Mabton City Council Agenda

Tuesday, April 22, at Mabton City Hall

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More time for moratoriums

State delays marijuana applications for cities imposing bans

Even as county and city governments struggle to deal with the legalization of marijuana and its impact on businesses and law enforcement agencies, non-profit organizations, like Sunnyside United, are wading through murky waters dealing with the impact I-502 may have on the youth in their communities.

Marijuana debate continues in council

Although the public hearing on Sunnyside’s plans regarding a marijuana retail store in the city will not be held until the next regular meeting on Monday, April 28, much of the discussion at last night’s council meeting was on the subject.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday April 14, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Liquor control board approves lottery process for assigning retail marijuana licenses

The Washington State Liquor Control Board last week approved a lottery that will select the apparent successful applicants for marijuana retail licenses.

Public safety subcommittee against allowing marijuana sales in Sunnyside

Marijuana was the topic at the Monday night meeting of the Sunnyside subcommittee on public safety.

Sunnyside lawmaker’s bill that protects state waters signed into law by governor

Sunnyside Sen. Jim Honeyford’s work to keep state waterways from being infested by non-native mussels and other invasive species was validated when Senate Bill 6040 was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

Thomson seeking fourth term as treasurer

With the filing period just a month away, Ilene Thomson announced last week that she will seek re-election as Yakima County treasurer.

Fundraising efforts for Hastings’ D.C. seat ramp up in Lower Valley

The camp for Fourth District Republican Congressional candidate George Cicotte announced late last week that he raised more than $100,000, as of the quarterly reporting period that ended March 31.

Sunnyside City Council Workshop Agenda

Monday April 7, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

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Congressional candidate ready to get his hands dirty

“You can’t talk a hop plant up a string. You have to break a sweat and get your hands dirty.” - Dan Newhouse

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Pro-pot testimony dominates planning commission hearing

Nearly 50 people packed a Yakima County Planning Commission meeting last night for a public hearing on the county’s proposed ban on the production, processing and retailing of marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.

Sunnyside School Board Agenda

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

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Elected officials jump on board for Newhouse’s run at Congress

From Yakima to the Tri-Cities, and points in between, Dan Newhouse’s backing for a Congressional run was on full display yesterday.

Legislative session ends on time with basic ed funding unresolved

House Bill 2797 and Senate Bill 6483 have a lot in common. Both increased funding for K-3 classroom construction, both had bipartisan sponsorship and both failed to reach the governor’s desk.