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Gas to go up in 2018

For the second straight year, the yearly national average gas prices will rise 19 cents over last year to $2.57 per gallon per gallon.

Utility to pass on savings

Changes to the tax code, passed into law on Dec. 22, will lower federal taxes on corporations.

Bus route change after mishap

A minor mishap yesterday morning for a Prosser school bus has led to a temporary routed change. The bus slipped off the road because of surface conditions. Prosser Superintendent Deanna Flores said the bus made it up a steep hill at the intersection of Ward Gap and Byron Roads.

Town halls planned

The fall elections changed the balance of power in Olympia. One party controls both chambers of the Legislature and the governor’s mansion.

Solicitation leads to jail

A Sunnyside transient was arrested by police last Friday for general misconduct.

Woman violates order

Police here arrested a woman for violating a domestic violence protection order on New Year’s Day.

2 arrests for no license

Two people were arrested for traffic infractions on New Year’s Eve.

2 arrested in domestics

Police arrested a woman last Saturday for violation of a domestic violence protection order.

Meeting canceled

The Prosser Board of Adjustment meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow evening has been canceled.

Man hit by pickup, dies

The Washington State Patrol reports that Vaughn C. Lovell, 74, of Harrah died early New Year’s Day when he was struck by an automobile about 10 miles west of Mabton.

McCabe meets voters

State Rep. Gina McCabe will host round-table discussions tomorrow and Thursday across the district.

Stage 1 burn ban set

The Lower Yakima Valley remains under a Stage 1 burn ban.

Personnel on agenda

The Grandview School Board will discuss personnel issues and pay bills when it meets tonight. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Grandview High School Library, 1601 W. Fifth St.

Carmack to take oath

A new mayor will be sworn into office during tonight’s study session of the Zillah City Council. Councilman Scott Carmack will take the mayoral seat during the 6 p.m. meeting at Zillah City Hall, 503 First Ave.

New burn ban in county

A stage 1 burn ban has been issued for Yakima County. The ban on the use of uncertified wood stoves, inserts and fireplaces began yesterday and will remain until further notice. All outdoor burning is prohibited throughout Yakima County.