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Street improvements being made in Sunnyside

City of Sunnyside streets division workers Nick Morrow (inside truck) and Mike Castilleja earlier this week were on South Seventh Street near Grace Brethren Church, working on one of the city’s chip seal projects taking place this summer.

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New cops

Officer Nathan Porter, Officer Vicente Medelez and Hospital Security Officer Steven Christiansen are introduced to the Sunnyside City Council this past Monday night.

More West Nile virus cases reported

Six additional residents have been confirmed with West Nile virus in Benton and Franklin counties this week, bringing the total to seven human cases identified in the bi-county area this year.

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Half million-plus OK’d for Water Works project

Former Hogue winemaker eyes old Sunnyside building

It’s nearly time to turn on the Water Works.

Local mayors tapped to represent interests of cities

The members of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) last month voted Sunnyside Mayor Jim Restucci as its new vice president and Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez as the fourth district representative.

Criminal justice tax will be back on ballot

Yakima County voters will be asked to renew the three-tenths of 1 percent levy used to support the county’s criminal justice and safety programs.

Witnessing random act of kindness inspiring to one Sunnyside woman

Reading and listening to the news can sometimes make a person cynical and wary when something out of the ordinary occurs, admits Sandi Johnston, a Sunnyside woman.

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Grandview Council begins 2016 city budget discussions

The outlook is good, but it would be prudent to continue to be fiscally conservative moving into the next budget year. That was the message presented to the Grandview City Council at its annual retreat this past Tuesday afternoon.

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Youngsters cross the line...Sunnyside’s CSI line

“She told me she wanted to be a cop…and I thought this would be perfect,” Amelia Jensen says of daughter Lily’s participation this week in a two-day CSI camp in Sunnyside.

New face at city hall

Lisa Lopez of Sunnyside is the new face greeting utility customers at Sunnyside City Hall.

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Hay goes up in smoke

Approximately 20 tons of hay burns yesterday just prior to 1 p.m. as firefighters from Yakima Valley Fire District #5 work to extinguish the blaze.

Local lawmakers weigh in on aborted fetuses dispute

Seven state legislators have inserted themselves into the ongoing debate about allegations involving Planned Parenthood’s reported efforts to sell the body parts of aborted fetuses.

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Guest entertainers at Centennial Square

“Redeemed” singers Cherry Fairbanks Morse, Pat Hull and Linda Martin entertain the audience gathered Tuesday night at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square to listen to a program of old-fashioned folk music and comedy hits.

July 4 fireworks still a go in Mabton

In the end, it was more about clarifying than canceling fireworks.

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FruitSmart seeks support to have Bonnieview Road vacated

A stretch of Bonnieview Road in Grandview that is heavily utilized by FruitSmart, as well as other motorists, has become heavily congested with the quick growth of the food processor.