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County reinstates pot ban; doesn’t affect existing rights

A little less than a year after allowing a prior moratorium to lapse, recreational marijuana businesses in Klickitat County’s unincorporated areas have been put on hold.

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Investigation of Sauter: no violation of law found

An investigation of Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter’s travel expenditures and cell phone and Internet usage discovered “no specific violations of law.”

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White Salmon Council reconsiders pot store lease, opts for RFP

The White Salmon City Council has elected to issue a request for proposals for potential leasing of property within the Heritage Plaza park-and-ride facility off State Route 14.

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Skamania County Board declares state of emergency due to fiscal health ‘danger’

Skamania County’s Board of Commissioners unanimously took the bold step on Oct. 7 of declaring a state of emergency in the county “due to unhealthy national forest conditions, yearly threat to catastrophic fires, and, minimal county government, schools and emergency services.”

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White Salmon Council turns down proposed pot store lease

A lease that would have allowed a recreational marijuana shop to locate at the park-and-ride next to the Hood River Toll Bridge fell through following a White Salmon City Council vote last Wednesday.

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White Salmon City Council accepts $55,000 donation for feasibility study to upgrade pool

The City of White Salmon will use a $55,000 donation from the Mary Hoyt Stevenson Foundation to conduct a feasibility study on its existing pool.

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Sauter, Richards in home stretch of Commissioner race

The two-man race for Klickitat County Commissioner District 2 is heading into the home stretch. After going head-to-head as the only candidates in the Primary Election, two-term incumbent David Sauter of Lyle and first-time challenger Michael Richard of High Prairie will go at it one final time in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Prosecuting attorney candidates make their cases to voters

More than 13,000 Klickitat County voters will have a choice in the election for County Prosecutor on their Nov. 4 General Election ballots, between incumbent Lori Hoctor and challenger David Quesnel.

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Prosecutor, Sheriff ask WSP to investigate citizen complaints

Klickitat County’s prosecutor and sheriff jointly have asked the Washington State Patrol and the state Attorney General’s office to investigate three citizen complaints against two county elected officials and certain county employees.

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White Salmon planning to lease property to pot retailer

The White Salmon City Council is considering a lease agreement for a section of the city-owned park-and-ride off of State Route 14 with Esverdeado, an applicant for a license to sell recreational marijuana.

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Candidate for sheriff has checkered history

Robert L. (Bob) Songer Sr., Republican candidate for Klickitat County Sheriff, has been in law enforcement most of his adult life, save for a period between 1995 and 2000, when he was between jobs.

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Veteran Law Enforcers Talk Qualifications, Share Plans For Next 4-Year Term

Editors note: This Q&A with the candidates for Klickitat County Sheriff ran in March 2014, but given the upcoming election The Enterprise chose to run the story once more online. Ballots are set to be distributed in October.

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Despite Goldendale ban, county pot entrepreneurs continue business as usual

Despite the passage of a six-month moratorium on the production, processing, and retail sales of recreational marijuana in Goldendale, it’s business as usual for growers and retailers throughout the rest of the county.

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Bingen, WS renew policing agreement, OK new water pact

After years of mediation spurred by the purchase of a police vehicle, the city councils of Bingen and White Salmon have accepted a renewed interlocal agreement to share law enforcement resources.

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Gov. Inslee visits Bingen to discuss climate issues, award utility grant

As part of a climate tour through central and southwestern Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee planned to stop in Bingen on Wednesday afternoon for a roundtable discussion about how climate change is impacting forest health in the Columbia River Gorge region.

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