Laura Gjovaag

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Utility companies need to welcome solar power generation

It’s going to take a paradigm shift for solar power to reach its potential in this country.

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Local students MESA winners

More than 160 Sunnyside middle school students traveled to WSU’s Tri-Cities campus in Richland last Saturday for the regional MESA Day competition.

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Sizzle put back into branding iron

The bronze statue of pioneer cattleman Ren Farrell is once again whole, thanks to the original artisan returning to Sunnyside to make repairs.

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New museum board president has big plans for city’s ‘hidden secret’

After 35 years of leading the Sunnyside Museum Board of Directors, John Saras is happy to be stepping down.

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Groundwater contamination brings downtown stormwater project to a screeching halt

Workers digging out a space for a stormwater vault at the corner of Sixth Street and Decatur Avenue in Sunnyside hit oil a week ago, but not in a good way.

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Sunnyside community turns out to ‘meet a farmer’

A steady stream of people showed up at the second annual Meet Your Farmer event held this past Sunday, at Heavenly Hills Harvest near Sunnyside.

Tracking timeline crucial to groundwater group’s work

GRANGER – A conflict about who can make decisions in working groups led to a short debate at last night’s Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee meeting.

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Lack of programs for youths frustrating parks and rec officials

As if on cue, while the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board of Directors sat in the lobby of the Sunnyside Community Center discussing the lack of organized programs for the city’s youth, a young girl entered the building to ask what programs might be open to her.

Vaccination crackdown a move in the right direction

Spokane School District has booted 143 kids from classes after their parents failed to provide documentation that the children were vaccinated or are exempt from being vaccinated.

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Imperial Printing adds x-ray technician to staff

Rachel Fernandez just started working at downtown Sunnyside’s Imperial Screen Printing and Embroidery, but she’s already enjoying the work.

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