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Open house date planned

Yakima Valley College’s veterinary technology and automotive service technology open house is 4-7 p.m., Feb. 2.

Civil War guns is topic

The Yakima Valley Genealogy Society will learn about Civil War guns and history at its 11:30 a.m. meeting Jan. 21.

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Volunteers needed to help homeless

Annual survey is Jan. 25-26

The annual Point in Time Homeless survey and the Project Homeless Connect are Jan. 25 and 26 in Yakima and Sunnyside.

Soar Merit scholars named

Two Lower Yakima Valley students are among the first three winners of this year’s Heritage University’s Soar Merit Scholarship.

Legislators consider bills on use of deadly force by law enforcement

A legislative task force recommended lawmakers amend the statute protecting law enforcement officers from prosecution if they use deadly force.

Warm-up could cause flooding

With temperatures expected to top 40 degrees by Wednesday, a Washington State University meteorologist is predicting localized flooding.

Clear way for mail carriers

Postal workers are asking residents to clear sidewalks and mailbox areas for delivery carriers.

Newhouse votes to repeal

Sunnyside Congressman Dan Newhouse voted Friday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare.”

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Flames erupt from automotive, equipment businesses

Fire crews still on scene at 181 Factory Road

One dog perished, one survived massive fire east of Sunnyside


Week of January 16 to 20

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Salute begins today for fallen Prosser men

Flags lowered for firefighter, former marine

Local homes, businesses and offices are honoring a former marine and a firefighter who died last Saturday in a crash near Naches.

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Jurassic snow-removal effort

At least three snow-removal crews were busy yesterday in Granger removing snow from sidewalks and side roads.

Snow cancels, delays MLK assemblies

Peace march set for Monday in Toppenish

Snow days and two-hour delays have left little time to work Martin Luther King Jr. assemblies and observances into schedules.

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Officials say ATV use is illegal

Officers have discretion in writing tickets

The roads are in rough shape and that all-terrain vehicle in the garage sure looks tempting.

Franz sworn in as lands commissioner

Environmental activist Hilary Franz was sworn in yesterday as the state’s 14th commissioner of public lands.

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McCleary Decision

Time to allow ATV-use in cities

It’s winter time. And across the nation, many residents of towns similar to ours are using their snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to get to work, the store, restaurants and other places.

Ignoring gun laws a slippery slope

A recent article in The Daily Sun (“Gun measure should be a no-go,” Dec. 16) took me to task for sponsoring legislation that, from an outsider’s point of view, appears to create a new law allowing for firearms in stadiums and convention centers.