Laura Gjovaag

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Changes are needed if solar power is ever going to be widely used here

The promotional materials for the Yakima Valley often say this area gets 300 days of sunshine a year.

Pacific Power asking for 8.5 percent rate increase

If Pacific Power has their way, residents will soon be paying more for electricity in this area.

Monday morning wake-up... gunfire?

This past Monday morning I woke up suddenly at 5:22 a.m. hearing what sounded to me like gunshots.

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Mission trip to Haiti reveals more work remains to be done

Pastor Civil Autoaissains of Jacmel, Haiti and his family lived in a pigpen for more than four years after the devastating 2010 earthquake damaged so much of the country. But now he’s in a new home, built by his own efforts and the work of a team from Yakima.

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Former councilman files claim against city for flood damage

A freak storm that caused minor flooding in Sunnyside last year has resulted in a $5,000 claim being filed against the city by former city councilman Don Vlieger.

Lady Knights triumph at home against Crusaders

The 1B Lady Knights defeated the 2B Riverside Christian Crusaders last night at home in a non-league match, winning in four sets.

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Lady Pirates win battle in Mabton

Although the squad started slow and tired a little at the end, the 1B Lady Pirates varsity had a great night against the 2B Mabton JV squad, winning in three sets.

Deal allows Sunnyside firemen access to fire district’s vehicles

The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an interlocal agreement with Yakima County Fire District #5 to share apparatus use.

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Charter school debated in Sunnyside

A crowd of more than 50 people, mostly supportive of the idea of establishing a charter school in Sunnyside, turned out last night for a public forum in Sunnyside.

Feds dole out nearly $300 million to health care providers

Approximately $800,000 earmarked for two Lower Valley medical facilities

Last Friday the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding would be distributed to 1,195 health centers.

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