Ted Escobar

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Council approves $62,000 overage on project

The City Council approved the Rural County Capital Funds spending recommendation, moved forward on a possible recycling program and approved a budget amendment to pay a $62,000 overage on a city park restroom project during its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Hirst bill, capital budget stymied

No moving Republicans or Democrats

If you’ve been following the Hirst Bill state capital budget saga, you’re probably wondering how the two are related.

Puterbaugh annexation approved

City seeks agreement for memorial

The City Council Tuesday night approved the Puterbaugh Business Park annexation and continued to move forward on the Veterans Memorial discussion.

At Olympia meetings: Republicans still say no

Hirst Bill drilling into budget talks

Moses Lake Republican State Senator Judy Warnick said meetings yesterday to deal with the Hirst Bill and the state’s capital budget went well, but there was no movement on either the bill or the budget.

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Wednesday at the Valley Fair

Except for the haze from Northwest wildfires, the Yakima Valley Fair had nice, even though hot weather for opening day yesterday.

Richland firm replaces building inspector

City staff in shock over sudden death

City personnel, especially at the public works department, are still feeling the shock of the sudden, unexpected death of building inspector Frank Ward more than a week ago.

Yes, I finally chased a picture

Lots of folks picture reporters as ambulance and fire engine chasers.

Bail set at $75,000 for teen shooter

Parents were transported to medical centers

Bail was set at $75,000 Monday in Yakima County Superior Court for the local 18-year-old accused of shooting his parents on Aug. 1.

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State apple crop expected to be down a little this year

Temperatures may be factor in production

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association is estimating a state apple crop slightly smaller than last year’s.

Inslee visits Rep. Taylor territory

Governor to plead for capital funds, balk on Hirst

Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee will bring the state’s capital budget battle here tomorrow, and prime opponent State Rep. David Taylor will not be here to respond.

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