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Annual wild bird event on tap Saturday

The Friends of Mid-Columbia River Wildlife Refuges is hosting its fifth annual winter birds event at McNary National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Snow causing closures, cancellations

Klickitat County, Prosser shut down early

Two detained in Mabton burglary spree

Police seeking fourth suspect

Two local men are accused of participating in a string of up to 30 burglaries.

Newhouse seeks help for water storage

Legislation would aid, speed up projects

Congressman Dan Newhouse is backing an effort to expedite projects for water storage.

Mayor’s social media post sparks cop’s lawsuit

Officer seeks $1.5 million from Wapato

The city faces a lawsuit as a result of the mayor’s social media post following an officer-involved shooting fatality.

Winter weather warning on through Thursday

Up to four inches of snow in the forecast

Up to four inches of snow and a quarter-inch layer of ice is expected to hit the Lower Yakima Valley today and tomorrow.

Lawmakers review drivers license fixes

State out of compliance with federal law

Your driver’s license might not fly with airport security in less than a year’s time if the state fails to meet federal identification and travel laws.

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An A+ for Zillah’s school bond levy

Residents in the Zillah School District are deciding on a $14.9 million bond issue for the Feb. 14 ballot.

Media repeating false information

Major new regulations affecting most of Washington’s dairy farms were announced by the state Department of Ecology in January.

Brumley wins ‘crib’ titles

Betty Brumley of Sunnyside pegged the winning game to be declared the 2017 Cribbage Champion following tournament play Saturday at the Sunnyview VFW post.

Trailer aids program

The Goodwill trailer parked in front of the Sunnyside Historic Museum, 704 S. Fourth St., will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Miss Sunnyside Program board member Rocio Ramos said.

Foundation funds

The Columbia Center is offering financial help to help a graduating senior pay for college, thanks to the Simon Youth Foundation.

Fashion show planned

Students and staff will take to the fashion runway while learning about appropriate work attire during the 2017 Washington State University Tri-Cities Professional Fashion Showcase noon-2 p.m. Friday, in the West Atrium on campus, 2100 Crimson Way.

Pouting Californians want to secede

In 2017, you should never be subjected to the use of the word, “gnarly,” unless you’re describing your latest faux Chippendale woodworking project.

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‘Lone Star Love Potion’ to open Feb. 10

Cast plans Valentine’s Day performance

The Princess Theatre will showcase the rollicking, romantic comedy Lone Star Love Potion for six performances beginning Friday.

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Local students share program concerns with lawmakers

Two local High School career and technical education students participated in the state legislature’s annual Civic Day last week.