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Tri-County Disposal seeking 20 percent raise in county garbage rates

The company that collects and disposes of most of Klickitat County’s residential and commercial solid waste is seeking an average 20.1 percent increase in the rates it charges its customers.

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Going hard in the paint...and hardwood: Klickitat business refinishes gym floors

Roger Mortensen has been retired from education for years, but somehow he still manages to find himself inside schools.

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Changes blowing in for Bingen’s Zepher

Like some other technology companies in the Gorge, Zepher, Inc. is looking to expand its horizons.

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Pot growers, processors sifting through logistics of licensing, compliance

There are hundreds of potential entrepreneurs taking advantage of the new Initiative 502 that passed last December making the recreational sale and use of marijuana legal for adults throughout the state, but in Klickitat County there have been 13 applications to produce, 11 to process, and four to sell it in a free and fair market, the waters of which have thus far been untested from a regulatory point of view until now.

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Executive director: Gorge Commission on ‘verge of collapse’ due to funding issues

Shortages in funding to the Columbia River Gorge Commission are leading to compromises in terms of how effective the agency can be when it comes to addressing the planning needs of the National Scenic Area, according to its executive director.

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Photo: Welcoming Dr. Roscoe's Bicycle Repair

Justin Black, owner of Dr. Roscoe's Holistic Bike Repair, cuts the ribbon officially opening his shop at 209 W. Steuben Street in Bingen with his wife, Kate Black; daughter, Lynette, 7; nephew, and Dylan, 4.

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Marijuana moratorium getting public hearing

Klickitat County Commissioners are seeking public comment on whether to continue, lift, or partially lift a moratorium on the production, processing, and sale of marijuana in the county’s unincorporated areas.

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Photo: Building up Bingen

This two-story, 23,286-square-foot building being built on Lot 10 on Bingen Point will house Zepher, Inc., operations.

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Everybody’s big day: Canning operation begins at WS brewery

Enjoying a refreshing beer from Everybody’s Brewing here, enjoying it there, and enjoying it just about anywhere just became a possibility thanks to the new canning operation in White Salmon’s premier brew pub.

Families receiving food stamps will see reduction in benefits

Individuals receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will notice a reduction in the amount of funding provided through the program starting this month.

County Board enacts moratorium on siting of marijuana facilities; local cities unaffected

Klickitat County’s moratorium on the siting of commercial marijuana enterprises in unincorporated areas of the county is now in its second week.

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Insitu CEO Morrow says diversifying products, customer base are ‘vital’ to company’s future

It was 1998, and Steve Morrow just happened to be leafing through an edition of Smithsonian Mag-azine when an article about a tiny airplane caught his eye.

Weekly gas update

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

Jobs continued climbing in August, while unemployment rate inched up

Washington added jobs for the 11th straight month in August, gaining a seasonally adjusted estimate of 5,300 jobs, according to the latest monthly report from the Employment Security Department.

Google expanding its The Dalles data center

Google announced its $600 million expansion plans for its data center in The Dalles last Thursday. The expansion brings Google’s total investment in The Dalles to $1.2 billion since 2005.