Business owners must speak up about state tax talk

Raising taxes on “the wealthy” might seem like a great idea until you realize that many of the proposals coming out of the state Capitol would apply to small-business owners who don’t meet most folks’ definition of wealthy.

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Downtown shop offers old and new

New store pledges low prices

A new clothing store, La Vieja, opened downtown last week.

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New design planned for Taco Bell

Sunnyside restaurant will re-open in July

Residents will have to wait three months to eat at Taco Bell, 2550 Yakima Valley Hwy., locally.

Firm moves to new site

WestWind Aviation Services has moved to a new hangar.

Rural lands change hands

The following rural land transactions were reported last week in Mabton and Outlook:

Property sales reported

Several properties in the city were sold last week, according to Yakima County records.

Hanford meeting set

A federal agency will offer a town hall meeting for former and current workers at Hanford site.

Company assists FFA

Tractor Supply Company, which operates a Del’s Feed and Farm Supply store locally, donated $731,000 to the National FFA Foundation.

City plans yard sale

The Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual community-wide yard sale April 15.

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Lawyer: Farmers need to prepare for ICE

Advocate encourages communication

Oregon Farm Bureau attorney Timothy Bernasek is educating farmers about their rights if Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents show up to look for illegal immigrants during growing and harvest seasons.

Heritage University to host career fair

Employers include schools and clinics

Yakima Valley job seekers will be able to connect with employers during the Heritage University Career Fair this Thursday.

Awards dinner set

“A Night of Achievements” is the theme for the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s awards dinner.

Jobless rate at 9-year low

The state’s economy added 6,100 jobs last month and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Pacific Power reduces costs

Operating Pacific Power’s electricity generation system more efficiently is providing cleaner energy, and reducing costs for its 750,000 customers, officials said.

Dairy verdict upheld

Land O’Lakes loses appeal

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a dairy couple’s lawsuit over defective feed.