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New Eye Center site coming

The Port of Sunnyside’s sale of 1.2 acres of land at Golob Landing should mean improved access to medical and legal services. Port Executive Director Jay Hester announced that The Eye Center of Yakima has purchased the property for two new professional buildings.

Toppenish City Council raises water, wastewater fees

The City Council raised water rates by 5 percent during its meeting Monday night. City Manager Lance Hoyt said the increase was necessary to help pay the next upgrade to the water system.

Marquez the suspect in six robberies

Detectives putting puzzle pieces together

Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Mike Russell said yesterday that Moises Marquez is now a suspect in six robberies.

Hirst decision will have effect across county

Rural residents to pay for water just like city folk

Yakima County will make a major change regarding wells drilled after Jan. 1 because of the 2016 Hirst water rights decision by the Washington State Supreme Court.

Honeyford bill ends wrongful use of funds

Says agencies can’t hire with capital funds

State Senator Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside believes some state agencies have been using capital projects funds to beef up their office personnel.

Women arrested for check forgery

Two women were arrested in Toppenish November 16 for check fraud, committed at the Blue Sky Market.

Wapato mayoral tally changes

County election officials declare Orozco winner

After an amazing turnaround of the voting trend Tuesday, the Yakima County Elections Office declared Juan Orozco the winner of the mayor’s chair in this community.

Toppenish man’s machete leads to arrest

Meth found on Pacheco following arrest

On patrol a little after 2 a.m. Dec. 2, policeman Casey Briggs noticed what appeared to be a large-bladed weapon between a man’s legs and the frame of the bicycle he was riding.

New sex could be ‘X’

If you’re tired of being male or female, you may have a third choice after a hearing this afternoon.

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Suspected bank robber nabbed

High-speed chase ends when trooper rams vehicle

A man suspected of robbing the U.S. Bank branch here yesterday morning, made his get-away in a car, but it lasted only as far as Sunnyside.

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