Ballots mailed last week

PASCO — Ballots in the Nov. 2 general election were mailed to registered voters last Tuesday, Oct. 12. Anyone who is not currently registered to vote in the state can register online at or by mail until Monday,... — Updated 10/18/2021

Kennewick man injured in crash

MESA — A Kennewick man was injured when his vehicle crashed into a guardrail and overturned Monday on state Highway 17 about 2 miles north of the city. Carlos H. Silva Morales, 40, was taken to a Pasco hospital for treatment of... — Updated 10/18/2021

Five hurt in two-vehicle crash

MESA — Five people were injured in two-vehicle crash Sunday, Oct. 17, about 15 miles north of the city on state Highway 17. The Washington State Patrol identified the crash victims as Nayeli A. Esquivel-Castro, 19, of Tacoma;... — Updated 10/18/2021

Political activist arrested in attack on Sen. Schoesler

RITZVILLE – A political activist has been arrested in connection with an assault on Sen. Mark Schoesler. Glen R. Stockwell, 71, of Ritzville, a former candidate for various... — Updated 10/15/2021

Council overrules Lind mayor

LIND – A resident who was overcharged for water connection is getting thousands of dollars returned. Briana Osborn appeared before the Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 28, to plead her case for reimbursement of water connection... — Updated 10/11/2021

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

Citrus fundraiser starts for Bulldogs boys basketball

PASCO - A citrus-flavored boys basketball fundraiser has kicked off in support of the Pasco Bulldogs hoops programs. Fans, supporters and others can order citrus from today, Oct.... — Updated 10/11/2021

Palouse Falls plan ends camping, requires permits

OLYMPIA – A new plan for managing Palouse Falls State Park may end camping and require hiking permits if its approved. Washington State Parks officials will take comments on the... — Updated 9/28/2021

Additional sturgeon fishing days added

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. — Fishermen will be able to catch and keep sturgeon on a section of the lower Columbia River for four more days in September. Fisheries managers for Oregon and Washington announced Wednesday, Sept. 15, that... — Updated 9/16/2021

Chiawana football team ranked No. 5

PASCO - A local football team is ranked among the Top 5 among all divisions in Washington state. has ranked the Chiawana Riverhawks as the No. 5 team, behind... — Updated 8/27/2021

Toxic algae subsides in Scooteney

BASIN CITY — Recreational activities can resume on Scooteney Reservoir as a toxic algal bloom has subsided. The reservoir was closed Aug. 13 after water tests showed a high level of toxins, the Benton-Franklin Health District... — Updated 8/27/2021

Eagle's Nest plans fundraiser for Connell sports

CONNELL - The booster club for the Connell Eagles sports program will host a fundraising barbecue Sept. 2. The Eagle's Nest barbecue will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Connell... — Updated 8/24/2021

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

Time to remind lawmakers of obligation

Article II of the state Constitution vests all legislative authority in the Legislature and specifically reserves supplementary power in the people as regards the legislative process. For the last several years, however, the... — Updated 10/4/2021

Ordering 4-H volunteers to get COVID vaccine goes too far

Talk about a bureaucrat with delusions of grandeur. On Sept. 3, Washington State University Extension Office Director Vicki A. McCracken took it upon herself to dictate that all... — Updated 9/28/2021

Pasco School district to launch 'Read and Rise'

PASCO — The School District is launching a five-week educational series Sept. 28 designed to help families overcome reading deficiencies of children. The "Read and Rise" program will run from 1-1:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays... — Updated 9/16/2021

Riverfest canceled, again

KENNEWICK — The 2021 RiverFest Celebration Festival at Columbia Park has been canceled. The event was scheduled for Oct. 9. “It is very unfortunate that for the second year in a row we have to cancel this fun celebration, and... — Updated 8/31/2021

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