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Klickitat Canyon NRCA may expand before year’s end

The Klickitat Canyon Natural Resources Conservation Areas (NRCA) may double its size before the year is through.

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Police station relocation decision is mayor’s only

The decision on where the Police Department will be housed belongs to the mayor, as the chief executive of the city, not the City Council.

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Governor declares wildfire emergency in 20 counties, including Klickitat

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday proclaimed a state of emergency for 20 counties in response to multiple wildfires in Eastern Washington threatening homes, businesses, public infrastructure and natural resources. Inslee toured the Spokane-area fires Tuesday morning.

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County’s new building director wears more than one hat

From blueprints to brick and mortar, Klickitat County’s new building director has been on both sides of the county’s building spectrum.

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State launches medical marijuana database, recognition cards

Starting last month, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) changed its requirements for medical marijuana patients. Medical patients must now hold recognition cards issued by medical marijuana distributors.

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Local Republican going to national convention as alternate

Close to 5,000 state delegates and alternates not counting the 15,000 members of the media will file into Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena next month to officially nominate the Republican Party’s presidential candidate during the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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Bingen council gives support to drug enforcement proposal

Members of Bingen’s City Council unanimously passed a resolution last Tuesday in support of the county-wide criminal justice sales tax increase proposed by Bingen-White Salmon Police Chief Tracy Wyckoff.

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WS withdraws notice of violation to RV park

After hearing arguments against from the former and current owner of Bridge RV Park last Wednesday, the City of White Salmon backed off the notice of violation it had issued to the park for a failure to connect to the city’s sewer system.

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County files suit seeking determination of status of Yakama Nation boundary

For Glenwood Valley

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners is bringing suit in federal district court against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs, seeking a determination that the Glenwood Valley is not part of the Yakama Nation Reservation.

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WDFW seeking input on 10 land proposals

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment through Feb. 12 on 10 proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation.

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2016 WS budget offers new projects and new hires

Public works projects, vehicle purchases, and the hiring of a full-time building inspector/code enforcement officer are among the highlights contained in the City of White Salmon’s recently approved 2016 operating budget.

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House bill makes CRGNSA eligible for funding

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) spoke Friday, Nov. 6, at The Port of Hood River Marina Center about the recent “Bridges in National Scenic Areas” amendment, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Bingen moves comment period for critical areas ordinance

The City of Bingen’s Critical Areas Ordinance, Ordinance No. 2015-06-646, written comment period has been extended until Friday, July 31, at 5 p.m. and the item moved to be discussed during the August 18 city council meeting.

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Washington’s new law restructures I-502 tax

The State of Washington’s marijuana law was restructured and signed into law Tuesday, June 30, by Gov. Jay Inslee. The signed measure restructures Initiative 502’s three-tier tax structure.

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Bingen approves resolution covering crude oil shipments

Bingen City Council members adopted and approved proposed resolution 2015-006, regarding Transportation of Crude Oil through the city of Bingen, during the council’s open public meeting Friday June 5 at City Hall in Bingen.

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