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‘Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs’ initiative could appear on November ballot

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

By EMMA EPPERLY Staff Writer OLYMPIA — “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs,” an initiative that would limit annual motor-vehicle registration fees to $30 except for voter-approved charges, was sent to the...

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Project Homeless Connect set for Thursday

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Volunteers will fan out across Grant County Thursday in an effort to determine how many people are living without shelter. Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and its partners will host a...

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Big Bend enrollment increases in winter quarter

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — At a time when the needs of some students are changing – and enrollment was dropping – Big Bend Community College officials are adjusting scheduling and looking for new ways to attract s...

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13th District Rep. Alex Ybarra: Rocket scientist turned lawmaker

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — It was the first day of committee meetings for Rep. Alex Ybarra, R-Quincy. He arrived five minutes early, went around the room and shook everyone’s hand, from legislative interns to council...

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Grant County Fair gets new logo

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — The Grant County Fair has a new logo. The winning entry, from Signs Now in Moses Lake, depicts an outline of Grant County with a red barn over rolling fields and a sunrise. “We were su...

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Sewer collapse prompts Ephrata to replace pipes early

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — One of the last remaining sections of a 70-year-old sewer line underneath Division Street in Ephrata collapsed Thursday morning, just weeks before the city had been scheduled to replace it....

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Noxious Weed Conference held Wednesday

January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Weeds and controlling them were the subject of a day of continuing education classes Wednesday at the 22nd Annual Noxious Weed Conference. It’s sponsored by the Grant County Noxious Weed...

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House passes amendment to de-escalation initiative

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — House Bill 1064, a proposed amendment to De-Escalate Washington – Initiative 940, was unanimously voted through the House Public Safety Committee this week. After the vote, Rep. Brad Klip...

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Samaritan, QVMC reach tentative agreement

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Samaritan Healthcare and Quincy Valley Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement that would allow the two to work more closely together. Samaritan chief executive officer Theresa...

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