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School levy spending an inexact science

Local school districts have maintenance and operation levies on the ballot next Tuesday and school officials say the money meets critical needs.

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Washington Elementary halfway done

Interior construction is underway at the new Washington Elementary School in Sunnyside.

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Gas prices good for the bottom line

Lowest fuel prices in eight years a boon for local economy

Fuel prices are the lowest motorists have seen since 2008. The national average was $1.78 per gallon this morning.

Marijuana ruling expected by Friday

The Superior Court has promised to issue a ruling this week on whether a Sunnyside marijuana store owner’s lawsuit against the city will proceed to trial.

Murder, assault trials delayed

A Sunnyside native’s trials for murder and assault charges are delayed.

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Ending the day

Catarino Torres finishes the day’s work in a hop field along Forsell Road near Grandview yesterday.

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City garners $1 million for streets, sidewalks

Cracked and uneven sidewalks will be the first project the city takes on after receiving three state grants.

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Port scales back Carnation plant demolition plans

Historian plans farewell for Carnation

The Port of Sunnyside is scaling back its plans to demolish the former Carnation plant at South First Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Coliform testing not conducted in November

Water supply deemed clean

Officials with the city sent out a letter to water users last month informing them their drinking water was not tested during November 2015.

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An early spring?

Austin Miranda, left, has Eden Martinez’s attention this morning as the two three-year-olds work on creating puppet versions of “Punxsutawney Phil” in celebration of Groundhog Day.

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Student reading challenge sends principals to the rooftop

School joins in national reading drive

The first rainy day in a week last Friday happened to be the day principals at Harriet Thompson Elementary School sat on the roof to read all day.

City may consider district-based voting

District-based voting during a primary election is nothing new, but the idea of district voting in a general election may be up for consideration.

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Paramedics saving local lives for 20 years

For two decades local residents have been able to count on paramedics in an emergency.

Police issue description of carjacking suspect

Police are looking for a suspect wanted for attempting to carjack a local woman’s vehicle Wednesday night.

Yakima Chief eyes expansion

City council to consider annexing company parcel

A local company is looking for room to grow, and Monday will ask the City Council to consider annexing its property.