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Semi truck destroys house

A semi truck went off Highway 26 last Wednesday morning, July 18, just west of Colfax at the Kevin Doty ranch, side-swiped a mobile home and plowed into the Craig McCully house which was destroyed....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 26, 2018

Palouse Music Festival returns Saturday

The Palouse Music Festival is back July 28 with some new and familiar names at Heyton Greene Park for the daylong event with food, arts and crafts sellers and a beer garden. A lineup of musicians...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    July 26, 2018

Port debates backing I-5 fiber project

In a split vote last Thursday, Port of Whitman County Commissioners signed a letter of intent to collaborate with ports from across Washington on a telecommunications conduit along the I-5 corridor and tentatively pledged to contribute $800,000 to th...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 26, 2018

Pullman Civic Trust urges rail banking for CAP trail

Representatives of the Pullman Civic Trust gave a presentation to county commissioners Monday, July 16, on the proposed railbanking of the Colfax-Albion-Pullman Corridor. Bobbie Ryder, president of...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 26, 2018

Tekoa council approves possible building acquisition of former 'Tekoa Bowl'

The Tekoa city council last week narrowly voted to move ahead with a process to assume ownership of the former Tekoa Bowl building which is located behind the Post Office. Owned by two brothers, one...

 
 By Will DeMarco    News    July 26, 2018
Mary Dye, Jenn Goulet, Joe Schmick and Matthew Sutherland

Candidates for judge, state representative give views at PLWV forum Wednesday

Candidates running for District 9 State Representative and Whitman County District Court Judge set forth their views and fielded audience questions at the League of Women Voters of Pullman forum at...

 

Palouse Advocacy League plans three distribution days

Palouse Advocacy League will offer literature, posters, refrigerator magnets, stickers, pens and children’s temporary tattoos all for the purpose of preventing suicide and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness July 25, 26 and 27 at nine bu...

 
Kyle Appel

Patriots will start state run against Vancouver

Palouse Patriots, a team which returned to Legion AAA action this year, will depart for Chehalis later this week to compete in the 16-team state Legion playoffs. The Patriots qualified second in the S...

 
Ryan Anderson

SELW strokers take win in meet at Colfax pool

The St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse/Washtucna swim team topped Colfax 643 to 558 in a two-team meet at the Colfax pool Thursday. Lyla Kjack won all four individual races in the eight-and-under girls...

 

Posse wins 3rd AA state ticket

Pullman Posse blanked Gonzaga Prep 5-0 Sunday with Carson Coulter allowing four hits to nail down a third seed entry to the state AA Legion tournament. This will be the third straight entry for the local club in the state AA Legion final show which w...

 

Legion A Cougars season ends

Playing on Thursday, July 19, the Whitman County Cougars lost 14-0 to Northern Lakes in the first round of the Washington Class A American Legion baseball tournament. The Cougars then dropped into an elimination game against the Lewis and Clark...

 

Summer chinook fishing reopens

Stronger-than-expected returns of summer chinook salmon moving past Priest Rapids Dam have prompted fishery managers to reopen chinook fishing in select mainstream pools and tributaries of the upper Columbia River. Starting July 25, anglers can...

 

Ward wins putts segment

Jacob Ward, 11, Colfax, topped the putting portion of the putt, chip and drive golf competition July 18 at the Golfland par-three course in Pasco. The event was a local round to qualify for the national event, which is sponsored by the PGA. Ward...

 

Mining Contaminated Waters to Increase Copper Supplies

The massive Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont., is one of the world’s largest superfund sites and has been described as a giant sink filling with metal-laden, acidic water from over 10,000 miles of underground mine workings. It has been a ticking time bo...

 
 By Frank Watson    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Children are our Future

My niece and nephew recently came to visit from the Midwest. They had never seen this part of the world, and I thought they would be impressed with the variety of ecosystems in Eastern Washington. Thus, I was a bit surprised when their initial...

 

On The Record

REAL ESTATE Javier D'Acosta and Sarrah Marron, to P. Ronald and Sarah Wachter, unit at Tuscanny Condominim on Verona Drive, Pullman, $330,000, June 29. Anna Lou Anderson, Spokane, to Jacob and Valerie Weaver, Pullman duplex, NW Webb Street, Pullman,...

 
 By Jerry Jones    Editorial    July 26, 2018

Hey, thanks for voting freebie

Last Tuesday, three days before ballots for the primary election hit the mail, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman brightened the news keyboards with word that for the first time voters will be able to cast their ballots and return them through t...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    July 26, 2018

The Law's Country Club

Is it possible that only Ivy League law schools produce attorneys who have what it takes to climb to the top of this country's jurisprudence heap? This heap's pinnacle, of course, is the U.S. Supreme Court. Apparently, we have evolved to a nation...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    July 26, 2018

Yes, the Supreme Court is Undemocratic

In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme Court is an undemocratic institution whose power should be carefully circumscribed. The right has long been of this...

 

Pet Peeves & Okeydokes

Pet Peeves County road crew not spraying weeds and mowing roadsides. Instead, tax-paying citizens are having to do this. What do our tax dollars do anymore - pay employee raises? Courthouse employees who park along Main and Island Street during...

 

Best decisions

It is my pleasure to endorse Dan LeBeau for Whitman County District Court Judge. I have known Dan both professionally and personally since he began working for Whitman County 13 years ago and have found him to be a sincere, honest and fair person....

 

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