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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.

City Council approves purchase of materials to re-roof park gazebo

The White Salmon City Council on Aug. 8 came up with matching funds from within its own ranks, then authorized the purchase of materials to re-roof the gazebo in Rhinegarten Park.

July unemployment rate inclines slightly, while jobs continue to climb

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was an estimated 6.9 percent in July, a slight increase over the 6.8 percent rates of May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Security Department.

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County's salmon panel recommends four of five projects for full funding

The citizens committee charged with reviewing and prioritizing salmon recovery and habitat enhancement projects in Klickitat County for state funding had more projects than it had money for during its recently completed 2013 rankings.

Port District seeking to lift levy lid again

The board of commissioners of Klickitat County Port District No. 1 has decided to try again to obtain voter approval of an increase in the district’s property tax levy rate.

Skamania Co. planning takes another hit

Skamania County now has only two land-use planners at work in its Community Development Department, which also provides building and fire marshal inspection and environmental health services. Effective May 1, the county will employ one land-use planner for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and one land-use planner for the rest of the county. Since 2011, the department has experienced a 50 percent reduction in staff, including two-thirds of its planning staff.