Workers head back to work after long winter

Months of snow saw long lines of unemployed workers seeking help at the local WorkSource office.

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Ross to open in Sunnyside

Construction under way at Mid-Valley Mall

A remodel is under way at the local mall for a new Ross Dress for Less.

IRS deadline approaching

The Internal Revenue Service’s deadline is tomorrow for farmers and fishermen to take advantage of rules allowing them to forgo quarterly estimated tax payments, IRS officials said.

Flagger course set

Yakima Valley College will offer flagger certification training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 17.

Gas prices on the increase

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline rose by 5.2 cents in Yakima County over the past week.

Sunnyside launches tourism site, logo

‘Come to the Sun’ is city’s new theme

The city recently unveiled a new website designed to attract tourism

Jobless rate increases

Numbers show year-to-year improvement

Yakima County’s unemployment rate rose at the end of 2016, but not as much as in previous years.

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Replacing the line

Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District workers dig up a portion of the main irrigation line on Grandview Avenue.

New home tops starts

A new, single-family home accounted for nearly half of the city’s new building valuation during the month of January.

New name for grape group

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has a new name and logo.

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Lawmaker’s first bill passage to help wine industry

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, unanimously passed his first bill off the House floor last week.

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Crowds toast lower valley wines

Venues packed from Yakima to Benton City

Sophie Martin of Seattle served delectable samples of JM Pastries and Chocolates to Pontin Del Roza Winery visitors, while her husband, James Martin, the chocolatier, greeted visitors to the Cultura Winery in Zillah this past weekend.

Dairy farmers helping out in cold weather

This harsh winter weather has wreaked havoc throughout Washington. The higher than average snow accumulation and bitter temperatures have caused extra work for everybody, especially dairy farmers.

WSU hosting hotel lectures

A panel of nine hotel and hospitality industry professionals will share expertise during the annual, public Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series 2-3:30 p.m., March 24, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University.

Shops show the love

A regional coffee chain is donating $1 from every drink today to local food organizations.