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Schools may lose out with state budget

Legislators passed a new state budget June 30, believing the $43.7 billion will help schools statewide.

Re-trial set for next Monday

A former Yakima County and Sunnyside prosecuting attorney is slated for re-trial on charges of indecent liberties with forcible compulsion and unlawful imprisonment.

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West Virginians found Yakima Valley to be magical

Back in the ‘90s, there was a disc jockey on Spanish radio who often referred to the Yakima Valley as the Magical Valley.

Fire erupts on Snake River

Firefighters have been mobilized to another fire in Washington state.

Suspect in custody

Law enforcement has taken into custody a suspect for a homicide investigated Friday.

Speed signs being used

The state Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol are using portable speed-sensing signs to slow down traffic in South-Central Washington, including Yakima County.

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Get cooking on your outdoor kitchen design

If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good company.

Comedy show set for life issues

Life Options will have a fun discussion about the serious matter of unwanted pregnancies at the Neighborhood Church in October.

Art to be featured

People are urged to visit beautiful Howard Amon Park for the 67th Annual Art in the Park the weekend of July 28-29.

Shroud of Turin confab

The International Conference on the Shroud of Turin takes place Wednesday at the TRAC Center.

Jazz, Blues on tap

The Emerald of Siam is featuring The Mary Lou and Stevie Show on Wednesday.

Concert series continues

The 2017 HAPO Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series with Fallout continues Thursday.

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The need for speed settled on the track

Raceway keeps people from racing on the streets

The drivers were stoked, the cars prepped and action was fast and furious at Renegade Raceway this past Friday and Saturday.

Golf invitational cut to 36 holes

Organizers of the Yakima Amateur Golf Invitational Tournament hope a changed format will improve participation.

Lower Valley bows out

Lower Valley dropped a 6-2 game to Richland Saturday to exit the Babe Ruth Baseball State Tournament.

Mustang signs with college

A Prosser baseball star and another from Kennewick have signed national letters of intent to play college ball.

All-star game tomorrow

The 2017 West Coast League All-Star game is set to take place at The Orchard tomorrow at 7:05 p.m.

Ruth Edna Strang


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Refreshing day at the pool

Rebeka Alvarez, 9, of Prosser enjoys a ride down the rec slide at the Prosser Aquatics Center yesterday.