Inslee declares flood emergency

Proclamation includes three area counties

Yakima, Benton and Klickitat counties will benefit from a state emergency proclamation issued yesterday.

Inslee declares emergency

Benton, Klickitat counties in proclamation

Two counties in the Lower Yakima Valley could be in line for assistance after an emergency declaration.

Senate passes ‘hate crime’ bill

Honeyford proposal goes to state House

A Sunnyside lawmaker’s bill to protect law enforcement officers cleared a hurdle yesterday.

Newhouse bill reins in Endangered Species Act over-reach

Rural economy, access to data key elements

Congressman Dan Newhouse introduced two measures yesterday to try to rein in the over-reach and use of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Honeyford presides during state Senate voting

Sunnyside man takes the gavel for the first time

A Sunnyside resident led the State Senate during its first full day of voting on Monday.

No ‘town halls’ for Newhouse

Congressman has group meetings set

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, is meeting with constituents, even as his critics claim he is avoiding them.

Bill would simplify prison documents

Sloppy paperwork could be leading to the unintended early releases of prisoners or longer sentences in the state’s Department of Corrections custody.

Inslee taps Bickleton native for court

Superior Court appointee starts today

A Bickleton native starts his new job today as a Yakima County Superior Court judge.

Appeals court rules against Trump’s executive order

Ninth Circuit upholds state’s challenge

A presidential executive order was struck down in court for the second time in a week.

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.

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.

Courts, Trump tussle over immigration

Administration begins appeal of court order

The Trump administration is appealing a Seattle judge’s ruling against the president’s restrictions on those entering the U.S. from some Muslim countries.

Seattle judge may restrain Trump order

Hearing set for this afternoon on state motion

A U.S. District Court judge may issue a temporary restraining order today on President Donald J. Trump’s executive order directing the deportation of illegal aliens.

Rep. Newhouse co-sponsors so-called ‘dreamer’ measure

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, yesterday co-sponsored a measure to protect so-called “dreamers” from being deported in the wake of President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Feedlot operators seek state Clean Air Act exemptions

Effort gets backing from Honeyford

Cattle feeders across Washington may become exempt from state regulations on dust kicked up by their livestock and equipment if a bills being considered by the 2017 Legislature become law.