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Updated 13 hours, 42 minutes ago

Maria Celaya appointed as Mattawa mayor

Mattawa City Council member Maria Celaya has been appointed as the mayor of Mattawa.

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Royal City man charged in robbery

A first-degree armed robbery charge is pending against a Royal City man in connection with a holdup at a Rock Island business Nov. 17.

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Man in custody after standoff, use of gas

A Quincy man is in custody after allegedly barricading himself in a home until officers deployed CS gas early Tuesday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Seven COVID-19 cases linked to 300-person wedding

COLUMBIA BASIN — As of Tuesday, seven cases of the coronavirus in Adams County were linked to the Nov. 7 Ritzville-area wedding reported to have had around 300 attendees, according to health officials.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Senior project-turned-fundraiser trots into its 10th year

On a cold November morning, Kelsie Eddie stood in the parking lot of a local church wearing a splay-eyed turkey hat she bought from Amazon, jumping up to han...

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Samaritan offers drive-through coronavirus testing

MOSES LAKE — Samaritan Healthcare is offering drive-through COVID-19 tests, a service that began Monday.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Two injured after allegedly unsecured load comes loose

Two people driving eastbound on state Route 28 west of Quincy received minor injuries after a pickup truck driving westbound lost its load of wooden poles.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Virtual speaker to present Washington 'women warriors' from history

The Moses Lake Museum and Art Center will host writer Mayumi Tsutakawa on Dec. 10 to present the stories of five Washington “women warriors,” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Updated 3 days, 13 hours ago
Local businesses uncertain as Inslee announces more aid

When COVID-19 hit, Bruce Russell said Papa’s Casino, Ten Pin Tap House and Ten Pin Inn & Suites were having a record year.

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
A giving tradition: Columbia Basin Elks keep annual Thanksgiving event going amid limitations

Smiles and ‘thank yous’ were in abundance as people came through the line at the Elks Lodge in Moses Lake on Wednesday afternoon. While the event might have ...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
MLSD considers adding student rep to school board

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School Board is considering adding a student representative to its number.

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Schools keep going despite COVID-19

With Gov. Jay Inslee imposing a wave of new restrictions on social and commercial activity statewide in response to the rapid rise in new COVID-19 cases, there is one place the governor did not include in this la...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Local health care groups gather donations for local food banks

For the 20th Annual Turkey Drive hosted by local health care providers, residents hoping to help stock the local food bank’s pantry traveled to the organizat...

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Newhouse named chairman of Western Caucus

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, has been named the chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus for the 117th Congress after receiving the unanimous support of the caucus’ executive committee.

Updated 4 days, 19 hours ago
One injured, Stratford Road closed after shooting

Stratford Road in Moses Lake was closed near the intersection of Harris Road Sunday night while law enforcement investigated a shooting in which at least one person was injured.

Updated 5 days, 14 hours ago
Small spaces just fine for this retired Quincy veteran

Tiny living in Quincy wasn’t the 81-year-old’s goal after retiring from a 42-year-long career at Safeway’s bakery division, but Rudy Herrera said the 208-squ...