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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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County Board repeals Husum/BZ Corner plan, zoning

Klickitat County’s Board of Commissioners elected not to wait for a state Court of Appeals to rule on its 2012 land use plan and zoning update for the lower White Salmon River valley.

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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.