KWSO News 6/21/19

In an evening update Thursday, the tribe says that work continues on the emergency repairs to the South East vault and the 8” water line on the north side of Shitike Creek. It is anticipated that these repairs will be completed sometime this morning and Public Utilities staff can start to bring the system back online. Currently, water outages continue in Miller Heights, on the Campus area, for Tribal buildings, businesses and residents served by the South East reservoir and in West Hills. The Greeley Heights reservoir was reported to have enough reserve to provide water for approximately 24 hours as of 7:30 last night, but residences need to continue conservation efforts. Water distribution – both drinking and grey – is still available at the Old Elementary School on Campus. They also have hot showers there for folks to use.

The Warm Springs Vital Statistics Department is reminding graduates that they need to provide copies of diplomas and transcripts to their office as soon as possible.

St. Charles Redmond’s family birthing center will close July 13. The Bend Bulletin reports, hospital officials have said both the Redmond and Bend birthing centers have been operating at less than half capacity. Cesarean sections can be scheduled at Redmond through July 10 and laboring mothers can be admitted and evaluated at the birthing center until 12:01 a.m. on July 12.

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request for further review of King Mountain Tobacco’s tax appeal. The Yakima Herald reported Wednesday that the cigarette manufacturer must pay $58 million in federal excise taxes. The Supreme Court released its decision without comment June 10, a month after the U.S. Solicitor General opposed the review. A U.S. District Court awarded the government the unpaid federal taxes from the company and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling.