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April 12, 2024 1 a.m.

Building permits for April 12, 2024

Building permits for March and April of 2024 issued by Grant County and the city of Moses Lake. Items already reported on April 5 are not included in this listing.

Ephrata Middle School ribbon cutting set for Monday
April 10, 2024 6:06 p.m.

Ephrata Middle School ribbon cutting set for Monday

EPHRATA – A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for this coming Monday at 6 p.m. at Ephrata Middle School to celebrate the school’s recent remodel. Changes made at the school include a new security vestibule, upgraded gym and cafeteria. Those attending the ribbon cutting will have an opportunity to hear from school leadership and tour the campus to see what changes have been made to public areas. Additional improvements include changes to the school’s HVAC system which make it easier and more affordable to maintain over time. The campus is located at 384 A Street SE in Ephrata.

Benton Sheriff asks for help identifying victims in sex assault case
April 10, 2024 5:09 p.m.

Benton Sheriff asks for help identifying victims in sex assault case

KENNEWICK – In a Tuesday announcement, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying additional victims of Jose Marcelo Bustos, 37, who was arrested March 18 for second-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping with aggravating circumstance, with an allegation of sexual motivation.

April 10, 2024 12:46 p.m.

BIAW sees a mixed bag of industry successes, frustrations from WA Legislative Session

TUMWATER – While Washington’s housing crisis continues to linger, the Washington Legislative Session for 2024 session brought mixed results for housing costs in Washington, according to a press release from the Building Industry Association of Washington.

April 9, 2024 3:48 p.m.

Big Bend co-op's Caring Neighbors donates $10K to local organizations

RITZVILLE – According to an April 3 announcement, nonprofit organization Caring Neighbors, a five-member volunteer board established by Big Bend Electric Co-op, recently donated more than $10,000 to eight local non-profit organizations.

News Bites for April 9, 2024
April 9, 2024 2 a.m.

News Bites for April 9, 2024

EPHRATA — The Grant County Sheriff’s Office issued a reminder Sunday for residents not to swim or play in irrigation canals, which have begun to fill up for the year.

STUDIO BASIN: Fentanyl challenges and sports successes
April 8, 2024 2:17 p.m.

STUDIO BASIN: Fentanyl challenges and sports successes

MOSES LAKE – In this episode of the STUDIO BASIN Podcast, Managing Editor R. Hans “Rob” Miller sits down with Grant County Sheriff Joey Kriete to discuss the issues the county is facing with Fentanyl. The pair discuss what the challenges are for law enforcement as officers work to stem the tide of the dangerous drug in the county and review statistics for Washington and the county in relation to fentanyl overdoses.

Weather for the week of April 8, 2024
April 8, 2024 2 a.m.

Weather for the week of April 8, 2024

Weather for the week of April 8, 2024

Single-vehicle collision closes SR 262
April 6, 2024 12:44 p.m.

Single-vehicle collision closes SR 262

MARDON — A fiery collision left a man in the hospital and closed state Route 262 Friday morning, according to a statement from the Washington State Patrol.

April 5, 2024 1:30 a.m.

Basin box score roundup for April 5, 2024

MOSES LAKE – Most of the student athletes in the Basin are on Spring Break this week, but there have been a few games for Moses Lake and Othello teams, both of which performed well in their respective sports.

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