U.S. congressman to speak at July 4 event in Grandview Saturday

Dan Newhouse, Washington state’s Fourth Congressional District representative, will be one of two speakers at Grandview’s annual flag raising ceremony on Saturday, July 4.

Pot shop reopens

Rand-ums Gifts & Novelties in Sunnyside is open again after being shut down by the city due to not having a certificate of occupancy for its building.

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Pop quiz

Sunnyside Daybreak Rotarians, such as Bill Flower, Ivan White and Dave Shrewsberry, were greeted this morning, Wednesday, with a quiz on Independence Day history.

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Agencies work to assist employers, job seekers

The Sunnyside WorkSource building is home to two entities working together to assist both employers and those looking for work.

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Brother, sister training for ‘Fallen Heroes’ 5K run

Saying it is just one more adventure, Sunnyside’s Mike Hazzard and Caroline Smith will be among the dozens of Fallen Heroes 5K Run participants taking their place at the starting line this coming Saturday.

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Former car lot may be home to coffee stand, construction firm

A parcel of land adjacent to the Ameristar gas station, former home to both the Budget and Legacy Motors car dealerships, may get new life.

Fireworks illegal in county

As the 4th of July celebration approaches, the Yakima County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents of the local fireworks laws.

WSDA gypsy moth trapping now underway

The Washington State Department of Agriculture began its annual trapping program last week.

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Former caregiver loves role as bus driver, tour guide

Lia Pena has had a lot of different jobs in her life, but her latest job, that of chauffeuring, is her favorite.

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Last act as president

In his last act as president of the Sunnyside Noon Rotary Club this past Monday, Tim King installs the club’s newest member, Elizabeth Alba.

Clean audits for local port

The Port of Sunnyside continued its decades-long stretch of clean audit returns in a pair of Washington state audit filings issued in the last couple of days.

Lawmakers pass state budget, but educators unhappy

A $38.2 billion budget for 2015-17 was approved by the Washington state Senate, earning praise from Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats.

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Girls State delegates gain much better understanding of how government operates

Nearly everything about their week at the 2015 American Legion Evergreen Girls State Conference was a new experience for Sunnyside High School delegates Sheyanne Desmarais, Alexis Cardenas and Nayeli Martinez.

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Mabton pulls plug on July 4 fireworks

Taking a cue from fire-ravaged Wenatchee to the north, Mabton has banned fireworks for this July 4 celebration.

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Beat the heat before it beats you during record-setting high temps

The mercury is expected to top triple digits today, Friday, and well into next week.