OLYMPIA — On the day Washington state recorded its 11th death from the COVID-19 virus, Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Pierce County to meet with Gov. Jay Inslee and state health officials.
OLYMPIA — Republican senators pitched their own ideas to address Washington state’s homelessness crisis following the supplemental budgets unveiled by Democratic lawmakers this week.
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers elected to prohibit the transfer of inmates to out-of-state private prisons, except for specific reasons, after the Senate voted 30 to 18 in favor of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6442.
OLYMPIA — The state House of Representatives have voted 85-12 on a bill that would ban the expansion of an Immigration Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma.
SUNNYSIDE — The City Council gave City Manager Martin Casey an “over-all satisfactory and above average approval” rating after reviewing his first year as the city’s top administrator.
OLYMPIA — Sen. Jim Honeyford’s (R-Sunnyside) proposal to establish a Community Aviation Revitalization Board has passed the state Senate again. The senators voted Friday to formally create a program that will help smaller, regional airports operate in the black.
SUNNYSIDE — A balanced 2020 city budget and strategies in place to build in a health financial continuity plan has taken up a large portion of first year City Manager Martin Casey work.
OLYMPIA — A bill requiring the Secretary of State’s office to send statewide voters’ pamphlets along with election ballots to deployed military service members passed the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
SUNNYSIDE - The Port of Grandview Board of Commissioners will meet Saturday, Feb. 8 to discuss long range comprehensive planning retreat at a special meeting at 9 a.m. at Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery, 122 N. 16th St.
OLYMPIA — A bill that will help preserve hospital services in the Yakima Valley in the aftermath of the closure of Astria Medical Center in Yakima was promoted by State Rep. Jeremie Dufault (Selah-R) testifying before the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.
PROSSER — Concerns the United States Canada Mexico Trade Agreement (USCM Trade Agreement) which recently passed the House of Representatives, senate and has now received the president’s signature, was a prime topic during a recent visit with Fourth Congressional District Congressman Daniel Newhouse (Sunnyside-R).
- Yakima Prosecutor's Office releases statement about justice system during the COVID-19 crisis; asks law enforcement to change operations and arrests
- Local COVID-19 testing centers open
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- City’s largest festival succumbs to COVID19
- Abandoned school building destroyed in early morning fire
- Larry Den Boer retires today
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