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Updated 1 week, 4 days ago

ML Council OKs $111.5 million 2023 budget

MOSES LAKE — At a regular meeting on Tuesday, the Moses Lake City Council formally adopted the city’s $111.5 mil...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
‘Aquifer rescue mission’

MOSES LAKE - A dozen leaders from across the Columbia Basin and Washington State came together in Moses Lake Monday morning to have a roundtable discussion a...

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Grant Co. voters have minor ballot adjustment

EPHRATA —Voters in Grant County are going to have to do a little more work in order to vote thanks to an error made in preparing this November’s ballots, acc...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Skaug sworn in as Moses Lake council member

MOSES LAKE — New Moses Lake City Council member Dave Skaug was formally sworn in as a member of the council and Deanna Martinez was named the city’s new depu...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Candidates discuss policies at candidate forum

MOSES LAKE — Candidates for several county-level races responded to questions at a candidate forum at the Moses Lake Civic Center Monday evening. Races repre...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Grant Co. candidates face off in Mattawa

MATTAWA — The democratic process was on display Thursday evening, as candidates for countywide office faced off at Wahluke High School Thursday evening. T...

Updated 3 months ago
Upcoming election dates of note

Grant County Sheriff candidates Joe Harris, left, and Joey Kriete addressed a meeting of the Moses Lake-Othello Association of Realtors on Sept. 1. The candi...

Updated 3 months ago
GCSO candidates speak at Realtors association

MOSES LAKE — Grant County Sheriff candidates Joey Kriete and Joe Harris addressed a meeting of the Moses Lake-Othello Association of Realtors on Thursday, co...

Updated 3 months ago
Grant Co. Democrats announce contest winners

MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Democrats have announced the winners in their second annual Candy Count game. The game took place at the Democrats’ booth at t...

Updated 3 months ago
Hankins resigns

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake Mayor Dean Hankins has announced his resignation as mayor and as a member of the Moses Lake City Council. “This morning we receive...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Soap Lake gets reader sign, supports students and swears in new council member

SOAP LAKE — The Soap Lake Police Department will communicate a little better with drivers, Chief Ryan Cox said at Wednesday’s city council meeting. SLPD h...

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Primary election results certified, recount possible in Grant County Commission race

EPHRATA — Terry Thompson, incumbent Adams County Commissioner, will be challenged by Mike Garza in the November general election. The race for Grant County C...

Updated 4 months ago
November options narrowed after primaries

COLUMBIA BASIN - While Grant and Adams county voters had plenty of options in the Aug. 2 primary, the point of the August ballot is to narrow down options in...

Updated 4 months ago
Moses Lake council member named chair of Republican org

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake City Council member Deanna Martinez has been named the chair of the Mainstream Republicans of Washington, according to a press releas...

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Q&A: Grant County Sheriff candidates

EPHRATA — The announcement earlier this year by long-time Grant County Tom Jones that he would not seek re-election, followed by his retirement in June, thre...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
County candidates speak at forum

MOSES LAKE — Elected officials should set a high standard for themselves and hold the people who work for and with them accountable — that was something most...