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Portables get approval

Four portables will be purchased by the school district to maintain classroom reduction numbers in keeping with voter-approved I-1351.

Levy facing Zillah voters

Voters are being asked to approve a two-year replacement maintenance and operations levy of $1.96 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Tobacco bill clears hurdle

A proposal to raise the sale age of tobacco and vapor products to 21 is the focus of a Senate hearing today.

Grandview man facing trial

A Grandview man charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and possession of a stolen firearm has a trial date of Feb. 22.

Toddler dies in Mattawa crash

A two-year-old girl died and two others were injured following a crash Friday night.

Fugitive still at large

Police are looking for a possibly armed and dangerous suspect who resisted arrest early yesterday morning.

Woman injured in local crash

A Kennewick woman is recovering from injuries she suffered in a one-car crash yesterday morning near Sunnyside.

City Hall issues scam warning

Residents are asked to be on the alert as would-be scammers are posing as city public works officials to gain access into local homes to supposedly inspect pipes.

Judge recused from hearing

A judge set to hear a request for DNA testing on bomb materials left over from a 1974 Franklin County Courthouse bombing has recused himself from the case.

Gov. Inslee seeks storm aid

Federal funds could be on the way to help Yakima and 16 other counties clean up from last month’s storms.

City council takes action

During its meeting Tuesday night, the City Council approved two agreements.

Contract renewed

The School Board reviewed and renewed the superintendent’s contract Monday night.

Meeting date changed

The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District and Sunnyside Division Board of Control meetings have been changed to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Small tremor recorded

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded a small tremor last week west of the city, midway between Bickleton and Toppenish.

Crab feed tickets on sale

The local DECA and FFA chapters will be hosting the 4th annual Crab Feed and Silent Auction on Feb. 27.