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State plans fire training

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources this week is launching the first of three joint training sessions to prepare firefighters across the state for fire season.

Group reviews flag, flower

A flag, sunflower and donation are on the Sunnyside Arts Commission’s agenda tomorrow night.

Teacher to be arraigned

A former high school physical education teacher and track coach charged with exploiting a minor and three other charges will be arraigned tomorrow.

BPA appoints deputy leader

Bonneville Power Administration has a new deputy administrator.

Inslee orders fire training

In preparation for the 2016 wildfire season, Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday directed the Washington National Guard to train and certify up to 250 guard personnel.

Road closure through today

Motorists are advised that some roadways are closed due to railroad maintenance.

Mayor issues flag order

Flags will be lowered tomorrow to recognize annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Zillah prepares for its parade

The Community Days celebration begins tonight with the annual Miss Zillah Pageant at 6 p.m. in Zillah Intermediate School, 303 Second Ave.

Fresh market season begins

The farmer’s market at City Park will open for the season Saturday at 8 a.m.

School board meets tonight

The School Board meets in executive session at 4 p.m. today at the Middle School, 1401 W. Second St.

Lottery prize expires Friday

Time is running out to claim a $50,000 Powerball prize.

Gov. Inslee addresses lead

The state is taking steps to reduce lead contamination.

Island closed to visitors

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has permanently closed public access to Borgans Island.