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July 30, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Photo by Rebecca Fink
4th Congressional Candidates seated left to right: George Cicotte, Clint Didier and Gavin Seim - come to Prosser for Forum.

Candidates came to Prosser
By Rebecca Fink
The evening of Tuesday, July 15 on the Sylvan Stage at Prosser City Park, the Prosser Chamber of Commerce and the Lower Valley Assembly held a Candidate Forum for Washington's 4th Congressional District Seat. The candidates who attended were George Cicotte, Clint Didier and Gavin Seim. The candidates were each given time for an opening statement and then questions were posed with time for each to answer.  A straw poll was also taken during the forum.

Today's news is filled with images of the massive wildfires roaring through the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington.
The arid pine forests east of the Cascades are prone to wildfire, especially when they are attacked by bark beetles which bore into the trees and suffocate them.  Now those tiny insects are boring into healthy majestic trees in the pristine Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.  
Each Member of Congress and the president take an oath and swear to faithfully "preserve, protect, and defend" the United States Constitution, which provides separate powers for our nation's three equal branches of government the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches.
Article I of the Constitution grants Congress the authority to write the laws of the land while Article II entrusts the president to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."
City Council

By Rebecca Fink
Tuesday, July 22 the Prosser City Council held their regular meeting with a lengthy agenda. With no citizen participation the Mayor and Council gave their reports.  After which, Chief of Police Dave Giles stood before the Council with his quarterly report for the second quarter of 2014.
Comparing 2014 to 2013 by the quarter, the calls for service have increased 13 percent due to more proactive patrols, monthly emphasis patrols requiring two officers on duty 24/7, and an increase in calls for assistance from outside law enforcement agencies.