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Representative backtracks on electoral vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both Eastern Washington representatives in Congress voted last week to uphold the Electoral College vote after protesters entered the Capitol last Wednesday, Jan. 6. Republican Reps. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside and Cathy McMorris...


County sets assignments

COLFAX — Whitman County commissioners confirmed committee assignments Jan. 4 in their first meeting of the year. New commissioner, Tom Handy, was sworn in Dec. 22, replacing Dean Kinzer on a list of committees and assignments, with the addition of...

 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Roommate sent to jail

PULLMAN — A local man will be arraigned Dec. 18 following his arrest for assault. Cole McPherson, 21, was booked Dec. 12 for second-degree assault and third-degree malicious mischief, according to Whitman County Superior Court records. He was...

 By Staff Report    News    December 17, 2020

Colfax Police in compliance

COLFAX — The Police Department next month will be certified as in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive regarding the use of chokeholds. Under the June order, chokeholds are banned except in a use-of-lethal force situation....


County audit clean for third year in a row

COLFAX — The Office of State Auditor Pat McCarthy has released findings on its accountability audit of Whitman County for 2018 and 2019. For internal control over financial reporting, the state reported “no deficiencies in design or operation of...

 By Staff Report    News    November 26, 2020

Passenger arrested after traffic stop

PULLMAN — A $25,000 bail has been set on a man booked into jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Jason Allen, 46, was arrested Nov. 17 after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped due to the license plate being obscured. During...


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