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Westbound I-90 right lane closed near Ritzville

RITZVILLE — The right lane of Interstate 90 westbound will be closed for equipment repairs at milepost 219 near Ritzville beginning at 11:39 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Monday, June 21. The Spokane Regional Transportation... — Updated 6/21/2021


Asphalt truck overturns on northbound U.S. Highway 395

LIND - A day after an oil tanker crashed on U.S. Highway 395, law enforcement are dealing with a second incident. U.S. Highway 395 northbound was closed at Milepost 78 at about 4... — Updated 6/21/2021


Tanker truck overturns on Highway 395

LIND - A tanker semi carrying hydraulic oil overturned on U.S. Highway 395 at Milepost 75 shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, spilling oil into the median and onto the... — Updated 6/18/2021

Illegal entry means no 'green card'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that illegal aliens claiming a temporary protected status are not eligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion, noting... — Updated 6/15/2021

McCain Foods donating 1.5M Meals to Feeding America

Oakbrook Terrace, Ill – McCain Foods USA, supplier of frozen potato and snack food products, will be donating 1.5 million meals to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. "This partnership... — Updated 6/15/2021

Sheriff charged for DUI coverup

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers faces criminal charges for reportedly preventing DUI charges for his son. Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on July 7 for obstructing a law... — Updated 6/15/2021


From the Files

100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times June 16, 1921 HORSE SHOW OPENS With flags flying, canvas flapping and a stir of activity everywhere, the fair grounds is in readiness for... — Updated 6/15/2021


WSU pledge's death results in 15 charged

COLFAX – Fifteen people are charged with furnishing liquor to minors after a Washington State University (WSU) student died of alcohol poisoning in 2019. Samuel H. Martinez, 19,... — Updated 6/15/2021


Spring boat racing returns to St. John

ST. JOHN – Sprint boat racers return to the water Saturday, June 19, after nearly two years hiatus. “It’s going to be chaos,” Dennis Hughes, owner of the No. 69 DeLeon Taco... — Updated 6/15/2021

Schoesler meets with farmers close to home

RITZVILLE – Senator Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) attended the Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ meeting in Ritzville last week, the first in-person meeting for the organization since COVID pandemic restrictions began.... — Updated 6/15/2021


Broncos pin their opponents

RITZVILLE – The Broncos hosted a league wrestling tournament with Chewelah, Colfax, Pomeroy, Liberty and Davenport competing Tuesday, June 8. Wrestling for the Broncos was... — Updated 6/15/2021


Broncos enter playoffs

RITZVILLE – The girls' basketball team enters this week's play-offs seeded number one, with a home game against St. George's Tuesday, June 15. "We were in a 3-way tie with... — Updated 6/15/2021


Biden's green gamble, land wild card

Shortly after President Biden took office, he issued the sweeping executive order to transition America to TOTAL–-100 percent–-renewable electricity by 2035–-15 short years... — Updated 6/15/2021


Honoring and thanking fathers this weekend

There’s a lot of talk about endangered species. But the most important endangered species in America, may not be a plant or a wild animal. The most endangered species may... — Updated 6/15/2021

Upper classmen work with new freshmen

RITZVILLE – Lind-Ritzville High School juniors and seniors who volunteered to be Link Leaders as mentors for incoming freshmen in the fall had the opportunity to show the Class of 2025 around the school last week. This is the... — Updated 6/15/2021

Community Briefs

Local Students Graduate from Gonzaga University SPOKANE – Two Gonzaga University students from Washtucna participated in graduation exercises Sunday, May 9, 2021. These students have either completed their undergraduate degree... — Updated 6/15/2021


Jack Dean Guske

Jack Dean Guske passed away peacefully May 28th, 2021, with his family by his side. Jack Guske was the son of Fritz and Evelyn Guske, of Eatonville, Wash, where he was born and... — Updated 6/15/2021

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