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Walla Walla concert slated for May 14

WALLA WALLA – Will West & the Friendly Strangers is set to perform live at Gesa Powerhouse Theatre in Walla Walla on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Missoula Children’s Theater to be in Grandview next week

GRANDVIEW – The Missoula Children’s Theatre will make a stop in Grandview next week.

Blues and Brews bash June 13-14

YAKIMA – The Yakima Blues and Local Brews Bash returns to the Historic North Front Street district on Saturday, June 13, from 2 to 10 p.m.

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Tony-nominated play coming to Prosser

PROSSER – Six years after it opened on Broadway and earned a Tony nomination as 2009’s best play, 33 Variations will be performed by the Valley Theater Company at the Princess Theatre in Prosser on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, and Friday and Saturday, May 1-2.

State auditor faces indictment

State Auditor Troy Kelley’s plans to take a temporary leave of absence next month following his indictment yesterday on 10 separate counts doesn’t satisfy Republicans or Democrats.

Difficult, end-of-life conversations are necessary part of life

Some conversations are not easy to have.

Sunnyside, Grandview high schools earn state accolades

Both Sunnyside and Grandview high schools were earlier this week named among the top 10 percent of schools in Washington state for achievement and improvement in reading and math for three years in a row.

Tracking timeline crucial to groundwater group’s work

GRANGER – A conflict about who can make decisions in working groups led to a short debate at last night’s Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meeting.

Business tax seminar to be held in S’side

Rural Community Development Resources is sponsoring a free business tax seminar for Spanish-speaking business owners.

Comments sought on CAFO permits

A public listening session is scheduled next Tuesday, April 21, in Zillah as the state begins work to update the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) general permit requirements.

Order up

Grandview students Angel and Briana Damian and Harriet Thompson Elementary School Counselor Heather Judkins search for the Sunnyside McDonald’s customer whose order is ready.

Vikings thump LaSalle’s first-year soccer team

Starting a new sports program isn’t easy, but LaSalle’s first-year soccer team made things interesting for a half before falling at Mabton 8-0 Thursday night.

Alcohol problems persist among Sunnyside teenagers

Survey results encouraging, though

A survey four years ago of Sunnyside High School sophomores showed more than a third had used alcohol within the past 30 days, well above the state average.

Future educators’ tuition lowered

TOPPENISH – As the state of Washington faces a looming shortage of school teachers, principals and administrators, Heritage University is responding by taking several institution-wide steps to increase enrollment in postgraduate degree programs in teacher education and principal certification.

Lower Valley students make EWU Dean’s List

CHENEY – A number of Lower Valley students earned places on the Dean’s List at Eastern Washington University for winter quarter 2014.