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Regal Majesty Pageant slated for Sept. 18

The Regal Majesty Pageant for a fourth consecutive year will be held in Sunnyside in conjunction with Sunshine Days on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Sunnyside Community Center.

Tobacco, pot education plans need feedback from the public

State health officials are requesting public feedback on plans to use state funds on tobacco and marijuana education and youth prevention work.

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From the heart

Sunnyside’s Audrina Campos, 7, has donated 12 inches of her hair to Pantene’s hair organization that accepts children’s shorn hair for wigs.

Quiet day for Grandview cops

Police in Grandview received few calls yesterday, Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies handle multiple calls about animals

More than half the calls Yakima County Sheriff deputies received from the Lower Valley yesterday (Wednesday) involved reports of animal problems, including two incidents of cows in roadways.

Gas leak contained

A gas leak in the 1800 block of East Edison Avenue this past Tuesday morning gave Sunnyside firemen small cause for concern as the leak was quickly discovered and contained.

Sunnyside police alerted to theft

Since yesterday (Wednesday) police in Sunnyside have been alerted to a theft in the 500 block of North Fourth Street.

Local men charged with murder

A charge of murder in the first degree was filed in Franklin County Superior Court yesterday (Wednesday) against Santos Flores-Alcaide of Grandview and Enrique Alcaide of Sunnyside.

State AG sues feds over Hanford worker safety

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced yesterday that his office has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractor, Washington River Protection Solutions, alleging hazardous tank vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation pose a serious risk to workers at the site.

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Developer makes way for the future

It’s unknown yet what will eventually dot the horizon and be constructed on a stretch of land that still bears a few old apartments, a storefront and what was once a church in Grandview.

Full house on hand for Newhouse

Planned Parenthood, the Middle East and presidential politics were all on the table during U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse’s appearance at the Grandview Rotary’s luncheon meeting Wednesday.

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Prestige Care earns perfect patient care grade

The staff and administration at Sunnyside Prestige Care & Rehabilitation facility are celebrating the news that the long-term care facility has earned a perfect grade for services to its patients.

Town hall meetings scheduled for workers at Hanford

Cold War Patriots, a membership-based, non-profit organization, has organized a series of four town hall meetings to inform the community on issues which may affect current and former Hanford workers.

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Texans tour Yakima Valley on seven-day, three-state swing

An 18-man delegation of Texas State Farm Bureau members stopped for lunch in Sunnyside this past Monday at Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant during one leg of a three-state visit to the Pacific Northwest.

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SVID readies for projects in winter months

The mercury may still be hovering near 80 degrees, but the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District is prepping for this coming winter’s ambitious to-do list.

Final appeal reduces Grandview schools’ legal fees by only $8,000

An attempt by the Grandview School District to get some of the fees related to a settlement with a deaf student dismissed resulted in reducing the district’s total bill by only about $8,000.

Two thefts occur in Sunnyside

Police in Sunnyside have since yesterday (Tuesday) been alerted to two thefts.

Dog owner cited by deputies

Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies cited a dog owner in the 1300 block of Braden Road near Grandview yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) after a biting incident.

Routine calls for Grandview cops

Police in Grandview have been alerted to a graffiti incident in the 200 block of Elm Street, reported yesterday morning (Tuesday).

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Attendance top priority for new assistant principal

For every student absent from class, there are a hundred reasons for missing school.