Observatory closed

The Goldendale Observatory will be closed until further notice due to inclement weather conditions Officials announced the closure yesterday.

Rally Monday

A coalition of parents, educators and community groups will have a rally from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday on the legislative building capitol steps.

Credentials suspended

State health officials are suspending credentials for two Yakima Valley medical providers.

Firearm bills introduced

Attorney General Bob Ferguson has introduced two bills to the state legislature that he said will help reduce deadly mass shootings.

State to delay education plan to fall

State officials are delaying submission of the education plan required as part of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.

Enrollment tops 200,000

State Health Benefit Exchange officials yesterday announced more than 200,000 customers have selected 2017 health and dental coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder since the open enrollment period began on Nov. 1.

Council cancels meetings

The City Council’s meetings scheduled for last night were canceled.

Officials to meet

Economic revitalization is the focus of a dinner meeting Jan. 18.

Crossing open Monday

The Lower Granite lock and dam near Pomeroy will be open for public vehicle crossings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Voter deadlines approaching

Residents in the Grandview or Prosser school districts will have to act soon to register to vote in their respective Feb. 14 bond measures.

City reviews contract

The City Council tonight will consider a new contract for Police Chief Phin Haglin.

Burn ban lifted

Officials yesterday lifted a Stage 1 burn ban.

Boards cancel meetings

The Sunnyside and Mabton school boards canceled meetings originally scheduled for last night.

Travel delays possible

Traffic delays are possible through Sunday due to road projects.

Honeyford appointed

Jerri Honeyford has been appointed to the state Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.