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Skamania County Board declares state of emergency due to fiscal health ‘danger’

Skamania County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously took the bold step on Oct. 7 of declaring a state of emergency in the county “due to unhealthy national forest conditions, yearly threat to catastrophic fires, and, minimal county government, schools and emergency services.”

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Wholesale marijuana bakery takes steps to locate shop in east Bingen

A bakery that would produce marijuana-infused edibles has obtained a conditional use permit to locate on Steuben Street in Bingen.

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First-time candidates running for Skamania PUD

This week The Enterprise turns its attention to the race for Skamania County Public Utility District Commissioner for District No. 3, the utility district’s eastern-most district, which includes the communities of Underwood, Mill A, Willard, Cook, Home Valley, and Carson.

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White Salmon Council turns down proposed pot store lease

A lease that would have allowed a recreational marijuana shop to locate at the park-and-ride next to the Hood River Toll Bridge fell through following a White Salmon City Council vote last Wednesday.

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White Salmon City Council accepts $55,000 donation for feasibility study to upgrade pool

The City of White Salmon will use a $55,000 donation from the Mary Hoyt Stevenson Foundation to conduct a feasibility study on its existing pool.

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Sauter, Richards in home stretch of Commissioner race

The two-man race for Klickitat County Commissioner District 2 is heading into the home stretch. After going head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election, two-term incumbent David Sauter of Lyle and first-time challenger Michael Richard of High Prairie will go at it one final time in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Prosecuting attorney candidates make their cases to voters

More than 13,000 Klickitat County voters will have a choice in the election for County Prosecutor on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots, between incumbent Lori Hoctor and challenger David Quesnel.

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School board considering renaming intermediate school after late resident

The latest addition to the White Salmon Valley School District might be getting a new name in honor of late, longtime resident, Wallace “Wally” Stevenson.

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Prosecutor, Sheriff ask WSP to investigate citizen complaints

Klickitat County’s prosecutor and sheriff jointly have asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate three citizen complaints against two county elected officials and certain county employees.

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Incumbent county assessor finds herself facing a tough challenger

The election for Klickitat County Assessor pits first-term incumbent Darlene Johnson of White Salmon against first-time candidate for elective office Crista Schroder of Goldendale. The two went head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election and will face off again in the Nov. 4 Primary Election.

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PUD candidates offer responses to questions

Voters in Klickitat County will find the race for Klickitat County Public Utility District Commissioner, Dis-trict No. 2, on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots. The candidates for the position are incumbent Dan Gunkel of Goldendale and first-time candidate Sherry Carver of Goldendale.

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White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

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Candidate for sheriff has checkered history

Robert L. (Bob) Songer Sr., Republican candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff, has been in law enforcement most of his adult life, save for a period between 1995 and 2000, when he was between jobs.

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Veteran Law Enforcers Talk Qualifications, Share Plans For Next 4-Year Term

Editors note: This Q&A with the candidates for Klickitat County Sheriff ran in March 2014, but given the upcoming election The Enterprise chose to run the story once more online. Ballots are set to be distributed in October.

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Baker, Brown Running for West District Court Judge

The field of candidates for the non-partisan office of Klickitat County West District Court Judge comprises two first-time candidates for the position. Jeff Baker of Trout Lake and Dave Brown of White Salmon are seeking to replace retiring nine-term West District Court Judge Robert (Bob) Weisfield.

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