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Emergency repairs eyed

Emergency repairs on the south bank of the Yakima River in the lower valley will be reviewed tomorrow.

Council plans action

A second and final reading is scheduled tonight for changes to the city’s liquor and gambling laws.

Man dies crossing highway

A local man died Friday while walking across state Highway 97.

Fire closes highway

State Highway 223 near state Highway 22 was closed much of yesterday due to a truck trailer fire.

Storm may bring flood

A storm brought thunder, lightning and rain to the Lower Yakima Valley last night.

High court backs judge

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled yesterday supported a Yakima County Superior Court judge’s actions during a 2009 trial involving a Toppenish man.

Johnson opens office

State Rep. Norm Johnson has re-opened a field office for his 14th District constituents.

Pertussis alert issued

The local School District is dealing with an apparent outbreak of Pertussis, or whooping cough.

Water work closed street

North 13th Street from Blaine Avenue to Yakima Valley Highway was closed yesterday due to maintenance for city water infrastructure improvements.

Port changes meeting date

Port commissioners changed the date of their next meeting.

Zillah seeks project bids

The city is seeking contractors to bid on a road project to improve First Avenue.

Road work planned

Motorists may experience some delays this week due to road construction.

Board needs new member

West Benton Fire and Rescue is seeking nominees for a fire commissioner vacancy.

Supplies set for deputies

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office will receive medical supplies today from Tri-City Orthopaedics.

Lawyer found not guilty

A Grandview attorney was found not guilty yesterday in Yakima County Superior Court.