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Sidewalk repairs in the works

At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council approved taking $10,000 from the Capital Improvements Fund to spur a sidewalk renovation project.

City to host flea market

The city will host a flea market on the street right downtown in mid-September.

Burn ban remains

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is continuing a burn ban on the Yakama Reservation through Saturday.

Offices burglarized

A dental and medical clinic in the Vintage Valley commercial area along Interstate 82 were burglarized early Monday.

Money taken from home

Money was stolen during an Aug. 1 burglary of a South Eighth Street home.

Cellphones lead to stops

The Washington State Patrol stopped 273 motorists in the first two weeks with the new distracted driving law in effect.

Benton REA supports saving dams

Benton Rural Electric Association trustees unanimously approved a resolution last week asking for bipartisan support of House Resolution 3144.

Zillah chamber

Tourism was on the agenda this morning for the Zillah Chamber of Commerce.

Menudo Fest Granger topic

The annual Granger Menudo Festival is on the 7 p.m. agenda for tonight’s City Council meeting.

Special Prosser Board meeting

The School Board will have a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tomorrow for a design session with the architect and construction manager of the proposed new high school.

Bonneville sets usage record

Several Days of heat last week pushed temperatures above the 100-degree mark sending regional summertime power consumption to record highs.

Three camp trailers burn

Three camping trailers worth about $10,000 were destroyed in a Sunday evening fire at 101 South St.

Filing starts for open positions

Filing is ongoing for several elective offices in Benton and Yakima Counties that had no candidates for the primary election.

Grandview council meets today

The City Council will meet three times today, with the first session beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Sentencing scheduled

A Mabton man charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping of a Moxee woman entered a plea nearly two weeks ago and is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 14.

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