Thursday, May 06, 2021


What's happening in the Pacific Northwest? For information and details regarding Northwest news, see our articles below.

Updated 2 days, 2 hours ago

Inslee decides on a two-week pause on phase changes for counties

Grant County will not move down to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 recovery plan this week.

Updated 2 days, 7 hours ago
Inslee: No new COVID-19 restrictions in Washington for now

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday said all of the state's counties will remain in their current phase of the state's reopening plan, because new COVID-19 cases are ...

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Grant County awaits decision on possible rollback

EPHRATA — While increasing numbers statewide sign petitions to recall Gov. Jay Inslee, it appeared likely on Monday that Grant County will be moved back to Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

Updated 1 week ago
Counties face possible rollback to Phase 2

OLYMPIA — Concern over rising COVID-19 cases in Washington could mean a number of counties — including Grant County — could find themselves set back to Phase 2 in an attempt to limit the spread of the disease.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
A newsman and a visionary: Remembering Duane Hagadone, whose media empire included the Columbia Basin Herald

Duane B. Hagadone, a private but devoted family man and an icon of publishing, real estate and hospitality, died Saturday at his winter home in Palm Desert a...

Updated 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Rollback ahead? Inslee warns of potential for some counties to return to Phase 2 next week

Gov. Jay Inslee said rising case numbers have led to concerns that “several counties” may go back to Phase 2.

Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Easterday allegedly defrauded Tyson out of $233 million

Tri-Cities-area farmer and businessman Cody Easterday defrauded a Tyson Foods subsidiary of more than $233 million in four-year a scheme to bill the company ...

Updated 1 month ago
Committee revamps bill on youth safety tip line

The original intent of Senate Bill 5327 was to require the state attorney general to establish a tip line program for the safety or well-being of individuals...

Updated 1 month ago
Rocket debris falls on Beverly-area farm

According to Grant County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kyle Foreman, a Beverly-area landowner called GCSO after finding what appeared to be debris from the ...

Updated 1 month ago
Vaccine eligibility to expand on April 15

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that as of April 15, all Washington residents older than 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Updated 1 month ago
State accepting applications for fourth round of small business grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce is accepting applications from small businesses for grants of up to $25,000.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Easterdays: More than $400M debt

Troubled Easterday Farms and Easterday Ranches, both of which filed for bankruptcy in early February, reported nearly $420 million in outstanding debts.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wildfire reduction bill moves to Senate

House Bill 1168 would require the state Department of Natural Resources to create a mapping tool to pinpoint the location of small forest landowners who may ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Reopening: State to move to Phase 3

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday the entire state will move to Phase 3 of his COVID-19 Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery plan effective March 22.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
League meeting highlights the power of water

It might be easy to forget the Columbia Basin is really a desert.