Bill would give farmers ‘cushion’ on weight limits

A bill co-sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, would allow trucks carrying agriculture produce some leeway in load weight.

School funding issue haunts Legislature

Compensation, teacher shortage, educational opportunity gap and school districts’ operating levies are all on the Legislature’s agenda this session as the state Supreme Court’s McCleary mandate — along with the court’s $100,000 per day contempt citation — loom over.

Gun rights rally slated

Hundreds of firearms enthusiasts expected on the Capitol campus tomorrow morning

Hundreds of gun-rights enthusiasts are expected Friday morning on the Capitol campus for the Rally for Our Rights.

Newhouse responds to Obama’s address

Foreign policy shortcomings are evident in President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address.

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Grandview native takes Seattle post

Seattle’s first Latina council member

Serving the residents of Seattle, drawing upon her experiences as the daughter of immigrants, one Grandview graduate is hoping to make a difference as the city’s first elected Latina council member.

Newhouse votes to repeal Obamacare

Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside announced Wednesday his vote in support of H.R. 3762, which would repeal major portions of Obamacare and prohibit federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Legislators to tackle Inslee’s gun policy

State lawmakers today have another item for their to-do list as Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday signed an executive order to curb gun crime and suicide.

Obama’s firearms actions opposed

Congressman Dan Newhouse said this morning he will oppose any unilateral gun sales measures issued by the White House.

Legislators offer mixed reviews for Gov. Inslee’s budget

Yakima Valley lawmakers are less than enthusiastic about Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget proposal for 2016.

Lawmakers prep for new session

Water, education, aiding the economy in rural communities and taxation are among Lower Valley legislators’ priorities as they prepare to start a new session in Olympia one month from today.

Council to honor police sergeant

Budget, Bonnieview Road also on Tuesday's agenda

City Council to consider budget approval

Council to also review tourism promotion services

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Artillery shell found in Grant County

A Grant County resident found an 105mm artillery shell at a salvage business.

Does the bell toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board’s December meeting.

Grandview contests still close

Sewell leads in port race

The mayoral, city council and port commissioner races are still too close to call.