Kennewick attorney adds his name to list of candidates for Hastings’ seat

George Cicotte, an attorney from Kennewick, yesterday joined the list of candidates seeking the Fourth District Congressional seat being vacated by Doc Hastings at the end of the year.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday March 10, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Sunnyside legislator pleased with work on budget

Members of the state Senate yesterday, Thursday, passed the 2014 supplemental operating budget proposal, which was supported by Sen. Jim Honeyford.

Lawmakers insist Inslee’s death-penalty decree ignores families of victims

In the hour prior to a public hearing on Senate Bill 6566 this past Wednesday, Sen. Steve O’Ban again called for Gov. Jay Inslee to reach out and listen to the victims before imposing a blanket moratorium on executions in Washington.

Dems, GOP not that far apart on House supplemental budget

Washington House Democrats released their 2014 supplemental operating budget proposal yesterday (Wednesday). House Republicans say the budget will increase spending for the 2013-15 biennium by $173 million, including a net of $82 million in policy level increases.

14th District legislator from Naches throws his hat in ring for job of Yakima County auditor

State Rep. Charles Ross (R-Naches) has decided he will not run for a fifth term in the Washington State House of Representatives, opting instead to throw his hat in the ring to replace retiring Yakima County Auditor Corky Holloway.

Inslee will sign Dream Act into law tomorrow

Students who arrived in the United States illegally as children will soon be eligible to apply for college financial aid.

Grandview City Council Agenda

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Grandview City Hall

Mabton City Council Agenda

Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Mabton City Hall

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday February 24, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Mabton School Board Agenda

Monday, February 24, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at Mabton School District Conference Room

Gov. Inslee priorities advance at session half-time

As the 2014 legislative session reaches the half-way point, key priorities of Gov. Jay Inslee’s have passed through the House or Senate.

Newhouse announces campaign for Congress

After mulling it over for a week, Sunnyside’s Dan Newhouse has thrown his hat into the ring, announcing today his decision to run for Congress

Newhouse to announce possible candidacy

Dan Newhouse, a former state legislator and director of the state’s agriculture department, will announce his plans tomorrow, Thursday, on whether he will seek Doc Hastings’ Fourth District Congressional seat.

Pot moratorium extended another six months

Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) extended its moratorium on the retail sales, production and processing of recreational marijuana by six months.