Be an ‘environmentally friendly’ investor

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment.

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Flea markets find new audience

Spring crowds encouraged to shop awhile

New tourist attractions are popping up around the Lower Yakima Valley that may at first seem like ‘just another flea market.”

WorkSource gets facelift

Remodeling and expansion of the Sunnyside WorkSource offices are set to begin May 1 and ending June 30, local program director Teresa Sparks announced.

Learn to flag for traffic

Traffic Safety Flagger classes are being offered beginning May 19 at the adult skills center on the Yakima Valley College campus,1120 S. 18th St.

Livestock site hacked

Area ranchers who sell livestock on the internet may have had their information hacked.

New Farmers Market needs producers

The search is on for producers to support the Granger Farmers Market opening in June.

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REA marks 80th birthday

Benton Rural Electric Association will host an open house tomorrow as part of its 80th birthday celebration.

Mass casualty drill slated

A mass casualty drill will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Prosser man hospitalized

A local man was hospitalized last Thursday after a medical emergency led to a motor vehicle crash.

Firefighters burn home

West Benton firefighters burned down a vacant home Saturday as part of their training.

Hospital data breached

Virginia Mason Memorial hospital last week reported records of 419 emergency-room patients had been breached.

van der Lugt named to Hispanic post

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Lisa van der Lugt as director of the state Commission on Hispanic Affairs today.

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High School Rodeo opens in Grandview

Rural athletes turned out en masse Saturday and Sunday for the High School Rodeo season-opener at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo grounds in Grandview.

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Senate recognizes Civil Air Patrol

A Sunnyside lawmaker’s resolution honoring the Civil Air Patrol passed the Senate last week.