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Officials seek information on Eagle Creek Fire

Crews hold fire line, limit growth of blaze

A suspect has been identified regarding the cause of the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge, but the investigation continues, and Oregon officials are seeking help from the public.

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Farm laborers wanted

Figures mirror last year’s area labor shortage

There is a shortage of farm laborers again in the Yakima Valley as hops and fall fruit harvests compete for workers.

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SUV hits Prosser school bus

Students were not injured in the crash

Students headed for school were not injured yesterday when their bus was rear-ended by a SUV.

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And the bands played on

Monday night football brought out local high school bands.

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    Giving T-shirts a trendy punch

    Once a lowly garment, T-shirt now a professional staple

    A quote from a favorite childhood book, is the inspiration for the name and philosophy behind young entrepreneur Chelsea Dimas’ new apparel company.

    Noticed around town

    The parking lot at El Valle Restaurant and Rodeway Inn on Yakima Valley Highway has a new top seal, smoothing out the craters and potholes between those establishments.

    Higher taxes on horizon

    The Council on State Taxes reports Washington business taxes are 55 percent of gross state product.

    Pay-per-mile test on tap

    The Washington State Department of Transportation says fuel efficiency and electric cars are making the gas tax an unproductive revenue source.

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    Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Laurissa Ruiz

    Miss Sunnyside Candidate

    A desire to change her outlook is the motivation for Laurissa Ruiz, 16, to seek the Miss Sunnyside title.

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    Shield a badge in prayer

    For the past 10 years, the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church has hosted a special 9/11 worship service, a service that calls for congregation to cover the officers in prayer.

    Princesses to walk Saturday

    A “Walk in Their Heels: A Future Miss Sunnyside Candidate Experience” will be held during the 2017 Miss Sunnyside Pageant.

    Casino night planned

    The annual Senior Citizens casino night has changed locations. This year the event will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the city community center, 1521 S. First St.

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