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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Governor threatens return to Phase 2

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday, April 8, that moving a county backwards for at least three weeks in his phased reopening plan may provide the impetus to improve vaccination rates. During his press conference, the... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News 

New airline to include Pasco route

PASCO – A new airline has announced it will include service between Pasco and Burbank, Calif., when its flights get off the ground later this month. Avelo Airlines will officially begin service April 28 between Santa Rosa and... — Updated 4/8/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Woman arrested in Taser attack on Warden couple

WARDEN – An Odessa woman is in jail in Grant County after allegedly attacking a man and woman with a Taser on Wednesday, April 7. Deborah Davidson, 41, of Odessa, is facing charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree assault,... — Updated 4/7/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News 

Nascar driver to challenge Newhouse

PROSSER – Rep. Dan Newhouse’s refusal to support former President Donald J. Trump in January may cost him his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the weekend, anothe... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos fall to Asotin Panthers Friday

ASOTIN – A 72-yard touchdown reception were the only points the Broncos could muster Friday night as they fell, 31-6, on the road to the Asotin Panthers in Class 2B football. A... — Updated 3/30/2021


Broncos fall in post-season

SPANGLE - The Broncos girls fell short Monday night, 3-2, and were eliminated from post-season play by the Liberty (Spangle) Lancers. Set scores in the NE2B league semifinal were... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Broncos roll past the Kettle Falls Bulldogs

RITZVILLE – Broncos sophomore running back Hayden Melcher was just too much for the Kettle Falls Bulldogs last Friday night, March 19, on Jimmie Snider Field. Melcher put three... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Bronco girls sweep three in a single week

CHEWELAH – The Broncos girls volleyball team completed a three-game sweep Saturday, March 20, topping Jenkins High School, 3-0, on the road. The win came just two days after... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming rights to WSU football field

PULLMAN – Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Gesa buys naming rights to football field in Martin Stadium

PULLMAN — Washington State University has sold naming rights of the field in Martin Stadium to Tri-Cities-based Gesa Credit Union. The university and financial business have signe... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Odessa juggernaut crushes the Eagles

ST. JOHN – The Odessa Tigers (3-0) juggernaut hit the century mark for the first time this season as they dominated the St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse Eagles (0-2) on the gridiron... — Updated 3/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

HB 1356 panders to PC power brokers

It’s a solution in search of a problem. Lawmakers in Olympia appear to be fast-tracking House Bill 1356, which would ban the use of “racially derogatory or discriminatory... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Sports

Mudbowl Jamboree

REARDAN - The Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Broncos took to the gridiron Monday night, Feb. 22, at the 'Mudbowl Jamboree.' The Broncos faced off against Northeast 2B conference rivals the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Regionalization doesn't work

Have you bought into Gov. Jay Inslee’s newest coronavirus recovery scheme, his “Healthy Washington-Roadmap to Recovery?” If you haven’t, you’re not alone. In fact, many... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Adams County moving to Phase 2 on Monday

UPDATE: Hours after the press conference, the Governor's Office announced that areas moving to "Phase 2" can do so Sunday, Feb. 14, to allow restaurants, bars, taverns and theaters... — Updated 2/12/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Franklin County Republicans call out Newhouse

PASCO – Franklin County Republican leaders are calling on Congressman Dan Newhouse to appear in person and explain himself in his decision to vote to impeach President Donald... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Lamont School District levy failing

LAMONT — A requested two-year replacement educational programs and operations levy continued to fall short Wednesday, Feb. 10, following a tally of late-arriving ballots in the special election. As of 3:51 p.m., the measure that... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Sprague school levy garners overwhelming support

SPRAGUE — Unofficial special election results tallied Tuesday night, Feb. 9, show the School District levy passing with overwhelming support. According to the Lincoln County Auditor's Office, the initial tallied showed with 145 v... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

The culture, heritage and history of Eastern Washington

Indeed all of Washington and Oregon history – is under fire again in Olympia. I’m talking about an effort this year in the House to erase Marcus Whitman’s significance from... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee keeps Eastern Washington locked down

OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington businesses will have to wait at least two more weeks for coronavirus relief following a gubernatorial press conference at 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 28. During the press conference, Gov. Inslee said he wil... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Billig: Shutdown edict may loosen

OLYMPIA – Sen. Majority Leader Andy Billig said Wednesday night that Eastern Washington residents will be “glad” about changes in coronavirus edicts relating to business opening expected to be announced today. “There is... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Roger Harnack    Opinion

Gov. Inslee, 'tear down this wall'

Protests are nothing new in Olympia. Each year, thousands of protesters converge on legislative sessions to rally for special causes, object to government activities and generally... — Updated 1/26/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Governor's coronavirus mandates extended indefinitely

OLYMPIA – Following a state Senate vote, Gov. Jay Inslee’s coronavirus-related orders will remain intact indefinitely. Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 passed the Senate along a partyline vote, 28-19, with the House... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Two arrested on opening day of legislative session

OLYMPIA – Two people were arrested this morning, Monday, Jan. 11, as the Legislature entered session behind locked gates. Early in the morning, a woman parked her RV in front of... — Updated 1/11/2021

 By Roger Harnack    News

Guardsmen, troopers ready for protests

OLYMPIA -- The Washington National Guard and the Washington State Patrol took up positions around the Capitol today in advance of the opening of the legislative session. Their... — Updated 1/10/2021


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