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WDFL looks to buy county land

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which owns or manages 1 million acres in the state, has identified 10 more tracts of land it may buy....

 
 By Izumi Hansen    News    February 3, 2016

Gender bathroom bill passes committee

A bill to repeal a rule allowing people to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with drew a substantial crowd at its first and only public...

 

Working together

Gov. Jay Inslee works with state Rep. Gina McCabe on Jan. 27 to finalize a poster for the new YesVets demonstration program. YesVets is a veteran...

 

Council hears of 'chilling' active shooter instruction

The major item of Monday’s Goldendale City Council meeting was a report on the shoreline master plan from Mark Daniel of Reid Middleton, the engineering firm hired by the city to help develop the...

 

GSD seeks students for 'highly capable' program

Nominations are open for the highly capable program for Goldendale School District (GSD) for the 2016-2017 school year. School districts have been charged with developing and implementing a plan to...

 

Public records law introduced

Lawmakers are looking to modify the Public Records Act in an effort to help local agencies that claim they’re burdened by overly broad and massive public-records requests. House Bill 2576 would...

 

Pot businesses want more privacy

When he entered the marijuana industry a little more than a year ago, Jim Mullen said he wanted to help dismantle stigmas surrounding pot. The co-owner of The Herbery—two marijuana shops in Vancouve...

 

King awarded for help in passing energy bill

Washington Public Utility District's Association presented its 2015 Legislative Champion Award to 14th District Senator Curtis King The Washington...

 

Goldendale man arrested in child rape case

A 20-year-old Glenwood man was arrested on the charge of rape of a child in the first degree, according to Goldendale Police. Alias Whitman Valdez was arraigned on the charge bail was set for...

 

Musical prodigy to perform holiday concert

Love is in the air! February is here and with it Valentine's Day. What better way to celebrate than to spend an evening at a musical concert...

 

Local temperatures still averaging on the high side

According to preliminary data received by NOAA's National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at Goldendale averaged slightly warmer...

 

Health Exchange reports jump in users

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange Tuesday announced that more than 200,000 Washingtonians selected a Qualified Health Plan through Washington Healthplanfinder by the close of open enrollment on J...

 

Ekone Ranch should be accountable for its actions

I am a long-time friend and supporter of Ekone Ranch and its parent non-profit, the Sacred Earth Foundation (SEF). I owned and managed a non-profit across the river for 20 years. I read your article...

 

Time to understand what it really means

To the Editor: While some may recognize that Feb. 9 is a day for wearing orange to show your awareness of teen dating violence as a real issue and to support teens in our community, not everyone may u...

 

Where have our rights gone?

To the Editor: The right of the people to readdress their government is defined in the U.S. Constitution and also the Declaration of Independence. Have we totally lost this right? One has only to...

 

McCabe gets Erin's Law hearing in House

Legislation commonly referred to as "Erin's Law" was heard in the House Education Committee Monday. House Bill 2183, sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe,...

 

Glenwood School District hoping two-year bond will pass, ballots due by Feb. 9

Last week the students and staff of Glenwood Schools participated in Homecoming activities to generate spirit leading up to the basketball games on Jan. 29 against the Bickleton Pirates. In spite of...

 

Farewell reception for Clark and Chandler at Maryhill Museum

The public is invited to a reception in honor of two Maryhill Museum of Art staff who are moving to other ventures. The reception will be held on...

 

East District Court

January 21 • Arron Jon Honkala; Operating Motor Vehicle W/Out Insurance (12/07/15); Committed, fine/fees $225; FL to Renew Expired Registration (12/07/15); Committed, fine/fees $110. • Jesus...

 

'Yakama Cares' annual grant distributions seeks applicants

As the landscape of the Legends Casino campus changes, one staple remains constant—the annual Yakama Cares grant distribution. The casino prepares for the ninth annual distribution of the Charitable...

 

From the best seat in the house

I don’t give a lot of credence to mid-season rankings of teams, but Zillah definitely lived up to its number two ranking when they came to...

 

Seniors to take first step toward State on Saturday at Granger

Daniel Wedgwood returned to the mat for the first time since being sidelined with a knee injury and promptly scored a pin to log the first win for...

 

Wolves stumble after strong performance against Zillah

Goldendale has one more chance to double their league wins this year as they take on Granger in Granger this Friday. The Timberwolves got their first...

 

Top four nearly set as Gorge League prepares for District tournament

The slate for the District 5 tournament for 1B teams is all but set following a week without upsets involving Bickleton, Lyle-Wishram, Trout Lake or...

 

Low oil prices projected to continue through 2016, according to DOT report

The Washington Department of Transportation released the Jan. 2016 edition of the "Fuel and Vehicle Trends Report." The report discusses the movement...

 

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