Friday, May 27, 2022


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Updated 18 hours, 49 minutes ago

Newhouse pens bill to keep China from buying US farmland

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Dan Newhouse announced Thursday that he is introducing a bill that would prevent individ...

Updated 1 week ago
USDA forecasts Higher Washington Wheat Harvest in 2022

PORTLAND — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a major increase in wheat production in Washington in 2022, according to a report published by the department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
USDA to issue aid to growers impacted by natural disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Monday that it will make $6 billion in relief payments to commodity and specialty crop growers affected by natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. Th...

Updated 2 weeks ago
Grant PUD chief testifies before House

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With demand for electricity in Grant County growing, federal energy regulators need to make it easier for hydroelectric generators like th...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Basin community steps out to help Ukrainians

SOAP LAKE - It all started with a teacher who saw a need. Marni Wilks, a Soap Lake Elementary School teacher had a new kindergarten student a few weeks ag...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Federal internet access aid available

SEATTLE — A new program announced Tuesday by Sen. Patty Murray could help as many as 1.4 million low-income Washington resident afford internet connections and the equipment needed to get online...

Updated 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Caution encouraged as motorcycles return to roadways

It’s spring, and among other things, that means that many motorcycle owners are returning to the road. The American Motorcycle Association is asking car and truck drivers to remember that motorcycles are out ther...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Air Force 2 visits Moses Lake

A C-32A — the military version of the Boeing 757 — with the tail number 80001 taking off from the Grant County International Airport during a series of touch...

Updated 3 weeks, 3 days ago
JustServe looks to help Basin community support Ukrainian refugees

GRANT COUNTY - In a project, a group of local community members are organizing help for Ukrainian refugees who relocate to Grant County. “Many Ukrainian families have been forced to leave their h...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Postal service seeks July rate increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Postal Service is asking federal regulators for a rate increase that would see the price of a first-class stamp rise to 60 cents ...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Wash. AG sues USPS over vehicle purchase

OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the U.S. Postal Service for deciding in February to replace up to 165,000 USPS vehicles with gasoline-powered models rather than with electric veh...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Federal funding set aside for wildfire management

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Forest Service on Monday announced $31 million for landscape improvement and forestry health projects across the United States, including roughly $4.4 million in Washington...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
National Public Health Week recognizes outstanding work in Washington

OLYMPIA — April 3-8 is National Public Health Week, a time to celebrate the dedicated people working to improve public health across the country and here in Washington, according to a press release from the Washi...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Praying for peace

SOAP LAKE - The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has impacted many people around the world. Right here in Grant County, there is a Slavic community with persona...

Updated 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Prayers and despair: Ukrainians in the US decry invasion

The Rev. Myron Myronyuk stayed up all night at home in Pennsylvania as his twin brother tried to flee Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, only to turn back because ...