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Democrats seek to bring new political blood to region

Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.

Ballots scheduled to hit the mail today

Ten years after Washington voters adopted the Top 2 Primary system by initiative, it’s time for the 2014 edition.

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Democrats will introduce four candidates at meet-and-greet in Sunnyside this Wednesday

The Yakima County Democratic Party is hosting a public forum this coming Wednesday to introduce four candidates to Sunnyside-area voters.

Yakima County candidates stump for votes in Sunnyside

Four candidates for public office were present at this morning’s Sunnyside Republican Club meeting, along with the wife of another candidate who could not make the meeting due to obligations in his current position.

Stringent water quality standards proposed by governor

Gov. Jay Inslee this week announced his proposed update to the state’s water quality standards, saying he worked until he found a solution that advanced the values of human, environmental and economic health.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

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

Business groups call for immigration reform...NOW

Although both parties in Congress have declared immigration reform a dead issue this year, a large group of pro-business organizations called for a national day of action yesterday (Wednesday) and declared the immigration crisis to be something that Congress needs to deal with immediately.

Candidates for auditor, sheriff here this Friday

Charles Ross and Kyle Freeborn, Yakima County auditor candidates, will be among the speakers at the Friday, July 11, meeting of the Sunnyside Republican Club.

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Zoning change sought for housing development

A proposal to change city zoning on a lot on South Street to allow a private road and eight new houses met with general approval from the Sunnyside Planning Commission Tuesday night.

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City wants to hear from public on allowing chickens to be raised here

The Sunnyside Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to discuss an ordinance change that would allow people to raise chickens within city limits.

Sunnyside City Council Workshop Agenda

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

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Sunnyside Valley Irrigation rep defends basin plan in D.C.

The Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District (SVID) had a voice in Washington D.C. recently. SVID attorney Larry Martin testified on behalf of a plan to increase water storage and fish habitat in the Yakima River Basin.

No charges filed against Fourth Congressional District candidate

Two charges Ephrata police requested against Fourth District Congressional candidate Gavin Seim will not be pursued.

Governor inks order to form state criminal justice task force

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order launching a comprehensive study of the state’s criminal justice system that will identify ways to address growing pressures on the state’s prison system and to boost public safety.