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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

Grant Co. candidates face off in Mattawa

MATTAWA — The democratic process was on display Thursday evening, as candidates for countywide office faced off ...

Updated 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week ago
Inslee tests positive for COVID-19, cases on the rise

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

Updated 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 2 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...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 3 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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...