Weather advisories issued for Lower Yakima Valley, again

Freezing fog predicted for Grandview east, snow expected from Sunnyside west

Freezing fog, winter weather advisories in effect until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Crash temporarily closes state Highway 241

Traffic detoured at Factory and Sheller roads

Newhouse votes to repeal

Sunnyside Congressman Dan Newhouse voted Friday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare.”

Clear way for mail carriers

Postal workers are asking residents to clear sidewalks and mailbox areas for delivery carriers.

Warm-up could cause flooding

With temperatures expected to top 40 degrees by Wednesday, a Washington State University meteorologist is predicting localized flooding.

Legislators consider bills on use of deadly force by law enforcement

A legislative task force recommended lawmakers amend the statute protecting law enforcement officers from prosecution if they use deadly force.

Soar Merit scholars named

Two Lower Yakima Valley students are among the first three winners of this year’s Heritage University’s Soar Merit Scholarship.

Civil War guns is topic

The Yakima Valley Genealogy Society will learn about Civil War guns and history at its 11:30 a.m. meeting Jan. 21.

Open house date planned

Yakima Valley College’s veterinary technology and automotive service technology open house is 4-7 p.m., Feb. 2.

Registration extended

The registration deadline for the next session of “Strong Families” classes has been extended until Jan. 23, due to a late start because of the weather conditions.

Alumni award deadline set

Washington State University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the university’s alumni award.

Grandview candidates meeting set

A Miss Grandview scholarship program informational meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday in Grandview High School library, 1601 W. Fifth St.

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There’s no business like snow business

Retailers hard-pressed to keep supplies in stock

Snow shovels are flying off the shelves at area stores at breakneck speed, leaving many shoppers empty-handed.

Snow days affect schools

Many districts yet to figure out make-up days

Summer vacation may be delayed for students this year, thanks to snow days that will have to be made up.

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Blaze destroys truck complex

Dog rescued, another dies in massive fire

What started out as a call for a possible propane fire Friday evening turned into a massive blaze that destroyed an automobile repair and parts complex at 181 Factory Road.