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 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

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

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports 

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

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Mesa boy may face charges in DUI-related morning crash

OTHELLO — A Mesa boy may be facing criminal charges associated with an alleged driving while under the influence crash early this morning, Sunday, Jan. 9. Shaden K. Sullivan, 16,... — Updated 1/11/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

No shortage of press problems

Well, more accurately, 2021 ended in smoke, at least here at the newspaper. That smoke came from the meltdown of our labeling system. And as a result, your newspaper was likely... — Updated 1/4/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Democrats back off longterm care tax

RITZVILLE — Sen. Mark Schoesler’s efforts to halt implementation of the new longterm care tax on workers in Washington state may be paying off. For months, Schoesler, R-Ritzville, has been trying to upend the tax on workers... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Schoesler prefiles bill to examine longterm care

OLYMPIA – A Ritzville lawmaker has pre-filed a bill that would require the state to study the private long-term care market before implementing a new tax set to begin Jan. 1.... — Updated 12/17/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Sen. Schoesler calls for tax relief

RITZVILLE – Following Friday's national inflation news that shows prices are 6.8% higher than a year ago, Sen. Mark Schoesler called on the state elected officials to provide tax... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Shaver wins bronze

SPANGLE – Two Lind-Ritzville wrestlers earned a total of 10 team points Saturday at the Brice Williams Invitational at Liberty High School, with one grappler bringing home... — Updated 12/16/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Washtucna's broadband plan gets funding

WASHTUCNA – The town will be receiving a grant from the state Washington State Public Works to provide broadband services directly to homes. The agency’s board of directors... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Water rights should remain private, local

Under the guise of water conservation, the state Department of Ecology is once again moving to take water rights from farmers, ranchers and other private holders. Last month, the... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Court declines redistricting

OLYMPIA - The state Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 3, declined to redraw new legislative and congressional maps. The decision follows an attempt by the Redistrict Commission to... — Updated 12/8/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

State high court declines redistricting authority

OLYMPIA - The state Supreme Court this morning, Friday, Dec. 3, has declined to redraw new legislative and congressional maps. The decision follows a failed attempt by the... — Updated 12/6/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Adams County jobless rate dips to 30-year low

RITZVILLE – The Adams County jobless rate is the lowest reported in more than three decades. According to September data released in November by regional labor economist Donald... — Updated 12/3/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Quilcene eliminates Odessa, 36-12

MOSES LAKE –The Odessa Tigers run at a state 1B football title ended Saturday, upended by the Quilcene Rangers. The Rangers won the state semifinal game, 36-12, to advance to the... — Updated 12/3/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Redistricting plan could split county

RITZVILLE – Adams and Franklin counties could be dived between two different legislative districts if the state Supreme Court approves a new redistricting map previously... — Updated 12/3/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Rep. Dye has carbon tax fund plans

POMEROY – A 9th Legislative District representative wants to use the state's new carbon tax revenue as a way to eliminate the Discover Pass and cut fees to access and use publicly... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Time to recall, reconnect, give thanks

The last 20 months have been exceedingly difficult for most Americans. Across the country there have been coronavirus mandates, riots, increasing taxes, job losses and more. The... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Extra state patrols on Highway 26 this week

WASHTUCNA – Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday break at Washington State University, the Washington State Patrol is stepping up traffic enforcement on state Highway 26. Last week,... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Kahlotus races look wrapped up

KAHLOTUS — The races for town leadership appear to have been decided. In the only contested race, Janelle Romeike has 19 votes (73.08%) and Marcia Robitaille has 7 votes (26.92%) in their bid to be mayor. Kelli Seibert was... — Updated 11/18/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

St. John, Odessa place in 1B state volleyball

YAKIMA – The St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse Eagles girls volleyball team finished third in the state 1B tournament in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The Eagles topped Odessa, 25-21,... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Expect delays in snow removal

RITZVILLE – State Department of Transportation officials are advising rural residents to prepare for delayed snow and ice removal this winter. In an announcement last week, state... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Write-ins sweeping Hatton races

HATTON — Write-in candidates appear to have swept the election of town leaders here. Unofficial election returns show all three incumbents – Mayor Dell C. Palmer and Town... — Updated 11/9/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos edge Colfax, 15-14

COLFAX – The game had all the makings of an upset - an undefeated top-ranked team, two solid defenses, a rain that made the field slick and an underdog looking for a post-season... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Republicans hear from candidates

ELTOPIA - Hundreds of area Republicans turned out Friday night to hear from political candidates for Congress and raise money to help with conservative causes. Candidates turning... — Updated 11/4/2021

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

State patrol loses troopers to mandate

CHENEY – As Gov. Jay Inslee's get a shot or get fired vaccine mandate deadline passed Monday, Oct. 18, schools, health agencies started reporting the impact. On Tuesday, the... — Updated 10/26/2021

 

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