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YAKIMA —A Yakima County Superior Court jury has convicted defendant Raymundo Casares of Sunnyside of aggravated first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm in the second-degree. The guilty verdict was handed down Tuesday, Sept. 17, according to Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Brusic.

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SUNNYSIDE — A full council met Monday, Sept. 9, for a full hour and more of work, which included cash flow ending balance action, an ordinance reading, hiring update and final acceptance of the city manager’s first performance review.

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TOPPENISH — Word that local lawmakers are urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to pursue open trade agreements for U.S. fresh potatoes with Japan, is gathering local support.

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LOWER VALLEY — Give blood, get a haircut. Sports Clips of Tri-Cities is offering a free haircut the month of September to individuals donating blood at an American Red Cross Blood draw.

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YAKIMA — For the second straight year, Yakima Health District is partnering with WE Schools and Education Service District (ESD) 105 to offer health-related grants that support youth-led service-learning projects.

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LOWER VALLEY — Sunnyside healthcare trainer Dolly Goodheart RN, has space available in her upcoming Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training.

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PROSSER — Spellers of every age, living in Prosser, are invited to come spell on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m., at the Community Center in Prosser. The new event, hosted by the Prosser Senior Club, has eight age groups from first grade to 55+ for spellers to choose from. There is no cost to join in the fun.

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LOWER VALLEY — Jazzy Guillen, the 15-year-old Prosser young woman who has been battling soft tissue cancer for the past seven months, was home over the last weekend to reconnect with her army of supporters. Jazzy was able to attend the Lady Mustangs’ soccer game on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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PROSSER — City Clerks are formed by experience and fire. They are created from a framework of Revised Codes of Washington (RCW) State, then take on a human form. The individual donning this form and framework must operate at the highest levels of exactness, diplomacy, transparency, speed, multi-tasking ability and ethics.

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SUNNYSIDE — On Wednesday morning, Sept. 11, about 950 Harrison Middle School students, faculty and district officials, along with fire, police and city representatives, commemorated the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States with a solemn program and powerful message to never forget.

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YAKIMA — Since the confirmation of one case of severe lung disease linked to the use of vaping devices was identified last week in Seattle, two more similar cases have since been found.

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