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Articles from the November 22, 2018 edition

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Science should determine federal listing of gray wolf

The recovery of the gray wolf is a success story for the Endangered Species Act, and the best available science should determine whether species remain listed. I am proud that the House voted last week to approve of legislation I co-introduced with...


Hospital Board approves 2019 budget, addresses financial issues

A wide array of items were on the agenda at the East Adams Rural Healthcare (EARH) Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 15, including the approval of the 2019 EARH budget. The meeting—which lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours—also covered the bo... Full story


UW students to conduct public health project in Adams County

A group of Master’s in Public Health (MPH) students from the University of Washington will be coming to Adams County in the last week of November to conduct a rural public health project. One...



The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Lady Broncos volleyball team recently held its end-of-season banquet. Players, coaches and their families came together to celebrate a season that saw the Lady Broncos make... Full story



The Lind-Ritzville/Sprague Broncos football team held its end-of-season banquet at the Ritzville Grade School on Nov. 16. The theme of the banquet was a taco bar, as coaches, players and their... Full story


The Giving Tree returns ahead of holiday season

With the holiday season in full swing, The Giving Tree is making its return to Umpqua Bank ahead of the Christmas season. Forms for The Giving Tree are now available to be picked up at Umpqua Bank on 108 E 1st Ave. The forms need to be turned back...


WSDOT: early preparation essential for Thanksgiving travels

While making plans for the big holiday feast, be sure to add travel prep to the Thanksgiving to-do list. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to “know before you go” and plan head for smoother travel during the... Full story


Happy Thanksgiving! Third and Fourth Grade Students Answer...

Third and Fourth Grade Students Answer: What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Benge Third Grade I am thankful for my family, dogs, turkeys, and stuffing. Turkey is good with stuffing and I like mashed potatoes and the food that my grandma make... Full story


Legislative Commentary

While this year’s election season is over, as I mentioned in last week’s commentary, the general election itself isn’t wrapped up quite yet. As of yesterday the outcome of elections for two Senate positions was still up in the air. Hopefully... Full story


Thanksgiving and a divided America

Thanksgiving is a wonderful American holiday. But as we celebrate it in 2018, we do so as a deeply divided country. This has been very evident with the recent midterm elections. Although the two main political parties seem to be drawing further and...


Many thanks

I think we’ve all said it before but here goes again, “What happened to the year?” Here we are at Thanksgiving time once again wondering if we accomplished all of those things or at least one or two of those things on our New Year’s...


Ritzville Winter Fest aims to provide holiday family fun

As the holidays quickly approach, the feeling of nostalgia begins to creep into each of our lives. We begin to watch our favorite holiday movies and long for the simplicity and happiness each of the plots possess. Residents, business owners and...

 By Randy Roth    News    November 22, 2018

Ralston Grange to host annual Christmas Potluck and Party

On Sunday, December 2 the Ralston Grange will host it’s annual Christmas Potluck and Party at their hall in Ralston beginning at 5:00 p.m.. This traditional event is open to everyone and has been a way for families to kick-off the Holiday season...


Immunizations make a difference

One of the consequences of Venezuela’s economic ruin is infectious diseases are reaching epidemic proportions and spreading to neighboring Latin American countries. Venezuela, a country of 30 million people, sits on large oil reserves but when...


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