Tuesday, July 05, 2022


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

Updated 7 hours, 59 minutes ago

The Cattle Battle: Bovine Respiratory Disease

One of the greatest issues cattle owners face is Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), a complex condition that can ...

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
Washington population continues to grow

OLYMPIA — There are 7,864,400 people living in Washington as of April 1, 2022 — an increase of more than 158,000 since the 2020 census, according to estimates compiled and published by the Washington State Office...

Updated 4 days, 15 hours ago
WSP seeks witnesses to Mattawa hit and run

GRANT COUNTY — The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses or anyone who might have information about a hit and run accident south of Mattawa early Wednesday. ...

Updated 4 days, 16 hours ago
Fire chief grateful for mutual aid after Tuesday fires

SOAP LAKE - June 28 was a busy day for Grant County firefighters. At least five different wildfires broke out around the country prompting responses from loc...

Updated 4 days, 16 hours ago
State high condemns former Grant Co. prosecutor’s conduct

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously overturned the 2017 conviction of a Moses Lake man charged with assaulting police office...

Updated 4 days, 17 hours ago
Japanese ag students arrive at Big Bend

MOSES LAKE — Thirty-one Japanese exchange students arrived at Big Bend Community College this week to start their 19-month-long studies in the United States as part of the Japanese Agricultural Training Program...

Updated 5 days, 16 hours ago
USDA’s tips to avoid foodborne illnesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a release on June 28 advising the public how to prevent foodborne illnesses. “Wherever you go this summer, don’t forget to bring your safe food handling practices alon...

Updated 6 days, 7 hours ago
Sports schedule June 29 - July 5

COLUMBIA BASIN - Check out this week’s sports schedule, featuring local, regional and national events and camps.

Updated 6 days, 7 hours ago
Hope for Hanford

MATTAWA- The second annual Hanford Journey was held June 24 at the Vernita Boat Launch. The event familiarizes people with the area, educates them on the his...

Updated 6 days, 17 hours ago
Rectenwald appointed as interim Grant County Sheriff

EPHRATA — Grant County Undersheriff Ryan Rectenwald has been appointed as the interim Grant County Sheriff. Grant County Commissioners approved the appointme...

Updated 6 days, 18 hours ago
Wineries to hold ribbon cutting in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — The Port of Kennewick, along with the city of Kennewick, Benton County and the Hanford Area Economic Investment Fund Advisory Committee, is inviting the public to come and celebrate the completion of ...

Updated 6 days, 19 hours ago
Fire ban implemented at Columbia National Wildlife Refuge, Hanford Reach

OTHELLO — All activities likely to start a fire have been banned on national wildlife refuges in the Mid-Columbia region, effective through Sept. 30. The region includes the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge near...

Updated 1 week ago
Melcher appointed to Charter Commission

OLYMPIA – House Minority Leader J. T. Wilcox, R-Pierce County, recently appointed Vickey Melcher to a 4-year term on the Washington State Charter School Commission...

Updated 1 week ago
GESA seeks applications for local heroes grants

RICHLAND — Gesa Credit Union is seeking applicants for its 2022 Local Heroes Grants Program. The program, which will award grants of up to $50,000 to community nonprofit groups and organizations that serve wha...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
First aid for pets

When a friend or significant other gets hurt we generally have a good idea of how to take care of them, but what do you do when your pet is in an emergency? ...