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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:09 p.m.

Newport smelter hearing draws skeptical crowd

About 100 people turned out for Tuesday’s public hearing on a silicon smelter proposed for the Newport area, with many raising concerns about the project.


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

Company prepares to move on Newport smelter’s environmental study

A Canadian company that wants to build a controversial silicon smelter near Newport says it’s ready to start the environmental review process. Meanwhile, citizens groups have challenge the sale of …


Smelter opponents challenge sale of public land to HiTest

Residents fighting a Northeast Washington silicon smelter are challenging the sale of public land to HiTest Sand, the Alberta company trying to build the smelter.


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Highway in Pend Oreille County closed due to water runoff

State officials closed a highway in Pend Oreille County because of water runoff that submerged the roadway Monday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 2:04 p.m.

Newport sees airport in its future

Newport is one of the few rural towns without its own airfield. An effort is underway to change that.


Sen. Shelly Short: HiTest Sand: Allow the process to work

I understand some of the concerns voiced by opponents of the silicon smelter, but to that, I must say, let the process play itself out. Washington state has some of …


Nuclear tests monitored at Newport’s mega-hazard geophysical observatory

When North Korea conducts a nuclear bomb test, a collection of sensitive instruments tucked into a forested bunker in northeast Washington detects it and sends the data around the world.


New owners of historic Kelly’s Bar in Newport will honor the establishment’s colorful past

For 124 years, people have gathered at Kelly’s Restaurant and Bar in Newport to conduct business, drown their sorrows, celebrate, fill their stomachs and at one time wrestle with a …


Scenic train rides deemed a success as Newport plans more trips next year

The first season of the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train based in Newport was a financial and operational success according to organizers.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 7:05 p.m.

HiTest Sand offers to pay $1 million for studies on electrical impact of proposed Newport smelter

The company proposing to build a silicon smelter near Newport will pay $1 million for studies about the smelter’s effect on the electrical grid.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe raises concerns about silicon smelter in letter to Gov. Inslee

The Kalispel Tribe wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee opposing a proposed silicon smelter in Newport. The tribe is concerned about smelter emissions and a $300,000 state grant awarded …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:20 p.m.

Hundreds turn out for public hearing on proposed Newport silicon smelter

Plans to build a $325 million dollar silicon smelter south of town drew a large crowd to the Newport High School gym Wednesday night.


2017 Northeast A preview: Freeman looks to knock Colville, Deer Park from top

A youthful Freeman defense put the Northeast A League on notice in 2016. The Scotties posted four shutouts and yielded just six points a game in the regular season.


The show goes on at Newport’s Roxy Theater

The iconic Roxy Theater in Newport, once an entertainment destination for residents of northeast Washington and North Idaho, is tearing tickets and serving popcorn again.


Man proposes to girlfriend during solar eclipse totality

A Seattle couple became engaged as the solar eclipse reached totality in Oregon.


3 killed, 3 injured in Western Oregon crash

Oregon State Police say three people died in a head-on collision in Lincoln County.


SCC to offer welding, fabrication certificate program in Newport

A federal grant will help Spokane Community Colleges fund a welding and fabrication certificate program for students at its Newport Center.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Aerospace company in Newport fined $500K for 2015 explosion

Zodiac Cabin & Structures Support LLC of Newport has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency.


Oregon man, 61, indicted on rape, sex abuse charges

An Oregon man has been indicted on charges he sexually abused two girls, one from when he worked as a special education assistant at Newport High School.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Purple Heart returns to Vietnam veteran after five decades

NEWPORT, Wash. – Allen Pough remembers the day vividly. He could hardly see anything as he cut his way through thick, green foliage with a machete along the Ho Chi …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

New autumn train excursion in NE Washington replaces popular ride halted last year

A new tourist train excursion in northeast Washington will begin this summer, taking riders along the Pend Oreille River from Newport to Usk.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

State 1A preview: Second a year ago, Freeman seeks title

It’s no secret the Freeman boys basketball team wants to get back to the State 1A championship game.


Freeman boys outlast gritty Newport

Freeman boys basketball coach Marty Jessett wasn’t thrilled his team had to face Northeast A foe Newport in a State 1A regional opener Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

French aerospace deal includes Zodiac plant in Newport

French aerospace manufacturing giant Safran’s $9 billion deal to acquire compatriot aircraft interiors company Zodiac includes a string of Zodiac subsidiaries in Washington state. Zodiac operates plants making cabin interiors …


Authorities identify victims of Oregon motel fire

Authorities have identified the remains of four people who perished in a motel fire in Newport, Oregon.


Wedding anniversary: Ray and Paula Dirks’ mark 50 years

Ray and Paula Dirks celebrate their 50th anniversary.


Prep softball: Lakeside edges Deer Park for district title

Peyton Thomas doubled twice and had three runs batted in Friday as Lakeside held off Deer Park 11-10 in the championship game of the District 7 1A softball tournament.


State soccer: Interlake edges Mt. Spokane in 3A opener

The match had barely ended when Mt. Spokane soccer coach Ryan Campanella began to rewind the plays in his mind.


Girls basketball roundup: Newport upsets Chewelah

Cydni Lewis had 11 points and five steals and Faith Rosen added 10 points, including six in the fourth, as Newport upset Chewelah 40-30 in a Northeast A League game …


Northeast A: Freeman picked to return to the top

All of the signs pointed to Freeman last year. The Scotties, basking in the glow from their 2013 State 1A title, opened last season on the national radar, ranked 25th …