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Lead stories

Honeyford bill ends wrongful use of funds

Says agencies can’t hire with capital funds

State Senator Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside believes some state agencies have been using capital projects funds to beef up their office personnel.

Marquez the suspect in six robberies

Detectives putting puzzle pieces together

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Mike Russell said yesterday that Moises Marquez is now a suspect in six robberies.

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Hazzards decorate for Christmas

Lloyd E. and Sheila K. Hazzard’s house at 905 Rossier St., Sunnyside, is all decked out with colorful Christmas lights for the holiday season.

Hirst decision will have effect across county

Rural residents to pay for water just like city folk

Yakima County will make a major change regarding wells drilled after Jan. 1 because of the 2016 Hirst water rights decision by the Washington State Supreme Court.

Bed tax board recommends tourism funding

$48,000 to be spent with Yakima group

The city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is recommending the City Council dole out $82,103 in bed tax dollars for promoting the city.

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Midvale crash sends man to hospital

A two-car crash at the intersection of Midvale and Emerald Roads last Friday afternoon sent one driver to the hospital and cost the other a traffic citation.

News

    Inslee, Ferguson vow net neutrality fight

    State officials to use bully pulpit for concessions

    On the eve of the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal the so-called “net neutrality” rules, Gov. Jay Inslee and State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said they will be fighting back.

    Zillah chooses The Daily Sun

    City to honor Mayor Clark Monday night

    The Daily Sun will become the newspaper of record for Zillah after the City Council accepts the results of a bidding process Monday.

    Stolen vehicle arrest made

    Police arrested a Sunnyside transient for possession of a stolen vehicle. Jason Michael Espinoza, 35, of was arrested Monday afternoon in the area of the hospital.

    FCC vote tomorrow

    The Federal Communications Commission is one day away from a vote that could start a momentous change of course for the Internet.

Sports

    Keglers fall to Wenatchee

    The Grizzlies bowling team lost Tuesday’s match to Wenatchee by more than 500 pins. The Panthers won, 1874-1343.

    Whitefish season opens

    Whitefish fishing season is open on the Yakima River.

    Cadets outpin Sunnyside

    After winning two matches, the Sunnyside girls bowling team suffered a disappointing night at Nob Hill Lanes against Eisenhower on Thursday. The Cadets varsity team won, 2035-1478. The JV edged the Grizzlies, 1344-1302.

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    Statebound

    Special Olympic bowlers take part in Sunday’s State tournament in Kenmore

    For three local youngsters, Sunday is a special day. Noah Rios, Marcus Moreno and Brianna Flores-Galeana are competing in the Special Olympics State bowling tournament at Kenmore Lanes in Kenmore at 9 a.m. Sunday, December 10.

Lifestyle

    A show and food drive

    For one night only the Uptown Theatre company will present the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol at the Uptown Theatre, 1300 Jadwin Ave. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

    Dress up ugly for pub crawl

    Don your best “ugly” sweater and head out to the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. The crawl will begin at the Old Warehouse Restaurant and Lounge 705 Railroad, Ave., at 5 p.m., then progress to the Squeeze Inn, 611 First Ave., at 6 p.m. and continue onto The Stonehenge Tavern, 603 First Ave. at 7 p.m.

    Group hosts elections

    The Lower Valley Assembly will meet at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Jordan Hay Shop, 22202 N. Hinzerling Road. Elections of executive board officers will be held.

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Opinion

    Forget DREAM act, protect citizens

    Days after the cruel, unjust not-guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle trial, Americans are still raging over the decision.

    Newhouse should help with Alzheimer’s act

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    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.

    The lessons of Pearl Harbor Day

    On Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, seventy-six years ago, planes of the Imperial Japanese Navy streaked over Pearl Harbor bombing and torpedoing the American fleet at anchor. More than 2,400 Americans were killed that day. President Roosevelt quickly called it a “Day of Infamy.”

    Legacies should be downsized

    Our nation’s founding forefathers believed very strongly that the king shouldn’t hold title to large tracts of land. And as our country came into being, one of our core principles was restricted government ownership.

    I’m excited for Sunnyside’s parade

    A niece in Pasco named Devrie has been rallying cousins to join together in Sunnyside on Saturday evening to enjoy the 29th edition of the original Lighted Farm Implement Parade.

    Rep. Newhouse should support BOLD

    FORUM

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.

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