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Whitman County auditor explains long process of tallying votes

The Whitman County Auditor said her staff worked 16-hour days processing voter ballots following the Nov. 5 election. Even with those long hours, hundreds of ballots remain uncounted more than …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Dayton man killed in car crash near Tekoa

Washington State Patrol troopers responded to a one-car fatal crash on Wednesday two miles south of Tekoa.

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: Fri., July 5, 2019

Arrest helps Whitman County woman fight meth, heroin addiction that started at 14

Brianna McCabe, 24, spent the past year in a jail cell after an arrest on drug charges. Amid skyrocketing opioid use on the Palouse, she says her time behind bars …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

WSU student charged with selling cocaine to informant; raid nets half-pound of drug

A 23-year-old Washington State University student was arrested Thursday morning after detectives sent an informant to purchase drugs and then raided the suspect’s house in Pullman, finding a half-pound of …

Whitman County Commissioners approve pot moratorium

The Whitman County Commissioners approved an ordinance Monday enacting a six-month moratorium on businesses that produce, process or sell marijuana in the unincorporated areas of Whitman County.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Commissioners have power to enact 6-month pot moratorium

About 50 people crowded into the Whitman County Commissioners’ chambers on Monday at the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax and listened to County Prosecutor Denis Tracy explain how a moratorium …

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: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Allsup stripped of membership in Republican committee

The Whitman County Republican Central Committee voted unanimously Saturday to eject far-right agitator and former Washington State University College Republicans President James Allsup from its ranks.

Whitman County prosecutor details reasons behind not prosecuting rape case

Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy stood by his office’s decision not to prosecute a former Washington State University fraternity member accused of second-degree rape during an interview this week with …

State officials watching Whitman County voter registration closely ahead of November midterms

The state’s director of elections says their agency is watching the county to ensure compliance with state laws, which don’t require specific documentation proving residency, just a sworn statement. A …

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: Thu., June 7, 2018

Retired Spokane firefighter killed in ultralight aircraft crash on Snake River

A retired Spokane firefighter was killed early Wednesday morning after authorities say he crashed his ultralight airplane on the Snake River.

Putting through the Palouse: Trio of nine-hole golf courses in Whitman County makes for a memorable day trip

When it comes to desirable golf road trips, a three-course, 27-hole stretch between St. John, Colfax and Tekoa may not be the thing that comes to mind – but it …

UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018

Contested races slated for Whitman County

Candidate filing for the Aug. 7 primary election in Washington state closed Friday, and many races are contested in Whitman County.

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Rosalia man dies in vehicle crash near Tekoa

A Rosalia man was killed Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 27 near Tekoa.

UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018

‘Gang’ fashion prompts armed confrontation with Pullman teens; man sentenced to 31 months in prison

A 22-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 31 months in prison after he pointed a gun at some teenagers in a Pullman apartment complex, thinking they were part of a …

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

High times in Whitman County: Weedstock 2018 is ‘totally chill’

Dozens of tents and vendors booths lined alongside Union Flat Creek signaled the arrival of Weedstock, a three-day party in the name of cannabis.

UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Region’s wheat growers wary of Chinese tariffs in response to Trump trade moves

China’s inclusion of U.S. wheat in its plans for retaliatory tariffs based on pledges by the Donald Trump administration has drawn concerns from the region’s wheat producers, who are already …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Pullman psychologist accused of sexual assault found dead of suspected suicide in Whitman County Jail

A Pullman therapist and psychologist arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault was found dead in his Whitman County Jail cell Sunday night.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Two Spokane Valley residents killed in collision with semitruck south of Pullman

Two people were killed after their car drifted and collided with a semi truck in Whitman County on Friday.

Weather brings rock slides in Whitman County

The rain that saturated the region this past weekend also caused numerous rock slides and widespread road damage throughout Whitman County.

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

Shoplifting charge against former Washington State defensive back Zaire Webb dismissed

The theft charge against former Washington State defensive back Zaire Webb has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence, according to Whitman County court records.

Whitman County gets passing grade in audit; first time in more than decade

The Washington state Auditor’s Office announced Monday it had found no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in Whitman County’s financial statements for the first time in more than a decade.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017

Evacuation orders lifted for residents of Malden in Whitman County as fire relents

Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of Malden – a small rural Whitman County town west of Rosalia – as a fire burning nearby has relented.

Residents request state oversight of Whitman County auditor’s office

The latest of a series of mistakes by the Whitman County auditor’s office may just be the straw that broke the camel’s back, judging by a letter signed by at …

Whitman County traffic stop results in discovery of alleged mobile meth lab, arrest of Spokane residents

A routine traffic stop just outside of Garfield on Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of a man and a woman after the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office allegedly discovered the …

Spokane woman pleads guilty to arson in connection with Tekoa house fire

A Spokane woman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree arson Friday as part of a plea agreement with the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office.

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017

Liberty Lake teen injured in crash

A Liberty Lake teen was injured in a crash in Whitman County and taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Monday afternoon.

Moscow city prosecutor leaving for private practice

Erin Tomlin took a leap of faith in March when she submitted her letter of resignation as the Moscow city prosecutor. After four years of working for the city, she …