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Updated 13 hours, 37 minutes ago

Coronavirus: Moses Lake man dies, second Grant County death

GRANT COUNTY - A second Grant County resident sickened with the novel coronavirus has died, according to the Gra...

Updated 12 hours, 39 minutes ago
Three new Adams County cases, bringing total to 23

Adams County update 4/6/2020

Updated 1 day, 13 hours ago
Coronavirus: 77 confirmed cases, another person hospitalized

Second day in a row with only two additional cases reported

Updated 1 day, 16 hours ago
GTA reduces services due to pandemic

Grant Transit Authority will reduce services starting Monday out of concern for the health of the community, riders and employees, the organization announced Friday.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May 4

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee announced late Thursday that he was extending his “stay-at-home” order until May 4.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Reactions to virus, shutdowns mix resolution, concern, frustration

MOSES LAKE — For some local people, the current restrictions on movement and business that are part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak are surreal. Oth...

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Samaritan COVID-19 preparation discussed

MOSES LAKE — A 24-hour hotline for people seeking information about COVID-19 symptoms, operated by Samaritan Healthcare, is getting enough traffic it had to be expanded to seven days a week. Director of Nursing J...

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
April brings Child Abuse Prevention Month; COVID-19 brings new concerns

MOSES LAKE — Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families is promoting National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. In a press release, DCYF said its aim is to reinforce the role that everyone p...

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Soap Lake suspends late fees, shut-offs

SOAP LAKE — The Soap Lake City Council voted on Wednesday to suspend imposing penalties or fees on late payments for water or sewer bills for the next six months.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
ML employer forecasts a hit from COVID-19 pandemic

WIESBADEN, Germany — SGL Carbon announced Wednesday that the company was forecasting a larger decline in sales for 2020 than was originally projected. The forecasted results for fiscal year 2020 are unlikely to b...

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Farm grant bill aims at sustainability innovations

OLYMPIA — Farmers could be awarded grants for adopting and testing new sustainable farming techniques and practices after the state legislature passed Senate Bill 5947.

Updated 2 days, 6 hours ago
Laketown Pharmacy adjusts to virus concerns

MOSES LAKE — John Rackham, a co-owner of Laketown Pharmacy in Moses Lake, said the staff has been working out different options to continue to provide their ...

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Coronavirus: 75 confirmed cases, only up two from Wednesday

Another person sickened with the virus has been hospitalized

Updated 2 days, 13 hours ago
Coronavirus: Adams County

Updated 3 days, 7 hours ago
Evoking WWII, Inslee urges manufacturers to produce vital equipment

Inslee urges manufacturers to join fight, acknowledges likely need to extend stay at home order