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Presidential address to be heard by members of Nouvella Club

An oration on the trials and tribulations, as well as the successes, of past American presidents will be presented by Dr. Jack Hale at this week's Nouvella Club meeting.

Hale will serve as guest speaker at the women's club meeting, scheduled for noon this coming Thursday at the Fairway Restaurant.

Men’s slo-pitch meeting on tap

The Lower Valley Men's Slo-pitch Association will hold an organizational meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Chompi's Sports Bar in Sunnyside.

All teams interested in playing organized men's softball this coming summer are invited to attend the 6 p.m. meeting.

New legislation would open venues to challenge rules

OLYMPIA - The Washington State Senate voted 48-1 last week in approving Senate Bill 6491, which opens up the state's superior courts in four counties to citizens wishing to challenge government rules and regulations.

"The bill provides a more equal access to justice," said Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn), the prime sponsor of the legislation.

"In the past individuals challenging administrative rules could only do so in Thurston County," Roach said. "Many citizens had to travel for hours and at great expense because they were paying for not only their travel, but that of their attorneys.

"When the bill is signed, people in Spokane, Yakima and Bellingham can have access to their local superior courts," Roach said.

She added that Gov. Gary Locke has indicated that he will sign the bill.

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