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Unemployment rate sees slight increase

Washington’s unemployment rate rose this month to 6 percent, despite an estimated gain of 5,600 jobs in October.

Governor asks shoppers to shop local

As the holiday shopping season enters full swing, Gov. Jay Inslee is asking residents to “shop local” and support the small businesses that drive Washington’s

Legion launches new career platform

The American Legion and its allies in veteran employment and entrepreneurship have launched a new web platform to help those who served in uniform translate military skills to job skills, find employment, start businesses and make successful transitions.

Pear, US Cellular team up to raise money for high school groups

KENNEWICK – High school groups within a 50-mile radius of Kennewick, Richland and Pasco have an opportunity to earn up to $1,000 in cash funding or custom apparel through the “Better Community Connections” sponsorship program from U.S. Cellular and Pear.

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Rotarians tour new credit union

Sunnyside Noon Rotary members took a short tour of the newly completed Lower Valley Credit Union headquarters on Yakima Valley Highway this past Monday, to admire the many amenities built into the new credit union office.

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Sentimental song fest

Sharing popular tunes from a bygone era are Over the Hill Theatricals members Karen Santos, Betty Minnich and Dan Santos, who entertained at the Sunnyside Senior Citizens Center this past Sunday afternoon.

Toy drive underway

Ensuring that local children have a festive Christmas is the goal of the Sunnyside Police Explorers’ annual toy drive.

Coaching contracts inked

The Grandview School Board last week approved several coaching contracts.

Levy decision to be made in December

With the recent failure of an athletic facility levy, Grandview Superintendent of Schools Kevin Chase told the school board it will need to decide how to proceed.

Compass High School plans holiday bazaar

A Christmas bazaar and indoor flea market will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Grandview Compass High School, 913 W. Second Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tree sales by G’view FFA start next week

The Grandview High School FFA Christmas tree sale is scheduled for its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Grandview fairgrounds in the livestock sales barn.

Contract changes OK’d

In action last week, Port of Sunnyside commissioners approved amendments with three industries that contract with the port for wastewater processing.

New hire announced

With long time administrative assistant Vernita Coffey retiring at the end of this year, the Port of Sunnyside has hired a new assistant.

21+ program offered here

Yakima Valley Community College will be offering the High School 21+ program at Sunnyside Learning Center starting in January 2015.

SEA holiday dinner open to retirees and their families

All Sunnyside School District retirees, as well as their families, are invited to attend the Sunnyside Education Association Christmas dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Cause of early morning car fire unknown

A report of a car fire in the 1200 block of Saul Road called out Sunnyside firemen just after 2 a.m. this morning.

Car prowlers strike in Grandview

Police in Grandview are investigating two reports of car prowls in the last two days, including one reported yesterday morning (Monday) in the 400 block of West Fifth Street and another reported last weekend in the 500 block of West Fifth Street.

One suspect in custody following fight near Sunnyside Library

Sunnyside police raced to the local library yesterday (Monday) in response to a report of a fight.