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Solar ribbon cutting set

The Benton County Public Utility District is planning a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the intersection of Old Inland Empire Highway and North Gap Road.

Woman reports being raped

Police are investigating a reported rape.

Legion seeks nominees

The American Legion Post is seeking nominees for two education-related awards.

Drug take back day Saturday

Persons wishing to dispose of unused or expired medications will have an opportunity to leave such items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 at the Police Department, 401 Homer St.

Auxiliary names Girls State delegate

American Legion Auxiliary has named Alondra Perez as a delegate to Evergreen Girls State.

Dentist fined

A dentist has to pay a fine for practicing without a proper license, state health officials said this week.

Voter deadline approaching

There is still time to register to vote in the 2016 presidential primary on May 24.

Wapato to get new school

The School District received a preliminary notice that nearly $14 million has been earmarked for the K-3 Class Size Reduction Pilot Grant Program.

Administrators to retain jobs

Superintendent Kevin Chase has formally appointed former Grandview High School Principal Mike Closner as executive director of teaching and learning.

New faces on fair board

There are three new members on the Central Washington Fair Board of Directors.

Inspection pact approved

Yakima County bridges will be inspected by Benton County thanks to an interlocal agreement approved yesterday by Yakima County Commissioners.

Marijuana campaign starts

A new state-wide marijuana use prevention campaign is underway to educate 12–17-year-olds about risks and consequences.

Inslee unveils appointees

Gov. Jay Inslee has selected appointees to his Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families.

Daniels appointed

Jamie Daniels has been named district director for the Fourth Congressional District.

Officials reject fisher listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week denied protections for the Pacific fisher, a mid-sized weasel estimated to number anywhere from 250 to a few thousand on the Pacific Coast.

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