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Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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 By Brandon Cline    News

Washington House to have new Speaker for first time in 20 years

Jinkins will be the first woman and open lesbian to serve as speaker of the House in the state. She was first elected as a state representative in 2010. “I first ran for public office because I wanted to make sure all families... — Updated 8/8/2019


Land Transfers: Aug. 8, 2019

July 25 — Judith and Vernon Schafer, Washtucna, to Michelle Meade; Tax No. 731 in tract 12, acreage tracts—described as follows: Starting at the intersection of Main Street and Cooper Street to the Town of Washtucna, thence fol... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    Sports

EARH to provide sports physicals in Ritzville, Sprague

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Athletics Director Gregg Whitmore is reaching out to his Bronco and Bulldog athletes about sports physicals for the upcoming school year. All school athletes are required to undergo physicals to participate.... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Dale Anderson    Sports

Preparing for the future

There is a training program going on at the high school gym, weight room and track this summer that will hopefully benefit the sports programs for the coming season and years to com... — Updated 8/8/2019


Big Bend Co-op's Caring Neighbors makes $2,000 donation to Ritzville Public Library

Caring Neighbors recently donated $2,000 to the Ritzville Public Library, and over $10,000 in all to area organizations, according to a press release. Other organizations that... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Don C. Brunell    Opinion

Column: Washington must be careful not to follow Sweden's haste

Sweden and Washington State are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power plants. The caution for Washington elected officials is not to... — Updated 8/8/2019


Column: Making the tough decisions in Congress

Congress is responsible for funding our country, and we have some difficult decisions to make. I came to Washington D.C. to advocate for the priorities of my constituents, and I have heard loud and clear that the people of Central... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

School boards approve new budget

A budget was approved, milk and bread contracts were signed and tours were planned during the July Lind-Ritzville Schools board meeting Sept. 29. The Lind and Ritzville school boards gathered inside the Lind-Ritzville Middle... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Hundreds of laws passed by Legislature go into effect

More than 400 bills passed by the Washington State Legislature during the 2019 legislative session went into effect and became law on July 28. Although the bills were passed by the... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Brief: EARH to host meet and greet with new healthcare staff

East Adams Rural Healthcare will be hosting a meet and greet next week to introduce the new additions to its healthcare team. The meet and greet will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m. outside the EARH building by the... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Brief: LRS recognized for transportation safety

The Washington State Patrol’s recent inspection of the Lind-Ritzville Schools’ buses went so well that the state superintendent took notice. Chris Reykdal, the state of Washington’s superintendent of public education, and... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

Teacher Profile Series: Lind-Ritzville Middle School math teacher Christina Heater

When the Lind-Ritzville High School closed for construction, it affected more people than just the students and teachers at the high school. It affected everyone at all the schools... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Brandon Cline    News

Ritzville dustless blasting company emphasizes customer convenience, eco-friendly process

Joel Curran moved to Ritzville several years ago for a couple of reasons. One of them was that he simply enjoys living in small communities like Ritzville-and the low housing cost... — Updated 8/8/2019

 By Jeremy Burnham    News

New electric chargers coming to Ritzville

Looking for a fast place to charge your electric vehicle in Ritzville? Soon, you'll be able to do it in the parking lot of Cow Creek Mercantile by I-90. Earlier this year, Cow... — Updated 8/8/2019


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