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Although a judge has ruled in favor of Seattle and King County’s bid to put a temporary halt on implementing I-976, effectively pausing the $30 car tabs measure while it plays out in court, Governor Inslee has directed WSDOT to postpone projects not yet underway.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4Senior meal, noon, Pioneer Center, White Salmon. Public is welcome.Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m., Mt. View Grange, White Salmon. For information call 541-490-0057.Breastfeeding Support meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Riverside Church, 4th and State streets, Hood River. For information call…

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The White Salmon City Council deemed the City Hall improvement project “substantially complete” during a Nov. 20 meeting, citing only three change orders that needed approval by the council and a short laundry list for contractors to complete.

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Petitions to repeal a controversial law aimed at stricter regulations on gun ownership are appearing across Klickitat County.

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Columbia Gorge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) introduces its newest child advocates: Elise Byers, Sonja Good Stefani, and Cynthia Wheeler, Hood River; Barry Ginter, The Dalles, and; Michael Marques, Husum.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6Senior meal, noon, Pioneer Center, White Salmon. Public is welcome.Jazzercise, 8:30 a.m., Mt. View Grange, White Salmon. For information call 541-490-0057.Breastfeeding Support meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Riverside Church, 4th and State streets, Hood River. For information call…

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Yesterday, residents of Washington state voted on a number of issues concerning vehicle taxes, affirmative action and a proposed levy lid lift by Skyline Hospital. Also on the ballot were the contested races for the office of Mayor of White Salmon and Skyline Hospital Commissioner Position #4.

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The impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine continues to dominate news headlines. Recently, House Republicans have been complaining about a perceived lack of transparency surrounding the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. Republicans and critics of the inq…

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The White Salmon Valley School Board heard public comment with the White Salmon Valley Pool Metropolitan Park Dis-trict over the proposal to build the new facility at the district campus during a meeting of the School Board on Oct. 24 at Whitson Elementary School.

Lyle/Wishram/Klickitat and Tekoa-Rosalia are headed for a Southeast 1B League showdown in Week 9 of the prep football season.

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The Bingen-White Salmon community will soon be free of single-use plastic bags after the White Salmon City Council unanimously overrode Mayor David Poucher’s veto on the checkout bag ordinance during an Oct. 16 Council meeting.

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Klickitat County Auditor Brenda Sorensen spoke with the community about how elections are administered in the County during an Oct. 7 forum at the White Salmon Valley Community Library.

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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler recently shared her thoughts on the impeachment inquiry that House Democrats launched on Sept. 24 into whether President Donald J. Trump betrayed his oath of office, the nation’s security, and the integrity of U.S. elections when he tried to enlist a foreign g…

Harvest Market in White Salmon is presumed to be the retail establishment most affected by the plastic bag ordinance if it were to be passed into law in the City of White Salmon. The grocery store is currently selling reusable bags, pictured here, that wouldn’t fall under regulation.

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Mayor David Poucher is considering a veto on the checkout bag ordinance proposed to the White Salmon City Council after a 4-0 vote in favor of the bill to ban single-use checkout bags was submitted during Wednesday night’s council meeting. The City of Bingen, meanwhile, passed the ordinance …

Columbia High volleyball closed out the non-league, non-tournament portion of its 2019 schedule last week with a match on the road to start the week and one at home to end it.

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A large crowd of parents, students, faculty and staff gathered together last Tuesday evening in the Henkle Middle School/Wallace and Priscilla Stevenson Intermediate School gym for a special meeting of the White Salmon Valley School District Board of Directors to discuss the lockdown that oc…

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Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SCARES) has recently installed a radio repeater on Augspurger Mountain for the primary purpose of facilitating emergency radio communications when normal methods of communications are unavailable.

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The statue commemorating the life of Guillermo “Willy” Fisch will continue to stand in the garden owned by his wife after the Bingen City Council rejected the proposal to place the statue on the southeastern corner of Walnut and Steuben streets in a 2-3 vote at the Sept. 17 City Council meeting.

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The Klickitat County Sheriff’s Office deemed rumors unfounded that a Columbia High School student would “shoot up the school” during a Thursday night investigation requested by Columbia High School Principal Craig McKee and Vice Principal Brian Morris. The rumors still caused a lockdown and …

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The Bingen City Council heard further comments from members of Community Upcycle but stalled a vote on the proposed regulation on single-use checkout bags, citing low attendance to the public hearing on Sept. 16 and a need to fix some of the language within the proposed ordinance.

Teunis James Wyers, Jr. “TJ” “Teun” passed away on Aug. 26, 2019, at his home surrounded by family in White Salmon. Teunis was born in Hood River, Ore., on April 4, 1946, and was 73 years of age at the time of his passing.  

Connor Miller-Cox was born in Hood River, Ore., on April 20, 2009, brightening the world of his mother, Amy Miller, and his father, Matthew Cox. He was the first newborn cared for in the new wing of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. 

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Columbia High School’s Music Program would like to thank the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) for funding the purchase of 5 instruments for the Concert Band in its most recent grant cycle.

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Since the 2016-2017 school year, the rate of completely vaccinated students in White Salmon Valley School District’s kindergartens has dropped from 70.3 % to 52.9 % during the 2018-2019 school year. That’s a nearly 25 % drop in vaccinations within the school district’s youngest population of…

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Riverview Bancorp, Inc. announced that Dale Connell, vice president and manager of Riverview’s White Salmon branch, along with other employees, executives, and directors, attended the opening bell ceremony for the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York’s Times Square on Monday, Aug. 19.

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Visitors to the Huckleberry Festival in Bingen on Saturday, Sept. 7, will be able to try their arm at a dunk tank, learn more about the White Salmon Valley Pool project, and talk with Pool District Commissioners and other pool project volunteers.

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