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State high court declines redistricting authority

OLYMPIA - The state Supreme Court this morning, Friday, Dec. 3, has declined to redraw new legislative and congressional maps. The decision follows a failed attempt by the... — Updated 12/3/2021

Texas man injured in DUI-related crash

PASCO — A Texas man was transported to an area hospital early this morning, Thursday, Dec. 2, after crashing his vehicle along Interstate 82. Tyson L. Kinsey, 24, of Tyler, Texas, was also cited for driving under the influence,... — Updated 12/2/2021

Passenger rail meeting set for Dec. 11

RITZVILLE – All Aboard Washington will host an online meeting Saturday, Dec. 11, to review actions being planned for next year in the organization’s effort to return passenger train service to several Eastern Washington... — Updated 12/1/2021

Rep. Dye has plan for carbon tax funds

POMEROY – A 9th Legislative District representative wants to use the state's new carbon tax revenue as a way to eliminate the Discover Pass and cut fees to access and use... — Updated 12/1/2021

Inslee backs off vaccine order in emergencies

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has backed off his vaccination requirement for hospitals and other medical facilities when there is a need to address potentially life-threatening situations. Under an update to Proclamation 21-14 last... — Updated 12/1/2021

Connell girls eliminated in six sets

YAKIMA - The Connell girls volleyball team was swept from the state 1A volleyball tournament Friday, Nov. 12, in six straight sets. The losses ended the season for the No.... — Updated 11/16/2021

Jaguar girls go two-and-out at state

YAKIMA – The Tri-Cities Prep girls volleyball team went two and out at the state 2B volleyball tournament Nov. 11 and 12 in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The No. 12-seeded Jaguars... — Updated 11/16/2021

Firearms restrictions, hunting closures on tap

OLYMPIA — The state Fish and Wildlife Commission may implement new firearms restrictions and hunting closures when it meets virtually Oct. 21-22. In addition, commissioners will discuss a new rule on importing and retaining... — Updated 10/18/2021

Board to re-advertise farm lease

OTHELLO – The Adams County Commission expected to open bids for the lease of 34 acres adjacent to the County Fairgrounds in Othello during its Nov. 15 meeting. But no bids were received. The property was granted to the county,... — Updated 12/1/2021

Businesses seek new liquor licenses

PASCO — Several businesses have applied to the state for new liquor licenses. Businesses applying for new licenses include: Mesa • Comedor Mari, 6850 Road 170, beer and wine license for restaurant. Applied Sept. 28. Pasco ... — Updated 10/21/2021

Water rights should remain private, local

Under the guise of water conservation, the state Department of Ecology is once again moving to take water rights from farmers, ranchers and other private holders. Last month, the... — Updated 12/1/2021

Honoring our fallen heroes goes beyond lowering flags to half-staff

Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight these days. It is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed... — Updated 11/18/2021

Too many state elected officials

TVW recently held a Q&A event between students and the Gov. Jay Inslee discussing various topics, which included dam breaching, homelessness, climate policy, police reform and... — Updated 11/18/2021

State needs to rethink business recruitment strategy

For years, Washington state masked its high business and regulatory costs with low-priced, reliable electricity - lots of it. However, Tennessee packages low-cost, reliable... — Updated 11/3/2021

Gov. Inslee resumes targeting dams

It’s no secret that Gov. Jay Inslee wants the removal of the four federal dams on the lower Snake River between Clarkston and the Tri-Cities. Back in December 2018, his proposed... — Updated 11/2/2021

Parents rightfully standing up to school boards

Earlier this month, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Biden complaining about the increased involvement of passionate parents at school board... — Updated 11/2/2021

Do we still need a Legislature?

With Gov. Jay Inslee telling us his ongoing mandates — developed behind closed doors and imposed without public involvement — are a “raging success,” do we still need the... — Updated 10/18/2021

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