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DREAM Act Push For Passage
A major push to get state lawmakers to pass the DREAM Act is the aim of the immigrant rights group One America. Rep. Charles Ross of Naches supports the measure but he is not confident it will pass in the special session now underway in Olympia...
Illegal Immigrants to be Eligible State College Financial Aid
The Washington House of Representatives has approved a measure giving young illegal immigrants eligibility to state college financial aid. The House approved the so-called "Washington Dream Act" on a bipartisan 77-20 vote. They amended the bill on the floor to open college aid to a…
State Officals Meeting with Yakima County Gang Commission Today
The Yakima County Gang Commission will hold a special meeting this afternoon with State Senator Curtis King, Representative Charles Ross and Representative Norm Johnson. The gang commission and local lawmakers will talk about what the future looks like for gang suppression, intervention and preventi…
New Section of State Route 410 Finally Open
Crews opened a new stretch of State Route 410 Thursday, nearly three years after a landslide destroyed part of the highway and cut off direct access between Chinook Pass and the town of Naches. For the residents who live along this scenic byway, it’s been a costly few years, spend…
State Budget For Education
As the scheduled 60-day legislative session nears the halfway mark, House Republicans say they’re waiting no longer for the majority democrats to come up with a budget. On Thursday, the Republicans released the first budget proposal of the session...