Safety upgrades approved for six eastern Washington railroad crossings

OLYMPIA – State regulators today approved nearly $12,000 in grant funding for the Cascade and Columbia River Railroad to improve six rail crossings in Chelan and Okanogan Counties.

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Border crackdown on Iranian travelers was a local initiative, CBP whistleblower says

A Blaine-area Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer says the recent “extreme vetting” of travelers with Iranian backgrounds occurred under the direction of Blaine port managers. The allegation was revealed by local immigration attorney Len Saunders, a frequent commentator on border issues.

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Gov. Inslee appoints two Eastern Washington residents to state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed a Wenatchee resident and an Okanogan resident and member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation to serve on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board.

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Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines

OLYMPIA – Gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate.

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Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

OLYMPIA – As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the State Supreme Court, Republicans proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved.

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Gun rights advocates rally at Capitol

OLYMPIA – On what turned out to be a cold and rainy day, nearly 150 people from across Washington gathered Jan. 17 on the state Capitol steps in support of their right to bear arms.

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Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District)

Kretz proposes truth in labeling for USA beef

OLYMPIA – Go to any grocery store in the state and you’ll find beef products of all kinds – steak, roast, ground beef – proudly labeled as USA beef.

“Unfortunately, for consumers and our local beef industry, that’s just not true….

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North Valley Hospital plans Special Meeting

Open House to meet physician applicant TONASKET – North Valley Hospital District will be holding a special meeting to hold an Executive Session followed by an Open House to meet an applicant for a clinic physician on Thursday, Jan. 23 between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Boardroom at 203, S. Western, Tonasket. [...]

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Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber

Maycumber legislation would increase law enforcement, improve training and allow more officers in underserved communities

OLYMPIA – A package of bills introduced today in Olympia would streamline and improve law enforcement training, increase the number of training classes available for new recruits, and provide more opportunities for law enforcement in underserved areas.

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Okanogan County PUD’s new logo for the new Community Solar Project.

Community Solar project could be built this spring

OKANOGAN – Okanogan County PUD commissioners set the bill credit rate for the Sunny Okanogan Community Solar project at five cents per kilowatt-hour of production, applied to the bills of those who participate in the project, which could be built this spring.

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