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 By LEONA VAUGHNN    News    January 15, 2020 

Opening Ceremony

The 2020 Washington State Legislative session began at noon Monday, Jan. 13, with an opening ceremony in which Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, was...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 15, 2020 

Taking stock after five years of legal pot

With all the year-in-review and decade-in-review stories recently, you might be forgiven if you missed a significant date that occurred last year....

 
 By Sandra DeMent    News    January 15, 2020 

Here's to all the volunteers who handle Senior Service meals

Klickitat County is a very wealthy community—that is, if you measure wealth by the large number of caring, dedicated, and generous members in the community. This is a “good news” story that...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 15, 2020 

Drive that idle RV over to SMR

Dang. Trips are over for a while, but now where to put that hulking RV? Not too far but secure and off the property because there's no room for it...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 15, 2020 

Mosbrucker: it's frustrating to be in minority in Olympia

District 14 Representative Gina Mosbrucker says she likes to arrive in Olympia with the latest information from her district. Last Tuesday, she gave local residents a chance to talk with her about...

 

Secretary of State certifies lists of candidates to appear on Washington's presidential primary ballot

Last Tuesday, Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified lists of candidates submitted by the state Democratic and Republican parties to be included in Washington’s March 10 presidential primary...

 

Superior Court log

Below is a summary of resolutions from the Superior Court criminal docket for the week of Dec. 16, 2019, provided by Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David R. Quesnel. Superior Court is in...

 

East District Court

January 6, 2020 • Mercedes Maria Ross: Speeding School/Playground/Crosswalk - 11-15 over, failure to renew expired registration, (9/20/19); Count 1 committed, fine/fee $299, count 2 committed,...

 

Corry appointed to House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, has been selected to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. The committee considers fiscal matters for the state, including the biennial operating budget, the...

 

Search and Rescue finds body of missing Yakama woman

On Jan. 3, the Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible collision scene in the area of 10570 Highway 14. A caller from Oregon had seen a vehicle off of the road in that area....

 

Google Wind Challenge returns

Team registration has now opened for the 2020 Google Wind Challenge, which blows back into The Dalles on Saturday, March 14. Middle and high school...

 

Local author has new book

Goldendale author Bonnie Barrigar has a new book out. She is holding a book roll-out get-together Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Goldendale Library. Up From My Abyss is semi-autobiographical and...

 
 By Cameron Sheppard    News    January 15, 2020 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Lead...

 

Homeless emergency grabs attention of lawmakers

Lawmakers are scrambling to confront a crisis that leaves people sleeping out in the streets. The complex of contributing factors of homelessness in Washington are creating a formidable challenge for...

 
 By John Kruse    News    January 15, 2020 

The Washington Outdoors Report: Summer getaway suggestions

Believe it or not, now is the time to plan for your summer getaway and an outdoors vacation east of the Cascade Crest can be relaxing and fun. Here...

 
 By Diane Jessup    News    January 15, 2020 

Companion Animal: A series on canine aggression – Part 4 So why do dogs bite?

Because dogs were developed as specialists (as described last week) with specific types of aggressive behavior either enhanced or diminished through...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    January 8, 2020

City council swears in members and mayor

Goldendale City Council met Monday night for the first time in the new year and took care of some needed formalities. Four council members and Mayor...

 

January will be colder

According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon, temperatures at Goldendale averaged warmer than normal during the month of December. The average...

 
 By Lou Marzeles    News    January 8, 2020

GOLDENDALE BOMBED!

Here's a bit of history you probably didn't know: Goldendale was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. It didn't come from planes, and there...

 

State BLM firefighters deployed to Australia

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Washington/Oregon announced Monday that it has deployed four firefighters to assist Australia with the prolific wildfires spread throughout the country. These...

 
 By Tammy Ayer    News    January 8, 2020

Woman seeks info on her newfound father

Growing up on a small grain farm in eastern Montana, Janet Hermann always thought there was something hidden about her. Her mother treated her...

 

No victims of climate change:

A group of hardy souls took to the Columbia River for this year's Polar Plunge on the New Year's Day. One long-time observer said this year's was the...

 

Harassment request denied

On Monday, Judge Rick Hansen denied LeAndra Kessinger’s request to issue an order of protection against Dallas Huskey-Wells for harassment. The request had been made after Huskey-Wells repeatedly...

 
 By John Kruse    News    January 8, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report

The new year marks the kick-off to sportsmen's show season in the Pacific Northwest, and there is no shortage of them in the Evergreen State. The...

 

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