Laura Gjovaag



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Another marijuana moratorium likely

The Sunnyside City Council last night voted 4-3 to hold a public hearing to renew the existing moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses in Sunnyside for another six months.

Garbage rate hikes will be automatic each year

The Sunnyside City Council last night approved an ordinance that will allow Yakima Waste to increase its rates in the city annually based on the consumer price index for Seattle, starting in 2016, along with a 2015 rate increase of 4.5 percent.

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New food services director brings wealth of experience to Sunnyside

Sunnyside School District’s new director of food services, Kelly Barth, plans to bring his own system to build on what he calls a “great program” already in place.

New head tennis coach looks to bolster the ranks

With spring sports starting on March 1, Mike Thorpe is hoping to reach out and get more students interested in playing tennis at Sunnyside High School.

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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.

Review of airport regulations completed

At its first meeting of the year last night, the Sunnyside Airport Advisory Board elected officers, voted on a regular date and time for future meetings and finished its year-long review of the proposed municipal code relating to airport activities.

Pets: good for the soul

Three years ago I got an unexpected birthday present when Inkwell the kitten came into my life.

Retired teacher brings lifetime of local knowledge to planning commission

The newest face on the Sunnyside Planning Commission is not a new face to many Sunnyside residents. Christine Smith has lived in the area all her life and taught at Washington Elementary School for 38 years.

Lottery sales soar, but beware addiction

Washington’s Lottery recently announced its fourth year of record-breaking sales, but a small percentage of people buying those tickets may suffer from a gambling addiction.

City-wide improvements detailed for council members

Sunnyside Public Works Director Shane Fisher this past Monday evening updated the city council’s public works subcommittee on the status of various projects.

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