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 By Scott Hunter    News

AG orders small hospitals to provide surgical abortions

Coulee Medical Center, along with a couple dozen other public hospitals in Washington state, has been ordered by the state attorney general to provide surgical abortions. The hospital has offered abortion by medicine, but not... — Updated 3/27/2024 Full story


Breaking the pattern

A low cloud pattern happens to catch the sun just right near Crescent Bay for dramatic effect. Winter is apparently back, with lows in the high 20s and highs in the 30s. Check our... — Updated 2/14/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Voters OK city shrinking and continued tax for school

Two propositions on local ballots passed by nearly the same results Tuesday. Electric City's Proposition 1, to de-annex four large parcels of land the city annexed several years... — Updated 2/14/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

$350,000 boosts senior housing plan Center

A study on a senior housing project is moving forward with a $350,000 grant through the state Department of Commerce, put into the state budget by the Legislature at the request of 7th District Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda). It... — Updated 2/14/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Police active as INET visits area

People noticed police activity Tuesday as multiple patrol cars converged on cars parked outside Hometown Pizza in mid-afternoon. Two people were arrested there. An officer who said... — Updated 2/14/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Community-wide, all-council meeting proposed

Grand Coulee’s new mayor, Mike Eylar, has proposed a joint meeting with the city councils of four local cities. Eylar brought the idea up at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Wednesday. He said he and many local elected o... — Updated 2/14/2024


Glowing and grieving together

The soft light of candles illuminates the Lake Roosevelt gym Monday night as students, staff and community members gather to reflect on the loss of student Ambrose Moore, who died... — Updated 2/7/2024

 By Mary Murphy    News

Crowd demands hearing on citizen initiatives

A sea of red, white and blue covered the Capitol steps as hundreds of Washingtonians proudly waved American flags and demanded hearings on six initiatives that would roll back taxes, give parents more rights and police more... — Updated 2/7/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Elmer City meets on park planning

Elmer City residents met recently to hear about planning efforts for the town's parks and about early results of an ongoing survey on park preferences in the town. City planner... — Updated 2/7/2024


Nespelem school levy up for vote

Voters in the Nespelem School District 14 are being asked to approve a new tax levy to replace one that will expire this year, for taxes to be collected from 2025 to 2028. The ballot question says the amount sought by the district... — Updated 2/7/2024


Ragged but still majestic

An immature bald eagle takes off from a treetop at Crescent Bay on Lake Roosevelt looking a little worse for wear with ragged feathers Jan 24. Two of the big birds were in the... — Updated 2/1/2024


STCU offers help completing critical FAFSA

In an effort to help high school students prepare for a future full of options, STCU is making an unprecedented effort to help families with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The credit union is... — Updated 2/1/2024


Work on SR 17 will close highway four times this year

Scheduled to start in mid-February, a 10-mile, slope stabilization project near Soap Lake will seek to reduce rockfall onto the highway, the Washington Department of Transportation... — Updated 2/1/2024


Electrical issue keeping Keller Ferry out of service

Until further notice, Keller Ferry users who travel across the Columbia River on State Route 21 should continue to find alternate routes, the state Department of Transportation says. The Keller Ferry (M/V Sanpoil) was removed from... — Updated 1/24/2024

 By Aspen Anderson    News

End to daylight saving time in the sights of "Ditch the Switch" advocates

Washingtonians may lose their cherished ultra-late-night sunsets in the summer if Washington state opts for permanent Pacific Standard Time (PST). "If Congress had acted, we would n... — Updated 1/24/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Electric City discusses plans and projects

Electric City has a lot going on, and the mayor wanted people to have a chance to learn, ask questions and share their thoughts on a several key projects, so the city held a... — Updated 1/24/2024

 By Mary Murphy    News

Legislature to decide on high-speed pursuits

A citizen initiative aimed at giving police wider discretion on when they engage in high-speed pursuits was forwarded to the Legislature on Jan. 11. Secretary of State Steve Hobbs notified the Legislature petitions for Initiative... — Updated 1/17/2024


Proposed: Upgrade PUD fiber to more cost effective, scalable network

Grant PUD staff have recommended transitioning the utility’s current “Active-E” ethernet technology for to-the-home fiber-optic service with industry standard “passive optical network” or PON technology for a more cost effective... — Updated 1/17/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

House fire displaces four in Coulee Dam

A police officer couldn't wait for the fire department to evacuate a woman inside a home that was burning in Coulee Dam last week. Officer Josh Watkins went back to the home he'd... — Updated 1/17/2024


Dangerous wind chill watch issued

The National Weather Service in Spokane is warning of dangerously cold wind chills as low as -25 degrees being a possibility over the several days, from Thursday evening through... — Updated 1/10/2024 Full story


Keller Ferry down

SR 21 is closed in both directions as Keller Ferry on the Columbia River at MP 106.65 north of Wilbur is out of service. The state department of Transportation advised to use an alternate route and expect a long delay. The ferry... — Updated 1/10/2024 Full story

 By Aspen Anderson    News

Public safety must be a priority, legislators say

Public safety should be a top priority for this year's legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee and bipartisan state legislators said on the eve of the 2024 legislative session. "We... — Updated 1/10/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

Eagles donate to student

To celebrate their anniversary, the Eagles Auxiliary and the Eagles Aerie made a donation Saturday to a young student raising money for a trip to Boston this summer. On the 77th... — Updated 1/10/2024


Sunrise on the snow

Early morning sunlight paints the back of the top of Grand Coulee Dam and the mountains to the north Tuesday after an overnight snowfall brought winter back to the region following... — Updated 1/10/2024

 By Scott Hunter    News

New year starts with new council in Electric City

Electric City swore in its two newest council members Tuesday and one who held onto his seat in the November election. Brian Buche took the oath of office again, having been re-elected over challenger Levi Johnson. The new members... — Updated 1/10/2024


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