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 By Brett Davis    News 

Inslee alleges profiteering by oil, gas companies

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee wants legislation to investigate the possibility fossil fuel companies are profiteering from high gas prices in the state. “Well, people are tired – are sick and tired – of oil and gas companies... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Timothy Schumann    News 

Gas prices decline in state

OLYMPIA – Washington state fuel prices fell for the first time in months, but still remain above $5 a gallon. Despite the decrease, the Evergreen State still has the second-highest gas prices in the nation, behind only... — Updated 9/13/2023


Job fairs set for Othello, Ritzville high schools

OTHELLO —The Adams County Development Council is planning two career days for students. The Career Showcase is set for Oct. 19 at Lind-Ritzville High School in Ritzville and Oct. 24 at Othello High School in Othello, according... — Updated 9/13/2023


Othello man arrested for arson

OTHELLO – A local man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 31, after allegedly attempting to light a trailer on fire. Isabel Junior Rocha III, 38, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin County Jail at about 6:53 a.m. Thursday, jail... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Josh Babcock    News

Hearing loss may be due to COVID 'vaccines'

PULLMAN – A $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help Washington State University researchers determine if new drugs used to treat COVID-19 may be linked to hearing loss. There are no reports of... — Updated 9/13/2023


Fair and Rodeo return to Othello

OTHELLO – The annual Othello Fair and Rodeo returns to Adams County this week, with events running from today through Saturday, Sept. 13-16. The fair brings a midway, carnival rides, live music, livestock, 4-H and FFA projects. T... — Updated 9/13/2023


Party declarations certified

OLYMPIA — As required by state law, political party declarations voters must sign when participating in the 2024 Presidential Primary were certified Tuesday morning by Secretary of State Steve Hobbs. Washington’s voters do not... — Updated 9/13/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Hart, Hebel advance to general election

CONNELL - The race for City Council Position No. sure has a lot of "pH." That's because today's certification of Aug. 1 primary election results determined Preston Hart and Patrice... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By Dale Brown    News

Development director shares hope, frustration

RITZVILLE – Adams County Development Council Executive Director Kyle Niehenke doesn’t sugarcoat the obstacles to commercial development here. Yet, he remains optimistic. At the weekly Adams County Commission meeting Aug. 1,... — Updated 8/15/2023


Black bear spotted

OTHELLO – The Police Department has received multiple reports of a black bear in corn fields north of the city. "At least one photograph has been posted giving the sightings even... — Updated 8/15/2023


USDA sets farm loan rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week announced loan interest rates, effective Aug. 1. The department’s Farm Service Agency loans provide access to capital to help agricultural producers start or... — Updated 8/15/2023


Toddler hit by car

OTHELLO – A 1-year-old boy was struck by a car Aug. 1 and airlifted to a regional medical center for care. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office released little information on the incident, but noted it is not a criminal case. The... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

One dead, six injured in Mesa crash

MESA – An Othello man was killed and six others injured in a five-vehicle pileup Aug. 7 about three miles north of town. Jesus Camacho-Augustine, 21, of Othello, was pronounced dead at the scene near Milepost 10 of state Highway... — Updated 8/15/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Connell man among five arrested after trying to pay for sex

OTHELLO – A Connell resident is among the five men arrested July 29 in a reverse prostitution sting. Cesar Chavez-Alcala, 28, of Connell, is facing charges in Othello District Court, along with Victorina Garcia, 45, of Mattawa;... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Schmunk, Weidemann lead Lind primary election races

LIND - Preliminary primary election returns show Jamie Schmunk and Jim Weidemann leading Town Council races. At the end of counting Tuesday night, Aug. 1, Schmuck had 62 votes... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Hart dominating Connell council race

CONNELL — Candidate Preston Hart has a commanding lead in the Aug. 1 primary election race for City Council Position No. 5. but it's a dead heat to see who will be the runner-up. After the end of the first day of counting... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Council discusses 'Paint Pasco' project

PASCO — The City Council discussed funding for the effort to regentrify the downtown areas. During a council meeting July 24, Community and Economic Development Director Jacob Gonzalez introduced two Framework Consulting... — Updated 8/1/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Legislators tour Franklin County election center

PASCO - A group of legislators joined Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs on July 25 to tour Franklin County's downtown election center to see the ballot process first-hand.... — Updated 7/27/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Council moves forward on Well No. 7

LIND — The Town Council approved a work order to provide an analysis of Well No. 7 during its meeting Tuesday, July 11. Work order No. 4 allocates $9,493 for labor toward the total $44.250 cost of the well project. The town has... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

West Nile virus detected in mosquitos

PASCO — Benton Franklin Health District officials have issued a warning for the West Nile virus after detecting it in the Richland area. A mosquito in Richland tested positive for the virus July 21, officials said. More than a... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Roger Harnack    News

Othello man arrested for child rape

OTHELLO – A local man is facing a child rape charge after being caught in bed with a child. Manuel Trinidad-Ortiz, 32, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin County Jail following his July 19 arrest for first-degree child rape... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Forum shines light on Lind candidates

LIND — While residents wound down after a sunny summer day, the race for town council position Nos. 4 and 5 began to wind up during a candidate forum July 17. Modeator Robert Meader gave the candidates an array of questions to... — Updated 7/26/2023


Man arrested near Othello for arson

OTHELLO – A local man remains in jail in connection with a reported arson July 18. Victor Jesus Perez-Villela, 28, was arrested and booked into the Franklin County Jail on a... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Abigail Beaton    News

Gonzalez: County expects more employees to leave

PASCO — County Administrator Mike Gonzalez expects county government to lose nearly a third of its employees in the coming months. During a Franklin County Commission meeting Tuesday, July 25, Gonzalez said 32.5% of county... — Updated 7/26/2023


Lawmakers, Inslee at odds over gas prices

POMEROY – Eastern Washington lawmakers are taking issue with a move by Gov. Jay Inslee to blame oil companies for skyrocketing fuel prices. Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, said inflated fuel prices are not because of big oil, but... — Updated 7/25/2023


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