Rural lands change hands

The following rural land transactions were reported last week in Mabton and Outlook:

Property sales reported

Several properties in the city were sold last week, according to Yakima County records.

Hanford meeting set

A federal agency will offer a town hall meeting for former and current workers at Hanford site.

Company assists FFA

Tractor Supply Company, which operates a Del’s Feed and Farm Supply store locally, donated $731,000 to the National FFA Foundation.

City plans yard sale

The Chamber of Commerce will host the 13th annual community-wide yard sale April 15.

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Lawyer: Farmers need to prepare for ICE

Advocate encourages communication

Oregon Farm Bureau attorney Timothy Bernasek is educating farmers about their rights if Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents show up to look for illegal immigrants during growing and harvest seasons.

Heritage University to host career fair

Employers include schools and clinics

Yakima Valley job seekers will be able to connect with employers during the Heritage University Career Fair this Thursday.

Awards dinner set

“A Night of Achievements” is the theme for the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s awards dinner.

Jobless rate at 9-year low

The state’s economy added 6,100 jobs last month and the state unemployment rate fell from 5.1 to 4.9 percent – the lowest report since March 2008, according to the state Employment Security Department.

Pacific Power reduces costs

Operating Pacific Power’s electricity generation system more efficiently is providing cleaner energy, and reducing costs for its 750,000 customers, officials said.

Dairy verdict upheld

Land O’Lakes loses appeal

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a dairy couple’s lawsuit over defective feed.

Specialty shop fills niche

Party supplies now available in Prosser

After working retail sales for weddings and quinceaneras for the past three years, Laura Garcia saw a need for specialized party supply outlet in her adopted community in Benton County.

State restores credentials

The state Department of Health is allowing a certified nursing assistant to return to work on a probationary period in Benton County.

Summit is tomorrow

The Association of Washington Business will host its inaugural Workforce Summit on Wednesday.

New housing in Sunnyside

Three new home starts received permits last month.