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Mabton School Board members pledge more time on campus

Mabton Jr./Sr. High School students believe school board members should spend more time on campus. That’s according to student representative Jose Amezcua, who last night spoke to the board about the issue of the board’s presence in the schools.

Climate change topic of forum at Sunnyside Community Center

Community-driven solutions on how to deal with climate change problems … that’s the type of feedback that will be sought from Sunnyside-area residents tonight.

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Tourism promotion area suggested for Sunnyside

Tom Denlea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee gave a short presentation to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night, proposing the city adopt a tourism promotion area.

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Microchips for pets safe, affordable way to keep track of Fido

While many people take every precaution they can to protect their pets, microchipping is often overlooked as a safe and effective way to locate and identify lost animals.

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Sunrise Outreach seeks new home for food bank

The demand is steady, supplies on the increase and space is in short supply.

Local schools sift through Smarter Balanced state test results

A new state mandated test is giving school districts in the Lower Valley new perspectives on issues facing teachers and students in their classrooms.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Lucero Mejia

Wanting to inspire young girls and others who have dreams is not a new concept for Lucero “Lucy” Mejia.

Digging deep

Groundwater group plans third round of soil sampling

What’s known is that many private wells in the Lower Valley are laced with harmful nitrates.

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Government agencies set up to help both employers and workers

People looking for work or for workers can both turn to WorkSource and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for help, according to the guest speakers at Wednesday morning’s Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting.

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Grizzly 101

Sunnyside High School upperclassmen model proper attire for game day as part of a Grizzly Academy’s fashion show held yesterday.

Softball tourney sign-ups sought

Longtime Sunnyside softball enthusiast Bob Sarmiento Sr. will again stage a Chicano/Latino/Native American men’s slo-pitch tournament.

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Sunnyside United plans community education forum

Well-versed speakers representing the health, law enforcement and education segments of the community have been lined up for a community forum being planned by Sunnyside United.

Soccer league sign-ups underway

The Lower Yakima Valley Youth Soccer Association is now accepting on-line registrations for the fall season.

Ale Fest nets $12K-plus

The final numbers have come in for Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club’s Summer Ale Fest, and the event turned a net profit of $12,403.

Judge hears Sunnyside pot store arguments

Yakima County Superior Court Judge Susan L. Hahn is due to rule next week on the civil case filed by Dave Rand of Sunnyside against the city.