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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Man dies in single-vehicle rollover crash

A man died in a single-car crash in Lincoln County on Friday night when his truck rolled after drifting off the highway. Ricky M. Gumm, 43, of Davenport, was driving …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Spokane County commissioners open union contract negotiations to the public

The move means members of the public and media will be able to witness the collective bargaining process in real time, even though state law allows that process to take …


On the campaign trail: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Lisa Brown urge supporters to get out the vote

The candidates trained their focus on voters likely already in their column ahead of Election Day over the past several weeks, with the congresswoman touring rural communities in an RV …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Fire north of Davenport grows to 3,600 acres Friday

The Angel Springs fire, which started Thursday afternoon in Lincoln County, has grown to more than 3,600 acres with mandatory evacuations in place for several surrounding areas.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Man, 35, dies after motorcycle crash near Reardan

A man died at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center days after crashing a motorcycle into a ditch along Highway 2 in Lincoln County.


This Idaho county has only 1 doctor. When he retires, who will replace him?

Keith Davis became Lincoln County’s only doctor at the stroke of midnight.


Man accused of trespassing at Sprague cemetery says he was landscaping to honor the dead

Lakeview Cemetery near Sprague, Washington, is home to graves long forgotten and overlooked, like the one for an infant named Lillian, who died in 1896, and the one for a …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Dwayne Thurman manslaughter trial likely delayed until March

The first-degree manslaughter trial against former Lincoln County reserve deputy Dwayne Thurman is expected to be moved Friday from February 12 to March 26.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Semitrailer spills dozens of gallons of diesel fuel in crash near Sprague Avenue

About 50 to 100 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled five miles east of Sprague when a semitrailer crashed on Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Lincoln County residents fight biosolids on nearby farm

Fight over plans to use treated sewer sludge as fertilizer on a Lincoln County farm highlights the controversy over what to do with the left overs from the state’s waste …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in motorcycle crash on I-90 in Lincoln County

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a Spokane hospital after being seriously injured in a one-vehicle collision on Interstate 90.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Driver accused of vehicular assault in Lincoln County crash that injured 2

A driver is expected to face a vehicular assault charge after the car she was driving rolled into a ditch in Lincoln County, according to the Washington State Patrol. Dana …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

Dwayne Thurman to remain free pending manslaughter trial for shooting wife

Former Lincoln County reserve deputy Dwayne Thurman spent minutes in the Spokane County Courthouse Wednesday before a judge released him pending a trial this fall for first-degree manslaughter after he …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

American Lung Association report: Wildfires hurt Western Montana air quality

Montana is called Big Sky Country due to its wide-open spaces and clear sky, but there are times when wildfires, geography and weather patterns combine to make the air in …


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Wrongful death suit claims Dwayne Thurman did not aid his dying wife after shooting her

The children of a Spokane Valley woman filed a wrongful death lawsuit against their adoptive father for killing their mother in January 2016.


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.

Landslide blocks Porcupine Bay access possibly for months

A landslide that occurred Sunday north of Davenport will block access to Lake Roosevelt’s popular Porcupine Bay Campground and boat launch for weeks or even months, Lincoln County officials say.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Troopers suspect intoxication in crash that injured two men in Lincoln County

The Washington State Patrol says two men were airlifted to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane after their car veered of a highway late Saturday in Lincoln County.


Driver of logging truck that caught fire after crash in Lincoln County found safe at his nearby home

A semitruck carrying logs left the roadway, rolled and caught fire early Wednesday morning – but when crews went to check on the driver, he couldn’t be found.


Idaho dairy eyed after residents discover tainted water

State officials are investigating claims that a south-central Idaho dairy pumped manure into a canal, and tests are being conducted on water coming from faucets in nearby homes where residents …


Ruling paves way for open bargaining

By negotiating in private, the government is saying the public can’t be trusted. So it shouldn’t be surprised when the public responds in kind.


Sue Lani Madsen: Unions vs. Lincoln County – who’s afraid of open meetings?

The Teamsters visited the Lincoln County Commissioners meeting last Monday and their message was clear: They don’t want the public present at public union negotiations.


Lincoln County leads way on government transparency

The right way to answer this wave of suspicion is to open up government by making more decisions in public and making information more readily available.


Lincoln County opens union negotiations to the public, in a first for Washington

By opening labor negotiations to the public, Lincoln County has drawn attention to a highly politicized debate that has roiled the governor’s office for more than a decade.


Fast-moving wildfires burn thousands of acres, force evacuations in Spokane, Lincoln counties

A fast-moving brush fire on Beacon Hill in north Spokane destroyed at least two structures Sunday afternoon, fire officials said. It’s not yet clear if those are homes or other …


Lincoln County fire grows to 100 acres

Crews are battling a 100-acre wildfire in steep terrain in Lincoln County. Firefighters were called to an area northeast of Fort Spokane and west of Lilienthal Mountain about 3:10 p.m. …


Man dies in motorcycle accident near Wilbur

A Western Washington man died Saturday evening when he crashed his motorcycle in Lincoln County. Walter H. Nuehring, 59, was eastbound on State Route 174 about 16 miles northwest of …


Lincoln County Jail escapee arrested

A man who escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in Davenport on Oct. 30 has been captured, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Facebook page reported Monday. Ronald Rutledge, 34, was arrested …


Field reports: Three bucks poached north of Reardan

Three buck deer were illegally killed in a spree-poaching case north of Reardan this month. Wildlife officers are asking the public for tips. The whitetail bucks, their nearly fully grown …


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 …


Fire near Clayton destroys rental home

A fire burning between Clayton and Loon Lake, Washington, shut down Highway 395 for several hours Wednesday afternoon before the highway reopened around 6 p.m. The fire began in a …