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Updated 12 hours, 31 minutes ago

Crime trending down in Moses Lake, Ephrata

MOSES LAKE — Crime trends in Moses Lake and Ephrata seem to be following the rest of the state - they went down be…

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
WA to spend $150M in CCA money on energy rebates

(The Center Square) – Washington state plans to spend approximately $150 million of taxpayer dollars generated from the Climate Commitment Act to issue residen…

Updated 4 days, 13 hours ago
Burgess says planning for growth part of Grant Co. Commission's job

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Commission candidate Kevin Burgess said county and city governments need to think ahead when planning for growth. Burgess is running …

Updated 5 days, 20 hours ago
New WA law gives green light to more red light and speed zone cameras

(The Center Square) – Washington drivers may soon see a lot more red light cameras and other automated enforcement cameras across the state, thanks to a law th…

Updated 1 week ago
IRS data: WA lost 18K people, $1.66B in taxable income in 2021

(The Center Square) – Washington state saw a net loss of 18,798 taxpayers and their families between calendar years 2021 and 2022, according to Internal Revenu…

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
WDFW to decide on 'endangered' status of gray wolves

(The Center Square) – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide later this month on lowering gray wolves’ status under the state’s endangered spe…

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Newhouse focused on momentum in reelection bid

MOSES LAKE – Rep. Dan Newhouse, R–Wash., said he’s running for reelection because he feels like he still has work to do and because his time in office has conn…

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
Breaching Snake River dams could drop reservoirs, groundwater levels by 100 feet

(The Center Square) – As the Biden administration attempts to gain support for breaching hydroelectric dams in Washington, state and federal agencies are prepa…

Updated 1 week, 6 days ago
State Women's Commission launches effort to close gender pay gap

(The Center Square) – The Washington State Women’s Commission has launched a campaign aimed at closing the gender pay gap in Washington state.

Updated 2 weeks ago
With a week to qualify, backers of WA energy choice initiative feeling confident

(The Center Square) – The final push is on for supporters of Initiative 2066 to gather enough signatures and turn in petitions to the Secretary of State’s Offi…

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Smiley addresses priorities in congressional race

MOSES LAKE – Tiffany Smiley decided to run for Congress again, this time for the U.S. House of Representatives 4th Congressional District, after she said resid…

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Transportation, health care focuses of S. Grant chamber

MATTAWA — Upgrades to State Route 243, expanded urgent care options and ways to make it easier to dispose of garbage are among the top areas of focus for the S…

Updated 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Many WA voters still undecided on governor's race 6 weeks ahead of primary

(The Center Square) – With six weeks to go until the Aug. 6 primary in Washington state, a large percentage of registered voters say they haven’t made a decisi…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Adams Co. looks at jail improvements with available funding

RITZVILLE — Adams County officials have advertised for a consultant to conduct a study of the Adams County Jail, with the goal of suggesting options for refurb…

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
New law aims to help WA funeral homes overwhelmed with unclaimed bodies

(The Center Square) – Washington funeral homes and coroners are now allowed to dispose of unclaimed human remains after 45 days. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee …