 offices in the county will be up for (re)election this November, with the filing period to begin next week. The lone county office on the election grid is the Port of Whitman County seat held by John Love in commissioner district one....


Officer Handley resigns

Colfax Police Officer Joe Handley has resigned as a member of the Colfax Police Department. Handley, who previously served on the Palouse Police Department, joined the Colfax department last October. Handley's departure leaves the Colfax department...

 By Jana Mathia    People    May 9, 2019
Keith Niehenke

Local boys place 1, 2 at regional contest

Twins Cash and Rye Niehenke of Oakesdale placed first and second in the Northwest Regional Fiddle Contest in Spokane April 27-28. They will now advance to the national competition in June at Weiser,...

 By Debbie Casey    People    May 9, 2019

Virtual Reality at LaCrosse

Virtual Reality will be at the LaCrosse Library and LaCrosse School on Monday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LaCrosse Library. Participants interact with a robot, see a T-Rex up close, travel to...

 By Anne Lowe    People    May 9, 2019

Bloomsday runners

Endicott runners who participated and finished the Bloomsday race in Spokane Sunday were Jen Johnson; Bob Curry; Lorna Burns; her daughter, Jodi Stalter, Monroe, Wash.; grandson, Kolby Stalter of EWU, and friend Ann Donaldson, Rockford Bay, Idaho....

 News    May 9, 2019

Tapestry ensemble slates three concerts

Tapestry Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, 405 S. Van Buren St. Admittance is by donation. Concerts following that will be May 11 at the St. James Episcopal Church in Pullman, 1410...

Leonard and Tracy Mathia

My Favorite Recipes:Meet Leonard and Tracy Mathia, Garfield

Leonard and Tracy Mathia of Garfield have been married for almost 38 years. Meeting while Leonard was on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, they had to wait until he had...

 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 9, 2019

Tick infestation heavy along Big Alkali Creek

Tick infestation has been so high along the Alkali Flat creeks that cattle health has been affected. Many of the ranchers have been treating their herds with a dip that helps alleviate the problem. This is an unusually high infestation due to spring...

 News    May 9, 2019
Randall Platt

Etcetera: May 9, 2019

Author to visit St. John Library St. John Library has been chosen to host the first rural library author visit, sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book, May 15, at 4 p.m. Randall Platt will...


Births: May 9, 2019

At Whitman Hospital and Medical Center French, Tyler Lynn, born May 3 at seven pounds, nine ounces, to Jillian Bruce and Preston French, Tekoa, Wash. Paternal grandparents are Joel and Jennifer French, Tekoa. Maternal grandparents are Angela Bruce... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

Menus: May 9, 2019

AT COLFAX SCHOOL: Monday: Biscuit with gravy and egg patty or burger, paradise punch, fruit Tuesday: Beef dippers with rice or chicken patty, green beans, fruit Wednesday: Barbecue beef patty on a bun or burger, baked beans, carrots, fruit Thursday:...

 News    May 9, 2019
Tom Mohr

New exhibits on display at the Libey Gallery

May kicks off with two new photography exhibits in the Libey Gallery at Colfax Library. Ken Carper's "Palouse Transition: Silver White Winters that Melt into Spring" demonstrates seasonal change...

 News    May 9, 2019

Washtucna, DOT crews get state school honor

Maintenance crews from the town of Washtucna and WSDOT were awarded a leadership award by the Washington Association of School Administrators for their efforts this past winter in assuring that the...

 News    May 9, 2019

Creeks clean-up tally: 7 cu. yards

Rainy weather was not enough to detour 230 citizens from cleaning up litter along Pullman streams April 20. Seven cubic yards of litter were collected from Missouri Flat Creek, Paradise Creek and the South Fork of the Palouse River. The event was...

 News    May 9, 2019

Giant student art project: Colfax fence fish count now stands at 1,269

Five Colfax Arts Council members April 28 assembled boxes of plastic fish and art supplies for Colfax school students who will be asked to paint the fish which will be mounted along the fence next to the flood channel of the South Fork of the Palouse...


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