Prosser receives audit

City officials received a positive audit Monday following a visit from the state Auditor’s Office.

Agencies plan river projects

Work is under way on an environmental impact statement for 14 federal projects in the interior Columbia Basin.

Gas prices fall slightly

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70, according to

Minimum wage to grow

The state’s minimum wage will increase by 6 cents on Jan. 1.

Chamber meeting set

Time management is the theme of a presentation during the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce meeting on Oct. 18.

More holiday jobs in 2016

State retailers will hire more than 12,700 seasonal workers throughout the holiday season,

Clore, bakery join forces

Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center visitors can now purchase fare from Ethos Bakery and Trattoria every day.

Travel delays possible

Traffic delays are possible through Sunday due to road projects.

State lifts burn ban

A statewide burn ban on state-protected lands has been lifted.

Groundwater group seeks billboards

County Commissioners tomorrow will consider billboards for a groundwater advisory group.

Flags lowered for Peres

Gov. Jay Inslee is directing state and U.S. flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel.

GOP hosts candidate

The Yakima County Republican Central Committee is hosting a meet-and-greet opportunity today for Marty McClendon, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Legislative forum set

Candidates for the state Legislature will appear at a forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce.

Registration deadline extended

The deadline for mail-in voter registrations has been extended one day.

Board to hear budget requests

A state board is meeting today to review budget requests for 2017-19.