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For local first responders, oil train exercise was ‘a real eye-opener’

As trains carrying crude oil stream through the Gorge on a weekly basis, the area’s emergency responders are busy preparing for potential derailments and the chaos that could follow.

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Klickitat Co. Jail escapee, Loyd, found in Portland

UPDATE: The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has reported that Charles W. Loyd was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after a brief vehicle pursuit in Portland.

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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.”

Dead body found near Lyle

The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office has reported that a dead body was found near Lyle on Thursday.

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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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MAPARD attempts to address concerns surrounding M&O levy

As ballots make their way to mailboxes, members of the Mt. Adams Park and Recreation District (MAPARD) Board of Commissioners have started fielding questions regarding a levy on which voters are currently deciding.

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Wholesale marijuana bakery takes steps to locate shop in east Bingen

A bakery that would produce marijuana-infused edibles has obtained a conditional use permit to locate on Steuben Street in Bingen.

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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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School board considering renaming intermediate school after late resident

The latest addition to the White Salmon Valley School District might be getting a new name in honor of late, longtime resident, Wallace “Wally” Stevenson.

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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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