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 By Roger Harnack    News 

Malden apples test positive for maggot larvae

MALDEN – The Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Babb Fire victims here were infested with maggot larvae. Whitman County Washington State University Extension Agent... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
 By The Journal    News

Adams County Health Department issues air quality advisory

ADAMS COUNTY - The county health department issued the following public health advisory Sept. 14: Air quality in Adams County, and throughout much of Central and Eastern Washington,... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

Air quality to deteriorate over weekend

SPOKANE -- Officials at the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency are warning residents in the region that, depending on the winds and fire activity, air quality over the next several... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee says wildfires should be called "climate fires"

MALDEN - Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires." That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10,... — Updated 9/10/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Forbidden Fruit

MALDEN – While the Honeycrisp apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought here last Thursday continue to sit in the bin he presented the mayor with, others he delivered to Bridgeport and Omak... — Updated 9/18/2020

 
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Sign up for energy assistance

ADAMS COUNTY — The Energy Assistance Program OIC of Washington opened registration for winter season assistance September 17. To be eligible, you must live within Adams or Grant County, fall within the income guidelines, show... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Sprague events under smoky skies

SPRAGUE – The annual Sprague Days events were canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, but community members and visitors carried on with a contest hosted by Spokane Disk Dogs in to... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Dale Anderson    News 

Saturday afternoons

Have you ever wondered why you became a fan of certain teams? I had a cousin who was a huge Yankee fan even though he lived in this area. Did it have something to do with winning? I... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
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Adams County Sheriff's Report

September 5 Suspicious - 2200 block West Rainier Road Othello Complainant advised of a possible burglary at the location, stating the front door of the residence was broken down and noises could be heard inside. Deputies contacted... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
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Sunflower Heights

RITZVILLE – Tina and Colonel Collie were not expecting the sunflowers they planted this year to grow to over 12 feet tall. The seeds, purchased at Ritzville ACE Hardware, were... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
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Slow down and drive sober

RITZVILLE – The Ritzville Police Department recently purchased a Portable Breath Test and Kustoms signal speed measuring device with funds from a grant by the Washington Traffic... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By The Journal    News 

Small business grants available

RITZVILLE – A new round of emergency grants is available to local small businesses through Adams County Development Council. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for businesses in the county with up to 20 employees. The grant... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By The Journal    News 

City of Lind secures grants for waterline repairs

LIND – The Vulcan Street Waterline Repair Project will be covered by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture. Patrick Sheehy of Century West Engineering reported two grants are available — one for $30,000 and... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News 

Window repair work allowed to continue

RITZVILLE – Work begun earlier this month on a window at the Ritzville Public Library was halted last week when a resident protested the repairs being done. In an email to the... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News 

Governor visits Malden after wildfire

MALDEN – Don't call them wildfires. Call them "climate fires." That was the message Gov. Jay Inslee gave reporters during a brief appearance about noon today, Thursday, Sept. 10,... — Updated 9/17/2020

 
 By DREW LAWSON    News

Wolffy's Burgers to host fundraiser benefitting fire victims

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—The two families that lost homes in the Bartholomew and Christensen fires Aug. 27 and Sept. 7, respectively will soon be getting some assistance from the... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Wildfires hit Franklin County

BASIN CITY - A wildfire raced along the edge of the city Monday, Sept. 7, destroying at least two homes. The homes were located along North Canal Boulevard and Loen Drive, but... — Updated 9/15/2020

 
 By Staff Report    News

Combine accident takes Colton life

COLTON—Whitman County Sheriff’s Office has reported a Colton man died Sept. 6 following a combine accident west of Colton and Uniontown. At 3:50 p.m., Whitman County Deputies and District 14 Fire and EMS were advised of an... — Updated 9/15/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Duststorm causes crashes, prompts closures

RITZVILLE - A duststorm that began just before noon caused multiple crashes, prompting area road closures through early evening hours Monday, Sept. 7. Washington State Patrol Sgt.... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Ritzville Officer vital in arrest of violent offender

RITZVILLE – Local police officer Matt Carlson put himself in the right place - just in time - when a call for back-up was put out by the Washington State Patrol late Saturday... — Updated 9/11/2020

 

Online auction comes to an end

RITZVILLE – The Wheat Land Communities' Fair Online Livestock Auction concluded last Thursday and results will be made available in next week's edition of the Journal. Support... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Katie Teachout    News

Hospital see decrease in net positions

RITZVILLE – Joe Lodge, Senior Manager with DZA Independent Auditing Firm, presented results from the annual audit at the East Adams County Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commiss... — Updated 9/11/2020

 

Flames erupt in Kahlotus, Sprague and other towns

MALDEN - Wildfire raced through several nearby communities, destroying homes, businesses, outbuildings and even a City Hall. Franklin County officials reported one fire had... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Gov. Inslee's press conference in Malden

MALDEN - Here's a video of Gov. Jay Inslee's press conference with media only Thursday, Sept. 10. A video of his speech to Malden residents will be posted separa... — Updated 9/11/2020

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

75% of Malden buildings destroyed

MALDEN — High winds and dry weather conditions propelled a wall of flames southwest across rural Spokane and Whitman counties Monday, leveling homes, businesses and government off... — Updated 9/10/2020

 

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