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Coleman to be sworn in

The School Board’s newest member, Scott Coleman, will be sworn in during its meeting tonight.

Autopsy completed

The cause of death has been determined for a Yakima County Jail inmate.

Newhouse to visit Sunnyside

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, has added a hometown stop to his “listening sessions” to hear concerns and discuss priorities of the 115th Congress.

County to review claim

Yakima County commissioners will discuss a claim by a Lower Yakima Valley family during their meeting tomorrow.

District earns clean audit

The School District received an audit with no issues.

Jail escapee captured

The search continues for one escaped Yakima County Jail inmate, even as another is in custody.

Filibuster busted

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new Supreme Court justice today.

Dispatchers recognized

Klickitat County commissioners have proclaimed next week in honor of emergency dispatchers.

Blood drives set for area

Two blood drivers are being planned in the area by the American Red Cross.

Benton REA to celebrate 80th birthday

The area’s oldest operating consumer-owned electricity utility, Benton Rural Electric Association, will celebrate its 80th birthday as a cooperative April 19.

Family seeks information on runaway

A local family is seeking information on a teenager who ran away from home.

Bill protects web privacy

A bill has been introduced in the Senate to protect Internet users from having their online activities sold.

Chief sheds interim title

The interim police chief now has the job on a permanent basis.

Groundwater talks canceled

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory subcommittee has canceled its meeting.

Patrol plans emphasis

The “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” campaign is under way by law enforcement agencies looking for distracted drivers.