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 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    July 9, 2020

Wanted: Solutions

In case you didn't know, we've got a lot of problems in the world right now. And those problems are voiced very loudly, sometimes even violently. We have division, brutality, political differences...

 

Presidential faililng

Let's review our national time since November 2016: "Tyranny." "Fake news." "Hoax." "Enemy of the people." Have you noticed that these and his other accusations apply more to our president than anyone/anything else? The president does not know many...

 

Surveillance response

Rather than emphasizing personal, individual freedoms, perhaps the leaders of our civilized society should focus on establishing and assuring fair and effective rules that protect the freedom of all individuals. Necessarily this means that all...

 

Eloquent editorial

This was one eloquent editorial (Lisa Meyer, June 25, 2020) I would love to see it sent to the WSJ or a big national newspaper. Jeanne M. Prier, Portland, Oregon...

 

Story

Did you hear about the right wing protester who went to a liberty rally and was filmed yelling he is not going to bow down to any of Inslee’s unconstitutional rules, and he will never wear a stupid mask either? Did you hear he got the Covid-19...

 
 By Brock Hires    Opinion    July 9, 2020

America is out of control

Has America lost its mind? Perhaps 2020 will be best described in history books as the year a virus from China caused a global pandemic, massive riots erupted across the country, the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum, and there was an attem...

 
 By Garth Meyer    People    July 9, 2020

County consultant helps to decide how to spend virus aid

Jody Opheim, CARES Act funding coordinator, gave a report to county commissioners Monday, July 29. She has been hired to help administer the program in Whitman County; including paperwork, reporting...

 

Palouse closes city pool for the season

The City of Palouse closed its public pool indefinitely Monday night, citing national and local trends related to COVID-19 infections. The cancellation includes swimming lessons, which will all be refunded. Palouse Mayor Chris Cook announced the...

 
 By Jana Mathia    People    July 9, 2020

Getting a COVID-19 antibody test can benefit others

COLFAX – Do you think you had COVID-19 and want to find out? You may be able to do so and help area hospitals at the same time by donating blood. The local blood bank is now including COVID-19...

 

June rains above average

COLFAX – Total precipitation for June came in more than a third of an inch above historical average with 1.71 inches. Highest events logged were on June 15 with .56 inches and June 8 with .48 inches. Both were Mondays, so the reading would have...

 

LaCrosse scholarship Corrections

Lauren Stubbs was Salutatorian of the LaCrosse class of 2020. The LaCrosse High School Career Honor Roll Award is for students who received a 3.5 or better for all their secondary education....

 

Kirkpatrick hits hole-in-one

Allen Kirkpatrick of Colfax hit a hole-in-one at Colfax Golf Course July 2 on No. 8, a 168-yard par-3. Using a five-iron, it was his first hole-in-one on a course Kirkpatrick has played for more than 60 years. Randy Davis and Yogi Teevens witnessed....

 

A nice day on the river

Almost lost in the magnitude and scale of her surroundings, a lone paddleboarder enjoys the weather while venturing down the Snake River July 5....

 

Pullman PD fields calls on the 4th

PULLMAN – Pullman Police received a variety of calls on July 4, some of an unusual nature. A man called at 11:50 a.m. to file a report about protestors being "Anti-American" and stated he thinks it is illegal. A female called at 1:55 p.m., upset...

 

No Swim the Snake

LYONS FERRY – The eighth annual SWIM the SNAKE, originally planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, is another recreational event falling by the wayside this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is sponsored by the Blue Mountain Resource...

 

Free face masks as library prepares for reopening

Area residents can obtain a free, reusable face mask curbside from any branch of Whitman County Library District. Provided by Washington State Emergency Management, the masks are adult sized and...

 

Colfax High School Class of 2020 scholarships

Students of the Colfax High School Class of 2020 received the following scholarships: Shyah Antoine: Colfax Schools Foundation Scholarship - $1,000, Colfax High School Class of ‘52 Scholarship - $1,000, Konnor Stirling Memorial Girls Basketball...

 

Library Calendar: Week of July 9-16

Thursday, July 9 Lamont Park, Summer Reading 5:30 to 7 p.m. WCL is here to share information about library services and programs, pass out K to 5th STEM bags, new books, and prizes for all ages.  Colfax, Grab-n-Go Book Bags, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids,...

 

On The Record

Real Estate KO'ED LLC, Redmond, to Kelley Van Scoyk and Ankele Schuyler, Pullman, house on High Street, Pullman, $250,000, June 1. Morgan Sherwood to Lihua Zhu, Pullman, 1975 70X14 Pond mobile home, Pullman, $25,000. June 1. Kenneth and Tania... Full story

 

Charles the Clown performs

Friends of Whitman County Library presents an online family performance Tuesday, July 14, at 4:30 p.m. filled with books, comedy and magic. Watch as Charles becomes a clown before your eyes. The program is designed to intrigue and entertain a wide...

 

Margaret Ross

Margaret Zola Ross (known as Zola), lifelong St. John resident, passed away Saturday, July 4th, 2020, at age 107. A graveside service will be Saturday, July 11th at 10 a.m., at St. John Cemetery... Full story

 
George H. Howard

George Howard

Colonel (Retired USAF) George H. Howard died peacefully in Tacoma, Washington on May 28, 2020, at the age of 85. George is survived by his second wife Mary Kay; his children, Debra Howard, Cori... Full story

 

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