Problem gambling topic of today’s work session
OLYMPIA - Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside today (Monday)
convened the State Senate Commerce and Trade Committee for an in-depth work
session on problem gambling and potential long term funding sources for
programs to treat the addiction.
"At session's end, we promised to take a good, hard
look at this issue and make every effort to work through the complexities to
find an equitable, long term solution," said the Republican legislator,
who serves as the committee's chairman.
"This work session is an important first step in that
"We will develop a fair response to problem gambling
addiction in our state," Honeyford vowed.
Today's work session was scheduled to begin at noon in
Mabton receives $25,853 grant
MABTON - U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) has
announced that the Mabton Fire Department will receive a $25,853 federal grant.
"Providing local firefighters with the resources they
need to continue saving lives and protecting our communities is a
priority," Hastings said.
The grant funds may be put toward a variety of uses,
including training, equipment, and fire station and facilities modifications.
Mabton School Board meeting postponed
to this Wednesday
MABTON - The Mabton School District board of directors
meeting, originally scheduled for tonight (Monday), has been postponed.
School district spokesman Yolanda Bickett said the meeting
will instead be held this coming Wednesday, July 28.
Pressure canner dial gauge testing set for Tuesday
YAKIMA - The WSU/Yakima County Extension Office will be
testing pressure canner dial gauges Tuesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The USDA recommends that dial gauges be checked annually to
be sure they are functioning properly.
Pressure canner lids may be left in room 233 at the Yakima
County Courthouse prior to the testing period. The cost to have a gauge tested