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Casino to host TV comedian

Tickets are now on sale for comedian the Dave Coulier performance at Wildhorse Resort and Casino, 46510 Wildhorse Blvd. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10.

Christian concert tickets on sale

Tickets go on sale Saturday for two popular Christian music groups performing this September at the Washington State Fair.

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Actors deliver perfect Valentine

A bored English housewife, a snoopy church lady, a confused English vicar and an escaped Russian war prisoner are at the heart of the Valley Theatre Company’s Valentine’s weekend production of “See How They Run.”

Residents respond to Burns protest finale

BURNS, Ore. — Local supporters of a six-week protest at a federal wildlife refuge have mixed feelings after it came to a close yesterday.

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Legislators have the tools to rein in spending

During my years in the Legislature I’ve seen budget surpluses, budget deficits, budget estimates and just about every reason under the sun to spend more taxpayer dollars.

Catch and release? Thanks, but no thanks

So, some neighbors on Decatur Avenue a couple of weeks ago decided to help police search for a guy on the run.

State leaders and money

Money is on the minds of lawmakers in Olympia.

Wine country is for lovers

Valentine’s Day weekend is upon us. Love is in the air.

Knights, Pirates open playoffs tomorrow

The Knights boys and girls basketball teams will both be heading to Goldendale for the start of the 1B Greater Columbia Gorge District tournament tomorrow night.

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Vikings advance to semi-finals

Oroville edges Mabton boys

The Mabton girls basketball team showed its dominance in a 67-23 win over Tonasket last night.

Caregiver plan advances

An Oregon state law regarding family caregivers is being considered by state lawmakers.

Zillah man in training

A Yakima County Fire District #5 fireman is one of more than 30 state firefighters taking part in the annual Firefighter Recruit Academy.

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Police seek check forgery suspect

Local businesses taking measures to catch fraud

A 19-year-old Yakima woman is being sought for allegedly forging a series of checks in the area.

Granger plans hearing on retail marijuana

The public will have its chance next week to say whether the city should approve or ban recreational marijuana sales.

Bill aims to reduce pot tax by a third

In the state’s battle to eliminate the illegal sale of marijuana, one lawmaker’s proposal to reduce the tax of legal recreational marijuana may have to wait.

Murder trial facing delay

Defense requests expert pathologist

A trial for two Lower Valley men accused in a murder in Pasco has been delayed until April 25.

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Ash Wednesday prayers

Melissa Sarmiento and her 18-month-old daughter Mila were among the faithful taking advantage of the “Ashes on the Go” Wednesday at the corner of South Ninth Street and East Edison Avenue.

Granger Police Chief placed on leave

Former Mabton chief facing multiple charges

Charges related to allegations of domestic violence may cost a local police chief his job.