No school

District schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving.

Man faces theft charge

A 27-year-old arrested here Oct. 26 made his first appearance yesterday in Yakima County Superior Court. Alberto Verduzco Reyna was charged with forgery, second-degree possession of stolen property and second-degree theft.

Commissioners put pot on hold

Two voted for moratorium, one was absent

Benton County commissioners stood a little tougher against the marijuana culture at their regular meeting Tuesday, and the folks seem to agree. Commissioners Jim Beaver and Shon Small voted to place a 6-month moratorium on the production and processing of marijuana in unincorporated Benton County. Commissioner Jerome Delvin was absent.

DREAMer program set for Saturday

Heritage University Campus will be site of community forum

A community forum on the status of children brought illegally into the U.S. will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Heritage University. The forum will include presentations, educational information and an update of the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Brad Hendrickson nominated as secretary of the Senate

Brad Hendrickson was unanimously nominated by Democrats to serve as the next secretary of the Senate. Before taking the post, his nomination must still be approved by a majority of the Senate.

Troopers plan traffic emphasis through Nov. 26

Cougar football fans encouraged to drive safely and be prepared for winter weather

The Washington State Patrol has extra units on Eastern Washington highways through Nov. 26. Troopers will be targeting motorists who are speeding, driving too fast for conditions and using cellphones behind the wheel. Up-to-date road information will be posted to Twitter using the hashtags BeSafeCougs and #AppleCup.

State seeks input on using Volkswagen settlement funds

State officials are seeking residents' input on how to spend the $112.7 million Washington could receive from a federal settlement with Volkswagen to reduce diesel air pollution. A webinar on using the money is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 28 and a Facebook streaming town hall is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29.

Moratorium set for pot

Benton County commissioners have approved an emergency moratorium on new marijuana growing and processing businesses. The moratorium passed 2-0, with one abstention, Tuesday.

Sex offender moves to Sunnyside

According to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, Ismael Andaverde is now living in the 1200 block of South 11th Street.

Business license reminders early, but due date the same

State takingover licensing

Sunnyside has become part of the state’s master business licensing service. The state has an earlier reminder schedule, but the due date remains the same, Dec. 31.

Special board meeting set

The School Board has called for a special meeting at 6:30 a.m. today at the Prosser High School Library, 1203 Prosser Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to hold a construction design consultation with the architect an construction manager of the new Prosser High School.

Tease photo

Knights advance to quarter-finals

For the second year in a row the Knights advance to the 1B State quarter-final game.

Harrison Middle School honor roll released

Harrison Middle School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

Small agenda for Finance

The agenda will be light when the City Council Budget and Finance Committee regular meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at council chambers at 601 seventh St.

Local artist recognized

“Madonna and Child”, by Guillermo Castaneda was recognized with an Honorable Mention at Larson Gallery’s annual art competition.