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Updated 1 month ago

Dan Newhouse discusses issues on Othello visit

OTHELLO — Representative Dan Newhouse said he does see a possibility for bipartisan action in Congress to help u...

Updated 1 month ago
Primary election results certified

EPHRATA — Incumbent county commissioners received fewer votes than their challengers in Grant and Adams counties in primary election results certified Aug. 18.

Updated 1 month, 1 week ago
Incumbents trailing in Adams, Grant county commission races

EPHRATA — An incumbent Grant County commissioner and an incumbent Adams County commissioner are running behind challengers in updated vote totals from the primary election Aug. 4.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blankenship widens lead in Adams County commission race

RITZVILLE — Challenger Dan Blankenship widened his lead over incumbent Adams County Commissioner John Marshall in updated results announced Friday.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Challenger leads incumbent in race for Adams County Commission

RITZVILLE — Challenger Dan Blankenship has a substantial lead over incumbent John Marshall in the race for Adams County commissioner in early results from the primary election Tuesday.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Blankenship leads Marshall in Adams County Commission race

RITZVILLE — Challenger Dan Blankenship has a substantial lead over incumbent John Marshall in the race for Adams County commissioner in early results from the primary election Aug. 4.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
R-90 petitions available for signing on Thursday in Othello

OTHELLO — Washington residents are collecting signatures to get the new controversial sex-ed legislation on this November’s ballot for voters to weigh in on. A total of 129,811 signatures are required, according ...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Othello gets visit from candidate for state superintendent of public instruction

OTHELLO — A candidate for a state-level public education office stopped in Othello recently and spoke about why she is running.

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Adams County wheat farmer to run for commissioner position

RITZVILLE — Dan Blankenship announced his candidacy for Adams County commissioner position No. 1 on Thursday, April 30. Blankenship is a former dryland wheat farmer and business owner who has served in leadership...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Five counties allowed to proceed to Inslee’s Phase Two

OLYMPIA — A handful of kinds of businesses and activities, including landscaping, elective surgeries, vehicle and vessel sales, car washes, pet walkers and curbside retail will be allowed to reopen, Gov. Jay Insl...

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Protesters in Ephrata ask governor to ease restrictions

EPHRATA — About 60 people gathered on the lawn of the Grant County Courthouse to ask Gov. Jay Inslee to ease restrictions on movement and business he imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Sex ed legislation prompts local school districts to write governor

GRANT AND ADAMS COUNTIES — Last week, three local school districts discussed the sexual education legislation that passed the Washington state legislature an...

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
PDC RECEIVES SECOND COMPLAINT AGAINST OTHELLO SCHOOL DISTRICT

OTHELLO — Another complaint against the Othello School District was filed with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The alleged violation is for the misus...