Improper storage of make-up could lead to skin infections

HOUSTON – Not storing make-up properly and using out-of-date cosmetics can result in infection, say dermatology experts at Baylor College of Medicine.

Five Wishes workshops planned for next Tuesday

YAKIMA – Does your physician know what medical treatment you want - and don’t want - in the event that you’re in an accident or diagnosed with a terminal illness?

Grief recovery workshop set to begin this Thursday

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is offering a grief recovery workshop for anyone dealing with a loss such as a death, divorce, loss of relationship or identity.

Tuberculosis cases down slightly; remains a concern in Washington

Washington had a slight decline in tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2014 but state and local public health officials are still on high alert when it comes to this disease.

Avoid rodent-carried diseases this spring

If spring or summer cleaning uncovers signs that mice or other rodents have been in the area, people need to take precautions to avoid catching a rodent-carried disease like hantavirus.

PCB-containing light fixtures being removed from state’s schools

Finding and eliminating the toxic chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, contained in some fluorescent light ballasts in schools is the priority recommendation of a plan released by the Washington departments of Health and Ecology.

Survey says alcohol use on the decline among teens

Marijuana, e-cigarettes a concern

While more Washington teens consider alcohol use risky, fewer teens consider marijuana use to be risky according to recent results from the state Healthy Youth Survey.

Maundy Thursday, Easter services on tap at G’view church

GRANDVIEW - Bethany Community (Presbyterian) Church in Grandview is planning celebrations in honor of Holy Week.

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Mabton’s first ever police clerk aspires to be a patrolman

MABTON – Even though Nadia George has only been on the job as Mabton Police Department’s first ever office clerk for less than a month, she says the job is one she had been training for as long as she can remember.

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Legacy Washington launches online profiles of World War II vets

First profile on captured fighter pilot from Ferndale who narrowly avoided death   

As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II nears, the Office of Secretary of State is launching a gripping series of online profiles, beginning with the story of a Whatcom County fighter pilot who was captured and narrowly avoided death in a German concentration camp during the war.

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Easter wishes

Youngster Andrew Brandsma tugs on the Easter Bunny’s ear to express his wishes for Easter during a visit last Saturday at Mid-Valley Mall in Sunnyside.

‘Gone Fiddlin’ Again’ concert in Grandview

GRANDVIEW – The musical group Gone Fiddlin’ Again has teamed up with the Grandview Senior Citizens and the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department to offer a family concert on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Community Center gym, located at 812 Wallace Way.

Children’s play to be staged in Walla Walla

WALLA WALLA – The Adventist Health Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment presents “Homer Writes a Play!” on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Heritage hosts Easter egg hunt

TOPPENISH – Heritage University’s Omega Delta Phi fraternity is sponsoring a family fun day and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the university’s Toppenish campus.