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Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago

Moses Lake port buys more land for railroad project

MOSES LAKE — With the approval of a second land deal on Monday, the Port of Moses Lake continues to buy the land...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Kershaw to lay off 125 in Yakima

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Employment Security announced Monday that Kershaw Fruit and Cold Storage is laying off 125 employees at its Yakima facility beginning June 10. In a notification iss...

Updated 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Health insurance providers request rate increases

OLYMPIA — Fourteen of the state’s major health insurance providers are asking Washington state regulators to approve an average 7.16% increase in health insurance premiums in Washington for 2023, according to a p...

Updated 4 weeks ago
Months of inventory

MOSES LAKE — There’s been a lot of talk about the housing market lately: pricing and scarcity, outgrowths of the reliable old Law of Supply and Demand. With ...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
WA increases heat, wildfire smoke protections for outdoor workers

TUMWATER — Workers in Washington will be entitled to greater protection from heat and smoke this summer, under new rules filed by the Washington Department o...

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
WSU to hold dryland farming field day

PULLMAN — Washington State University will be hosting a field day at its Lind Dryland Research Station on Thursday, June 16, according to an announcement from the school...

Updated 1 month ago
Indigenous-owned gaming contributes billions to WA economy

OLYMPIA — The Washington Indian Gaming Association said the state’s tribal casinos contributed $6.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2019 and $5.6 billion d...

Updated 1 month ago
Soap Lake Dollar General opens

SOAP LAKE – A press release on May 31 announced the official opening of the Soap Lake Dollar General. The new store, located at 79 Highway 28 West was con...

Updated 1 month ago
Colville casinos to add sports betting

OMAK — Colville Gaming, which runs three 12 Tribes Colville Casinos in Central Washington, announced last week that it has signed a deal with slot machine, s...

Updated 1 month ago
REC Silicon to reopen Moses Lake plant

MOSES LAKE — REC Silicon is going to resume production of solar-grade polysilicon at its facility in Moses Lake, company CEO James May said during a conferen...

Updated 1 month ago
Avian flu detected in Grant Co.

MOSES LAKE — Avian influenza has arrived in Grant County, according to the Grant County Health District. According to Monica Mecham, a spokesperson for th...

Updated 1 month ago
The Busy Bean moves to new Soap Lake location

SOAP LAKE — The Busy Bean, a coffee shop in Soap Lake, got a new look and a new address this week.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Quincy’s B Street Market adds more Saturdays

QUINCY — Quincy’s B Street Market is expanding its days of operation for summer 2022. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday – with one excep...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Grapes don't give up

COLUMBIA BASIN — Despite a cold spring, wine grapes are looking good, according to a couple of local growers.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Considering the ultimate DIY?

MOSES LAKE — It’s no secret that there’s a housing shortage in the Columbia Basin. One way some aspiring homeowners are dealing with this shortage is by b...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
A very purposeful accident

MOSES LAKE — Amy Jean Winter didn't start out trying to make her dream come true. “I’m new to Moses Lake,” Winter said, explaining that she and her husban...