Public safety subcommittee against allowing marijuana sales in Sunnyside

Marijuana was the topic at the Monday night meeting of the Sunnyside subcommittee on public safety.

Sunnyside lawmaker’s bill that protects state waters signed into law by governor

Sunnyside Sen. Jim Honeyford’s work to keep state waterways from being infested by non-native mussels and other invasive species was validated when Senate Bill 6040 was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

Thomson seeking fourth term as treasurer

With the filing period just a month away, Ilene Thomson announced last week that she will seek re-election as Yakima County treasurer.

Fundraising efforts for Hastings’ D.C. seat ramp up in Lower Valley

The camp for Fourth District Republican Congressional candidate George Cicotte announced late last week that he raised more than $100,000, as of the quarterly reporting period that ended March 31.

Sunnyside City Council Workshop Agenda

Monday April 7, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

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Congressional candidate ready to get his hands dirty

“You can’t talk a hop plant up a string. You have to break a sweat and get your hands dirty.” - Dan Newhouse

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Pro-pot testimony dominates planning commission hearing

Nearly 50 people packed a Yakima County Planning Commission meeting last night for a public hearing on the county’s proposed ban on the production, processing and retailing of marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.

Sunnyside School Board Agenda

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 810 E. Custer Ave., 7:30 p.m.

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Elected officials jump on board for Newhouse’s run at Congress

From Yakima to the Tri-Cities, and points in between, Dan Newhouse’s backing for a Congressional run was on full display yesterday.

Legislative session ends on time with basic ed funding unresolved

House Bill 2797 and Senate Bill 6483 have a lot in common. Both increased funding for K-3 classroom construction, both had bipartisan sponsorship and both failed to reach the governor’s desk.

It’s official...recreational pot businesses banned in Grandview

The Grandview City Council last night followed through with its decision to prohibit recreational marijuana businesses from operating within city limits.

Kennewick attorney adds his name to list of candidates for Hastings’ seat

George Cicotte, an attorney from Kennewick, yesterday joined the list of candidates seeking the Fourth District Congressional seat being vacated by Doc Hastings at the end of the year.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday March 10, 2014 at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Sunnyside legislator pleased with work on budget

Members of the state Senate yesterday, Thursday, passed the 2014 supplemental operating budget proposal, which was supported by Sen. Jim Honeyford.

Lawmakers insist Inslee’s death-penalty decree ignores families of victims

In the hour prior to a public hearing on Senate Bill 6566 this past Wednesday, Sen. Steve O’Ban again called for Gov. Jay Inslee to reach out and listen to the victims before imposing a blanket moratorium on executions in Washington.