Sunday, January 24, 2021

Local News

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Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago

Grant County Fire District 5 takes unusual approach to expanding fire truck fleet

Buying a new fire truck, or even a used one, can be an expensive proposition for a fire district.

Updated 1 day, 1 hour ago
Grant County reimburses family whose dog was run over by sheriff's deputy

The Grant County commissioners approved reimbursement of veterinary expenses incurred by a Moses Lake family whose dog was run over by a sheriff’s deputy in the summer, according to county officials.

Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago
House passes legislation on transparency, business tax exemptions

State representatives voted to pass legislation, including a bill that would allow for more transparency for public agencies, during a virtual House floor debate Friday.

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago
Dano challenges Inslee to forgo salary until lockdowns end

A Grant County official announced he will not take his salary until restrictions on businesses are lifted by Gov. Jay Inslee, and challenged Inslee and other state officials to do the same.

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago
Not the next Sea-Tac: Grant County International Airport not on panel’s list

As state officials struggle to identify a site for a new, large passenger airport in Washington to take traffic from the much-burdened Seattle-Tacoma Interna...

Updated 2 days, 1 hour ago
Hawkins suggests alternative school calendars for K-12

A District 12 legislator wants to create alternative school calendars for K-12 institutions in Washington state to address the loss children have been experiencing over time.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Fire destroys Washington Potato Company, triggers evacuation

A fire erupted inside Washington Potato Company in Warden Thursday night and likely was going to burn for several hours, officials said. It also triggered a ...

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Biden-Harris Administration will create ‘subtle changes’ in Grant County

Because Grant County is so red, the national administration will have little effect beyond a "change of tone."

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
A busy COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Quincy

The line of cars wound out of the Quincy High School parking lot and nearly all the way down Jackrabbit Lane on Wednesday morning.

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Public libraries again close to in-person visits

The NCW Libraries system closed libraries to in-person use Wednesday afternoon, due to the state's pandemic-related limits.

Updated 3 days, 1 hour ago
Proposal to move state to Phase 2 gets a hearing

SB 5114 would allow businesses, facilities and institutions in all regions to operate under Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery” plan.

Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago
Wanted suspect captured by local authorities

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Moses Lake police found suspect Michael Cera Barrajas, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Stratford Road.

Updated 4 days, 1 hour ago
On the front line: Public works director tries to broaden employees’ roles as first responders

Public works professionals work incredibly long hours during a crisis, supporting other agencies and communicating with the public, he said. After a long nig...

Updated 4 days, 1 hour ago
Othello Chamber of Commerce looking for new manager

Othello Chamber of Commerce directors are looking for a new manager, as current manager Sharon Skorick has announced her retirement, effective Feb. 28.

Updated 4 days, 1 hour ago
Othello High School video details rules for reopening

Sometimes it’s hard to direct or be in a video.