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Temporary athletic facility repairs OK’d

Two temporary fixes for Sunnyside School District athletic facilities, which will cost the district about $60,000, were approved by the school board last night.

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Top school official notes it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish that matters

Sunnyside Schools Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole gave his annual state of the schools address to the school board last night, saying the district is in good shape.

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Homeless survey held in Sunnyside

The annual count known as the Point in Time homeless survey returned to Sunnyside during an all-day event Wednesday at the St. Joseph’s gym.

School officials addressing changes in sports programs

During its annual retreat last weekend, the Sunnyside School Board discussed the future of athletics in the district.

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Another marijuana moratorium likely

The Sunnyside City Council last night voted 4-3 to hold a public hearing to renew the existing moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in Sunnyside for another six months.

Garbage rate hikes will be automatic each year

The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an ordinance that will allow Yakima Waste to increase its rates in the city annually based on the consumer price index for Seattle, starting in 2016, along with a 2015 rate increase of 4.5 percent.

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New food services director brings wealth of experience to Sunnyside

Sunnyside School District’s new director of food services, Kelly Barth, plans to bring his own system to build on what he calls a “great program” already in place.

New head tennis coach looks to bolster the ranks

With spring sports starting on March 1, Mike Thorpe is hoping to reach out and get more students interested in playing tennis at Sunnyside High School.

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

Review of airport regulations completed

At its first meeting of the year last night, the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board elected officers, voted on a regular date and time for future meetings and finished its year-long review of the proposed municipal code relating to airport activities.

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