Scott Leadingham is the news manager of all NWPB’s platforms across radio, TV and digital. He’s a born and raised Washingtonian and a lifelong appreciator of all things outdoors, particularly hiking on mountains, biking on trails, and, for some strange reason, running long distances on trails. As you’d expect, he drives a Subaru.
He’s an alumnus of Central Washington University (go Wildcats!) and Indiana University (go Hoosiers!). He’s also an Eagle Scout, yet his knowledge of intricate knots is drastically lacking.
Growing up in North Central Washington at the foot of the great Grand Coulee Dam, he spent summers backpacking in the North Cascades and Pasayten Wilderness.
Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties have been approved for more business and recreational activities beginning this Saturday. The approval means additional operations within the counties’ current modified Phase 1 – not moving to a full Phase 2. Continue Reading Tri-Cities And Yakima County Get Additional Business And Recreational Openings Within Their Phase 1
Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died. He was 21. Police in Pullman, Washington, confirmed they were called to an apartment Tuesday afternoon where they found Hilinski.
Continue Reading WSU Quarterback Tyler Hilinski Dies, Remembered As Team Leader
Some of the hardest hit places have been long-term care facilities in rural areas like Tonasket in Okanogan County, and in central Washington. At least three care facilities in Grant County have reported outbreaks and deaths since a large wedding near Ritzville last month attended by some care facility staff who later tested positive for COVID-19. But a definitive connection between those outbreaks and the wedding remains unclear. Continue Reading COVID First Hit Long-Term Care In Puget Sound Region. Now It’s Hitting Home In Rural Areas