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Gates leads post No. 57

American Legion Post #57 has named its officers for the coming year.

Castilleja out

A first grade teacher will not have his contract renewed as he faces federal charges of child pornography.

Evacuation order lifted

Residents are returning home today after an oil-car train derailed Friday near Interstate 84.

Water outlook still promising

The water outlook is guardedly optimistic for local irrigators, as officials predicted a strong water supply this summer.

Inslee to take firefighter test

Gov. Jay Inslee will test his ability to be on the front lines of wildfires when he takes a physical conditioning challenge.

County reaches deal on jail

Those who don’t pay court fines and fees in Benton County no longer run the risk of going to jail or serving on a work crew.

Outlook woman injured

A 26-year-old woman from Outlook is recovering at Lourdes Medical Center after a crash yesterday.

Benefit planned

The county People for People Meals-On-Wheels will host a benefit dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. June 15, at the Union Gap Senior Activity Center, 1000 Ahtanum Rd.

Winery marks Survivor Day

Kestrel Vintners is holding a celebration from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 in honor of National Cancer Survivors Day.

Recycling bins relocated

Local recycling bins for the public’s use have been moved to a new location.

Harassment charge filed

A local man faces a felony harassment charge after twice threatening another man.

Homes of the month named

The city has named its recipients of the June beautification awards.

Club hosting Newhouse

The Lower Valley Republican Club is hosting Congressman Dan Newhouse as its guest speaker.

Leak causes water shut-off

The water should be back on at 3 p.m. today for approximately 300 land owners without irrigation water.

State issues travel advisory

State transportation officials are cautioning about construction-related travel delays this week.

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