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OLYMPIA — Workers across Washington State will see the effects of a 2016 Initiative 1433, which increased the minimum wage. Worker’s pay will bump from $12.00 an hour to $13.50. There are no further large jumps slated for minimum wage workers, after the 2020 increase.

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GRANGER — The Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Tortoise Versus the Hare’ featuring 60 Granger school students will be presented on stage Saturday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. at Roosevelt Elementary School, 405 Bailey Ave.

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GRANDVIEW — The Grandview Community Center at 812 Wallace Way is the site for the Youth Drop-In Program for ages 6 to 18. Participants enjoy the use of the gymnasium and game room. The ongoing schedule for this program is Monday through Thursday, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

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SUNNYSIDE — Record breaking cold temps over this past week motivated local residents to break out the winter weather gear early. November 1 chimes in with the winter theme, the day marks the approval for winter gear for the vehicles in Washington State, as well.

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GRANDVIEW — Brunch will be served, and the Veterans’ Day tribute entrée is SOS with side dishes, courtesy of the Fred E. Hayes American Legion Post #56 of Grandview on Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

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PROSSER — LifePoint Church of Prosser will be honoring vets with a meal Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. catered by Jade’s Bakery and Catering. A short ceremony recognizing local vets will be held.

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SUNNYSIDE — Korean War veteran Ed Prilucik Sr. will receive his “quilt of valor” as part of the Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. at the Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza, S. Ninth St. and E. Edison Ave.

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SUNNYSIDE — FFA Club members raised funds for the VFW Post No. 3482 to be presented during a Veterans Day Assembly at Sunnyside High School on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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YAKIMA COUNTY — Voters thinking about getting their ballots filled out and returned, this is your reminder: ballots are due before 8 p.m., next Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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SUNNYSIDE — Individuals who need that extra hour of sleep in the morning might need that extra cup of coffee on Sunday, Nov. 3, when clocks get turned back.

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The Prosser United Methodist Women’s Country Fair Bazaar and Lunch is coming up Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Prosser United Methodist Church at 824 Sixth Street.

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