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Jennie McGhan

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Proposed $90 million budget set for approval next month

The School Board will have an opportunity to approve the proposed $90 million fiscal 2016-17 budget during a its Aug. 25 meeting.

Two area men sentenced in shooting

Grandview man gets more than 18 years; Sunnyside resident gets 7

Two Lower Yakima Valley men accused of killing a man at a Pasco night club last August will serve time.

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Wildfire burns thousands of acres near Zillah

Fire weather watch issued for Saturday

A hill that reaches from state Highway 24 to the Cheyne landfill was ablaze last night.

Reading program reaches local schools

More than 919 Yakima County readers will be reading more this summer, thanks to a county wide summer program.

Lawyer charged with sex crime

Grandview native released after hearing

A former Yakima County deputy prosecuting attorney is being charged with indecent liberties with forcible compulsion.

Schools budget discussion slated

$90 million financial plan topic of meeting

The School Board will hear highlights of the proposed $90 million fiscal 2016-17 budget during a 7:30 p.m. meeting today.

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New Mabton police chief sworn in

Former Spokane Tribe detective at the helm

The city’s third police chief this year was sworn into office last night.

Three street projects OK’d in Mabton

B Street construction under way

The city’s plans to improve streets are one step closer to being complete.

Mabton schools OK $12.27 million budget

Spending to increase $300K next year

The School District last night unanimously approved a $12.27 million budget for the upcoming school year, an increase of about $300,000 over the 2015-16 school year.

Grandview man faces drug charges

Flores accused of possessing, dealing narcotics

A local man will be arraigned Aug. 5 following his arrest last week on multiple drug charges.

Potential power deal to be topic of forum

Benton REA, Yakama Power hear from public

A forum giving the public a chance to ask questions and provide opinions on a potential change in power services is planned for Tuesday.

Accommodation process on agenda

The city’s ordinances may be changed to allow an accommodation process for people with disabilities.

Four more arrests in drug trafficking case

Charges connected to airport bust

A man and woman arrested at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport last Friday were part of a larger operation.

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Teens extinguish small barn fire

A small fire in a barn could have turned into a raging inferno had it not been for the quick actions of a couple of teens.

Prosser councilman steps down

First elected Hispanic cites family move

The City Council will have a vacancy following its July 26 meeting.

Drug trafficking suspects busted at airport

Officials say Canadian pair are flight risk

Two Canadians are in jail today, facing drug trafficking charges related to an alleged drug exchange at the Sunnyside Municipal Airport.

Grandview man faces drug possession charge

Additional charges may be coming

Man facing drug charges

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Teen faces murder charge

Arraignment set for July 28 in homicide case

An Outlook teen was charged with second-degree murder in adult court yesterday.

Stabbing suspect to appear in adult court

Outlook teen faces murder charge

An Outlook teen will be charged with second-degree murder in adult court at 1 p.m. today in Yakima.

Concerns raised at city hearing

Residents want details about new hospital

Residents attending a rezone hearing last night questioned issues related to Sunnyside Community Hospital’s proposed move.

Charge filed in knifing death

Defendant’s case may move from juvenile to adult court

The Yakima County prosecuting attorney is recommending an Outlook teenager be charged with second-degree murder in adult court.

Marijuana retailer keeps its license

Altitude to mark second anniversary

One of Washington’s first marijuana retailers is no longer in danger of losing its state license.

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Grandview to honor WWII vet

Prosser woman a pioneer in war time

A Prosser woman will be honored today during the city’s 39th annual flag raising ceremony.

Federal agency called after Outlook explosion

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating an explosion reported Wednesday.

Mabton denies annexation bid

Residents’ concerns sway council vote

Land for a potential pharmaceutical farm will not be annexed.

Coordinator to receive state program honors

The School District’s migrant program coordinator will receive special honors in August.

Accused car thief in court nine months later

New charges filed six days after conviction

After more than nine months, an accused transgender car thief made a preliminary appearance in Yakima County Superior Court yesterday.

Former city employees sue Mabton

Officials had 60 days to respond to lawsuit

The mayor, city administrator and city are named in a lawsuit seeking $550,000 in damages.

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Darigold celebrates plant expansion

Development brings 35 jobs to Sunnyside

A local company celebrated completion of a $97 million expansion yesterday with about 480 guests on hand.

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Grandview planning new home for history collection

Museum may move into site next week

Renovations to an old garage are complete and the museum is ready to move in.

Grandview man faces six charges

A local man accused of breaking into a home and assaulting two people faces six criminal charges.

Local agrees to plea deal in drug case

Outlook man to serve 33 months

A local man accused of selling drugs from a bus will spend 33 months in prison.

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Darigold construction nearly complete

Company hosts ribbon cutting Wednesday

Crews are putting the finishing touches on a $97 million expansion project.

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Doctor keeps it in the family

Father and sons share medical practice

A father and his two sons have been ensuring Lower Valley residents can see clearly for three decades.

City OKs pay hikes

Grandview staff getting nearly $111K in raises

Top-level city workers are going to receive a total of nearly a half-million dollars in raises.

Superior Court sets hearing in child assault case

A Sunnyside woman is hoping to reach a plea agreement for allegedly assaulting her children with a hot griddle.

Two injured in crash

A Kennewick woman and Pasco man are recovering from injuries sustained in an early morning crash 9 miles west of the city.

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Group prays for Orlando victims

Church hosts community service

Prayers and reflection marked the atmosphere last night at a service for the victims of the shooting at Pulse Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

Man faces drug, DUI charges

The State Patrol is requesting multiple charges for a local man arrested Friday.

Researchers looking to stem powdery mildew on cherries

Powdery mildew on agricultural products can cause economic hardship for growers looking to export their products.

Local man pleads guilty

Resident agrees to 22 months for eluding officers

A local man agreed to serve 22 months in prison for crimes committed on Jan. 28.

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Prosser High School celebrates class of 2016

A total of 209 graduates walk in ceremony

The class of 2016 is preparing for the future beyond high school.

Former PTA head files guilty plea in theft

Local woman ordered to pay more than $25,000

A woman charged with embezzling will have to pay a school more than $25,000 in restitution.

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Grass, sagebrush fire closes state highway

Crews still mopping up 300-acre blaze

Officials are trying to determine what caused a brush fire yesterday that burned 300 acres and closed state Highway 241 for four hours.

Nine charges filed against Granger man

A local man faces multiple charges after eluding law enforcement officers on two occasions.

Mabton to pay fees for fired employee

Employment arbitration hearing set for tomorrow

A former employee is one step closer to concluding his disputes with the city.

Man faces kidnapping, rape charges

Woman from Moxee beaten before arriving at Avila’s home

A local man appears in court today on first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping charges.

Sunnyside sets June temperature record... again

National Weather Service issues alert

Early June is proving to be hotter than normal for the second year in a row.

Former cop arraigned on rape charge

Zillah man scheduled for Aug. 1 trial

A former Wapato police officer accused of raping his wife was arraigned Monday.

Man nabbed for warrants, obstruction

Police have in custody a man they were looking for Monday on Van Belle Road near Lower Valley Memorial Gardens.