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 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

 By Roger Harnack    News

Fire sweeps south of Lind

LIND - A series of fires broke out last week across Eastern Washington, including a blaze that destroyed several homes and outbuildings in rural Adams County and the Lind area on... — Updated 8/12/2022


Troopers step up patrols as WSU resumes

PULLMAN —The Washington State Patrol has announced that it will be conducting emphasis patrols beginning Aug. 9 through the 20th. As Washington State University students return to Pullman for fall semester, troopers in Whitman,... — Updated 8/12/2022


Sheriff's Office vehicle sustains minor damage

OTHELLO - An Adams County Sheriff's Office vehicle sustained minor damage Thursday, Aug. 4, when a deputy tried to apprehend the driver of a stolen car. The driver and occupants of... — Updated 8/12/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Wildfire prompts closure of U.S. Highway 395

PAHA — U.S. Highway 395 is closed to traffic due to a wildfire in the Milepost 70 area of Adams County. The highway is closed from Cunningham Road, near Milepost 70, to Paha Packard Road, near Milepost 88, according to the state... — Updated 8/12/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Wagner leads Carlson in Adams County Sheriff's race

RITZVILLE — Incumbent Dale Wagner took an early lead in the race for Adams County Sheriff on Tuesday night, Aug. 2. Preliminary primary election returns showed Wagner, an Othello resident, with a 193-vote lead over challenger... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Garza leads Thompson in race for Adams County Commission seat

RITZVILLE — Only 46 votes separate the two candidates in the Adams County Commission District No. 3 race. At the end of counting in the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election, Miguel "Mike" Garza had a 181-vote tally, for 56.04%. In... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Milne leads Peck

PASCO — A sitting Franklin County commissioner is trailing in his bid for a seat at the Republican party table following the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election. Lowell "Brad" Peck trails David Milne in their bid for the Precinct... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Smiley headed to Nov. 8 general election

PASCO - A local farmgirl appears to be headed to the Nov. 8 general election. Challenger Tiffany Smiley, R-Pasco, was sitting in second place in the race for a U.S. Senate seat... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Didier leads Miller in commissioner race

PASCO - A current Franklin County commissioner was dominating a former commissioner in the race for the District No. 3 seat after the first day of counting in the Tuesday, Aug. 2,... — Updated 8/3/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Early returns show Newhouse leading

PASCO - Despite being censured by most Republican committees in the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Dan Newhouse holds a slim lead in the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary after the in... — Updated 8/3/2022


Port receives $750,000 grant

PASCO — The Port of Pasco has received $750,000 in grant funding from the FAA to connect to more destinations. The grant funds can be used to market, recruit, initiate and support new air service. The funds will be used to... — Updated 8/2/2022


West Nile Virus case reported

KENNEWICK — The Benton-Franklin Health District is reporting a positive local case for West Nile Virus, the first case reported in the state this year. “Most cases of West Nile virus are mild,” Health Officer Dr. Amy Person... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Three injured in Wallula crash

WALLULA – Three people were injured Sunday, July 30, in a crash on U.S. Highway 12 about 11 miles east of Pasco. Roger Q. Hoover, 33, of West Richland; Britni S. Branson, 37, of Montros, Colo.; and Javier Martinez Ortiz, 41, of... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

ICE employee arrested in child sex case

OTHELLO – An Immigration and Customs Enforcement employee is facing a series of child-sex charges. Koby Don Williams, 47, of Ellensburg, was booked into the Adams County Jail on July 26 and released on his own recognizance... — Updated 8/1/2022

 By Raelynn Ricarte    News

Aug. 2 primary results posted before counting

MOSES LAKE – A 4th Congressional District candidate is asking for police to look into why some preliminary numbers for the Aug. 2 general election were posted last week to a newsp... — Updated 8/1/2022


Auditor Matt Beaton: Return ballots soon

PASCO — Election Day is fast approaching along with the deadline for returning ballots. Franklin County Auditor Matt Beaton is encouraging citizens to return ballots prior to the 8 p.m. deadline Tuesday, Aug. 2. To be counted,... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Sen. Schoesler: Schools should keep testing

RITZVILLE – A local lawmaker is taking issue with educational moves being pushed by the state superintendent of public education. Sen. Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville, who represents... — Updated 7/28/2022


Sheriff's Office arrests woman in July 18 attack

OTHELLO – The Adams County Sheriff's Office is asking residents for help locating a local man wanted in connection with a July 18 robbery and assault. Michel Joe Rocha, 36, is... — Updated 7/28/2022


Hundreds turn out to remember ag pilot

LIND – Hundreds turned out Saturday, July 16, to remember a local pilot and family man who died in a plane crash earlier this month. Gavin Morse, 38, of Lind, died July 2 when... — Updated 7/28/2022


Othello man facing charge in crash

MESA – An Othello man was booked into the Franklin County Jail on Sunday, July 17, for a driving while under the influence charge after crashing his pickup. Narciso A. Gomez Sanchez, 53, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Brett Davis    News

State congressional delegation fails to make the grade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington state’s congressional delegation doesn’t make the grade. That's according to a report card prepared by the Washington, D.C.-based National Taxpayers Union for their votes on taxing and spending.... — Updated 7/18/2022

 By Roger Harnack    News

Othello man facing DUI charge in Mesa crash

MESA – An Othello man was booked into the Franklin County Jail on Sunday, July 17, for a driving while under the influence charge after crashing his pickup. Narciso A. Gomez Sanchez, 53, of Othello, was booked into the Franklin... — Updated 7/18/2022


Driving gets more expensive due to fee increases

OLYMPIA – As if high fuel prices were not enough, it’s now more expensive to drive or get an official state identification. As of July 1, motorists and residents were hit with numerous fee increases as a result of Senate Bill... — Updated 7/18/2022


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