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At Olympia meetings: Republicans still say no

Hirst Bill drilling into budget talks

Moses Lake Republican State Senator Judy Warnick said meetings yesterday to deal with the Hirst Bill and the state’s capital budget went well, but there was no movement on either the bill or the budget.

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Doing God’s work

Wallace and Margery Donaldson of Zillah of the Sunnyside Camp of Gideons International participated in the Yakima Valley Fair in Grandview yesterday.

City to host flea market

The city will host a flea market on the street right downtown in mid-September.

Sidewalk repairs in the works

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council approved taking $10,000 from the Capital Improvements Fund to spur a sidewalk renovation project.

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Nearly time for the fest

The eagerly anticipated Prosser Beer and Whiskey Festival is just two weeks away.

Kick the tires at the fair

Classic, vintage and muscle cars, trucks and bikes will roar onto the Country Park fairgrounds Saturday for the 12th annual Chamber of Commerce Car Show, 812 Wallace Way.

Band is theme of movie

Gesa Power House Theatre will screen a new independent film: May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers at 7 p.m. Sept. 12, at the 111 N. Sixth St. theatre.

Come ‘boogie’ in Selah

The Second Red Carpet Gala “Boogie Nights” will be held Sept. 9 in the City Civic Center, 216 S. First St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Check out the fashions

Make plans to attend the Junior League of Yakima’s upcoming 2017 “Fashion Front” scheduled for Sept. 1 at the Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima.

Dinner out at Southridge

Put down your cooking utensils and go to the Southridge Sports and Events Complex from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday to check out the variety of area food trucks.

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Wednesday at the Valley Fair

Except for the haze from Northwest wildfires, the Yakima Valley Fair had nice, even though hot weather for opening day yesterday.

Day camp planned

Five days of summer Bible camp fun are being offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 14-18, at South Hill Park, 1521 S. First St.

Health care party set

The Neighborhood Health Services is celebrating Community Health Center Week Aug. 13-19 with parking lot celebrations at each of its Yakima Valley locations.

Fan camp set

ASB Leopard Fan Camp: The annual ZHS Leopard Fan Camp will be held in the Zillah High School gym from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Yoga classes offered

Desert Wind Winery is offering an hour-long meditative yoga class at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.

Cold War town hall meetings scheduled

Cold War Patriots will host three town hall meetings for former and current Hanford workers in Richland, Kennewick and Yakima from Aug. 15 to 17.

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Rodeo action under way tomorrow and Saturday

The bulls and broncs will be bucking, and the cowboys and cowgirls will be racing the clock tomorrow and Saturday night in Fisher Arena at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

Hall of Fame coach at Leopards helm

In light of losing the head football coach, the program is being left in good hands.

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Restoration planned for the Bumping River

The Naches Ranger district is putting several hundred blown down trees to good use, improving habitat for listed fish in the Bumping River this month.