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Thousands of miles from his north Spokane home, Jake Wiley, a former Newport and Eastern Washington basketball star currently playing in Europe, received a strange but welcome request.The subsequent journey was even more peculiar.
Investigators say a Pend Oreille County teen reported missing last month appears to have been killed in a homicide.
Some of the worst wildfires since 1910 threatened ranch houses, schoolhouses and lumber mills in the Pend Oreille and Newport areas.
Firestone Pacific Foods in Vancouver, Washington, has started reopening after a coronavirus outbreak infected 132 people and forced the fruit processor to halt operations.
Rural counties in the Inland Northwest avoided COVID-19 outbreaks this spring, and now, rural hospitals are finally reopening, bringing back furloughed employees and ready to welcome back patients.
The $325 million project remains on indefinite hold, however, after Pend Oreille County commissioners rejected a zoning change that would have allowed its construction late last year. The ruling affirms the rights of public utilities to dispose of land as they see fit, but may allow governments to “play fast and loose with the rules,” an attorney for the group challenging the sale said.
The controversial silicon smelter project is tied up in multiple lawsuits and its parent company has been mum on its future plans with officials at the local and state level. That has led to speculation the project has been abandoned, but there’s been no official word yet.
The Pend Oreille County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to shoot down the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, which would redesignate some 65% of land in the county from “public land” to “rural land,” opening the door to industrial development.
A proposed smelter that threatens the health and natural resources of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians was named a project of “statewide significance” by Gov. Jay Inslee – an endorsement of the project and a signal to fast-track its approval. It was a surprising move from our climate-activist governor and it deserves a closer look.
Thankfully, we’d been warned in advance that train robberies frequently occur on the Scenic Pend Oreille River Train. Even better, the cash collected goes to support the many community projects of the Newport/Priest River Rotary Club, which operates the ride.
Who has the formula for prep sports success? One small school district thinks they are on right track.
Responsible Growth*Northeast Washington, the group that filed the appeal, responded by vowing to fight on, while PacWest Silicon, the company behind the smelter project, promised patience to see the project through.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen excavator from Newport.
‘Clean cannabis,’ free of all pesticides or contaminants, has been something many health-conscious consumers have requested and many growers have strived for.
The FBI said Thursday DNA tests disproved the claim of a teenager found wandering the streets of a Kentucky town that he was an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finaly been solved
Fran Quinn birdied three of the final holes in breezy conditions for a 4-under 67 and a three-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Hoag Classic. Tied for the first-round lead with Scott McCarron after a 64 in strong wind Friday, Quinn rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 14th with birdies on the par-5 15th, par-3 17th and par-5 18th at Newport Beach Country Club.
Scott McCarron closed with a birdie in windy conditions for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Fran Quinn in the PGA Tour Champions’ windy Hoag Classic. McCarron rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 16th with the birdie on the par-5 18th at Newport Beach Country Club. Quinn finished with a bogey on the par-4 ninth.
Freeman girls beat Medical Lake, 56-45 to win the 1A District 7 Championship, while Deer Park beats Newport, 57-45 to win the 1A District 7 Championship on the boys side.
FINAL: Deer Park 67, Medical Lake 51 FINAL: Newport 66, Lakeside 49
A Spokane Valley man died Friday night and a woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Newport when he attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone and collided head-on with a vehicle traveling in the oppostie direction.