Monday, March 01, 2021

Local News

Need more information regarding today's local news? Here, we'll keep you up to date on everything happening in the Columbia Basin today.

Updated 4 hours, 12 minutes ago

Ready for a new season: MarDon Resort looks forward to a good 2021

As the ice disappeared from the surface of Potholes Reservoir in recent warmer weather, MarDon Resort in Othello...

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
'There's hope': Former Royal City Police chief details importance of attention to mental health

Darin Smith said his law enforcement career, his experiences and their impact on him emphasized the importance of paying attention to his mental health.

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
Attitudes on treating mental health changing, local chiefs say

Moses Lake Police Chief Kevin Fuhr and Ephrata Police Chief Kurt Adkinson are law enforcement veterans of the same vintage as former Royal City Police Chief ...

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
ML School Board okays student reps

Two student representatives are expected to join the Moses Lake School Board this fall.

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
MLSD looks at 2022 levy, fall board races

Voters in the Moses Lake School District will vote this year on a new local school funding levy and two school board seats.

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
Police reform bill passes Senate

SB 5051 is one of the many police reform bills introduced at the beginning of Washington's legislative session.

Updated 4 hours, 13 minutes ago
Othello 4-year-old dies in accidental shooting

A four-year-old died Sunday after his father allegedly accidentally shot him in the head Saturday.

Updated 11 hours, 9 minutes ago
House approves bill on limited licenses for foreign physicians

House Bill 1129, which passed in a 94-4 vote Wednesday, would permit the Washington Medical Commission to supply international medical graduates with limited...

Updated 11 hours, 21 minutes ago
Schoesler’s bill on depreciation funds for school districts passes Senate

Senate Bill 5202 would require school districts to create a depreciation subfund in their general fund.

Updated 12 hours, 28 minutes ago
Moses Lake man allegedly caught with more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine

A Moses Lake man was booked into the Grant County Jail Tuesday for allegedly maintaining a drug house after the Moses Lake Police Department seized more than three pounds of drugs from his home.

Updated 2 days, 4 hours ago
Heating up the garden: Dave Ruffin grows peppers

Add a little spice to your crop haul this year with peppers.

Updated 2 days, 15 hours ago
Measures aiming to limit executive powers die in legislature

When a regular session of the legislature began in January, Republicans introduced bills to limit executive power in emergencies. All of those bills in Olymp...

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Road projects scheduled for Highway 17 next week

Two road repair projects on state Route 17, south of Moses Lake, will mean traffic delays beginning Monday.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Moses Lake-bound rocket maker secures funding

Stoke Space Technologies announced early Thursday the company has secured $9.1 million from a pair of California-based venture capital companies to continue research on reusable rocket engines.

Updated 3 days, 4 hours ago
Name change approved for Moses Lake department

The Moses Lake Parks and Recreation Department will be renamed the Moses Lake Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department.