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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.

Closures planned

State transportation officials are planning two closures this week.

County eyes HR director

Yakima County Commissioners may appoint a new human resources director.

Parties name leaders

Officials with the state Republican and Democratic parties have elected leaders.

No fraud in state vote

Following President Donald Trump’s assertion that as many as 3 to 5 million people voted fraudulently in the 2016 presidential election, Secretary of State Kim Wyman defended the state’s elections.

Inslee resists Trump’s order

Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, yesterday opposed President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration restrictions and moving forward with a wall at the Mexico border.

Records bills submitted

Two pieces of legislation were introduced Tuesday, intended to reduce so-called abusive public records requests, while preserving government transparency and access.

Clear audit for schools

A state audit of the School District’s alternative learning experience programs found they complied with all state laws and regulations.