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Next planning night for school construction bond set

March 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

OTHELLO — The Othello School District will be asking voters to approve a school construction bond in a special election in February of 2018, but superintendent Chris Hurst doesn’t yet know what the f...

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County approves new pot rules

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register EPHRATA — After a public hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes last week, the Grant County Commission unanimously approved new regulations for marijuana growers and processors. They brought loca...

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Livestock indemnity benefits available to Grant producers

March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register EPHRATA — Grant County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Greg Anderson had announced that producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to natural disasters, including extre...

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Irrigation partnerships bill passes State House recently

March 22, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — A measure that would give irrigation districts the authority to enter into private-public partnerships unanimously passed the state House of Representatives recently. Thirteenth District R...

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Manweller would drop high-stakes testing for graduation

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — The Washington State House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1046, which would maintain accountability in graduation requirements while discontinuing the Certificate of Academic Achi...

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Grant County to revise master plan

March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register EPHRATA — Grant County officials are beginning the slow process of reviewing the county’s rules, regulations, and plans as it prepares to update its compliance with the state’s Growth Management Act ...

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House approves Dent’s small forest landowner legislation

March 20, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — House Bill 1924, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent to assist small forest landowners in reducing wildfire risk on their property has passed the state House of Representatives. The bill would exem...

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Senate approves Warnick’s bill for more tasting rooms

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — The state Senate has approved legislation sponsored by 13th District Sen. Judy Warnick that would expand the number of tasting rooms small wineries can operate from two to four. Senate Bi...

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Democrat education plan would greatly help Wahluke Schools

March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register OLYMPIA — The House Democrats’ education plan, if passed, could bring an additional $1,200 to local school districts, with the biggest increase in Wahluke School District. Under the new law, Moses L...

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