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Need information regarding current political news? Here we'll keep you updated on the latest political news, locally and nationally.

Updated 1 week 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 t...

Updated 1 month ago
Newhouse, Murray focus on flawed VA records rollout

RICHLAND — Both Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, and Sen. Patty Murray devoted time following the 4th of July holiday pressing the Veterans Administration to imp...

Updated 1 month ago
Arnold resigns from Soap Lake City Council

SOAP LAKE - Soap Lake City Council Position 5 member Andrew Arnold gave his resignation unexpectedly at the end of the July 6 city council meeting...

Updated 1 month ago
George goes all-out for patriotic bash

GEORGE — You would expect a town named for our first president to pull out all the stops for the Fourth of July - and you’d be right to do so. “It’s a cha...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
VA health records bill signed into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Murray designed to improve transparency in the way the Vete...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Roe overturned: State by state impacts

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to le...

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Wash. AG announces retail crime task force

OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the creation of a statewide Organized Retail Crime theft Task Force Thursday to improve collabor...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Grant Co. commissioners set to select interim sheriff

EPHRATA — Grant County Republican party leaders will submit a list of three applicants Aug. 3 to fill the position of Grant County Sheriff. Grant County Comm...

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Goodbye Billy

SOAP LAKE — The Soap Lake Police Department no longer has a police dog. Soap Lake Police Chief Ryan Cox told the Soap Lake city council at a regular meeti...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Soap Lake City Council appoints new member

SOAP LAKE - The Soap Lake City Council filled its vacant seat at the end of its regular meeting on Wednesday night. Kat Sanderson will take the Soap Lake Cit...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Newhouse hosts congressional dam tour

BURBANK, Wash. — There aren’t many hydroelectric dams in Iowa. So Rep. Marinnette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, said she’s glad she got an opportunity on Wednesday ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Wash. Supreme Court orders sanctions in election lawsuit

OLYMPIA - On June 1, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that the Washington Supreme Court had ordered $28,000 in total sanctions against a gr...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Newhouse talks technology, law enforcement during Moses Lake visit

MOSES LAKE — Recent announcements by technology startups, like advanced battery makers Sila Technologies and Group14 Technologies, as well electric airplane ...

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Inslee tests positive for COVID-19, cases on the rise

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

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks 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 Friday. Several officials that represent Grant a...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks 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...