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Selah Grocery Store Closed, One Name in Sheriff’s Race and More Briefs

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  • A Selah grocery store remains temporarily closed due to asbestos.

    A spokesperson from Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency says inspectors detected minimal asbestos inside Save-On-Foods.

    The public will not be allowed in until a clean-up process is complete and another round of testing shows the store is asbestos free.

    The store has been closed since Wednesday and a store employee said the building is undergoing a remodeling.

    The clean air agency says it is standard procedure to check for asbestos before making any renovations.

  • Yakima County Deputy Sheriff Steve Changala wants to be the next Yakima County Sheriff.

    On Thursday Changala is the first person to declare himself a candidate for sheriff after the retirement of current sheriff Ken Irwin at the end of the year.

    An article in the Yakima Herald Republic says the 52-year-old Changala started as an officer in Union Gap back in 1984 and started working for the county sheriff’s office in 1989.

  • Ballots for school levy and bond issues begin arriving in mailboxes up and down the Yakima Valley Thursday.

    According to the Yakima County Auditor’s office, 55,000 ballots were sent out on Monday to voters throughout the county.

    The ballots are due in the auditor’s office by Feb. 11.

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