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Challenger leads in Grandview port race

The race for the District No. 2 Commissioner of the Port of Grandview seat is too close to call after tonight's initial ballot count.

Grandview mayor leading challenger

Mayor Norm Childress leads challenger Joan Souders by more than 50 votes after the first round of ballot counting tonight.

The incumbent mayoral candidate has a slim lead in his re-election bid.

Brewer leads Grandview council race

Only 16 votes separate Top 3 candidates

Gaylord Brewer has just 12 more votes than Mary Barrett and 16 more than Betty Garza in a tight race for Grandview City Council.

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Local voters supporting I-1366

Measure creates choice: Reduce sales tax or give voters a constitutional amendment

Yakima County voters are overwhelmingly supporting Tim Eyman again tonight, with 62.66 percent supporting Initiative 1366.

Newhouse unhappy with budget

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) yesterday was not pleased when the U.S. Congress approved a two-year budget package.

FEMA denies assistance to victims of wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee learned last week the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied his request for individual assistance program funds to help families impacted by the summer wildfire season.

Newhouse endorses Bryant

Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) has endorsed Bill Bryant for governor of Washington state.

Manhattan Project sites to become national parks

The U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Energy are scheduled to sign a memorandum of agreement in Washington D.C. to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Randy Dorn won’t seek re-election as schools chief

OLYMPIA – Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will end his time in office in 2016.

Kids in the voting booth

While Washington voters have until Nov. 3 to fill out and return their General Election ballots, thousands of students in grades K-12 will have their own chance next week to experience voting by taking part in the annual Washington State Mock Election.

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Dairies line up to support Newhouse re-election bid

Perhaps not surprisingly – given his pro-farm stance – many of the biggest individual supporters of Congressman Dan Newhouse’s 2016 re-election bid are dairy farmers.

Workforce ballooning in Mabton

People in Mabton will soon be seeing new faces serving them at city hall and the police station.

Newhouse joins call for EPA to withdraw water guidelines

Yesterday, Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside led a letter-writing effort to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to withdraw its proposal to impose federal water quality standards.

Inslee asks for federal funds to assist summer wildfire victims

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday asked President Obama to approve his requests for two major disaster declarations to provide federal assistance to help families, business owners, local jurisdictions and tribes attempting to recover from this summer’s massive wildfires, as well as a late August windstorm.

State auditors issue finding based on mix-up in Mabton

MABTON – Incorrectly reporting the amount of grant monies actually spent in 2014 got the city of Mabton in hot water with state auditors.