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July 29, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Earlier this year, I joined 366 of my colleagues in Congress to express grave concern about the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran on a possible nuclear deal. My concerns included constraining Iran's research and development capabilities as well as nuclear infrastructure. Given Iran's long record of deception, I also expressed concern about trusting Iran to comply with terms of an agreement. The most important consideration of any agreement is providing for the long-term security of the U.S. and our allies in the region by preventing Iran from making progress on producing a nuclear weapon. The more I learn about the details of this deal, the more concern I have that this is a bad deal for our security and the security of our allies in the region.

City Council

By Rebecca Fink
Prosser City Council met Tuesday, July 14 to a busy agenda.  First up Council and Mayor Reports. Mayor Paul Warden discussed projects that were underway for the City of Prosser including the removal of trees and the possibility of receiving a grant from the USDA for the restroom in the City Park.  Warden also spoke regarding quotes that were needed to demo the building where the new police station will be erected.

Unfortunately, Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott (D) was correct earlier this year when he said Canada's west coast ports are "eating our lunch!"
Both Washington and British Columbia are blessed with deep water seaports that are closer to Asian markets than those in California, the Gulf States and our nation's eastern seaboard.  There is a rich trade tradition in the Northwest, and for many years, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma were preferred by shippers because they could move large volumes of cargo rapidly.
Inslee announces AmeriCorps grants to Washington organizations

Olympia, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that Washington has been awarded $15.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
These grants will support 1,433 AmeriCorps members across the state serving with 17 organizations. AmeriCorps members will tackle critical challenges in Washington, including helping in education settings, preserving the environment, assisting with disaster response and recovery, and supporting veterans and military families.