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Chamber sets meeting

The Chamber of Commerce meeting will be from 8-9 a.m. March 14 at the Civic Center, 119 First Ave.

Show plans being made

The Central Washington Junior Livestock Show committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the rodeo grounds office, 600 Division Ave.

Consider carbon dividend idea

Recently, some of America’s most respected statesmen announced a different strategy to reducing carbon pollution — one which is based on incentives instead of penalties.

Education bonds will lift area

Education is important to residents of the Lower Yakima Valley. That is evident by yesterday’s clean sweep when it comes to school construction bond votes.

Science shows Life begins at conception


It is important that we understand what science knows — there is a specific and unique human being present from the first moment of conception.

I’m an immigration ‘hardliner’

I admit that when the subject is immigration, I’m what the media loves to call a “hardliner.”

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Grizzlies ranked No. 5

Girls hoops coach posts 100th victory

The Grizzlies girls basketball team is No. 5 in the statewide 4A polls following last weekend’s dominating win over the Eastmont Wildcats.

Knights top Eagles, 62-60

Chance Marsh sank a half-court shot last night to give his Sunnyside Christian team a 62-60 overtime win over Yakama Tribal.

Prosser edges Toppenish

The Prosser Mustangs boys basketball team remains alive in postseason play after a buzzerbeater that sank Toppenish last night.

Officials still investigating Mabton house fire

Fundraiser set for victims of recent blazes

Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a Monday night fire that destroyed the home at 430 Fifth Ave.

Church cancels evening activities

St. Joseph's to reschedule events

Dianne Waylan Korvola


Itzel Ambriz


Carl Russell Sams


Inslee taps Bickleton native for court

Superior Court appointee starts today

A Bickleton native starts his new job today as a Yakima County Superior Court judge.

Second arrest in burglary spree

One Mabton suspect still at large

A local man will be arraigned Feb. 24 on allegations he was involved in a burglary ring that hit as many as 30 homes.

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A Valentine’s Day first for Mabton native

Former S’side teacher now a newlywed

Today, Shannon Pierce, formerly of Mabton, and Mark Murphy of Spokane will celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple.

State panel weighs lethal, non-lethal options for wolf control

Study results not conclusive

Non-lethal control might be a more effective option for controlling wolves.

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Robert “Bob” Hernandez


State honors county auditor

State officials are recognizing Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross and his staff.