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New law does away with drug prescriptions written in cursive

The days of the pharmacy trying to decipher a doctor's handwriting appears to be over thanks to a recently enacted state law.

The law stipulates that health care providers can no longer write prescriptions in cursive.

Passed by the state legislature earlier this year, the state Department of Health said the law is intended to protect patients from receiving the wrong medication because of illegible prescriptions.

The law, which went into effect this month, requires that all prescriptions be hand printed, typewritten or electronically generated.

Mabton police respond to vehicle prowls

MABTON - Mabton police officers apprehended two juvenile boys Thursday morning on charges of vehicle prowling in a parking lot of apartments located in the 500 block of C Street. Police officers transported the two youths to the Mabton Police Department following a short pursuit on foot.

S'side announces street closures for repairs

On June 27 and 28, the city of Sunnyside will close the following streets for chip/crack sealing:

- Flower from Edison to Terrace Avenue.

- Grant Avenue from 13th to 16th Streets.

- McClain Drive from North Avenue to Beckner Alley.

- Buena Vista from NW Crescent to Columbia.

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The closure will also include the entire length of Oak Street, Wheeler Avenue, Marj Way and Owen Street.

Mabton school board to meet June 26

MABTON - The Mabton School Board will hold its regular meeting next Monday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High School media center.

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