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Grande opening

Taco Bell’s Grand Opening looked like a scene from the movie “UP”, to celebrate the reopening of the franchise Monday.

Growers discuss cannabis future

Croptoberfest leaders plan crop festival

Cannabis workers, professionals, enthusiasts and entrepreneurs came together earlier this month in Perham Hall for the fourth annual Croptopberfest, an educational networking event for the cannabis business.

State paid leave is topic

The state’s paid leave requirements is the topic at the Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon, Dec. 5, at Jeremy’s 1896 Public House, 1232 Wine County Road.

Astria names new administrator

Astria Heart Institute has hired Corinne Murphy-Hines as its new administrator. The institute is operated as part of the Sunnyside-based Astria health care system.

Seasonal sales numbers up

Seasonal growth in sales of lawn and garden equipment and continued increases in drug and health store sales helped boost second-quarter taxable retail sales 5 percent over the same period in 2016, reaching a total of $38.6 billion.

Holiday gas prices steady

The average price for a gallon of gasoline held steady around the Lower Yakima Valley and the state over the last week, reported yesterday.

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Black Friday top items may be electronic, again

The newspapers are full of the top door busters at any business hosting Black Friday sales, even those which open right after Thursday’s turkey dinner.

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From farmer to antique dealer

Hobby becomes career

Claiming to be a clean, respectable hoarder, John Dixon, with the aid of his wife Shelley, is now in the business of selling antiques at Fill’er Up Antiques and Collectibles, 1215 Meade Ave.

Eateries pass inspection

Two local businesses passed Benton-Franklin Health District inspections with flying colors.

ARCO has low local gas price

The price for a regular gallon of gasoline is lower in Sunnyside than the state average.

Thompson named vice president

Bonneville Power Administration has selected Kim Thompson of Portland to permanently fill the role as Energy Efficiency vice president.

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Not your average fitness center

She has taken her desire to be healthy and fit to new heights as the owner of Las Lupita, a nutrition and fitness center at 304 Division St.

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Local vendors offer tips for a perfect day

Planning ahead and sticking to a budget were the primary messages given to participants at the “Here Comes the Bride Bridal Workshop” on Sunday at the Aspire Center on Decatur Avenue.

WTO ruling upheld

U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer announced that the World Trade Organization upheld its ruling that Indonesia’s import licensing regimes for horticultural products are inconsistent with WTO rules.

Noticed around town

The “Standard Paint coming soon” message on the former Nobles Paint sign on Yakima Valley Highway is as promising as is the large dumpster located out front.