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ID rules explained

“Driving while Hispanic.” That’s the crude joke that highlights the fears of the Hispanic community that they are targeted by police for their skin color. Given ramped up immigration efforts under President Donald Trump, that fear has reached a fever pitch. But a series of meetings between local police and Hispanics has sought to address and assuage those concerns.

Jail works with immigration agency

Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill explained at a meeting Saturday that a 1987 state law prohibits city, county and state police from acting in any capacity to help with immigration efforts. However, if a person is arrested, state law allows — and federal law requires — the local jail to provide that information to immigration officials.

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High water closes underpass

A combination of snow melt and rain has caused the river to overtop the banks in some areas, and according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the high water level is necessary for flood control. City officials said the underpass will be closed as needed through spring.

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Columbia River Herbals opens second shop

Columbia River Herbals, a retail outlet for medical-grade and recreational marijuana, has been working for several months to transform an empty and deteriorating former Arby’s restaurant at 2630 W. Sixth Street into an active and thriving enterprise.

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Riverside Gymnastics takes flight in 2017

Athletes put forth dominant display in several meets

Riverside hopes to fill its bag with some big performances.

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