Ribbon-cutting today for campus

Yakima Valley College recently completed major changes to the Grandview Campus, and now it’s time to celebrate.

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District schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday for Thanksgiving.

Commissioners put pot on hold

Two voted for moratorium, one was absent

Benton County commissioners stood a little tougher against the marijuana culture at their regular meeting Tuesday, and the folks seem to agree. Commissioners Jim Beaver and Shon Small voted to place a 6-month moratorium on the production and processing of marijuana in unincorporated Benton County. Commissioner Jerome Delvin was absent.

Business license reminders early, but due date the same

State takingover licensing

Sunnyside has become part of the state’s master business licensing service. The state has an earlier reminder schedule, but the due date remains the same, Dec. 31.

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Gift shop remodeled, hours expanded

The coffee is ready again at 7 a.m. weekday mornings at the PMH Medical Center’s Busy Bean Coffee Shop inside the front lobby at the hospital.

Council tables police request for new tasers

Members question why department needs 40

The Police Department’s request for 40 new tasers was sailing through the scrutiny of the City Council Monday evening until someone asked; Why 40? The resulting discussion made some council members uneasy, and they voted to table the request until the Nov. 27 regular meeting.

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Woman injured in crash

Other driver failed to give right of way

A Mabton woman on her way to a card game is suffering minor injuries after her car struck another vehicle Monday.

Budget tops $30 million

City plans to spend a little less than 2017

The final 2018 city budget adopted by the City Council Monday evening has more than $30 million in spending.

Jingle Bell Run to lead parade

The 12th annual Jingle Bell Run will take place just minutes before the Lighted Farm Implement Parade on Dec. 2.

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Granger students learn about unique genetic testing for fish

Fishery group wanted to share with kids

Middle School students learned about a unique genetic test used to identify endangered native fish in the Yakima River last week during a field trip between Granger and Sunnyside.

Mexican national arrested for firearm possession

Done in by speeding, failing to signal

Speeding down a country road, a man illegally in the country brought attention to himself and ended up in jail, charged with alien in possession of a firearm.

Police release photo of robber

Bank bandit still at large

Police are still looking for information on the man in a dust mask who robbed Yakima Federal Savings and Loan last Tuesday.

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Royal welcome for cancer survivors

The Sunnyside royal court greeted participants attending the annual Relay for Life last night at Sunnyside Community Center.

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Knights advance to quarter-finals

For the second year in a row the Knights advance to the 1B State quarter-final game.

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Veterans, residents thank veterans on Veterans Day

A chilly, grey Saturday morning didn’t prevent more than 50 people from attending the dedication of two new granite walls added to the Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza on 9th Street.