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September 21, 2016
Dan Newhouse - Congressman
This summer, I have spoken with constituents across Central Washington, and many are rightly frustrated with the way federal agencies manage public lands. Almost one-third of our state is managed by the federal government. From wildfires to wildlife habitat to public access, federal policy can hinder or help our communities.

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The Oath of Office

Stephanie Groom takes the oath of office for Council Position #7. She said "The reason I applied for City Council was to help oversee a positive change. With so much time spent in Prosser, I want to continue to see it grow while still maintaining the small town charm that makes it such a great place to live. Prosser has so much to offer, from the wineries, to the parks, and the beautiful downtown.

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Ferguson Proposes Ban on Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

Olympia Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by a broad coalition of over 50 community leaders and elected officials, today announced he will submit agency request legislation in the 2017 session to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.The bill would ban weapons like the AR-15 used to kill three teens and wound another at a party in Mukilteo in July.

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Forum                                         September 7, 2016
Don C. Brunell - Business Analyst, Writer and Columnist

China has a new industrial strategy which is capturing attention worldwide.  It is striving to become an innovation economy using advanced automation, connected robots and artificial intelligence.
China intends to shake the image of just being a nation for low-cost manufacturing.  Instead, it wants to be known for producing cutting edge, reliable and high quality products---even making robots.

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Free Outdoor Recreation Passes Availablefor Fourth Graders and their Families

Portland It's back to school time! And with the start of the new school year, it's also time for all fourth graders and their families to claim their free Every Kid in a Park pass which allows free entry into all federal parks, forests, and recreation areas for a full year.

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State's Annual Agricultural Wage and Practice Survey Starts Today

Olympia The state Employment Security Department (ESD) today will begin its annual Agricultural Wage and Practice Survey, covering occupations and activities for which employers have requested H-2A workers. The H-2A program allows agricultural employers to bring foreign workers to the U.S. to fill temporary agricultural jobs when there are not enough qualified U.S. workers available.

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Dan Newhouse - Congressman
Don C. Brunell - Business Analyst, Writer and Columnist