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Two Black Rock Creek golfers turn in strong efforts at Yakima Amateur invite

If you’re using your fingers to count the number of Yakima Amateur Invitational titles Dusty Frontis has won, plan on using two hands. The Yakima golfer claimed his sixth championship this past weekend.

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Medical expansions driving new construction starts

Permit fees, new valuation already double 2012’s totals

The health care industry’s continued growth in Sunnyside spiked the value of new building starts here last month to over the million-dollar mark.

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Teen determined to ‘pay it forward’

After viewing a movie released a few years after she was born, 15-year-old Cheree LaPierre of Sunnyside found herself ‘paying it forward’ this summer.

Registered sex offender moves to Granger area

Pedro Sanchez, a Level II sex offender, has moved to the Granger area according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s office.

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Training exercise

Sunnyside police officers undergo active-shooter training

Sunnyside police officers in an effort to be prepared for extreme scenarios must undergo continued training.

Sports

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Sunnyside Christian third at state

Titans win semifinal, 42-40

Not a head is hung following Saturday’s 1B state semifinal football game.

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Running community supports retired cop

Sage Rat Run participants raising funds

More than a dozen people were at Miller Park on Friday in a show of support for retired Grandview Police officer and Sage Rat Run organizer Mike Akins.

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Grandview man tased after striking officer

Charges include resisting arrest, possession of methamphetamine

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Getting crafty

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Let Senate kill U.N. climate treaty

When is a treaty not a treaty?

College kids don’t understand

When, chest puffed out with pride, my father told a law partner his first-born was accepted to Bryn Mawr College, this was the immediate response: “Isn’t that the place where they don’t shave their underarms and dance naked around the Maypole?”

Whatever happened to giving thanks?

For the last several years, commercialization has taken over Thanksgiving.

Lifestyle

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Santa sightings

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greets children of all ages at the first city Christmas tree lighting ceremony Thursday night at Centennial Square

Medical program receives notice

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University has received preliminary accreditation — a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017.

Gains made in health coverage

Across the country, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who have health coverage — with Washington state making especially large gains, according to a new study.