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Newhouse, McMorris Rodgers vote for Keystone

State's Congressional delegation splits along party lines as U.S. House of Representatives passes Keystone XL Pipeline Act

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Columbia River reopens above Wanapum

Most of the 36-mile stretch of the Columbia River is again accessible to the public

Names of state fish and wildlife director finalists should be released, now

A decision by officials to hide the finalists' names for the Department of Fish and Wildlife's top job only damages an already tarnished reputation. Fish and Wildlife Commission members should release the names of the finalists before secretly interviewing them Thursday.

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Newhouse takes oath of office

Sunnyside farmer now represents Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Adams and Benton counties

Interstate 90 closed due to rockslide danger

Interstate 90 is closed to westbound traffic because of an unstable slope that’s being assessed for safety.

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Fire destroys home; three hospitalized

Fire crews responding to a structure fire at 8:53 a.m. arrived to find a home fully engulfed in flames. A mother and her two children were hospitalized.

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Winter storm watch in effect

The National Weather Service has issued several watches and warnings for possible snow accumulations across the region this weekend.

Comancheros to host New Year’s Eve festivities

Fireworks, ice skating and potluck on tap tonight in Tonasket

Minimum wage jumps 15 cents

Washington state to remain the highest in the nation with a minimum wage of $9.47 per hour

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Missing Rock Island man sought

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in locating a man who has been missing for two weeks.

Portion of U.S. 395 blocked after tractor-trailer overturns

A single vehicle, non-injury crash three miles west of town has temporarily blocked U.S. Highway 395 near milepost 342.

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Body found north of Brewster

Deputies identify remains as Juan A. Oros-Morales, missing since Dec. 19

High wind advisory issued

Wind gusts could reach 45 mph today, National Weather Service says

Soap Lake man shot

Wife arrested for assault of her husband

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Convicted sex offender moves to Omak Mountain Road

Patrick Lee Luntsford has multiple convictions, including rape, incest and drug violations