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BCC: And then there were five, again

Bingen’s City Council, once lacking members, is now at full capacity with five occupied seats after the recent swearing in of the council’s newest member: Ryan O’Connor.

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Appleton teen serving as state page

Chase Green, a student at Klickitat High School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima.

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Bingen council to Sheriff: Take down KCSO signs

Bingen City Councilors called for Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer to remove his signs denouncing illegal drug users and sellers last week during the council’s Tuesday meeting.

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County planners leave ‘pot’ ban sunset clause in limbo

After two years of banning new and existing marijuana businesses from expanding, the Klickitat Planning Commission needs more time.

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Sheriff: KCSO not policing federal immigration violations

While he is a supporter of President Donald J. Trump’s immigration and deportation policies, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer said federal enforcement agents have not contacted him about KCSO’s possible participation in their nationwide immigration enforcement emphasis.

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City Hall moving home

White Salmon’s administrative and clerical staff will begin moving their departments back into the City Hall building at 100 N Main Ave. on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Mayor says he’s open to other locations for police

The three-year-old issue of moving the Police Department downtown is still pushing the wrong buttons for some residents of the Bingen-White Salmon, and greater surrounding areas.

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WS mayor reflects on 2016, offers preview of 2017

Year’s end is a time for reflection on the work that has been done and the work that remains unfinished. It’s true for individuals and businesses, and for governments at all levels.

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Humboldt project put on hold

Plans for improving sidewalks and parking on Bingen’s Humboldt Street have been suspended till adequate funding is available.

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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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