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Time to visit the farmers markets

Locally grown vegetables and fruits are beginning to show up at vendors booths at area farmers markets.

KFC/A&W has new look

The KFC/A&W on Yakima Valley Highway is sporting a new look, following a paint job and a little interior remodeling.

Honor for broker

Lower Valley Brokers, 601 E. Second St., received Safeco Insurance’s President’s Award.

Brick building under remake

Work is continuing as Lori and Chris Gardner work to transform the little square brick building at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Seventh Street.

Drive a little for pizza

A little drive down the Yakima Valley Highway will bring pizza lovers to HopTown Wood Fired Pizza.

Dinostore opening set

The Dinostore, located at Hisey Park, opens to the public at 9 a.m. June 3, to coincide with the annual “Dino-N-A-Day” event.

Main Street bid goes back

The City Council is expected to reject a bid for a Main Street water line replacement when it meets at 7 p.m. today at City Hall.

Executive session set

The Port of Grandview board of commissioners will meet behind closed doors tonight to discuss acquiring or selling property.

County topic of program

The Prosser Economic Development Association will hear from three area officials June 7 during its annual meeting.

Jobless rate exceeds 8 percent

Yakima County had the sixth highest unemployment rate in the state last month, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Utilities work on clean energy plan

Two utility companies have been awarded $3.5 million each from the state’s Clean Energy Fund for research into making city electric grids more efficient.

Common sense solves business-fish problem

Recently, Washington state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recognized 43 large forest landowners for their “exemplary efforts” to upgrade forest roads and stream crossings which improved salmon habitat and water quality.

New rules protect pregnant workers

Gov. Inslee signs measure into new law

Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed legislation providing new protections for pregnant women in the workplace.

Craft brewing has area hopping

You’ve seen an explosion of hop yards in the Yakima Valley in recent years and have probably wondered why.

After-hours event set

The Cozy Rose Inn, a bed and breakfast at 1220 Forsell Road, will host the Grandview Chamber of Commerce Business After- Hours social from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday.

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