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Cattle closed state highway

A portion of state Highway 821 was closed three days last week so that farmers could move their cattle. The closure impacted the highway in both directions from Milepost 7 to 12.

Port to review real estate

Port of Sunnyside commissioners will discuss real estate issues during an executive session tonight.

District discussion set

The City Council will begin a discussion on possibly adding more electoral districts.

County eyes appointment

During their meeting tomorrow, Yakima County commissioners will consider appointing an alternate representative to two boards.

State pulls credentials

State Department of Health officials took actions against two Yakima County medical providers.

Free college bill filed

Two Seattle Democrats want free tuition for in-state students to attend community college.

Honeyford drops home rehab bill

A state agency could begin a home rehabilitation loan program under a bill proposed yesterday.

State notes road closure

A portion of Interstate 82 will be closed two hours tomorrow for repairs.

Eyman plans initiative

Tim Eyman is proposing Initiative 1550 — the Property Tax Fairness Initiative — to reduce regular property tax levies by 25 percent statewide beginning in 2018.

State reviews credentials

State health officials announced credential changes for two Benton County health providers.

Burn bans lifted

Two burn bans impacting areas of Yakima County were both lifted yesterday.

New charge possible

A local man may be facing a new charge following a fatal crash last week.

Senate appoints Short

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, was selected yesterday to become senator for the state’s 7th Legislative District.

Firewise grants named

Two Klickitat County communities are among 21 statewide receiving Firewise grants.

Amnesty offer set

Yakima County Probation Services is offering an amnesty program that begins Wednesday and ends April 28.