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Jail still issue for city finances

Sunnyside Finance and Administration Services Director David Layden presented a budget update to the city council Monday night that includes a warning that the lack of prisoners is still a concern for the city’s jail budget.

Animal control alternatives discussed

The Sunnyside City Council started a discussion on the city’s animal control services at Monday night’s meeting.

Salary range increases for Sunnyside chiefs

The Sunnyside City Council on Monday approved an increase in the salary range for Sunnyside’s fire and police chiefs.

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Tour of Black Sea proves fascinating for local man

When Nick Friend first booked his cruise to Eastern Europe’s Black Sea, he thought he might see more of the Ukraine.

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Sharks thank Rotarians for their support

Sunnyside Noon Rotarians had an opportunity to congratulate a few members of the Sunnyside Rotary Sharks swim team at the club’s weekly meeting this past Monday, before handing over a $7,468 check to Marissa Broersma, the team’s assistant coach.

Sunnyside school board agenda

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

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Driving isn’t a right

I’ve seen some amazingly stupid driving the past few weeks.

Taking President Obama to court

Each member of Congress and the President take an oath and swear to faithfully “preserve, protect, and defend” the United States Constitution, which provides separate powers for our nation’s three equal branches of government – the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches.

On the classy side

Dud Campbell, our resident would-be novelist, was busy on his day off. Anita watched him excitedly as he removed something from the box that had arrived.

Teens not working doesn’t work for America

Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs - down from 75 percent of teens a generation ago.

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Nellie "Belle" Wiley


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Marjory M. Wright


Know the faces of disability

Disability is something most people do not like to think about, but the chances that you will become disabled probably are greater than you realize. Studies show that a 20-year-old worker has a 1-in-4 chance of becoming disabled before reaching age 67.

Senior organizations that appeal to conservatives

There are actually quite a few senior advocacy organizations out there promoting themselves as conservative alternatives to AARP.