Julia Hart

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United States Postal Service hits hard times

After 200 years of daily deliveries, the United States Postal Service has fallen on tough times.

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Former fry cook now serving healthy meals to school children

Arriving at work every morning at 6:30 a.m. has become routine for Guillermo Dimas, one of the cooks at Sunnyside’s Pioneer Elementary School kitchen.

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Grandview students gaining proper typing skills

Harriet Thompson Elementary School second grader Antonio Ramos is very serious about learning to type.

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Home inspection specialist says most problems encountered arise from excessive moisture

Eastern Washington homes may not be prone to dry rot, but fungal rot is a different story, according to state-licensed home inspection specialist Dan Schneider of Grandview.

A better Buddy... and me

January is all about making a fresh start. It’s an opportunity to shake off the dust of the past, reset healthy habits, update out of control password lists and, maybe this year, even teach Buddy not to bark indoors.

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46-unit housing project receives thumbs-up

The first order of business at Tuesday night’s Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting was to swear in the newest member of the commission. Retired school teacher Christine Smith replaces Bruce Epps.

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Partners take over Sunnyside screen printing business

Ray Bermudez and Said Downs are the new owners of Sunnyside’s Imperial Screen Printing and Embroidery.

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Pot shop owner prepares for Feb. 12 opening

With security fences up, the installation of more than 23 security cameras and a state license to sell marijuana, Dave Rand of Sunnyside is ready to open “Dave’s Place,” his Maple Grove Road recreational retail marijuana shop.

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Humanitarian opportunity may open door to more mission trips overseas

A recent opportunity to provide free dental care to Latter-day Saint missionaries preparing for their two-year mission has led Sunnyside dentist Dr. Justin Heiden to consider making more such trips to third world countries.

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Low voter turnout means two people out of every five make decisions for all

As the state and county start to feel the impacts from last November’s General Election, it may be a good idea to reflect that those changes were brought about by the lowest voter turnout in more than 20 years.

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