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Outlook man fined for 2015 oil spill

Used motor oil fouled creek, river to Prosser

A local landowner has been fined for the March 2, 2015, oil spill that fouled the waters of Sulphur Creek and the Yakima River downstream to Prosser.

Grandview man leads police on chase in Tri-Cities

Suspect found hiding from law enforcement

A Grandview man is facing multiple charges following a chase in the early morning hours yesterday through the Tri-Cities.

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Blackmail costs more

Realizing she knows the secrets to the demise of the former Mrs. Charles Ashton, busybody neighbor and co-conspirator Mrs. Walworth, left, decides to demand more blackmail money from Annabelle Logan in Valley Theatre Co.’s production of “Speaking of Murder.”

One dead, three injured in high school shooting

Police have teen suspect in custody

One student is dead, and three others are wounded after a shooting at Freeman High School yesterday morning.

News

    Hurricane fallout: higher gas

    Hurricane Harvey and Irma destroyed business, homes and lives in Texas and Florida, and the rest of the country felt its impact in other ways, such as suddenly higher gas prices.

    Jobless rate increases

    The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.5 to 4.6 percent in August, primarily due to a jump in the state’s labor force.

    Man injured in car crash

    A Toppenish man was taken to Toppenish Community Hospital late Tuesday night following a crash on Interstate 82.

    City sponsors flea market

    The City of Granger often does the unusual, mainly because there aren’t many civic service organizations.

Sports

Lifestyle

    Robot teams to invade

    The High School gymnasium will be turned into a Vex robotics contest arena for the first Vex Robotics Competition of the season.

    Drop-in time at center

    After school drop in time is now offered at the Community Center, 1521 S. First St., from 2:30-5 p.m.

    Reading time under way

    With the older children in school, it’s time for a little one-on-one time with the family’s preschooler at the Community Library Friday morning reading times, beginning at 10 a.m.

    Fall activities scheduled

    Fall activities for the whole family are under way at Bethany Community Church, 201 Birch St.

Opinion

    They’ll go after Columbus next

    On March 14, 1891, in the city of New Orleans, 11 Italian Americans were lynched by an angry mob. The anger stemmed from a jury’s failure to convict the men of killing a police officer, Daniel Hennessy.

    Thanks to all you environmentalists

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    Thanks to all you environmentalists — for burning up our forests, rather than log or graze.

    Facebook and Irma, yea

    I often hear or read people on Facebook say how much they don’t like it. They write a bitter post about the bitter post that got under their skin.

    Zinke’s fire plan welcome in West

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has apparently heard the cry of rural West residents plagued by more intense wildfires and burdensome forest regulations.

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    Return to rule of law is not ‘cruel’

    Those in freak-out mode who say it is cruel for President Trump to phase out former President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, edit should take a deep breath.

    Change state leaders to improve air quality

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    As Washingtonians choke their way through another month of raging wildfires, westside leaders seem too busy grandstanding against the Trump Administration to tackle this major public health and safety emergency.

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