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Arc of the universe bends toward better

Sometimes it seems like the world is falling apart.

Shared housing can help seniors in many ways

What can you tell me about senior home-sharing programs?

The real Christmas story

The real Christmas story is found in the Christian scriptures, particularly in the first four books of the New Testament.

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Winter pageantry

Two Sunnyside girls have new pageantry hardware after competing in the Frozen Extravaganza Pageant held in Kennewick last Saturday.

Praying for a white Christmas

The snow started coming down hard a few hours after we’d arrived.

Donna Loi Ann Tucker


Counting our blessings

It’s that time of year when we count our blessings. In America, they are abundant, especially this year.

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Sharing songs of the season

The Outlook Elementary School’s 21st Century after-school program students raised their voices in song recently, to share songs of the season with the residents at local retirement homes.

Noisy neighbors on Cascade Way

Approximately half an hour before midnight last night, a minor skirmish broke out at an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Cascade Way in Sunnyside.

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Christmas memories

It was December 1962 when...

Jail deal OK’d

Under an agreement signed yesterday, Tuesday, by Yakima County commissioners, the city of Sunnyside will pay from $50.60 to $56.80 per day per inmate – depending on the number of inmates Sunnyside sends to the county jail.

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$5,000 grant will supply Mabton with agri-lab computers

A $5,000 grant for “agri-science” education from DuPont-Pioneer will supply Mabton High School with cutting-edge tools for hands-on learning.

It’s never routine for our readers

Here it is again - Christmas Eve - and like so many of the Christmas Eves I’ve celebrated, I’m not ready for Christmas Day.

Keep the holidays bright: 12 ways to holiday safety

Tis the season of merriment and gatherings of families and friends. Taking a few minutes to check for safety is wise and will help ensure a festive and fun holiday season.

State officials issue avian influenza advisories

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking the public’s help in testing waterfowl and other wild birds for a type of avian influenza that has killed tens of thousands of chickens and domestic turkeys in British Columbia.

Groundwater group approves nitrogen assessment project

To what extent are current land use practices contributing to elevated nitrogen levels in Lower Valley drinking water?

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Finding the perfect present

When it comes to romance, it’s hard to beat ol’ Dud.

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A shining light amid the darkness during the holiday season

An ecumenical worship service was held this past Sunday night at Sunnyside’s Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for people who find the holiday season difficult.

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Christmas is here to drive away the dark

The solstice was this past Sunday, marking the beginning of winter, but also the shortest day of the year.