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Mabton budget contains major utility projects

MABTON – Last night, Wednesday, the Mabton City Council reviewed the city’s 2015 budget, including holding a public hearing.

Woman who died in house fire ID’d by county coroner

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins has identified the woman who died in an early morning blaze yesterday morning as Kimberly Weathers, 51, of Sunnyside.

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Grandview High School students encouraged to use Crime Stoppers hotline

For nearly five years students at Yakima’s Eisenhower High School have been able to anonymously provide crime tips using Crime Stoppers.

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For now, chamber has city’s support

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce received a tepid thumbs up this past Monday night from a divided Sunnyside City Council.

Get prepared, winter storm is on its way

With weather forecasters calling for cold temperatures, wind and snow to blow through the Lower Valley the next few days, Pacific Power reminds its customers and the public to take precautions to stay safe and comfortable.

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Salute to vaudeville

In a salute to vaudeville entertainment, Al Simmons, above, invites the current Miss Sunnyside Court (L-R Krisana Fernandez, Liliana Cisneros, Madison Marro and Annie Lara) to participate with him in one of his many skits.

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Sunnyside High School grad’s struggles throughout life detailed in book of poetry

It’s been a long journey for Sunnyside native Billie J. Myers, from the military to a life of commercial fishing, all of it haunted by problems with drug abuse.

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Early morning fire claims woman’s life

A woman died in a house fire in Sunnyside early this morning.

Sunnyside City Council approves first reading of 2015 budget

The Sunnyside City Council is one step away from approving a $23 million budget for 2015.

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Special salute

Sunnyside High School’s leadership class students hosted a special Veterans Day assembly last week.

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Desert Storm ignited a renewed patriotism

When Sunnyside’s Oliver Hernandez enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1987, he had no way of knowing that his time in the military would be marked by a resurgence of patriotism that hadn’t been exhibited by Americans since World War II.

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Veterans Day tribute

Sharing his father’s story with those attending this morning’s Sunnyside American Legion Post 73 Veterans Day program at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens is Walt Ranta.

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Signs of progress

Building permit activity on the decline in Sunnyside

With only five new building permits processed with a total combined valuation of $20,000, the month of October was slow for new construction in the city of Sunnyside.

State penalizes Sunnyside firm

Park N Pak of Sunnyside was one of the companies issued fines by the state’s Department of Ecology during the third quarter of 2014.

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1964: Sunnyside voters OK formation of port district

H. Lloyd Miller of Sunnyside shared photographs of a potato grown by local rancher Harold Olsen that clearly showed the spud to be larger than Miller’s 2-year-old son. Every Washington state county but King and Pierce voted in favor of the prohibition of alcohol. There were 20,000 returns in favor of being dry, as opposed to 15,000 rejecting the law.