Sunday, January 23, 2022


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

Updated 2 days, 18 hours ago

Salmon recovery bill sparks plenty of testimony

OLYMPIA — Highly contested legislation designed to drive up salmon populations could also devastate Washington f...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Cyclist injured in record-breaking jump attempt

Motorcyclist and stunt rider Alex Harvill was rushed to Samaritan Hospital Thursday morning after a bad landing.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
State to reward vaccine recipients

OLYMPIA — It’s quite an incentive. Get a COVID-19 vaccination and possibly win $1 million.

Updated 8 months ago
State sends relief to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Commerce said Thursday it has awarded $234 million in the fourth round of Working Washington relief and recovery grants.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Group expected to file an effort to recall Inslee

OLYMPIA — A group seeking to recall Gov. Jay Inslee was expected to file paperwork with Washington Secretary of State late Monday accusing Inslee of “lawless...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Inslee sets June 30 for reopening state

MOSES LAKE — Reaction was varied among local officials to the announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday setting June 30 as the date to reopen the state fro...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
'Water is everything': State legislators add money for local irrigation, projects in capital budget

MOSES LAKE — Legislators included a number of local projects — including two major irrigation expansions and repair work to the Soap Lake city hall — as part...

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
State updates emergency rules for ag worker housing

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries and the state Department of Health on Friday updated emergency rules intended to protect laborers living in temporary farmworker housing from the coronavirus, L&I a...

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 3 weeks 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 8 months, 4 weeks 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 9 months 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 9 months, 2 weeks 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 9 months, 3 weeks 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 9 months, 3 weeks 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...