Laura Gjovaag



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$95.5 million budget for Sunnyside schools

The Sunnyside School Board reviewed the 2014-15 budget one final time during a special meeting last night before unanimously approving it.

First day of school a smooth ride, according to Sunnyside principals

The first day of school in Sunnyside was one of the smoothest the principals of the district’s schools have ever experienced.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Itzel Justo-Garcia

Miss Sunnyside candidate Itzel Justo-Garcia loves the warm feeling she gets from helping people out and being involved in her community, and that has led her to seek the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside crown.

Pet owners are costing us all money

Mabton has been having “doggie round-ups,” collecting dogs running loose on the streets, on week nights and weekends.

Talking past each other is no way to solve a problem

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of covering many of the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meetings this past year.

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Soggy snafu for pot store

An email reportedly sent by Councilman Jason Raines resulted in a citizen complaint from David Rand at last night’s Sunnyside council meeting.

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Learning Land Express under new ownership

Learning Land Express daycare and pre-school in Sunnyside is changing hands, but the business is staying in the family.

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Large crowd turns out for ice cream makers’ 25th anniversary celebration

Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Norteña celebrated 25 years in business this past Saturday in a big way, with crowds of people visiting to get ice cream bars at 1989 prices and to see Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer and Elmo.

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CARE out of the mix with groundwater group

Helen Reddout and her organization, CARE (Community Association for Restoration of the Environment), resigned from the Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee Thursday night via a statement read by Jean Mendoza of the Friends of Toppenish Creek.

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