Lincoln County sheriff charged for DUI coverup

DAVENPORT- Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers faces criminal charges for reportedly preventing DUI charges for his son. Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County... — Updated 6/12/2021

Suspended drivers may be able to get back behind wheel

OLYMPIA – Drivers whose licenses were suspended because they didn't pay traffic fines may be able to get back on the road by June 16. A Thurston County Superior Court Judge has ruled that it’s unconstitutional to suspend a... — Updated 6/8/2021

High court: No 'green card' after illegal entry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that illegal aliens claiming a temporary protected status are not eligible to apply to become permanent residents. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion, noting... — Updated 6/8/2021

Commissioners approve final Hailey railroad project work

PASCO – Franklin County commissioners unanimously approved of closing out a $52,760 contract with Pavement Control Surfaces during their regular meeting Tuesday morning, June 8. The Hailey railroad crossing project was entirely... — Updated 6/8/2021

Kennewick teen injured in DUI-related crash

PASCO — A Kennewick teenager is facing a DUI charge following a 4:27 a.m. crash Saturday, June 5, along Interstate 182 near the Road 68 interchange. Joe E. Vargas, 18, was taken to a hospital for treatment of crash-related... — Updated 6/6/2021

Hydroplane racing is back on

PASCO — Just a few weeks after canceling the annual hydroplane races here, Water Follies officials have announced the races are back on. The hydroplane races will take place July 23-25 on the Columbia River, upstream from the... — Updated 5/25/2021

Hike the falls

PALOUSE FALLS - The visitor area and trails around Palouse Falls are open to visitors. The main waterfall is the focal point of Palouse Falls State Park. Trails lead daring hikers... — Updated 5/18/2021

Ribbon-cutting set for new pharmacy

PASCO — The Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5, for the new West Pasco Pharmacy. The ceremony will be part of an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 7505 Sandifur Parkway... — Updated 6/4/2021

New pumps to provide water for farming irrigation

WARDEN — A new pump station seven miles northeast of the city will provide irrigation water to nearly 10,500 acres of farmland. The EL 47.5 station was dedicated Thursday... — Updated 6/1/2021

E. Coli outbreak linked to Othello dairy

OTHELLO — State officials say they have linked an E. Coli outbreak to contaminated yogurt from a local dairy farm. The state Department of Health said the outbreak is connected to yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy, owned and... — Updated 5/18/2021

Unemployment is intended as a bridge

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their jobs... — Updated 5/25/2021

It's time for Washingtonians to go back to work

Masks are coming off. Most residents wanting a coronavirus vaccination have gotten one. Sports are on and students are back in the classroom. It’s not a coronavirus emergency... — Updated 5/25/2021

Vaccination: It's your choice

It’s time to decide if you want a COVID vaccination. If you want to take a precaution to help you avoid contracting COVID, then you can accept a free vaccination. If you don’t... — Updated 5/25/2021

New veterans memorial unveiled

PASCO — City View Cemetery unveiled a new memorial honoring soldiers who died in war during a Memorial Day observance Monday. The observance included the playing of the "National Anthem," "God Bless America" and "Taps." Mayor... — Updated 6/2/2021

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