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Hastings Praises President Bushes Leadership
George W. Bush jokes there was a time in his life that he "wasn't likely to be found in a library, much less found one." he and the other four living presidents spoke today at the dedication of his library and museum at the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas...
Zillah Teacher Honored Today at the White House
Zillah High School Teacher Jeff Charbonneau , the 2013 National Teacher of the year was honored at a White House ceremony today.  The 35 year old was joined by the other state teachers of the year for the Rose Garden Ceremony.  President Barack Obama introduced Charbonneau and awarded…
Sunnyside Dairy Recieves National Award
Dan DeGroot’s Skyridge Farms in Sunnyside has received a national award. Today it was awarded the “outstanding dairy farm sustainability award.” The award recognizes dairy farms for practices that deliver outstanding economic, environmental and or social b…
Bishops Call on Lawmakers to Fund Safety-Net Programs
In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee and state lawmakers, the Catholic bishops of Washington state said the needs of the poor, hungry and unemployed must come first as they establish budget priorities. "As Catholic pastors, we remind you that economic decisions possess a clear and compelling mora…
Yakima Citizens Can Help Boston Bombing Victims
We may be a long ways from Boston, but there is a way Yakima area residents can help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.   You can help be giving blood. Lisa Rhinehart, Executive Director of the Yakima office of the American Red Cross says "all blood types are needed, we …
Dream Act is Dead For This Legislative Session
It appears that the Wasington Dream Act is dead for the 2013 Legislative session.  Even though the bill sailed through the state house by a 77-20 vote with half of the 44 house republicans voting for it, including 14th district representatives Charles Ross and Norm Johnson, and 15th distri…

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