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Two people died in a trailer fire outside of Suncrest in Stevens County last week.
Wolf collisions could become more common as the state's population grows according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
A Stevens County man who called police after shooting his friend earlier this month remains jailed on suspicion of second-degree murder.
A 37-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night near Waitts Lake, and a suspect was arrested, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office said.
Health care providers in the Inland Northwest began to get vaccinated for COVID-19 on Friday and throughout the weekend.
A 21-year-old Chewelah man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the death of his mother, according to the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office.
Three Stevens County commissioners were sworn in Tuesday, taking the place of an interim board appointed after previous elected officials were removed by court order.
Mark Burrows will serve as Stevens County commissioner starting Monday, following an appointment by Gov. Jay Inslee. The other two positions will be filled by elected board members.
A crash 5 miles north of Loon Lake killed one driver and sent another to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with injuries.
The results of the general election are to be certified by Nov. 24. But Stevens County remains governed by an interim board of commissioners after previous office holders were effectively ousted by a judge's order earlier this year.
After three Stevens County Commissioners were effectively forced out of office by a judge in August, Stevens County Republican Party Precinct Committee Officers nominated nine people for the open seats Saturday – including two of the ousted three.
The Chewelah United Church of Christ has actively supported the Black Lives Matter movement since its resurgence earlier this year after the death of George Floyd. The church's board voted to endorse the movement earlier this month, and the church has continued to hold semimonthly vigils all summer.
An attorney wrote that "time is of the essence" as the commissioners are afraid to perform official duties under the threat of criminal prosecution, leaving important functions of county government in limbo and threatening "catastrophic harm to the people of Stevens County."
Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen last week said the commissioners – Steve Parker, Wes McCart and Don Dashiell – would be committing a gross misdemeanor if they continue conducting county business. On Monday, Rasmussen sent a letter to all county employees declaring "the board of county commissioners no longer has legal authority." The commissioners and their attorneys have disputed that.
Two candidates expressed uncertainty about the path to the November general election, only 10 weeks away. While the county prosecutor asserts that all three commissioners have been legally ejected from office after a judge's ruling, county and state officials are mulling whether the local Republican Party and the governor must start a process to appoint short-term replacements.
The commissioners' attorney, meanwhile, disputes that they must be ejected from office and says the prosecutor has threatened to have the commissioners arrested if they continue showing up for work.
The last two wolves in the Wedge Wolf Pack territory have been killed after investigations showed the pack was responsible for 16 depredations of cattle in Stevens County, according to an announcement Monday from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Elizabeth Calderwood, who's served as mayor since 2017, said she used the town's credit card to purchase technological and aesthetic upgrades for a community center. But investigators believe she funneled money through the accounts of other people and can't account for the loss of $5,000 in cash as payment for a Harley Davidson motorcycle gifted to Springdale.
The Washington Department of Health cleared three additional counties to move to Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan.
The 72-year-old man was reported missing Saturday. Volunteers from multiple agencies assisted in the search of rough terrain north of Kettle Falls.