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Updated 2 months ago

Washington town told to leave due to wildfire, 10 homes lost

LIND — An entire eastern Washington town was being evacuated Thursday because of a growing wildfire south of tow...

Updated 1 year, 5 months ago
Mattawa mayor fires police chief

Mattawa Police Chief Joe Harris has been fired by Mattawa Mayor Maggie Celaya, according to Harris’ lawyer Bill Gilbert.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
COVID-19 diagnoses prompt sheriff's office closure

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office main administrative office will be closed until March 8 after “office employees” tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated 1 year, 7 months ago
Ephrata schools levy heads for approval in first ballot tally

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Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Othello man pleads not guilty in double murder; trial set for March

An Othello man in the U.S. illegally pleaded not guilty Friday in Adams County Superior Court in Ritzville to murdering two women in their Othello home Jan. 27.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Othello man booked on murder charges

An Othello man was booked into the Adams County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of removing or concealing a body.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Othello man arrested on murder after at least one body found in car

An Othello man has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder after at least one body was discovered in a car near Othello Thursday morning.

Updated 1 year, 8 months ago
Newhouse votes to impeach Trump

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald J. Trump — one of 10 Republican members of the House of Representative to vote with t...

Updated 1 year, 9 months ago
Beverly man's death ruled a homicide

The death of a Beverly man whose body was found Tuesday has been ruled a homicide, according to a press release from the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Health district reports nine deaths due to COVID-19 at care centers

Grant County Health District on Friday reported nine residents at McKay Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Moses Lake have died and their deaths are linked to COVID-19.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Lakeview Elementary precautionarily locked down Thursday morning

MOSES LAKE — Lakeview Terrace Elementary School was in a precautionary lock down for 20 minutes Thursday morning after a school employee reported hearing gunfire in the neighborhood, according to Moses Lake Polic...

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Health district seeks Ritzville wedding attendees

Grant County Health District is asking anyone who attended a large private wedding near Ritzville last week to get tested for COVID-19 after a number of cases of the pandemic illness have been linked to the event.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
Inslee issues restrictions on restaurants, home gatherings

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a series of new restrictions Sunday morning, including closing all restaurants to indoor dining and restrictions on indoor gatherings.

Updated 1 year, 10 months ago
MLSD mulls temporary return to online-only education for middle schoolers

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School District is considering sending kids at its two largest middle schools — Frontier and Chief Moses — home for remote instru...

Updated 2 years ago
Health district announces 21st COVID-19 death

The Grant County Health District reported late Friday that a Moses Lake man in his 80s died from COVID-19-related causes.

Updated 2 years, 1 month ago
Two More Adams County Covid Deaths

ADAMS COUNTY — The Adams County Health Department is reporting two more deaths in the county as a result of complications from COVID-19.