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SAR sets rare winter training

Klickitat County Search and Rescue (SAR) is gearing up for an extra recruiting and training cycle this winter and is looking for a few good men and women.

Pertussis cases triple in Northwest: immunization recommended for pregnant woman.

Due to substantial increases in reported Pertussis cases (aka: Whooping Cough), an urgent call has been put out for every pregnant woman to get a Tdap immunization during every pregnancy.

Jobs continued climbing in August, while unemployment rate inched up

Washington added jobs for the 11th straight month in August, gaining a seasonally adjusted estimate of 5,300 jobs, according to the latest monthly report from the Employment Security Department.

Tribes demand state and federal responses to fish consumption advisories issued for the Columbia

Provoked by increasing health risks to their vulnerable high fish-consuming population, tribal leaders are calling for prompt state and federal responses to Monday’s announcement of fish consumption advisories for the Columbia River by Washington and Oregon state health authorities.

Fire closure lifted on private timberlands in two-county area

Effective Sept. 25, Hancock Forest Management, Longview Timberlands, Stevenson Land Company, Broughton Lumber Company, Kreps Ranch LLC, Kreps Family LLC, Western Pacific Timber LLC, and American Forest Management, Inc., lifted the fire closure on company lands in Klickitat and Skamania counties.

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Gorge Commission seeking public comment on proposed work plan

The Columbia River Gorge Commission is accepting public comment on a draft two-year work plan prior to taking action on the proposal at its Oct. 9 meeting in Vancouver

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White Salmon considering three annexation proposals

City of White Salmon administrative staff is studying three citizen-initiated annexation proposals to determine their impacts and whether the city should accept them for processing.

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Curbside compost pickup could come to WS

Curbside compost collection could be available to interested White Salmon residents as early as next month under an agreement being negotiated between the City of White Salmon and a composting service currently located in The Dalles.

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Common Core bringing big changes to curriculum, testing

Educators in the White Salmon Valley School District along with those across the country are preparing to tackle a whole new set of benchmarks and standardized tests in the coming school years.

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Common Core standards bringing big changes to curriculum, testing

Educators in the White Salmon Valley School District along with those across the country are preparing to tackle a whole new set of benchmarks and standardized tests in the coming school years.

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NorthShore to offer Obama Care enrollment starting Oct. 1

NorthShore Medical Group will be one of two locations in Klickitat County where those eligible can enroll for low-cost health insurance through the Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1.

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Bingen reaches its first union agreement

After more than a year of negotiations, Bingen and the International Union of Operating Engineers reached an agreement regarding cost of living increases and insurance benefits.

Board approves filing of proposed rules to implement Initiative 502 Recreational marijuana market to be tightly regulated to prevent diversion, impact to minors

Klickitat County could become home to up to four state-licensed marijuana retail outlets under supplemental rules the state Liquor Control Board proposed last Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Skamania sheriff to host ATV forum

Skamania County Sheriff Dave Brown will host a forum on Thursday, Aug. 29, to gather input from the public regarding Washington State’s new law allowing All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on county roads.

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