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Laura Gjovaag

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Teachers may carry guns in Granger

District continues to research firearms use

The School Board’s workshop Wednesday will include a presentation on arming staff members with guns.

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Granger housing dedicated

New housing to be home to many families

A total of 51 new rental units in the Mother Joseph Villa have been blessed and dedicated.

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Local asparagus celebrated at festival

The second Asparagus Festival went without a hitch Saturday.

Taxes due Monday

Tax filers have three extra days this year to submit federal income tax returns.

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Alexi Leon | Miss Granger Candidate

Serving the community she grew up in is the goal of one Miss Granger candidate.

Councilwoman seeks House seat

Prosser resident runs for third time

A councilwoman is hoping the third time is the charm for her efforts to become a state representative.

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Asparagus fest tomorrow

Everyone is invited to enjoy asparagus, crafts and the newly remodeled museum tomorrow.

Warm temps not an issue

Water outlook still positive for growers

Recent warm weather raised the water level in local rivers, but the irrigation outlook is still good.

Council bans pot, again

Granger residents skip public hearing

For the second time in a month, the city is banning recreational marijuana sales.

Granger court to install metal detector

The court will have a new metal detector for security purposes.

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Paradisos del Sol is a different kind of paradise

A winery featuring sheep, chickens and an online owl cam could be considered a little out of the ordinary.

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Valley geeks out at Emerald City Comicon

Local residents are recovering after a trip out of this world during the weekend.

Council to talk pot, again

City lawyer says prior vote wasn’t on agenda

The City Council is giving the public one last chance to have its say on marijuana businesses.

Search timeline set

The School Board will make its superintendent choice May 25.

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Ms. Granger Candidate

Makayla Riggs

A desire to give back to a community that welcomed her is driving one Miss Granger candidate.

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Asparagus crop gets an early start

An unseasonably warm spring has growers and cutters getting an early start on the asparagus harvest.

City clerk earns scholarship

The city’s deputy clerk will soon be receiving specialized education.

Grandview students sweep poetry awards

High school students swept the poetry category in a University of Washington writing contest.

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Ms. Granger Candidate

Gyssel Bustamante

The goal of one Miss Granger candidate is to provide positive activities for the town’s youth.

Wall of Fame seeking nominations

What do an astronaut, an NFL coach and a jockey all have in common?

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Cabin proposal causing concern

Members of the city’s historical society are concerned about a proposal to rent out the landmark Scout Cabin.

School construction progressing

Phase two of a four-phase school construction project is complete.

Bridge replacement on target

Work starts April 18 on $9 million project

The county is wrapping up preparations to replace the North Meyers Road Bridge.

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Yakima Valley allergy sufferers have options

Spring is when the daffodils bloom at Centennial Square, grass in the parks turns green and people start to sneeze when they walk outside.

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Return to sender

Postal worker retires Thursday

A familiar face will soon be gone from the post office.

Doctor finds joy helping patients

A career in obstetrics and gynecology interested one Grandview doctor after seeing how it helped her own family.

Granger divided on arming school staff

Board to review at April 20 meeting

School district staff is split on whether staff should be allowed to carry firearms on campus.

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Areesa Trevino | Miss Grandview Candidate

The final Miss Grandview candidate for this year admits she’s pretty much the “sporty one.”

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Mr. SHS on stage tomorrow night

The 10th annual Mr. SHS pageant is 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Company signed to rebuild bridge

County Commissioners yesterday approved a contract to replace the bridge across the Yakima River on North Meyers Road, near Zillah.

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New sandwich shop opening in Ace Hardware

A new deli at Ace Hardware hopes to satisfy customers craving a light snack.

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Vape shop awaits state

Store meets city codes

Just a few last pieces of paperwork are needed before a new vape shop opens in town.

Spirit of Sunnyside will shine tomorrow evening

The best and brightest in town will be honored tomorrow at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce’s annual Spirit of Sunnyside awards banquet and auction.

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Painting futures event a success

More than 300 people spent an evening learning future possibilities for students at Sunnyside High School.

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Kimberly Regis | Miss Grandview Candidate

A joy of music and a desire to show her town’s talents to the world drives one Miss Grandview candidate.

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Schools benefit from Seahawk gift

Paul Allen helps classroom

Lower Valley teachers are receiving new classroom materials thanks to a statewide donation.

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Crews wrap up work before water flows

Crews are completing last-minute repairs before the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District opens its gates.

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Prosser students put history knowledge to the test

Students from the middle and high schools will compete in the state’s National History Day competition on April 23.

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Sunnyside Museum updated

Ribbon cutting set for April 13

An upgrade from top to bottom will welcome visitors to the Sunnyside Museum next month.

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Valley Truck offering rentals

Valley Truck is now offering Penske Truck rentals.

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HAPO being remodeled

Local credit union getting total makeover, inside and out

A local credit union is remodeling.

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Sunnyside fire truck on way

A new fire ladder truck is on its way to town after being inspected at its manufacturer in Pennsylvania.

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Granger residents receive honors

It was a night at the beach Saturday for honorees at Granger Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.

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Briceida Ramos | Miss Grandview Candidate

The honor of representing her city is part of what drives one Miss Grandview candidate, but her ultimate goal is to help her home town.

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Region honors school coordinator

A bogus staff meeting was the cover for a surprise award presented to a Harrison Middle School specialist.

Granger to honor its own

Awards banquet set for tomorrow

The Granger Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a night of music, food and fun tomorrow during its annual awards banquet and auction at the high school.

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Newhouse visits bait company

Congressman Dan Newhouse toured the Yakima Bait Company yesterday afternoon.

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Medical marijuana garden to close

A collective medical marijuana garden will shut down on July 1.

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Tutoring help offered

Adults seeking a high school diploma or a GED have a place in town to go for help.

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Grandview math night draws a crowd

Students flocked to the middle school last night to play math games and win prizes during the school district’s annual math night.