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 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Avista Utilities to check power pole conditions near Tekoa

TEKOA — Survey work of power poles outside the city will begin sometime in March and last through April. VentureSum, an Avista-authorized contractor, will conduct inspections. They will be easily recognizable by their bright yellow VentureSum...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 
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WSU College of Medicine celebrates residents

SPOKANE - Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and Pullman Regional Hospital celebrated Friday, March 17, three residents who will begin providing patient care this summer...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 

Palouse Planning Commission to improve walking trails

PALOUSE—The Palouse Planning Commission has a proposed walking trails project in the works that began about a month ago. “We’re in a very preliminary and exploratory phase to this,” Palouse Planning Commission Secretary Chuck Stemke said. Cha...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 23, 2023 

Semi crash US195

COLFAX - A semi travelling southbound on US195 lost control on Friday, March 17, as it headed around the curve towards Pullman. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) confirmed that a vehicle number one...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Drier Spring ahead

COLFAX — The National Weather Service of Spokane has predicted a much dryer season for the Palouse area this year. Laurie Nisbet, Spokane National Weather Service Meteorologist, reported that the Palouse could expect warmer temperatures and less...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

SB 5352 passes in State Senate

COLFAX — The Senate’s slim passage of legislation will now allow law-enforcement officers to engage in vehicular pursuits under newly amended circumstances. Senate Bill (SB) 5352 passed with a 26-23 vote on the final day of the session on March...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Association of Realtors release Feb. housing statistics

COLFAX — The Whitman County Association of Realtors released the Feb. Housing market numbers, which state that the average price for a home sold in the county last month was about $349,500. Reports state that last month’s average price increased...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 23, 2023 

Bill to ban automatic rifles passes house

COLFAX — Automatic rifles may soon be illegal in Washington, pending the passing of House Bill (HB) 1240 and its partnering HB 1143 in the Senate. HB 1240 would prohibit the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Financial reimbursement available for growers

PALOUSE— Palouse Conservation District has financial reimbursement available for interested growers of seeding cover crops this spring or fall. Eligible growers must have farmed within Whitman County, and plant a minimum of 10 acres for three...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 16, 2023

Colfax school dances on deck

COLFAX––The Sadies/Neon Explosion will take place on March 18 from 8-11 p.m. at Colfax High School. Doors will close at 9 p.m. Individuals bringing a guest are required to obtain a guest pass from the office by Wednesday, March 15. Guests...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Libey Gallery presents Bloomsday exhibit

COLFAX-A Bloomsday poster exhibit is on display through the month of March at the Libey Gallery, 110 South Main Street. The poster display includes 12 of the 44 official Bloomsday posters, including...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Whitman County food pantries serving most they ever have

COLFAX—Whitman County Food Pantries, supported by the Community Action Center in Pullman, served 3362 families last month, approximately 6200 individuals, stated Executive Director of the Council on Aging and Human Services, Paige Collins. Collins...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 16, 2023

State Senate passes two pesticide bills

COLFAX- Two bills related to crop-protection products passed in Olympia over the last week. Both bills were sponsored by Central Washington lawmaker, Nikki Torres, and are moving to the House of Repre...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Palouse receives recycling bin

PALOUSE- A grant was awarded to Whitman County, which helped Palouse receive a recycling bin, located at 490 West Main Street that will accept limited commodities. The bin, which is located off to...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

Port of Whitman County applies for rezoning

PULLMAN —The Port of Whitman County applied for a rezone on Thursday, March 2, for a proposed Agriculture Advancement Campus in Pullman. The City of Pullman Community Development Department has reviewed the Port of Whitman County’s proposed rezon...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 16, 2023

Updates to HB 1048

COLFAX – County Commissioners held a meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 13. Commissioner Art Swannack, of Colfax, updated information regarding current bills affecting the county and updates on the progress of pending bills. Bill 1048 passed throug...

 By Olivia Harnack    News    March 16, 2023

Sexual and reproductive healthcare expands in Washington

PULLMAN— The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has launched a new webpage and tool to find telehealth sexual and reproductive health care services in Washington. The new DOH webpage and tool offer information about 37 clinics in the...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 16, 2023

McMorris Rodgers hosts town hall event

COLFAX – Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers held a town hall meeting with farmers of the Palouse area at McGregor company Monday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Chairman of the Board of Directors for the...

 By Roger Harnack    News    March 9, 2023

Introduced bill elevates drug possession crimes

OLYMPIA — A bill making its way through the Legislature would make possession of fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine a gross misdemeanor. Senate Bill 5536 passed the Senate by a 28-21 vote Friday night. The bill is designed in response...

 By Roger Harnack    News    March 9, 2023

Regional landfill to break ground

WASHTUCNA-A regional landfill in the works for more than three decades is about to break ground. Waste Management announced last Friday, March 3, that it hopes to break ground on a 550-acre landfill...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 9, 2023

Local pharmacy reports fraudulent prescriptions

COLFAX – On Tuesday, March 7, Whitman County Deputies took an individual into custody on charges of prescription fraud. A press release from Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers states that the case started a day earlier when a local pharmacy called...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 9, 2023

WSU Spring Break emphasis patrols

PULLMAN—The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will be conducting emphasis patrols starting March 9 through March 19, 2023, as Washington State University (WSU) students head out for Spring Break. There will be an increased WSP presence on state routes...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 9, 2023

Lithium ion battery ignites fire in Pullman apartment

PULLMAN — Pullman firefighters were called to the Kenwood Square Apartments, at 1225 NW Nye Street, around 2:30 p.m., for a report of smoke pouring out of a second-floor apartment. Fire investigators determined that the fire, partially destroying a...

 By Teresa Simpson    News    March 9, 2023

Opposition to biodiesel plant in Pullman grows

PULLMAN – The Port of Whitman County held a special meeting to discuss AgTech OS proposed Biodiesel plant on Southwest Old Wawawai Road, on Wednesday, March 4, at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. The event, which was by RSVP, had...

 By Renee Diaz    News    March 2, 2023

Bill mandates recess for elementary students

OLYMPIA — Public school elementary school students would be guaranteed 30 minutes of recess daily under a bill moving through the Legislature. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5257, sponsored by Sen. T’wina Nobles, D-Fircrest, requires 30...


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