State’s voters apathetic

For the second time in two years, Washington’s November voter turnout has sunk to a new low. The 2017 general election will pass into the history books with turnout of 37.1%, which is worse than last year’s all-time low of 38.45 percent. Prior to 2015, the record for worst turnout had belonged to 1985.

Newhouse to testify

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans will have a legislative hearing at Longworth House Office Building Tomorrow.

Not injured in crash

A Sunnyside man escaped injury yesterday morning in a 2-car crash on state Highway 243, 15 miles south of here.

$5 burglar out, no bail

A Sunnyside man who made his preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court Monday for burglary in Yakima was released on his own recognizance.

Start-up help offered

The Center for Business Development, 24 S. 3rd Ave., is offering assistance to start-ups from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 15.

Hearing set on county water

Yakima County Commissioners will host a public hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 12 in the Yakima City Council Chambers, 129 N. 2nd St.

Levy talk tomorrow

The School Board has called for a special meeting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. at the staff development room, 1500 Grant Ave. The reason for the meeting is a discussion of the upcoming maintenance and operations levy election.

City budget adopted

The City Council adopted a budget of $24,204,616 for 2018 at its meeting last night.

Planning meeting canceled

The Planning Commission meeting set for this week has been canceled.

Luminaria this weekend 

The Yakima Arboretum’s Luminaria will take place this weekend from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It is free, but donations are suggested.

Benton City man unhurt in crash

A Benton City man escaped injury Friday morning in a two-car crash at the Dallas Road interchange of Interstate 82.

One injured in crash

A Sunnyside woman’s vehicle was destroyed Thanksgiving night in a rear-end collision on Interstate 82.

Board meets tomorrow

The School Board will hear a presentation about improvement and plans at the districts elementary schools at the start of its regular meeting at 6 p.m. tomorrow Keene-River Elementary, 832 Park Ave.

Bridge to open Wednesday

Yakima County Public Works and the towns of Zillah and Toppenish will celebrate the re-opening of the Zillah-Toppenish bridges Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

School Board to meet

The School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the administration office Monday. The agenda includes approval of issuing bid documents for a heating and air conditioning project and the purchase of a 2017 transit 10-passenger wagon.