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Trump taps Richland man

A local man will be in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet.

Bill includes Hanford

The House of Representatives’ 2017 National Defense Authorization Act report will include regional priorities such as funding for the continued Hanford clean up.

Meetings scheduled

The School District will have two informational meetings to explain to the community the Feb. 14 facilities bond election.

District to name leader

The School Board will select a new president Tuesday.

County seeks new board members

County residents are invited to apply to fill one of Yakima County’s board vacancies.

Travel delays possible

Motorists will likely encounter delays this week in some areas of Central Washington due to road construction.

Audit issue raised in letter

Issues with bidding for public works projects resulted in a management letter for Klickitat County Public Hospital District No. 2.

Zillah water rates change

The City Council is decreasing taxes on water consumption to ease the burden of increased water rates.

County declares burn ban

A Stage 1 burn ban was declared yesterday for all of Yakima County.

Thanksgiving closures set

All government offices, courts and banks will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Prosser to review rate hikes

The City Council may raise utility rates for 2017.

Gang member sentenced

A convicted Sureno gang member will serve the next 100 months in federal prison.

Certification set for Nov. 22

The Yakima County Auditor’s Office is expected to certify results of the Nov. 8 general election. Auditor Charles Ross will certify the election tomorrow.

County eyes jail agreement

Yakima County commissioners will consider a jail agreement during their meeting tomorrow morning.

Council to review study

The City Council will consider a contribution to a study focused on water storage for the Yakima Basin.

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