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Governor signs Rep. Johnson’s bill to increase ballot measure information

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 6 aimed at helping voters better understand the fiscal impacts of a ballot measure before they vote.

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County Board hearing on Husum/BZ land use plan drawing a lot of interest

Tonight’s Husum/BZ Corner land use hearing at the White Salmon Pioneer Center has been drawing lots of interest from members of the public who contacted The Enterprise by telephone and e-mail last week with requests to post an April 9 story about the hearing on its Web site.

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BCC hears concerns about proposed water shortage procedures

Last Tuesday, April 7, the City Council of Bingen met to swear in new city council member Sandra Guzman and discuss the city’s proposed Ordinance 2015-03-643, Water Shortage Emergency Procedures.

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Marijuana moratorium coming back to Klickitat County Board for review

The question of continuing a moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated Klickitat County will be put to the board of commissioners during an April 14 public hearing in Goldendale...

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Bipartisan Erin’s Law making its way through Legislature

First-term Washington State Representative Gina McCabe of Goldendale still has four of her sponsored bills alive in the 2015 legislative session. One of those bills — House Bill 2183 (Erin’s Law) — was brought to her...

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Secure schools, county payments reintroduced as two-year extension

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) introduced a two-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Tuesday in an effort to help 33 cash-strapped rural counties maintain essential services. He expects the House to approve the funding, which received...

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Senate committee hears McCabe’s ‘One Business, One Vet’ bill

Rep. Gina McCabe’s legislation to increase veteran employment in Washington state continues to move through the Legislature. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee held a public hearing...

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City, county officials restart riverfront park discussion

Is a riverfront park in White Salmon's future?

Klickitat County, Gorge Commission sign planning pact

In a historic agreement — nearly 18 months in the making — Klickitat County will devote planning staff time to help the Gorge Commission process land use applications within its borders.

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White Salmon Council gets first update on pool feasibility study

The swimming pool feasibility study the City of White Salmon initiated last fall is still in the information-gathering stage, according to the engineer conducting the study.

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Medicaid changes impact thousands in Klickitat County

New Medicaid enrollees and those previously not assigned to a managed care plan under Apple Health, Washington’s Medicaid program, are now covered by an insurer called Amerigroup.

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Sheriff names top officers, sets goals

Klickitat County’s newly elected sheriff, Bob Songer, has officially transitioned into his new role and made some big changes to the office’s management team.

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After nine terms, county’s longest-serving elected official looking forward to retirement

Thirty-seven years ago, Robert (Bob) Weisfield was 31 years old and spending long days on his mother-in-law’s ranch seven miles up the Snowden Road out of Lyle. His responsibilities included caring for the farm’s livestock: primarily beef cattle, though the farm was phasing into rearing weaner pigs and butcher hogs.

White Salmon files complaint to recoup safety expenditures

The White Salmon City Council is seeking to recover the city’s costs for mitigating a public safety hazard on private property at the corner of W Jewett and S Garfield.

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Six-month moratorium on new pot businesses continued

No new marijuana businesses will be permitted in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas until a six-month moratorium lapses or is called off by county commissioners.

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