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Woman injured in crash

Other driver failed to give right of way

A Mabton woman on her way to a card game is suffering minor injuries after her car struck another vehicle Monday.

Budget tops $30 million

City plans to spend a little less than 2017

The final 2018 city budget adopted by the City Council Monday evening has more than $30 million in spending.

Council tables police request for new tasers

Members question why department needs 40

The Police Department’s request for 40 new tasers was sailing through the scrutiny of the City Council Monday evening until someone asked; Why 40? The resulting discussion made some council members uneasy, and they voted to table the request until the Nov. 27 regular meeting.

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Gift shop remodeled, hours expanded

The coffee is ready again at 7 a.m. weekday mornings at the PMH Medical Center’s Busy Bean Coffee Shop inside the front lobby at the hospital.

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Sports

    Wrestlers on mats Dec. 16

    Eisenhower High School, 611 South 44th Ave., hosts the 2017 Cadet Classic Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 16. Participating teams include Grandview, Sunnyside, and others. Matches begin at 9 a.m.

    Troopers plan traffic emphasis through Nov. 26

    Cougar football fans encouraged to drive safely and be prepared for winter weather

    The Washington State Patrol has extra units on Eastern Washington highways through Nov. 26. Troopers will be targeting motorists who are speeding, driving too fast for conditions and using cellphones behind the wheel. Up-to-date road information will be posted to Twitter using the hashtags BeSafeCougs and #AppleCup.

    Scouts to be honored

    Friday is Scout Night at Toyota Center, 7000 W. Grandridge Blvd., as the Tri-City Americans go head-to-head with the Prince Albert Raiders.

    Santa hoop tourney set

    The 2017 Santa Hoop Classic takes place Dec. 1-3.

Lifestyle

    Free movie Saturday

    Again this year, Yakima Valley Grand Cinemas and the Daily Sun are partnering to provide a free movie at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The movie, “Sing” opens at 10 a.m. and runs one hour and 48 minutes, giving parents a little child-free time for holiday shopping.

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    Indoor sale cancelled

    The indoor yard sale, previously scheduled for Saturday at the city community center, has been cancelled.

    Holiday dance planned

    Enjoy a bit of pre-Thanksgiving fun and get in some exercise during the Thanksgiving Party – Matinee Dance from 1:30-3:45 p.m. Friday at the Harman Center, 101 North 65th Ave.

Opinion

    Congress obsesses over amnesty

    A year ago, 63 million Americans elected Donald Trump as president. Energized by Trump’s pledge to enforce immigration laws and restore an immigration system that works, voters pulled off a historic defeat of mainstream avowed-open border candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Which is it? Coincidence or fate?

    After half a day on the search for our grandfather’s grave in New Mexico, sister Fran, brother Bob and his wife Vicki, and sister Jen and her husband Tom were frustrated and hungry.

    ‘Made in America’ to open forests

    For years now, extreme environmental groups have had more than their say in limiting access to publicly owned forests and other lands managed by federal agencies.

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    Veterans Day, marked by numbers

    “I had no idea that many men and women have served our country in our armed forces.”

    Urge government to require vaccinations

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    I understand North Korea might be planning to unleash smallpox, cholera, and anthrax in our large urban centers—possibly by the use of people disguised as janitors.

    Election consequences will hurt

    A key election win for westside Democrats will likely have dramatic consequences for Eastern Washington — and most likely, not for the better.

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