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Mabton City Council Agenda

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Mabton City Hall

Stormwater, wastewater permit fee changes on table

The Washington State Department of Ecology is proposing changes to stormwater and wastewater discharge permits.

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Students volunteer to attend summer school in Grandview

Summer school is something most students wouldn’t volunteer to take part in, but in Grandview that’s exactly what’s been happening.

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Irrigators drawing water from Yakima River tributaries definitely feeling the drought

Some of the earliest irrigation water rights in the territory of Washington have been shut off in tributaries of the Yakima River due to extreme drought conditions.

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Other projects on drawing board following downtown revitalization work

Sunnyside’s downtown revitalization project is complete except for the last few pieces of paperwork, but city staff is still working on other projects.

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Hanging out

This small bat took time out from a hot summer day to rest on the north side of the Daily Sun News building in Sunnyside recently.

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Sunnyside ordinance for ‘Complete Streets’ puts city in running for millions in funding

“It’s really about the process, not setting standards.”

Sunnyside School Board Agenda

Monday, July 27, 2015, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

Christian women’s group to meet Aug. 18

“Come Fly Away with Me” is the theme of the next Christian Women’s Connection meeting at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser, planned for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Class of 1970 plans reunion

The Sunnyside High School class of 1970 will hold its 45th reunion celebration Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.

Marijuana eradication funds awarded to Sunnyside

The city of Sunnyside will receive $3,750 to aid law enforcement officers’ efforts in eradicating illegal marijuana plants.

Is the Bible important to you?

If Jesus were to come to your house today and asked to see your Bible, what would He find?

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Naches swimmers slip past Neptunes

Luke Cortez of the Neptunes races to the end of the pool last night in the boys 8&U, 40-yard butterfly event.

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Swim team raffle winner

Sunnyside Sharks swim team member Gage Newhouse stands with his uncle, Aaron Prins of Mabton, this past Tuesday after Prins was named the grand prize winner in this year’s Sunnyside swim team raffle drawing.

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Cutting cows enjoyable hobby for local horseman

It’s been a long road for Ben Sartin from his start with trail riding horses to breeding and competing with cutting horses.

Sunnyside schools open coaching positions to district classified staff

Following a request by their unions’ bargaining units, classified staff employees in the Sunnyside School District are now eligible to apply for coaching vacancies in the district.

More research funding needed for Alzheimer’s

FORUM

My wife has early-onset Alzheimer’s. I am her unpaid caregiver.

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Top priority of congress should be reducing burdens of federal regulations on small businesses

I recently read a news story of an outstanding teenager in Prosser named Walker Orr. Since the age of 8, Walker has found innovative ways to offer a service or product in exchange for a reasonable price, from selling varieties of seeds to running a lawn mowing business.

Too much of a good thing?

I’m putting them on my salad, my burgers, popping them like happy pills.

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Role of president has changed over the years

Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying.