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State rep’s bill a response to Pullman flood fines

A Washington state representative has introduced a bill in response to fines levied against the city of Pullman for violations that occurred during an April flood rescue.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019

Truck loses brakes, spills hay bales in Colfax

The truck lost its brakes and breezed through an intersection, and the driver avoided running into a drainage canal by making a hard right turn into an alley.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Colfax reinstates fired police chief

The Colfax Civil Service Commission has agreed to reinstate the city’s fired police chief with full back pay.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

TV show claims proof of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but no haunted tours scheduled

The latest episode of “Ghost Adventures” claims to show “authentic” evidence of ghosts at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax, but the last of the building’s famous haunted tours was given …


McNannay out as Colfax police chief

Colfax residents who attended Tuesday’s Colfax City Council meeting expressed concern for the safety of the community after the city fired Colfax Police Chief Rick McNannay on Thursday for “findings …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Woman connected to Colfax homicide appears in court

Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey imposed a $1 million surety bond Monday for Ashley Myers, the 30-year-old woman arrested on Colfax Airport Road on Friday night in connection …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

Court records: Woman claiming to be Satan admits to shooting man near Colfax

A man who was discovered dead Friday in Whitman County has been identified as 55-year-old Kenneth L. Allen of Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Athol man, 69, dies after paragliding accident on Steptoe Butte

A 69-year-old man died after crashing his paraglider Saturday morning on Steptoe Butte, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.


Longtime coach Sue Doering has left a mark on Colfax volleyball, community

COLFAX – Sue Doering walked into Top Notch Café and was immediately greeted by retired Colfax High boys basketball coach Bob Bafus.


Colfax student arrested for alleged threat

One week after a shooting at Freeman High School left one student dead and three others injured, a Colfax High School student was arrested Friday morning for allegedly posting on …


2017 Northeast 2B preview: Asotin appears to be cream of competitive crop

Northeast 2B may not have produced a state football champion last fall, but its depth was evident.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017

Sue Lani Madsen: Science, sheep and the power of headlines

The small public meeting on Wednesday in Colfax was not normal bureaucracy. No charts on the wall with Post-it notes for comments. No three-minute testimony time. It was an honest …


One person dead, two injured in vehicle collision near Colfax

One person is dead and two are injured after a vehicle collision on State Route 26 near Colfax.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017

High bids make WSDOT back off Colfax bridge repairs

The Washington state Department of Transportation has put its plans to rebuild two northern Colfax bridges on the back burner after a bid for the repairs went well above the …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017

McMorris Rodgers tells wheat growers food assistance should stay as part of farm bill

At a roundtable held this week in Colfax, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives hinted there may be renewed efforts to split crop support from food assistance for …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

Spokane man dies in State Route 195 crash north of Colfax

A Spokane man died Friday morning when he lost control of his Ford Ranger on State Route 195 and slammed head on into a semi.


Who killed Lonnie Jones?

Now 65 years since the discovery of Lonnie Jones’ body, his death remains the only unsolved documented murder case in Clearwater County.


State 1A/2B/1B volleyball: Lakeside, Freeman will meet in semifinals

Safely tucked away in the lower half of the bracket and away from presumed titans Lynden Christian and Cascade, Freeman and Lakeside advanced to the semifinals with two wins each …


State prep volleyball tournaments at a glance

Washington state volleyball At a glance


No change for Oakesdale, Colfax in state volleyball rankings

Small-school state volleyball powers 2B Colfax and 1B Oakesdale remained ranked No. 1 in their respective polls this week.


Colfax, Oakesdale continue ranked No. 1 in state volleyball polls

Colfax and Oakesdale remained No. 1 in the their respective state volleyball rankings in polls released Monday.


Colfax, Oakesdale each ranked No. 1 in state volleyball polls

Defending State 2B champion Colfax and defending State 1B champion Oakesdale are the lone area volleyball teams ranked No. 1 in the polls released Monday by the Washington State Volleyball …


St. Ignatius in Colfax finding new life as a haunted hospital

St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax has been abandoned since 2003; the historic structure has become a popular destination for ghost-hunters, however, and Colfax city officials are capitalizing on it.


Colfax speed trap the ultimate Cougar-catcher

Colfax, Washington has a reputation as speed trap for Cougar and Vandal fans heading to home games, but a police


Colfax, Oakesdale atop state volleyball rankings

Mead is ranked second in the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association rankings released Tuesday. The Panthers are behind Auburn Riverside, which vaulted from fifth in the first poll last week …


Northeast 2B: Newcomer Asotin jumps into fray with opener against perennial power Lind-Ritzville/Sprague

League schedulers were not generous to Northeast 2B newcomer Asotin.


State softball: Colton advances to 1B title game; Deer Park moves to 1A semifinals

Order seems to have returned to the State 1B softball universe.


State track and field: Colfax senior Scout Cai poised to go for four state medals

Colfax senior Scout Cai wants to conclude her high school track and field career as a four-event state champion.


Colfax, St. George’s girls drop openers

One outcome was decided virtually before the game had begun and the other was in doubt until the waning seconds, but the end result was regrettably the same.


Girls basketball roundup: Bozlee leads NWC’s comeback over Colfax

Rachel Bozlee had 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals and Northwest Christian erased a nine-point halftime deficit and beat Colfax 53-45 in a Northeast 2B League game Saturday at …