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Membership has its benefits

When Rep. Doc Hastings wraps up 20 years of service later this week, the Pasco Republican will retire minus a congressional pension.

Governor Inslee's 'Lean' projects making Washington state government more efficient

Gov. Jay Inslee’s implementation of lean management across all lines of state government is helping simplify paperwork, shorten wait times for driver’s licenses and save millions of dollars.

Mabton Council wraps up 2014

MABTON – The Mabton City Council closed out 2014 last week with a few action items during its final regular meeting of the year.

15th District lawmakers get a jump start on 2015

There are more than Christmas wish lists issued before Dec. 25 of each year.

Tax bill beneficial to Washington residents

President Barack Obama this past Friday signed into law a tax bill that enables Washingtonians to claim the state and local sales tax deduction on their 2014 federal income taxes.

Inslee pitches plan to fund transportation projects in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday, Tuesday, announced a proposal to address the state’s transportation needs.

Sunnyside School Board Agenda

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Governor plans to chart new course for Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee will unveil key elements of his 2015 legislative agenda and proposed 2015–17 budget in a series of events next week.

Another judge upholds rights of cities to ban the sale of recreational marijuana

State AG says it’s up to legislators to decide if municipalities should be required to allow pot stores to open

A fourth Superior Court judge - this past Wednesday - agreed with an opinion issued by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office earlier this year, concluding that nothing in Initiative 502 over-rides local governments’ authority to regulate or ban marijuana businesses.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Mabton Council approves $6.2 million budget for 2015

MABTON – While the Mabton City Council wrestled over approving a 7 percent raise for the town’s city clerk position, it quickly approved a nearly 10 percent increase in pay for the acting police chief position.

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Mr. Newhouse goes to Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. – With his election as the Fourth Congressional District’s representative assured, Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside has spent the last week or so getting familiar with his future work place in Washington D.C.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center