Mabton board to consider extended school year

Graduation date also under review tonight

The School Board meets tonight to consider a plan for making up snow days.

Winter havoc on the horizon

Storm could bring up to six inches of snow

Freezing rain, sleet and up to six inches of snow are predicted in a winter storm watch for the Lower Yakima Valley.

Crashes kill two, close highways

State highway 241 shut down overnight

Two men are dead and a third is in the hospital after a fatal crash in the Lower Columbia Basin yesterday.

Local’s council candidacy a conundrum

Sunnyside woman lacks one-year residency

A local woman’s application for an empty city council seat has officials scratching their heads.

More snow on the way

Area to get a break between storms

After a winter storm warning that ended last night, the Lower Yakima Valley is expected to have clearer skies today.

Schools may seek waivers next month

State advising February, March appeals

Two Lower Yakima Valley School Boards met last week to discuss potential waiver applications from the state’s 180-day school year requirement.

Winter weather warning issued for Columbia Basin

Up to three inches of snow predicted

Up to three inches of snow is anticipated through today.

Retired contractor seeks post

Stremler applies for Sunnyside seat

A former police explorer and business owner is seeking an open city council seat.

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Prosser Chamber of Commerce honors

When they described his blue truck and habit of rescuing children, Harmon Jansen of Prosser, seen here with wife, Becky, realized why he had been invited to the 61st Prosser Community Awards Banquet.

Trial set for accused Prosser bandit

Local man faces drug, burglary charges

A trial date is set for a local man suspected in a string of burglaries. Nathan Hildebrant, 35, is charged with possessing cocaine and two counts of second-degree burglary, court records show.

Sunnyside to consider expanding council districts

Councilman backs move to five or six seats

The City Council may expand to five or even six district seats.

Toppenish man dies from crash injuries

Three traffic fatalities in nine days

A local man died Saturday from injuries he sustained in a crash.

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Sanctuary: It’s personal for a Sunnyside man

Rosas’ petition seeks official designation

A local man is pushing back against President Trump and city officials who want to do away with a “sanctuary city” designation here.

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Sewer line upgrade

Sunnyside city employee Oscar Mendoza, left, and contractor Bruce Gilmore discuss a project to reline the city sewer at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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YV-Tech building tomorrow’s workforce

Business leaders see results on tour

Lower Yakima Valley students are being equipped for work in the local job market, and finding that training close to home at YV-Tech skill centers in Sunnyside and Yakima.