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Highway 26 Bridge Work Resumes Today
OTHELLO, WA – The bridge that has been replaced on Highway 26 east of Othello is getting more work done. Highway 26 is a main route from our area to Seattle. A detour is in place again today and it will remain there until Friday. The crews are working on the approaches to the bridge this week. Monda
SR 17 is back open after being shut down by rock slide
MESA, Wash. - State Route 17 is back open near Mesa for the first time since April 16, when a rockslide shut down a portion of the highway. On Monday, the Washington State Department of Transportation said contracted work crews spent the weekend clearing about 4,000 cubic yards of debris off the hig
State Route 26 detour in effect
The Washington State Department of Transportation will close State Route 26 east of Othello at 7 a.m. Monday up until Friday to undergo the final part of the bridge reparations.
Case of mumps confirmed in Grant County, 3 others suspected
Editor's note: The above video references a 2017 Spokane County mumps outbreak. Grant County health officials have confirmed at least one person in the county contracted mumps, according to a press release. Three other cases of mumps are suspected.
Josh Lawrence, Tom Merkle team up to buy Conner Lee Vineyard
Conner Lee Vineyard, a historic planting in Washington state that the late Walter Clore helped with in 1980, has been purchased by acclaimed viticulturists Josh Lawrence and Tom Merkle.
Teen injured in fall from moving vehicle Friday night in Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE - A teenager was injured in a fall from a moving vehicle Friday night in Moses Lake. The 17-year-old was driving his vehicle, with four other juveniles in the car, on North Hamilton Road at about 10:30 p.m.
Lockdown lifted at Othello's McFarland Middle School after reported threat
OTHELLO - McFarland Middle School in Othello went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon due to a possible threat. Othello police reported the undisclosed threat at about 1:40 p.m. The school was placed into lockdown as police investigated.
Washington Democrats call for GOP state Rep. Matt Shea to be expelled after latest allegations
OLYMPIA — Washington Democrats are calling for the expulsion of GOP state Rep. Matt Shea from his caucus after a report that he allegedly participated in a group chat that discussed spying on and attacking political enemies.
Potato farmers struggling after long winter delays planting
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Potato farmers are getting a late start on their crops because of the long winter and record snowfall in east Oregon and Washington. Farmers typically plant their potatoes at the end of February. This year, however, the ground was either frozen or flooded much later than usu
Back to the Earth: Washington set to allow human composting
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington is set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as “natural organic reduction” — an accelerated process of decomposition that turns a body into soil in a matter of weeks.
Johnson & Johnson settles Washington surgical mesh lawsuit for $9.9 million
In an effort to avoid going to trial, Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million for failing to disclose the serious risks linked with their surgical mesh devices, which impacted numerous Washington patients, nurses, and doctors.
Moses Lake City Council declares emergency to replace water main after multiple breaks
MOSES LAKE - Nearly one million gallons of water was lost last week after multiple water main break along Division Street in Moses Lake. The city has declared an emergency to replace the failing water main.
WA state Senator receiving backlash over nurse comments
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses because of the comments she made in a speech where she claimed some nurses spend a lot of time playing cards in rural hospitals.
Man, 12-year-old girl injured after ATV crashes into car in north Franklin County
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Wash. - Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were seriously injured Saturday night after crashing their ATV into another car. Around 7:30 p.m., the sheriff's office responded to the crash near Taylor Flats and Ringold roads in north Franklin County. Deputies say the 45-year-old
Inmate drop-off in Seattle will change after complaints to Yakima County jail
The City of Seattle asked Yakima County and state corrections officials why newly-released prisoners were dropped off under I-5 in downtown Seattle, without supervision. The head of Yakima County Department of Corrections said part of the reason is due to previous complaints from Seattle officials a
Birds, reptiles return for Free Family Saturday May 4 in Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE – Birds and reptiles will once again take over the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center for Free Family Saturday on May 4. The museum is holding “Bird Friendly Day” from noon to 2 p.m. at the Moses Lake Civic Center, located at 401 S. Balsam St.
Senator apologizes for remarks about nurses 'playing cards'
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sen. Maureen Walsh is now apologizing for comments she made about nurses playing cards on the job. “If I could ever reel back in a comment, that would be the one,” Walsh said.
Search Warrant Leads to Three Arrests and Unclear Identities in Moses Lake
Moses Lake Police arrested three people Wednesday after executing a search warrant on the 11-hundred block of Abbey Lane. Officers also found meth, heroin, a stolen gun and other stolen items during the search. Two of the three suspects did not identify themselves properly and are in Grant County Ja
Hawks rout Connell in baseball doubleheader
COLLEGE PLACE — College Place came out swinging here Saturday in South Central Athletic Conference baseball action. The Hawks pounded out 14 hits to defeat Connell 12-2 in the opener.
Stolen truck pulled from swamp as Sand Scorpions group cleans up the Sand Dunes
MOSES LAKE - A stolen truck was pulled from a swamp as members of the Sand Scorpions ORV group cleaned up the Sand Dunes last Saturday. The group claims the stolen truck was recovered just a short distance from the main road.