Columbian Newspaper

4A Bi-District Softball: Battle Ground joins champion Skyview as state-bound
Author: Micah Rice

KENT – The Battle Ground softball team found its mojo at the perfect time.


Girls tennis: Mountain View doubles Brynn DeSantis, Lexi Frost finish 2nd at 3A bi-district
Author: Jeff Klein

Mountain View’s doubles team of Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost, and Prairie’s Elsa Bice will get some home-court advantage next weekend as they qualified for the 3A state girls tennis tournament that will be held at the Vancouver Tennis Center.


A lonely desert fire station, the only lifeline for millions of Vegas travelers
Author: Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times

The rain was pounding in the Mojave Desert on the Saturday before Easter when the first call came in about a crash along Interstate 15. Details were sketchy: head-on collision, Mercedes versus another car, a 7-year-old not breathing, a nurse on scene performing CPR.


The Stand (Washington Labor News)

WSLC releases 2024 election endorsements
Author: Sarah Tucker

WSLC President April Sims: ‘Working people have a powerful voice that must be heard’ SEATTLE (May 18, 2024) — The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization representing the interests of some 600 labor organizations with more than half a million members, held its 2024 Committee on Political Education (COPE) Convention on […]

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NYT Politics

Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Dies at 58
Author: Orlando Mayorquín
Ms. Stewart had appeared on CNN as a conservative commentator since the 2016 presidential race. A seasoned political strategist, she also had worked for Republican presidential candidates.
In Atlanta, Biden Warms Up His Pitch to Black Voters
Author: Katie Rogers
The president, who is trailing key states in recent polling, tried to cast the election as a struggle for democracy itself.
In Atlanta, Biden Warms Up His Pitch to Black Voters
Author: Katie Rogers
The president, who is trailing key states in recent polling, tried to cast the election as a struggle for democracy itself.
U.S. and Iranian Officials Held Indirect Talks in Oman on Risks of a Wider War
Author: Edward Wong
The talks were the first since Iran attacked Israel last month in retaliation for its killing of an Iranian general.
Stefanik to Denounce Biden, and Praise Trump, in Speech to Israel’s Parliament
Author: Michael C. Bender and Annie Karni
The New York congresswoman will become the highest-ranking House Republican to speak before Israel’s Parliament since the Oct. 7 attacks, in a move meant to capitalize on Democratic divisions.

The Chronicle - Centralia

Onalaska's season ends with pair of district defeats

Onalaska’s season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, as the Loggers were shut out twice and eliminated from the 2B District 4 Tournament.

The Loggers (15-10) struggled offensively against Ocosta’s Jessie Gilbert in their first game of the day, but Lisa LIddell held the Wildcats scoreless through five innings and kept them in the game.

The Wildcats finally got to Liddell in the sixth with a two-run double, and that was all Gilbert needed to close out the 2-0 win and send Ocosta to state.

Liddell ended up giving up just three hits and the two runs, and she struck out 14.

Despite the loss, Onalaska still had a chance to play its way into state, but it would need two straight wins to do so.

Things fell apart quickly against Toledo, as the Riverhawks scored nine runs in the first three innings to take control, and they added two more for an 11-0 run-rule victory to move on.

“I just feel sorry for my seniors to go out this way,” Onalaska coach Rich Teitzel said. “You always want to try to make it the best year for your seniors.”

The Loggers are set to lose just two seniors this year, but Teitzel said that the impact those two made on the program will carry on for the returning group.

“Desi Smith, no matter where I put her, she gives me 110 percent,” Teitzel said. “CiCi (Berg) is just an all-around great kid. Coachable, and she also gives me 110 percent in whatever I ask her to do. That’s why I feel so bad for those two individuals.”

Among the returners next spring will be Liddell and seven underclassmen, including two freshman and two eighth-graders

“I got a group that’s young and hungry,” Teitzel said. “We gotta come in with a winning attitude and just put the pieces together.”