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Natural gas price increase requested

Cascade wants $2.12 more per residential customer

Cascade Natural Gas filed a request with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission Monday to increase prices.

Retired hardware owner misses the people

If you happen to see Nadine McConnell around town, take a moment to say hello.

WSU finds better way to grow algae

Improvements promising for biofuel industry

Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels.

Food safety is focus of farmer conference

The Center for Latino Farmers, conference, “Food Safety for Farmers and Consumers” will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Yakima Convention Center.

Just make good, even better

There is an old saying: Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good!

State jobless rate at 4.5 percent

The state unemployment rate held firm in June at 4.5 percent, despite preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the state gained 2,500 jobs.

Gasoline prices decline

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77 per gallon Sunday, yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 gas outlets in Washington.

‘We covered that’

Farmers Insurance agent Perla Zepeda hosted a ribbon-cutting Friday at the 2590 Yakima Highway by way of an introduction to the community.

Ribbon cutting Friday

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at noon Friday at one of the city’s newest businesses.

Mall movement

Ross Dress for Less coming soon sign in the Mid Valley Mall has shoppers excited.

Goodwill offers resume help

Employment specialist Adrian Galvez is available to help area job searchers at the Community Library, 621 Grant Ave., each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Costco job fair scheduled

A job fair for Costco customer service representatives will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Sunnyside Work Source, 1925 Morgan Road.

Herb’s host chamber event

The monthly Chamber after hours social will take place at Herb’s Bar and Grill, 132 Division St. at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wet spring delays cherry harvest

Cherry-laden farm trucks usually begin rolling into Chukar Cherries headquarters in early June.

Match short- and long-term goals with the right investments

Not all investments are created equal. Some are better suited for short-term goals, while others can help you build resources for objectives far in the future.

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