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Eastern Washington ag expo starts today

The annual Eastern Washington Ag Expo started today and runs through tomorrow.

Portland to host cannabis conference

The 2017 Cannabis Collaborative Conference is Feb. 15 and 16 in the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center.

Wildhorse Resort and Casino sales director named

Wildhorse Resort and Casino has hired Debra Campbell to fill the role of director of sales.

Consider some New Year’s (financial) resolutions

We’re just about ready to open the door to 2017, so you might be thinking about some New Year’s resolutions.

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Cold greetings for state’s vineyards

Washington’s wine industry let out a collective sigh of relief last week as a stiff shot of cold weather gave way to much milder temperatures – just in time for the winter solstice.

State Fair receives recognition

The Central Washington State Fair has received a second place agricultural award of excellence

Ag day opens at the TRAC

The annual Eastern Washington Ag Expo hosts two days of seminars and demonstrations at the TRAC, 6600 Burden Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4.

Shopko aids toy drives

Shopko customers donated hundreds of pounds of food for Feeding America and thousands of toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

Tax resources listed

The state Department of Revenue has developed a web page with helpful information, links and resources to help annual business filers submit returns and taxes.

Hop harvest shows growth

The 2016 hop harvest saw an increase of 8.3 million more pounds, 87.1 million total, of U.S. hops set for brew kettles around the globe.

Jobless numbers drop

Washington state added 3,600 new jobs in November, which helped lower the unemployment rate from 5.4 to 5.3 percent in November – the lowest rate since June 2008.

Gas prices fall in county

Mirroring a statewide trend, Yakima County’s gas prices have dropped over the past week.

Granger woman joins law firm

Yuridia Equihua has joined Halverson Northwest Law Group as an associate attorney working in the firm’s Sunnyside office.

Estate planning tips for blended families

Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it’s especially important if you are part of a “blended” family. And the best time to start is now – before these plans need to be implemented.

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Fading fast

Signs of weather systems that brought ice and snow are fading fast in the Lower Yakima Valley, like these melting icicles at The Cherry Patch Mini-Mart, 101 First Ave. in Zillah.