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John Fannin

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‘No politics, no protests’

Rally honors Burns activist

No politics, just respect and understanding.

Inslee facing cabinet shuffle

Gov. Jay Inslee lost two cabinet members in a span of 24 hours last weekend.

Spring outing was what the soul needed

Last weekend, we were out for a drive, looking for something different to do.

Search begins for new superintendent

Board will review options Monday

Even as it closes the tenure of one superintendent, the School Board will Monday begin searching for a replacement.

Brighter Sunshine Days ahead

Museum, July 4 run also get funding nods

The city is reviving its namesake festival.

City Council to review administrator contract

A week after hiring a new city administrator, the City Council is expected to approve his contract during a special meeting tonight.

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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.

Abortion bill stalls in House

Lawmaker may raise the issue during budget talks

Chances are slim to none for passage of legislation banning government funding for “elective abortions.”

Two paths, old and new

I’m not much of an outdoors type, but one of the things I enjoy doing is taking a brisk walk.

Newhouse maps out second year

Congressman talks about his rookie year

Legislation on immigration, water issues and an alternative to Obamacare are all on the front burner for a local Congressman.

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Local school board moves on from Cole

Two board members knew of first DUI stop

A former School Board president knew of Superintendent Rick Cole’s first driving while under the influence of alcohol stop back in June and did not notify the rest of the board.

Granger mulls marijuana options

State officials to meet with planning commission

To ban or not to ban is the question facing the city nearing the end of its second six-month moratorium on marijuana sales.

Prosser hires new administrator

Contract still pending

The City Council approved hiring a new city administrator last night, but held off on inking a contract.

Board weighs options with superintendent

The School Board is re-thinking whether to renew the superintendent’s contract tomorrow in the wake of a second driving under the influence of alcohol charge in the past seven months.

Granger to revisit marijuana moratorium

Planning commission reviewing options tomorrow

Prosser selects new city administrator

First day on the job is Feb. 22

City sign codes undergoing Council review

An offer of a free gateway sign has the City Council rethinking a portion of its sign code.

Constructive continuity

A couple weeks ago I bumped into John Darrington, a consultant who guided the search a few years ago that led Sunnyside to hire Don Day as its city manager.

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.

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Burger King latest among local fast food updates

Re-opening set for tomorrow

Prizes, coupons and a mountain bike are on the menu tomorrow when the local Burger King unveils its newly remodeled restaurant at 3201 Picard Place.

County ‘stocking the shelves’

Yakima County looking to buy water rights

Those looking to develop property in rural areas of Yakima County, such as Outlook, may someday be able to go to the “bank” to buy their water.

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Sunnyside pulls away from Pirates

In Big 9 action last night, the Grizzlies boys wrestling team defeated Davis 44-21.

Two-hour school delays

Icy roads lead schools to delay start times

Panel hears testimony on dairy legislation

Union representatives, injured workers and dairy advocates presented their respective cases yesterday during testimony in Olympia.

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Spreading the wealth

Grandview boys look to scoring balance during playoff push

After opening the season with three consecutive losses, the Greyhounds boys basketball team is finding success by sharing the load.

Local lawmaker backs bills on gay, transgender issues

A local lawmaker is proposing legislation that he said will challenge new rules on transgender bathroom use and protect religious freedoms.

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Knights top Glenwood-Klickitat

A second quarter run helped the Knights boys basketball team to a 75-32 win Saturday over Glenwood Klickitat.

Greyhound boys split weekend on court

Grandview girls fall twice

The Greyhounds boys basketball defeated East Valley, 76-73, on Saturday, rebounding from an 88-77 loss at Wapato on Friday.

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Grizzlies grapplers take girls mat title

Sunnyside racks up 156 points to win team trophy

Sunnyside’s girls wrestling team topped the competition Saturday at the Othello Invitational.

Matmen claim Westberg crown

Mendoza named outstanding wrestler

With seven finalists, Sunnyside’s boys wrestling team easily captured first-place honors at Saturday’s Ray Westberg Invitational.

Dairy fatality takes center stage in Olympia

Vigil, testimony set for today

A vigil and House testimony this afternoon are remembering a man who died while working at a local dairy.

Vikings boys score perfect weekend

The Vikings boys basketball teams won back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, defeating Soap Lake 59-49 and Cashmere 65-45.

Dairy worker death sparks call for legislation

Organizers plan vigil Monday in Olympia, followed by testimony before House committee

Knights facing changes with reclassification

Creative scheduling is in store for Sunnyside Christian.

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Mustangs top Grandview

The Mustangs defeated Grandview last night, 43-29, in a league wrestling match.

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Daily Sun News 2015...Woman of the Year

Some decisions are slam dunks.

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Daily Sun News 2015...Man of the Year

The Jerry Taylor Veterans Memorial Plaza is one of those rare projects that touches lives and the landscape.

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Pirates rally past Sunnyside

A strong start didn’t hold up for the Grizzlies bowling team in a 3-1 loss to Davis yesterday.

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Bulldogs nip Sunnyside girls in overtime

Boys rally from 18-point deficit

The Grizzlies girls basketball team rallied to force overtime before falling 63-62 to Hermiston, Ore. last night.

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Council pauses on chamber board representation

What should the City Council’s role be on the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce?

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Local science alumni return to encourage ninth graders

Ninth graders in Joyce Stark’s honors biology class are preparing for local, regional and state science competitions.

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Knights sweep league openers

Sunnyside Christian boys, girls dominate basketball court

The Knights boys and girls basketball teams opened league play with one-sided victories last weekend.

Grizzlies grapplers take mat trophy

Grandview grabs fourth place

Superior depth paced the Grizzlies girls wrestling team to the team title at the Kelso Invitational.

Grizzlies win Pruett Memorial

Three claim titles

Rallying from three points down, Sunnyside’s boys wrestling team brought home top honors from Saturday’s Dick Pruett Memorial Tournament in Kent.

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Grandview, Mabton combine for five finalists

Velasquez brings home only title

Isaac Velasquez of Mabton brought home the Lower Valley’s only first-place finish from Saturday’s Grandview Winter Classic.

Mabton girls take out Waterville and Warden

Vikings start strong following two-week hiatus

After a nearly two-week break from hoop action, the Vikings girls responded with a 46-38 win Friday at Waterville and a 73-42 victory at Warden on Saturday.

Grizzlies girls upset, twice

The Grizzlies girls basketball team suffered their first loses of the season Friday and Saturday.

Not unanimous, but we’ll take it

Somehow, someway three writers felt Ken Griffey Jr. didn’t do enough to merit entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Knights top Kittitas

Shrugging off a three-week break from competition, the Knights girls basketball team won 64-33 last night over visiting Kittitas.

Sunnyside wrestlers enjoy road routs

The Grizzlies girls and boys wrestling teams had not trouble last night in dispatching opponents with one-sided victories.