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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Crews battling house fire in Palouse close state Highway 27

A house fire in Palouse closed state Highway 27 Monday morning.

100 years ago on the Palouse: 2 farmers electrocuted after power line falls onto telephone wire

A windstorm in the Palouse set in motion a series of events that resulted in tragedy for two farmers.

The Potlatch River: a hidden gem on the edge of the Palouse

Most folks don’t know it exists, but the Potlatch River east of Moscow carves through a canyon filled with beauty, solitude, and exceptional whitewater kayaking.

Weather Service says more rain coming to Palouse this week

City officials in Pullman say they usually have 12 to 24 hours to prepare for potential flooding.

UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Flash flooding damages homes, cars and businesses in Pullman, Moscow

Heavy rain caused flash flooding Tuesday night in Pullman and Moscow, sweeping up cars, damaging buildings and trapping about two dozen people inside businesses.

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Paradise Creek floods homes on the Palouse

Paradise Creek has reached flood stage in Moscow and homes are beginning to flood.

“Wildlife on the Palouse” comes to Colfax Library

Learn about wildlife on the Palouse with local biologist Brian Gaston on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. in The Center at Colfax Library. This meeting of ‘Science on the …

Women’s March of the Palouse preaches equality for all

Inclusivity was one of the main themes of the Women’s March of the Palouse on Saturday as women, men and children marched to and gathered at Moscow’s East Side Park …

Reader photo: Glancing into God’s country

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition.

Chickpeas, lentils and other ‘pulses’ are having a renaissance moment – and it’s a boon for Northwest farmers

Pulses are a class of legumes that include lentils, chickpeas, dry peas and dry beans. They’re popping up in grocery stores in a variety of familiar products and new inventions, …

Couples win bid for chunk of the Palouse near butte

The resident of Bellevue, Wash., and a Pullman native, was participating in the 2018 Steptoe Butte Botany Blitz. The event, organized by botanist Steve Riser, was designed to collect herbarium …

Getting There: Washington’s loneliest road – from Dusty to Dodge – was one of the state’s first highways

On state Highway 127, between Dusty and Dodge – if you can call them that – a handful of silos punctuate a whole lot of rolling wheat fields. That’s about …

Reader photo: Breezing over the Palouse

Steve Baran flies his hangglider from Steptoe Butte State Park, looking down over Hume Road and the white waves of snowy Palouse farm land toward Tekoa Mountain.

Wet spring and summer’s heat deliver mixed wheat harvest

Most years, the Green family can harvest through the month of August with few interruptions. But this year’s harvest has been more sporadic. A protracted rainy season was followed by …

Tour de Lentil provides challenging ride through the Palouse

Cycling on the Palouse can feel a little like an epic adventure at sea. Giant, wheat-covered hillsides meet the skyline, looking like golden oceanic swells. You chug upward, cresting that …

100 years ago in North Idaho: Bomb under bed sends man through roof of store

Joe Blalock was asleep in his small store in Cornwall, Idaho, near Moscow, when an explosion catapulted him all the way through the roof. Blalock was badly injured and was …

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Idler’s Rest: Many gather to cherish a community treasure

Several residents of the Palouse found their adventurous spirit Tuesday in the wilderness of the Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve, about 6 miles northeast of Moscow, trading the comfort of their …

Water resource investigations continue on Lewiston and the Palouse aquifers

Two water supply inquiries – one at Lewiston and the other on the Palouse – are starting to bring into focus the functioning of local aquifers and how any problems …

Low interest loans available to area producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announced Tuesday that physical loss loans are available in numerous counties throughout the Northwest, including Latah and Whitman counties.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

Palouse UPstanders to teach community how to respond to hate

A new group in Moscow and Pullman, inspired by an uptick in harassment around the country, will host a bystander intervention training this week, where participants will learn how to …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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, …

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.”

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …