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Ballot boxes to be set

Grant County will be installing a new ballot box near the bus stop across from Electric City City Hall to follow a state law passed in 2017 that requires a drop box in every city, town, and census-designated place with a post office.

Similar drop boxes were set in front of Coulee Dam Town Hall last year for Douglas and Okanogan Counties.

It’s Candidate Filing Week

For Washingtonians across the state, this week marks another step toward public service. Candidate Filing Week begins Monday, May 14, for hundreds of offices from city council to U.S. Senator.

Candidates may file online with the Office of Secretary of State 24 hours a day, from May 14 at 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. May 18, and in person at the Capitol. Filings by mail will also be accepted through May 18. Applicable filing fees vary by office. The fee amounts listed on the Secretary of State’s election website must accompany any candidate filing.

Intersection will close for water work

Electric City will have work done looping the water line on Sunset/Diamond with the water line on Pearl/Sunset, with construction estimated to start in the later part of June. At that point, the intersection of Diamond and Western will be closed off for a week or so.

Council member resigns

Elmer City Councilmember Joaquin Marchand resigned at a town council meeting last Thursday. Marchand didn’t offer an explanation, but said he appreciated his time on the council.

Elmer City will soon be publishing a request for letters of interest from candidates to fill the vacant spot on the council.

Free meals for kids announced

The Boys & Girls Club of Nespelem announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger from June 25 through August 24 this summer. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

Deadline approaches for flags

It’s just about time for the Isle of Flags dedication.

The deadline for ordering flags for the dedication is May 18. If you want to have a flag dedicated and in place to honor your deceased veteran for this year’s event, call Ben Alling at 633-0663 before the deadline.

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