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  • TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 10:38 A.M.

    Whitman County shoots down budget amendment

    The Whitman County Commissioners were approached by the county’s weed department Monday morning and asked to amend the 2016 budget to provide more than $5,200 in overtime expenses the department’s …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016

    Norma J. Dippel: A glimpse at life during wartime

    Mother received his last letter ten days after receiving the telegram of his death. This was a little hard.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:17 A.M.

    Two arrested in Palouse with $2,800 in counterfeit bills, printer

    Two men have been arrested in Palouse in possession of $2,800 in apparent counterfeit money, a printer, extra ink cartridges and high quality bonded paper that has been linked to …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015

    Early wheat harvest produces lower yield because of weather

    STEPTOE, Wash. – Combines crawling across the hills of the Palouse, threshing the nation’s largest wheat crop, signal an annual end to summer in southeastern Washington. But if you plan …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015

    Palouse wheat farmers hopeful, cautious about early growth

    PALOUSE, Wash. – It’s late February on Ben Barstow’s farm just west of town. But when he stoops to examine the tiny sprouts of winter wheat emerging from his fields, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15, 2014

    Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago An editorial writer mourned the passing of Col. E.H. Morrison, of Fairfield, an extraordinary man and “talented personality.”


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 28, 2014

    Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Palouse-area farmers renewed their attack on the proposed eight-hour workday law. They said it would be a particular hardship to farmers during harvest time.


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

    Wheat farmer stays local with Joseph’s Grainery

    When Bill Myers began selling wheat berries at the Moscow and Pullman farmers markets in zip-top bags, people weren’t quite sure what to make of his product. “They would look …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

    Lentils for more than just soups, stews

    Growing up, we ate lentils galore. Packed with protein, fiber and folate, they’re hearty, stick-to-your-ribs ingredients, popularized in America by 1971’s “Diet for a Small Planet.” Mom – well-meaning, health-conscious …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

    Palouse bar the latest small-town tavern to burn

    A series of eight baffling and mostly unsolved fires that have destroyed small-town bars throughout the Inland Northwest – which some say is mere coincidence – continued Tuesday when an …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014, 7:59 A.M.

    Palouse fire eighth such blaze in 10 months

    An overnight fire destroyed a newly remodeled bar and grill in the Whitman County community of Palouse, marking the eighth such bar fire in the region in the last 10 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013, 1:27 P.M.

    Palouse councilwoman dies during kayak trip

    A Palouse city councilwoman was found dead early Friday morning, frozen after she capsized during a kayak trip down the Palouse River.


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2013, 7:42 A.M.

    Colfax Schools closed due to morning power outage

    A morning power outage, resolved an hour later, caused Colfax School District to announce the cancellation of classes Wednesday.


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 16, 2013

    Palouse wheat harvest coming in golden

    OAKESDALE, Wash. – Dick Schu’s weathered hands grip the controls of his combine, his left on the wheel and his right clutching the gearshift as he slowly descends a hill …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013

    Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland

    OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

    Out & About: Poacher offers $6K to ease conscience

    OUTREPENT – Saying he’s been burdened with guilt, a Montana man has mailed Washington wildlife officials $6,000 to compensate for deer he said he killed illegally – more than 40 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 2012

    Wheat harvest is a Dickerson family affair

    ST. JOHN, Wash. – Take a drive through the Palouse these days and you’ll see a time-honored routine playing out in the rolling wheat fields of Whitman County. It’s harvest …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

    Past meets present

    The dozens of small towns that reside within an hour’s drive of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene can surprise visitors with their beauty and history. But sometimes people need an excuse …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012

    Home tour promises to be worth the journey to Palouse

    The season for long, scenic drives is upon us again, and it’s worth the gas Saturday to make the hour-plus journey to Palouse, Wash. You’ll be treated to a tour …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2012

    Ecology study: Erosion from farms pollutes rivers

    Erosion on Eastern Washington wheat farms is polluting rivers and streams and needs to be slowed with better farming practices, according to state environmental regulators. The Department of Ecology studied …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

    Farmers’ hopes grow for profitable wheat harvest

    COLFAX – A wet spring has led to optimal conditions for the region’s new crop of winter wheat. And if prices hold, farmers are poised for another good year.


  • FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011

    For students, news is life and death

    PULLMAN – The journalism students on campus here this week aren’t preparing for careers covering things like the Casey Anthony trial. The news that Halla Khoury, Sama Zeriea and their …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

    Colfax-based Joseph’s Grainery now selling Palouse-grown grains, lentils across region

    If the Myers family of Colfax had a family crest, Bill Myers says the inscription would read, “There’s got to be a better way.” The fifth-generation farmer is only half-joking …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 30, 2011

    Erratic winter hasn’t hurt wheat yet, farmers say

    MOSCOW – With lower temperatures predicted for weeks to come, farmers are eyeing their soggy grounds where winter wheat lies dormant. Without snow insulating the planted crops, low temperatures could …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

    Wind farm proposed on Palouse

    Wind turbines could be the next cash crop for Whitman County’s wheat farmers. A Boston company wants to build a $170 million wind farm on a ridge near Oakesdale, a …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 22, 2010

    Moscow farmer wants area to grow additional food crops

    Rolling hills of golden wheat and the Palouse have become synonymous. But Moscow farmer Garrett Clevenger would like to see some of that wheat land directed toward producing food crops …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 2010

    Avista changing power line operation

    Avista Corp. is making temporary changes to its power line operations as a result of dry conditions and wildfire risk.


  • MONDAY, AUG. 2, 2010, 8:31 A.M.

    Authorities search for SE Washington woman

    Authorities continue to scour the Palouse region in hopes of discovering what happened to a missing southeastern Washington woman whose estranged husband was jailed on separate weapons charges.


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

    Palouse farmer introduces green garbanzo

    Wheat is the crop that gives the rolling Palouse its famous crown, but look closely at the hills and you’ll discover other plants contributing to that signature patchwork of green …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010, 9:50 A.M.

    Palouse residents plan event to assist mayor, his wife

    An open house for Mayor Michael Echanove and his wife, Paula, will be conducted here Saturday evening to help replace $2,000 in wages the mayor was docked from his job …


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