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New sex could be ‘X’

If you’re tired of being male or female, you may have a third choice after a hearing this afternoon.

Toppenish man’s machete leads to arrest

Meth found on Pacheco following arrest

On patrol a little after 2 a.m. Dec. 2, policeman Casey Briggs noticed what appeared to be a large-bladed weapon between a man’s legs and the frame of the bicycle he was riding.

Man rams car, gets arrested

A man reportedly ramming his girlfriend’s car led to a domestic violence call and, eventually to his arrest on drug charges.

Stage 2 Burn ban in effect for valley

The Yakima County Regional Clean Air Authority issued a Stage 2 burn ban yesterday at noon, prohibiting the use of fireplaces and wood-burning stoves.

Expect minor traffic delays near Wapato

Motorists can expect minor delays this week between the city and Union Gap.

Woman jailed for assault

A Yakima woman was arrested Friday on two counts of fourth-degree assault.

Grandview man arrested

A Grandview man was booked into the Sunnyside City Jail on Friday for multiple offenses. Sebastian Perez Jimenez, 20, of 702 Crescent Drive, was booked into the jail for first-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest, jail records show.

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From welder to metal artist

Mabton man works full-time at his art

After 16 years of working as a welder, James Appling, 48, has found a new way to use his skill.

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Local gas prices hold steady here

While the average state fuel price has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week, the cost of regular gas in the Lower Yakima Valley remained stable.

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Brother-sister team open barber shop

Businesses asked to sign up for program

Octavio Ramos gave up being a barber for a short time to operate a family-owned grocery store.

Networking event slated

The Quarterly Networking breakfast will be held at Fill’er Up Antiques and Collectibles, 1215 Meade Ave., from 8-9 a.m. Dec. 14.

Funding available

The city has set new deadlines for applying to receive tourism promotion funds.

McCabe: Hire-a-veteran program hits milestone

Businesses asked to sign up for program

An effort to hire veterans has reached a new milestone.

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Fresh or artificial

There are benefits to both types of trees

For people with allergies, the scent of evergreen trees can be a problem.

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Robotics win big

Sunnyside High School robotics team members George Heisey and Jose Acevedo represented the team at Ellensburg, where it won the excellence award.

Red Cross seeks blood

The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.

Choir concert scheduled

The Harrison Middle School Choir will present an evening of holiday music at 7 p.m. Dec. 12, in the Sunnyside High School auditorium, 1808 E. Edison Ave.

Toy drive under way

Children needing a little Christmas cheer will be helped along by the generosity of residents who donate new and unwrapped toys to be delivered on December 20. Toys donation boxes are located throughout the Zillah community, including city hall, city administrator Sharon Bounds said.