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 By Roger Harnack    News 

PDC records show business, ag support for Didier

PASCO — Business and agricultural support is growing for the candidacy of incumbent Franklin County Commissioner Clint Didier in his re-election bid, according to Public Disclosure Commission records. Meanwhile, former... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
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Voting accuracy test today

PASCO — The Franklin County Auditor's Office will test election equipment at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 4. The test is required under Revised Code of Washington 29A.12.130, and Washington Administrative Codes 434-335-300 and... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
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Deputy retires after 29 years

PASCO - After 29 years on the job, Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputy Shane Grieb is retiring. "We're grateful for your many years of service to our community," Sheriff Jim... — Updated 10/4/2022

 
 By The Journal    News

Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 10/4/2022

 

County receives a "clean" audit

RITZVILLE – At an Adams County commissioner’s meeting Sept. 13, the State Auditor’s Office reported no uncorrected misstatements in the county’s financial statements, no significant internal control deficiencies, and no... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Maverick gas station coming to Ritzville

RITZVILLE - As early as spring of next year, Ritzville will have a new Maverick gas station. "Maverick has told us they will build in the spring of 2023," according to Julie... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Hwy 24

OTHELLO – The Washington State Patrol is looking for information on hit-and-run incident that left a pedestrian dead. The victim remains unknown, as does the driver of an unknown vehicle. According to the state patrol, the crash... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By The Journal    News

Hibbs to ride at Iron Legacy

RITZVILLE – Saddle up. The Iron Legacy Ranch will host a fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2, to help Miss Rodeo Washington Lexy Hibbs. The event will run from 1-5 p.m. at the ranch, 651... — Updated 9/29/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Residents balk at water restrictions

LIND – With the August 4 fire under control, some Lind residents are wondering why the city continues to enforce a ban on lawn watering. These concerns led 22 Lind residents to attend a city council meeting on August 9. During... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Local boy arrested for stolen gun, stolen car

OTHELLO – A local boy is in custody after being arrested Monday morning, Aug. 29, at his home in connection with possession a a stolen handgun and stolen vehicle. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release the name... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Ag is the 'big kid on the block'

RITZVILLE – A new labor report by economist Donald W. Meseck shows agriculture remains the backbone of the economy in Adams County. According to the report, dry-land wheat,... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Dale Brown    News

Mayor responds to residents' questions

LIND – During the town’s August 23 city council meeting, Mayor Paula Bell listened to additional resident concerns about the town’s water supply and watering mandates. In sometimes contentious interactions, the mayor laid... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Wright name 'canceled' at Fairchild Air Force Base

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – The military leader who led U.S. Army troops to victory over northwest tribes in the Battle of Four Lakes and the Battle of the Spokane Plains is being... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pasco boys injured in pursuit-related crash near Burbank

BURBANK — Two Pasco boys were injured early Monday morning, Aug. 22, after the car in which they were passengers crashed while being pursued by the Washington State Patrol. The 16-year-old driver, also from Pasco, was not... — Updated 8/24/2022

 

Connell man facing DUI charge

ELTOPIA — A Connell man sustained injuries in a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 395 early Sunday morning, Aug. 21. Efrain Medina Ruelas, 44, is also facing a driving while under the influence charge after the 2:18 a.m. crash... — Updated 8/24/2022

 

West Richland man facing charges in U.S. 395 crash

PASCO — A West Richland man is facing charges in an Aug. 15 crash on U.S. Highway 395 about 9 miles north of the Pasco. Ismael Neponuceno-Sanchez, 24, of West Richland, is facing charges of second-degree negligent driving and... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Senator to introduce 'parents' bill of rights'

GRAHAM — A state senator plans to introduce a parents' "bill of rights" package when the Legislature convenes in January for its 2023 session. Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that its time schools address... — Updated 8/24/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Pasco man dies from injuries in Matawa roundabout crash

MATTAWA — A Pasco man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash in the roundabout on state Highway 243. Roy L. Lomon, 80, was pronounced dead at Kadlec Hospital in Richland at about 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. The hospital... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Five injured in crash west of Othello

OTHELLO – Five people were hospitalized after being ejected Wednesday, Aug. 17, from a vehicle that flipped near Milepost 49 of state Highway 24, west of the city. Othello residents Aleyssa J. Hernandez, 21; Victoria F.... — Updated 8/18/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Didier leading in campaign financial support

PASCO – At first glance at campaign finance records, it appears former Franklin County Commissioner Rick R. Miller is leading incumbent District No. 3 Commissioner and Chairman... — Updated 8/17/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Teens held on $500,000 bail in Pasco shooting

PASCO — Three teenagers are being held on $500,000 bail each in connection with the shooting death of a Pasco man. Angel Isaiah Garcia, Brian Armando Panduro-Valenzuela and Osman C. Morales Salto, all 18, were arrested Friday,... — Updated 8/16/2022

 

Man held on $2 million in connection with Mesa woman's death

MESA – A Franklin County resident is being held on $2 million bail in connection with the death of a former Othello School District teacher. Chiloe LaRae Chervenell, 49, was booked into the Franklin County Jail on Aug. 11 on... — Updated 8/15/2022

 

Leaping back

OTHELLO – Hundreds of endangered northern leopard frogs are expected to leap into the wild at the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge. The frogs were caught as tadpoles by state Department of Fish and Wildlife employees earlier... — Updated 8/15/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Newhouse eking out narrow primary win

PASCO — Incumbent Dan Newhouse appears to have eked out a narrow primary election win in the contest for the 4th Congressional District seat. But he only has the support of two... — Updated 8/12/2022

 
 By Roger Harnack    News

Person steps down as health officer

PASCO - After 11 years, Dr. Amy Person is stepping down as Benton-Franklin Health District's health officer. "Leaving Benton-Franklin Health District after more than 10 years of... — Updated 8/12/2022

 

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