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Updated 20 hours, 28 minutes ago

Proposed bill aims to combat retail theft

Amendments to the definition of theft could help deter high-value retail crimes if the state legislature passes ...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grant County approves districts

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioners on Nov. 23 approved new boundaries for commission districts to reflect population information from the federal 2020 census.

Updated 2 months ago
Votes certified in general election

The Nov. 3 general election results were certified Tuesday evening, perhaps with surprises in some races.

Updated 2 months ago
Democrat runs for Congress, says central Washington needs attention

YAKIMA — Doug White looks back on some important lessons he learned while working in his grandfather’s vineyards as a child.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Warnick to lead Republicans in Senate

Members of the Washington state Senate Republican Caucus on Thursday elected Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, as their caucus chair and Sen. Ron Muzzall, R-Oak Harbor, as caucus vice chair.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Job not done: State redistricting left up to court, will affect local legislators

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to reach an agreement on new legislative district boundaries by the midnight Monday deadline, ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
County officials to consider changes to Moses Lake UGA

EPHRATA — Changes to the urban growth area, or UGA, included in the recently approved Moses Lake Comprehensive Plan likely will be considered by the Grant Co...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Senate candidate speaks in Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley has a message for Washington and for incumbent Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
MLSD levy approval grows; Gaps widen in updated election results

MOSES LAKE — The latest round of election results Thursday afternoon showed a widening lead in those voting to approve the three-year Moses Lake School District replacement levy.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Quincy, Mattawa mayors maintain lead in updated election numbers

The mayors of Mattawa and Quincy have maintained leads against their challengers, but Quincy School Board and Wahluke School Board incumbents are losing their races in the updated results Thursday for the Nov. 2 ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Voters make the calls

MOSES LAKE — With the first results in from Tuesday’s off-year general election, voters in the Moses Lake School District were barely showing their support f...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Some take big leads in Basin races in first tally

In preliminary general election results Tuesday, Mattawa and Quincy chose mayors, the Quincy City Council chose two new members, while the Royal City City Council chose one, and Othello-area voters decided the fa...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Grant County seeks input on proposal for redrawing commissioner districts

EPHRATA — The Grant County commissioners will take public comment at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 on proposed changes to the boundaries of county commission districts and voter precincts.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Candidate for U.S. Senate to visit Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE — Tiffany Smiley will be at the November meeting of the Republican Women of Grant County.

Updated 3 months ago
Voters to choose mayors, school board, city council members

EPHRATA — Voters will choose a Mattawa mayor, as well as certain Royal City City Council and Wahluke School Board members in the general election Tuesday.

Updated 3 months ago
Mattawa council member, incumbent running for mayor

MATTAWA — Incumbent Mayor Maria Celaya is facing a challenge from city council member Sun Hwang in the general election Tuesday for Mattawa mayor.