Yakima County jobless numbers drop

Yakima County’s unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent between October 2013 and October 2014.

First ever holiday kids parade this coming Friday

This coming Friday, Dec. 5, will be the first-ever Kids Lighted Christmas Parade in Sunnyside.

‘Adult’ hot chocolate entries can be sampled this Saturday following Sunnyside’s parade

The Best Western GrapeVine Inn in Sunnyside is hosting a “Grown Up Hot Chocolate Contest” this coming Saturday, Dec. 6.

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Festival of Trees preparations

Sunnyside United Methodist Preschool teacher Audrey Brandsma (L) helps 3-year-old Ava Curfman place handmade Santa Claus tree ornaments on the children’s tree, while fellow preschooler Ariana Carreras looks on this morning (Thursday).

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Recycle broken electronics locally

Don’t toss those broken electronics in the trash, they can be recycled locally.

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Issue of human trafficking tackled at Sunnyside forum

Those who traffic in human lives, whether they sell people to work in the fields or pimp girls out in the sex trade, use a variety of threats to coerce their victims.

Entries sought for kids parade this Friday

This coming Friday, Dec. 5, will be the first-ever Kids Lighted Christmas Parade in Sunnyside.

Weather delays arrival of walls at plaza for vets

The granite walls due to be installed at Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza on South Ninth Street in Sunnyside has been delayed by cold weather conditions.

Quality patient care top priority for Sunnyside Community Hospital CEO

Sunnyside Community Hospital is expanding to offer more specialty medical services for the convenience of Lower Valley residents because it is the patients who are the medical facility’s number one priority.

38-home development planned

Catholic Charities Housing Services plans to build 38 single family homes on about seven acres on West South Hill Road, next to the Bi-Mart store.

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Trading food for movie pass

Hundreds of youngsters and their parents flocked to the cinema this past Friday and Saturday mornings to see The Lego Movie and to help support local food banks.

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Something in the water?

Artz-Fox Elementary School in Mabton has 11 sets of twins this year.

CPR/first aid training offered

The Sunnyside Fire Department will be holding a CPR/first aid class on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 8 a.m.

On-campus medical hire starts work next Monday

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics welcomes Dawn Sexton, PA-C, to its John Hughes Student Health Center located on the Sunnyside High School campus.

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Christian students lauded for supporting Union Gospel Mission

Sunnyside Christian students during the annual Thanksgiving chapel service learned how the life of one woman has been changed via programs offered at Union Gospel Mission in Yakima.