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A crew of six unionized linemen claim city is bargaining in bad faith

A crew of six unionized linemen claim city is bargaining in bad faith

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2021

In their on-going collective bargaining negotiations with the City of Ellensburg, a crew of six unionized linemen with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 77 claims the city...

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The Beat Drop

The Beat Drop

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
February 23, 2021

Welcome to The Beat Drop by Sean Bessette, my weekly column where I’ll write about the music I listen to on a weekly basis. My music taste focuses around hip-hop/rap, a little R&B and a little pop....

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Student creates car detailing business to save money

Student creates car detailing business to save money

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

As students enter the college phase, many rely on the student services schools provide for them. Washington ranks number 11 in the total usage of state financial aid, according to the Education Data research...

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Phase two allows The Palace Café to rehire full staff and open indoor seating

Phase two allows The Palace Café to rehire full staff and open indoor seating

After a data error that temporarily prevented Washington’s Southern Central Region from moving into phase two, Kittitas County companies and citizens are looking forward to the new freedoms the new phase...

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Kittitas County health officer weighs in on recent CDC masking study

Kittitas County health officer weighs in on recent CDC masking study

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2021

On Feb. 10, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study suggesting that how people mask up in public can significantly increase protection against coronavirus. The CDC tested...

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Walla Walla hospital corrects data error, Kittitas County moves into phase 2

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
February 23, 2021

On Feb. 12, an error was discovered in a Walla Walla hospital, revealing there had been an incorrect number of reported new COVID-19 patients. This data, which was previously keeping Kittitas County and...

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Annual Parade of Nations event happening via Zoom this week

Annual Parade of Nations event happening via Zoom this week

Sean Bessette, Scene Editor
February 23, 2021

The Diversity and Equity Center (DEC) and Office of International Studies and Programs are putting on the annual Parade of Nations on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25.  Different from the previous Parade of Nations...

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Without animals, life would be “ruff”

Without animals, life would be “ruff”

RachelAnn Degnan, Senior Reporter
February 16, 2021

In Ellensburg, some students have found that having a furry companion helps them better handle school and life stresses. Naomi Whiting, a junior studying French, has had her rabbit in the dorms with...

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Under phase two of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery, indoor dining is allowed at 25% capacity.

The Porch navigates open-air seating rules under Inslee’s Recovery plan

Libby Williams, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

Restaurant owners have juggled staying afloat and following rules within the phases of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery. The Porch Bar and Grill has the tools necessary to remain open with multiple...

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Local non-profit organization receives community help after thieves take $10,000 worth of items

David Snyder, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

When Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) staff members arrived at Helen McCabe State Park on Feb. 1, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. That was, until they noticed someone had jimmied the...

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COVID-19 affects the Girl Scouts business

Nidia Torres, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

From the fresh tanginess of lemon to the lush, buttery toffee flavor, the choices of flavors are many when it comes to the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI). GSEWNI have maintained...

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Campus Activities: student created and student led

Campus Activities: student created and student led

Jackson Sorensen, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2021

Campus Activities has been adapting to the constant changes surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic since last March. The events displayed on social media are student created ideas and are student led. Robbi...

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