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Jail escapee captured

The search continues for one escaped Yakima County Jail inmate, even as another is in custody.

Filibuster busted

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch as the new Supreme Court justice today.

Dispatchers recognized

Klickitat County commissioners have proclaimed next week in honor of emergency dispatchers.

Blood drives set for area

Two blood drivers are being planned in the area by the American Red Cross.

Benton REA to celebrate 80th birthday

The area’s oldest operating consumer-owned electricity utility, Benton Rural Electric Association, will celebrate its 80th birthday as a cooperative April 19.

Family seeks information on runaway

A local family is seeking information on a teenager who ran away from home.

Bill protects web privacy

A bill has been introduced in the Senate to protect Internet users from having their online activities sold.

Chief sheds interim title

The interim police chief now has the job on a permanent basis.

Groundwater talks canceled

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory subcommittee has canceled its meeting.

Patrol plans emphasis

The “U Text, U Drive, U Pay” campaign is under way by law enforcement agencies looking for distracted drivers.

Meeting canceled

The sub-committee of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory has canceled its meeting.

Project to close street

A lighted crosswalk project will close a portion of Wine Country Road tomorrow.

Pass closures planned

State Department of Transportation crews will be installing solar-powered LED lane markers along Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass this week.

Agency shuts down plant

The federal Bureau of Reclamation has shut down its irrigation pump plant due to mechanical issues.

Patrol plans emphasis

“U Text, U Drive, U Pay” is the theme of a state agency’s emphasis to reduce the number of distracted drivers.

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