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Summer celebration

Children in Prosser Library’s summer reading program celebrate yesterday during a party in the park.

Hispanic affairs commission under new leadership

Ochoa-Bruck leaves post to return to school

The state Commission on Hispanic Affairs has announced a change in leadership.

State fruit gets stamp

The state’s official fruit is featured on a new one cent stamp announced this week by the U.S. Postal Service.

Commission to meet

Development regulations are on the agenda for the Planning Commission during its next meeting.

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Power restored after squirrel causes outage

Electricity was out for seven hours yesterday

Power is fully restored to city residents and business.

Groundwater group meets

Requests to the state Legislature and a “test your well” campaign will be reviewed Thursday by the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee.

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Yakima Fair and Rodeo chutes bring action

Cowboys and livestock took center arena Friday and Saturday night as the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo entertained thousands.

Certification planned

County elections officials will certify the results of the Aug. 2 primary election today.

Comments due Aug. 17

Tomorrow is the deadline to submit comments on a proposed manure plan for dairies.

Progress on fires reported

Crews are making progress on three fires sparked Friday night by lightning.

Three girls rescued from Yakima River

Teens stranded over night near Easton

Three teenage girls are safe after spending a night stranded on the Yakima River.

YVC names new Grandview campus dean

Interim leader replaces Bryce Humpherys

The local community college campus has a new dean.

Groups to review regional homeless needs

Grandview, Yakima meetings set

Two Yakima County groups seeking to meet the needs of the region’s homeless population are gearing up for the fall.

State counters federal stance on marijuana

Action seeks rejection of two court cases

A state official is calling on the courts to uphold legalized marijuana.

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WSU, farmers working to slow climate change

Growers turning to canola for help

To help farmers deal with climate change issues, Bill Pan, a Washington State University professor of crop and soil sciences, is talking to them about adapting.