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By FC Pat Mason
September 20, 2017
Having a disaster plan for your business can mean the difference between taking a hit or being dealt a knockout blow. September is National Preparedness Month and various agencies have tips, toolkits and checklists to help business owners prepare for fires, floods, earthquakes or other disasters that cause a disruption of operations.
On Thursday, at about 1:00 PM, in the City of Goldendale, WA, Donovan Culps was taken into custody for Felony Warrants related to a kidnapping, assault and robbery incident in Cheney, WA on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.  He and two adult females were involved in the kidnapping and robbery of a marijuana dispensary employee who was having lunch in the parking lot of the business on Sunday, when the victim was assaulted and kidnapped in Cheney, WA.  
The Regional Tri-Cities Law Enforcement officers in collaboration with the Spokane Police Department conducted a large-scale operation to arrest members of a drug traffic organization in the Tri-Cities. The Spokane Police Department has been working with the Tri-Cities METRO Drug Task Force for over a month to intercept and arrest members of a complex drug trafficking organization that has been distributing large amounts of Methamphetamine and Heroine throughout Eastern Washington.
Many people associate September with the return of school, fall and football. But it's also the month dedicated to reminding citizens of their civic duty to register and vote.
School has started, families are busy, and nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up. Child Passenger Safety Week is September 17 - 23; a week dedicated to teaching parents and caregivers about the importance of correct installation and use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.