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Planned Parenthood sex education tabled

Board acts before crowd even speaks

Sex education is off the table after more than 50 people showed up at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting to protest a proposed new curriculum.

Changes in meeting time

A special meeting of the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Board that had called for 4:30 p.m. today was changed to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Sunnyside Community Center at 1521 South First Street, Recreation Coordinator Lander Grow said.

Leaders to be feted

The Community awards banquet and auction will be held Jan. 29 at the Walter Clore wine and Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road.

Topic: high density zones

High Density zones will be the main topic Thursday when the Prosser Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m.

Darigold adds new product

Darigold, which has a large cheese production plant in Sunnyside, has announced that Salted Caramel Milk will be part of its Old Fashioned Milk product line.

Council to fill open seat

Now that Scott Carmack has been promoted to mayor, the Zillah City Council has the task of filling his former seat on council. Council will interview the three persons who have asked to be appointed at the council meeting today at 6 p.m. at council chambers.

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Lawmaker unveils plan to protect Salish Sea

A far-reaching package of laws aimed at clean water, orca whale protection, and phasing out fish farms in the Salish Sea could come before state legislators this year.

Meeting dates moved up

The regular meetings of the Grandview Committee-of-the-whole and the City Council have been rescheduled. The will be held next Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at council chambers at 207 West Second Avenue in Grandview.

Special meeting on high school

A Special Meeting of the Prosser School District Board of Directors has been called for Friday at 6:30 a.m. at the Prosser High School Library, 1203 Prosser Avenue, Prosser.

Valley Martin Luther King activities

Honors to civil rights leader of last century

Motorists passing Washington Elementary School yesterday morning were encouraged honk their horns.

Voting rights legislation’s aim to bring out non-voting voters

Voting rights legislation proposed by Democratic lawmakers aims to boost election turnout for young and low-income voters and enhance representation in communities often left out of political affairs.

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Rattlesnake Slide workers prepared for the worst

In worst case I-82 traffic to Wapato, Granger

The landslide predicted for Rattlesnake Ridge probably won’t land on Interstate 82, according to Joint Information Center spokesperson Lisa VanClise.

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Chamber hears call for help

Ray Vining asks for four volunteers

Scout master, gardener, museum promoter and access ramp builder, Ray Vining is in a word – busy.

Freeze charges removal bill clears state senate

A bill passed yesterday by the Senate Financial Institutions & Insurance Committee would eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information.