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Roger Harnack

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'It matters how you stand'

Jeanette Finicum, documentary tell the "rest of the story" of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the rancher shot and killed by law enforcement officers on a lonely Oregon high during the 2016 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff.

June 27, 2018 12:15 a.m. read more..

Stutzman to get another day in court

A Richland-based florist will get another day in the state’s highest court to argue her religious freedoms as they pertain to providing services to potential gay customers. The U.S. Supreme Court vacated the Washington State Supreme Court’s previous ruling against Arlene’s Flowers owner Barronelle Stutzman.

June 26, 2018 noon read more..

Gov. Inslee upset by Supreme Court's travel ban ruling

Gov. Jay Inslee is not happy with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the travel ban on visitors from countries often connected with terrorism. Calling the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision Tuesday in favor of President Donald Trump “abhorrent,” Inslee vowed to continue his protest of the president’s national immigration policies.

June 26, 2018 noon read more..

Religious rights need to be taken seriously, too

Taxpayers statewide will be on the hook financially for millions of dollars in lawsuits, at least until state officials start taking religious freedoms as seriously as they do rights for alternative lifestyles.

June 5, 2018 10:27 p.m. read more..

WSU offers dryland Field Day

Farmers can learn about the newest crop varieties and practices for drylands, and meet the new dean of Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, at WSU’s Lind Field Day on June 14.

May 24, 2018 9:26 a.m. read more..

Sorry to see wolf guy go ... not

Carnivore Conservation Lab professor, Robert Wielgus, left Washington State University – and hopefully the woods and mountains of Eastern Washington. Unfortunately, it’s costing us, the taxpayers, to get rid of him.

May 22, 2018 9:40 p.m. read more..

Toppenish soccer team disqualified from state playoffs

The Toppenish Wildcats boys soccer team has been disqualified from the state 2A playoffs and has had to forfeit a playoff game it previously won. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association board determines Wildcat player was too old to compete

May 18, 2018 5:05 p.m. read more..

iPhone hacking device a necessary evil

As long as our constitutional rights are upheld, and suspects are given their due process, we don’t see any issue with authorities being able to hack an iPhone after obtaining a search warrant — they already have that ability for Android systems and personal computers.

May 15, 2018 10:57 p.m. read more..

Young Eagles to soar over Prosser

The Experimental Aircraft Association-Prosser Chapter will take aspiring pilots ages 8-17 flying May 19 as part of the organization's Young Eagles program.

May 14, 2018 2:25 p.m. read more..

Man drowns in Tieton River

An Albuquerque, N.M., man drowned in the Tieton River on Saturday near Milepost 173 of U.S. Highway 12. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

May 12, 2018 6 p.m. read more..

Mother, son arrested

A local woman found herself in Yakima County Superior Court on Monday after hitting her son in the forehead with a piece of wood.

May 8, 2018 8:40 a.m. read more..

"51st State" rallies coming to Zillah, Benton City and Wenatchee

Efforts to split the state at the Cascade Crest heat up this month with state Rep. Matt Shea stumping at rallies and fundraisers for “Liberty State.” Shea, R-Spokane Valley, will be the keynote speaker at several events focusing on why Eastern Washington should be its own state – Liberty.

May 2, 2018 midnight read more..

Truck driver missing near Pendleton

Oregon authorities are trying to locate a 22-year-old truck driver whose been missing since Tuesday, April 24. Jacob Aaron Cartwright, of La Grande, was last seen at about 5:30 p.m. in the Pendleton, Ore., area.

April 27, 2018 10:39 a.m. read more..

I-1608, a move for government transparency

As taxpayers, we have should have the right to be present during all government-union negotiations. Initiative 1608 will give us that right and open doors government officials routinely close in our faces.

April 26, 2018 11 p.m. read more..