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Updated 4 days, 9 hours ago

Candidate filing period produces challengers for some state, county offices

GRANT/ADAMS COUNTIES — The filing deadline to run for office in Washington at the county and state level was Fri...

Updated 1 day, 9 hours ago
Inslee tests positive for COVID-19, cases on the rise

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19.

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Inslee appoints Doyle to building code council

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Tuesday he has appointed longtime building industry professional Daimon Doyle to the Washington State Building Code Council. Doyle is a builder, Life Director for the Nat...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Ephrata American Legion Auxiliary to kick off Evergreen Girls State 2022

EPHRATA - The Ephrata American Legion will host the upcoming 2022 Evergreen Girls State conference and kick off this weekend. “As a former Girls State participant and junior counselor, I’ve never forgotten my ...

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, 1 day ago
Op-Ed: Governor’s veto of mental health proviso disappointing and unnecessary

Since the pandemic, livelihoods have been devastated, people have fallen behind on their mortgages and rents, students have been left behind in schools, fost...

Updated 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local candidate filing looms

EPHRATA — Filing week begins May 16 for people who want to run for offices on the ballot in the 2022 general election at the county level in Grant and Adams ...

Updated 3 weeks ago
Soap Lake mayor resigns

SOAP LAKE — Soap Lake Mayor Alex Kovach announced his resignation at the Soap Lake City Council meeting on May 4. In a press release dated April 22, but n...

Updated 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Study: Americans want big tech to compensate small papers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans want Congress to intervene in the conflict between small news publishers and “big tech” companies like Google and Facebook, according to a press release from the News Media Alliance. ...

Updated 1 month ago
Vekich appointed to Maritime Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Longshoreman and former Washington legislator Max Vekich has just been sworn in and the newest member of the Federal Maritime Commission, according to a press release from Sen. Maria Cantwell. ...

Updated 1 month ago
Inslee visits Basin to support wildfire recovery, clean energy

COLUMBIA BASIN - Washington State Governor Jay Inslee spent Wednesday on the East side of the Cascades in Moses Lake and Ritzville to talk about renewable en...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Federal legislation could bring Narcan units to more Washington schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Schools may soon have better resources to respond to student drug overdoses under legislation introduced by U.S. House Republicans last week.

Updated 2 months ago
Bill passage sets stage for local silicon manufacturing

MOSES LAKE — A tax break for solar manufacturers championed by Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, passed nearly unanimously during the recent legislative sessi...

Updated 2 months ago
WA legislature examines active shooter drills

OLYMPIA - Washington schools will soon have to follow new guidelines when practicing active shooter drills under legislation signed by Gov. Inslee last week....

Updated 2 months ago
WA state parks announces new director

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced on March 16 the appointment of the agency’s first female director since the agency was established more than 100 years ago. Diana Dupuis...