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Tayma Vanek of Colfax wins state DYW title

Tayma Vanek of Colfax topped a field of 11 contestants to win the state Distinguished Young Woman title Saturday night at the Pullman High School auditorium. She will represent the state in the...

 

Hart, Brown book primary leads

John Hart posted a solid lead in the three-way race for district court judge, and Lisa Brown, Democratic challenger to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, edged the incumbent by 215 votes in Tuesday night's count of primary election ballots. The count totaled...

 

Fire along South Palouse contained by local response

District 11 fire crews were dispatched on a report of a fire along S. Palouse River Road Monday at 9:26 a.m. The fire was on the Greg Jones ranch and burned approximately five acres. Jones said the...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 9, 2018

County begins work to repair new transfer station after fire

Whitman County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday for the Waste Transfer Station south of Colfax, to expedite repair after a fire damaged one wall and the ceiling of the three-year-old...

 

Pullman PD plans second drone day

Pullman Police Department plans a second annual Aerial Adventure Day Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Kruegel Park in Pullman. To celebrate National Model Aviation Day, the department will put its new aviation technology on display...

 

Juveniles in drug arrest

An arrest July 27 on Wawawai Road near Lewiston led to discovery of drugs in a car which was occupied by four underaged people. Deputy Tyler Langerveld’s report said after he stopped the car he detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle....

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    August 9, 2018

Colfax school board session offers variety of topics

Colfax school board met Monday night to approve a budget for the 2018-19 school year and the schematic designs for upcoming school bond construction and accept three resignations. The board also watched a demonstration from the high school robotics...

 

CHS grad now on faculty

Kiran Dhillon, a 1997 Colfax High School graduate, will be among new faculty members who have been signed at Colfax High School for the upcoming year. She has been hired to teach science and math at the junior high and high school levels. The...

 

Whitman County General Election Preliminary Results

Results for federal and statewide races here only include the county totals. County top vote getters may differ from federal and statewide vote getters. FEDERAL OFFICES U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell...

 

WSP accident reports

Karlee Hobart, Lewiston, was unhurt early July 31 when the Ford F-350 truck she was driving went off Highway 195 and struck a car which had been left along the roadway. She was driving southbound at 4:07 a.m. and drifted onto the shoulder of the...

 

Whitcom board lists finalists for top job

Candidates for Whitcom Executive Director, which oversees the 911 dispatch center in Pullman, met with board members and local residents during an open house Monday at the WSU Visitors Center in Pullman. The position has remained vacant since former...

 

Pullman Barracudas keep Cluckey Cup

Pullman Barracudas rolled up 505 points Saturday to keep the Cluckey Cup in the 54th annual Knights of Columbus swim meet at Colfax. The GPOP team (Garfield/Palouse/Oakesdale/Plummer,) a rival of...

 

Bulletin Column

These reports are from the previous four issues of the Daily Bulletin in Colfax. They are reprinted here for the benefit of Gazette readers who reside outside of Colfax. Some accounts have been updated. ROUNDABOUT TOPIC RETURNS Proposals for a...

 

Whitman votes blue again

It was only a paritial count in what amounts to a sample election, but Tuesday night's return for the primary election put Whitman county back on blue side for the big race. Democrat Lisa Brown had 215 more votes than Republican incumbent Cathy...

 
 By Bob Franken    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Media Action Plan

Enough is enough. The time has come for the media to reclaim our role and aggressively cover the Trump administration without the fear. We must disregard the constant bullying by him and his accessories after the "alternative facts," aka flunkies,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    August 9, 2018

The Battle Over Socialism is Joined

It's begun. We are having a debate over socialism. Not over whether it's fair to call Democrats socialists. Not over whether socialism has been good for Venezuela or some other faraway, unfortunate country. But socialist policies right here in the...

 

Thumbs down

I am very disappointed with the lack of candidate information available for the primary election. No newspaper coverage for many positions. Very few ads with little details about the candidate. No voter pamphlet. Candidate forums held at night when...

 

Doesn't understand

Garth Meyer, in your editorial ("Heads and Tails"), you must be a Republican who doesn't understand what non-Republicans intensely dislike about President Trump. I'll clue you in on some major complaints: His sordid behavior towards women (grabbing...

 

Everybody wins

By electing Rob Rembert as our next district court judge, everybody can win. All citizens of Whitman County win by having the most qualified individual sitting on that bench. Rembert has more years of experience and far greater breadth of experience...

 

Voting dangerously

A sign on Highway 195 between Colfax and Pullman urges readers to "Vote Republican. Keep America moving in the right direction." But our current administration and Congress are moving us in a direction that many of us find unacceptable. We’re...

 

American Giving Surpassed $400 Billion

Believe it or not, there is good news to report these days. According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, last year Americans donated more than $410 billion in cash to non-profit organizations which is up from $389 billion in 2016....

 

On The Record

REAL ESTATE Krystal Repp, Spokane, to Paul and Raeiah Currier, Pullman, house on NW Polaris Street, Pullman, $229,000, July 10. Kelly and Ann McKiernan, Pullman, to Frank Sheridan and Paula Marmont, Stanwood, house on NW Wallingford Court, Pullman, $...

 

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