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SHERIFF’S LOG RITZVILLE —Here are the Adams County Sheriff’s Office calls for service from Jan. 9-15: Jan. 9 Andrew J. Allen, 27, arrested for felony fraud charges at 209 N. Adams St., Ritzville. Juveniles playing on the... — Updated 1/18/2022

Chemicals in cosmetics targeted in new law

OLYMPIA – For a large portion of Washingtonians, the use of cosmetic products is a part of their everyday routine, but some of those same household products often contain harmful chemicals that cause a variety of health risks.... — Updated 1/18/2022

Proposed law would require local student registration by age 5

OLYMPIA – Early childhood education is so critical to student success that now some educators are pushing for enrollment in school by age 5. Currently, Washington parents are... — Updated 1/18/2022

New House bill would make oil owners financially liable for oil spills

OLYMPIA – The financial responsibility for an oil spill will fall on those who own the facilities and vessels that produce and transport oil under proposed House Bill 1691. “The goal is to minimize the permanent long-standing... — Updated 1/18/2022

Families press to put an end hazing

OLYMPIA – Sam Martinez, a freshman at Washington State University, was found dead from alcohol poisoning at his fraternity house just weeks into the 2019 school year. He was the victim of a hazing tradition at his fraternity.... — Updated 1/18/2022

Bill aims to help homeless, former foster college, technical students

Homeless students at community and technical colleges across the state will get the help they need if HB 1601 becomes law. If passed, the bill would provide homeless students and students who age out of the foster care system... — Updated 1/18/2022


100 years ago The Ritzville Journal-Times Jan. 19, 1922 Crack train goes in ditch The North Coast Limited, Northern Pacific train No. 1, which is due here daily at 8:25 p.m., west... — Updated 1/18/2022

Gov. Inslee calls for swift action on affordable housing, rise in homelessness, climate change

OLYMPIA – Immediate action must be taken to address climate change, the housing crisis, transportation, and education, Gov. Jay Inslee said in his annual State of the State... — Updated 1/18/2022

Holy bill would help hire more law enforcement

OLYMPIA - A Spokane-area senator has introduced a bill to help cities and counties hire more law enforcement officers. Sixth District Sen. Jeff Holy, R-Spokane, introduced Senate... — Updated 1/18/2022

Ritzville motorist dies following moose crash

MEDICAL LAKE – A Ritzville man has died Jan 15 from injuries he sustained in a crash with a moose on Interstate 90 three days earlier. Scott J. Brodie, 63, died at Sacred Heart... — Updated 1/18/2022

Broncos wrestling competes at Liberty mix-and-match

SPANGLE - The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague wrestling team hit the mats Thursday, Jan. 13, at Liberty High School for league matches. Xander McPartlen, Gabe Smith and Johnny Ryan were the... — Updated 1/18/2022

And the winner is…

The awards for outstanding players in the NCAA divisions have been announced. The FBS winners are told prior to the bowl games in early December. The FCS awards are announced the... — Updated 1/18/2022

More basketball games postponed than played

RITZVILLE – The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague boys basketball game Jan. 4 against Northwest Christian (Colbert) is postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests in the local program. The girls game against the Crusaders is also postponed.... — Updated 1/18/2022

Broncos host wrestling in Gilson Gym

RITZVILLE - Freezing fog and coronavirus issues kept away many Bronco Invite teams, but didn't shutter wrestling completely Saturday, Jan. 15. Kettle Falls, Liberty (Spangle),... — Updated 1/18/2022

Time to replace longterm care law

The first order of business when Washington state’s Legislature convenes in Olympia is replacing the state’s new long-term care law. It is fatally flawed. Gov. Jay Inslee and... — Updated 1/18/2022

Flexible harvest bill deserves a fair hearing

Farmworkers will be the first to know how much their incomes will change now that agricultural overtime rules have taken effect. During the 2021 legislative session, ESSB 5172... — Updated 1/18/2022

Gerald Van Buren

Gerald Van Buren, 80, former Ritzville resident, passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 at his home from congestive heart failure. He was born March 8, 1941 in Ritzville, to Karl and Esther (Buscher) Van Buren, joining his sister... — Updated 1/18/2022

Clarence "Clancy" William Strohmaier

Clarence “Clancy” William Strohmaier, 93, passed away on Jan. 4, 2022 in Spokane after a courageous battle with lymphoma. Clancy was born on March 25, 1928 in Lind, Wash. to... — Updated 1/18/2022

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