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Council discusses blues, motorcycle events

Hotels are booked and blues tickets are selling quickly for the Rally at the Border Blues Festival.

Chiliwist residents to oppose county road vacation

A public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of Three Devils Road is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in the commissioners' hearing room of the Grainger Administrative Building, 123 5th Avenue N.

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Senate approves Dansel bill to help taxpayers and counties

The Senate voted 47-0 to approve a measure sponsored by Sen. Brian Dansel that would give taxpayers more flexibility in how they can pay their tax bills.

Open government training workshops slated for Eastern Washington

The Open Government Trainings Act requires elected and other public employees to attend related workshops; four are planned in Eastern Washington this month

Oroville conucil supports county K-9 program

The City Council presented Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers a check for $1,000 for the city’s support of the county’s K-9 Unit program last week at a regular meeting.

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Bill could give local government more flexible use of tax revenue

A measure which would provide cities and counties with flexibility when spending real estate excise tax revenues received a public hearing before the Senate Government Operations and Security Committee.

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Bills target federal land ownership in state

Legislative measures call for study, possible return of federal land holdings to state of Washington

Special meeting tonight canceled by council

A special City Council meeting previously scheduled for tonight has been canceled due a scheduling conflict.

State parks board to consider allowing farm equipment on trail rights-of-way

Commissioners will also discuss the agency's land management practices

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Seim arrested in Douglas County courtroom

Former 4th Congressional District candidate booked into Douglas County Jail for interfering with a court, disorderly conduct and contempt of court.

McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse vote in favor of undoing executive immigration actions

Washington state's congressional delegations split along party lines in two votes today to undo Presidents Obama's attempt to bypass laws on deportation

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Dansel sworn in to four-year Senate term

Brian Dansel, R-Republic, was sworn in to serve a full, four-year term as Senator for the 7th Legislative District, yesterday in Olympia.

Senate: New taxes require two-thirds vote

The state Senate voted 26-23 Monday to require any bills creating new revenue sources to be supported by two-thirds of members for passage.

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Newhouse takes oath of office

Sunnyside farmer now represents Okanogan, Douglas, Grant, Yakima, Franklin, Adams and Benton counties

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North Valley Hospital CEO stepping down

Linda Michel plans to leave North Valley Hospital District on April 3, 2015, according to her letter of resignation

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