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UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Palouse Falls reopened Tuesday morning after recent drowning death

Palouse Falls State Park was reopened Tuesday morning after being closed for several days.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

Body recovered beneath Palouse Falls

Franklin County emergency crews recovered a body Monday morning believed to be that of a 26-year-old Pullman man who went missing last week.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 12:02 p.m.

Man who fell into Palouse Falls identified

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said dangerous water conditions forced the cancellation of the search for a man who was reported missing after falling into the water at Palouse Falls …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 10:15 p.m.

Crews working to recover body at Palouse Falls

One person is reported missing after falling into the Palouse Falls Thursday afternoon.


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Body of missing Palouse Falls swimmer located Sunday

The body of a man who drowned while swimming at Palouse Falls on April 21 was located Sunday afternoon.


Death at Palouse Falls rekindles familiar argument

The responses to a college student’s drowning death at Palouse Falls last week highlight a fundamental tension in outdoor recreation: regulation versus freedom.


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Mother of hiker who fell from Palouse Falls last year pushes for more safety

News of a Palouse Falls swimmer who disappeared Saturday comes almost a year after 25-year-old Cade Prophet went missing after


UPDATED: Mon., April 23, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Search for missing Palouse Falls swimmer postponed

The search for a swimmer who went missing Saturday at the base of Palouse Falls was called off Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Spokane man lost under Palouse Falls

A swimmer is missing and presumed dead after Franklin County sheriff’s deputies say he did not surface from the water under Palouse Falls.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.

Palouse Falls State Park temporarily closes during fire

Officials say Palouse Falls State Park in Eastern Washington was temporarily closed during a fire that burned through wildlands north of the park.


Ice climbers test nerves of Palouse Falls State Parks staff

Spokane photographer Rika Ream traveled to Palouse Falls State Park near Washtucna during last weekend’s bitter cold weather to marvel at the ice around the 185-foot Palouse River waterfall. The …


Reader Photo: Deep freeze


Fire near Palouse Falls threatens homes, crops

A 25,000-acre wildfire near Palouse Falls is threatening homes, crops, a fish hatchery and a state highway, officials said Monday. The blaze started with a lightning strike Sunday in Palouse …


Palouse Falls a ‘site of wonder’ for thousands of years

Washington’s official waterfall was created by cataclysmic forces, including lava flows and the Missoula Floods. Geologists took a field trip to Palouse Falls on Friday.


Lake Stevens man believed to have drowned at Palouse Falls

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office identified the man who is believed to have drowned at Palouse Falls Sunday as 22-year-old James A. Hopkins of Lake Stevens, Washington.


Young man believed to have drowned at Palouse Falls

A 22-year-old man is thought to have drowned at Palouse Falls Sunday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says.


Washtucna students lobby for Palouse Falls to be state waterfall

OLYMPIA – Washington has a state bird, a state flower, a state tree, a state fossil and state song, and a host of other official state items. Why not a …


Lowland waterfalls great spring hike destinations

With water, water everywhere this spring, lowland waterfalls are dazzling attractions for hikers. Following are examples of good Inland Northwest early-season dayhikes that lead to uplifting falls.


Palouse Falls can prove powerful in telling of ice age floods

About 100 miles southwest of Spokane, Palouse Falls plunges into the river below. The waterfall looks transplanted from an exotic, lush jungle. It cascades from a height of 180 feet, …


Whitman students seek answer to height of Palouse Falls

Professional paddler Tyler Bradt raised a puzzling question on April 21 when he traveled to southeastern Washington and set a world record for the highest waterfall descent in a kayak: …


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Palouse Falls plunge revealed in video

He doesn’t even know how Palouse Falls is pronounced, yet Tyler Bradt, 22, is giving the Eastern Washington state park landmark a publicity blitz money can’t buy.


Kayaker plunges over Palouse Falls

A 22-year-old Missoula-area kayaker reportedly paddled over Palouse Falls on April 21 to set a world record for surviving the highest waterfall plunge.