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SUNNYSIDE – Paraeducators of Public School Employees (PSE) of Washington SEIU Local 1948, chose to demonstrate their unified position out front of the district offices at 1110 S. 6th St. last Wednesday, August 7.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Sunnyside City Council meeting had a singular focus for its Monday, Aug. 5, workshop held in council chambers. The only topic on the early week meeting agenda was transportation planning.

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GRANDVIEW — The red ribbon set as a barrier for the official grand opening of the City Dog Park was no match for the nine canines who bounded off to initiate the grounds as soon as the gates opened Thursday, Aug 8.

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PROSSER — A bright, light, easy to pick raspberry was just released on the market by WSU researchers, after 12 years of study and development.

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SUNNYSIDE— Local dance students will celebrate Wednesday, Aug. 21 as the Day of Dance at the Sunnyside Dance Company, 1420 E. Edison Ave.

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GRANDVIEW — Grandview Parks and Recreation reminds its citizens there is plenty of local activities for all, year round. From the Drop In Youth program, to museum visits and Hit Fit Exercise classes, a host of activities are minutes from home.

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SUNNYSIDE — Employee onboarding in every school district is in the ready to launch phase. Within the next few weeks, hundreds of education staff, new and returning, will be receiving first time or tune up new school year orientation.

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SUNNYSIDE — After sharing the same space for nine months, brothers Razo couldn’t decide who should be born first. They arrived in the birth canal vertex and breech.

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YAKIMA — Yakima County Sheriff’s detectives are expanding their search for a missing Yakima man, who hasn’t been seen since Aug. 8.

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As summer temperatures continue to dramatically rise, irrigating the rich soils of the lower valley is a summer rite of passage drenched in natural beauty and balanced with a peaceful charm for all to appreciate. The regional hops harvest is expected to begin on August 18.

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SUNNYSIDE – School district bond construction will be moving forward within the next week as phase zero – the student and staff parking lot addition is planned to take place at the north end of the K12 campus.

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SUNNYSIDE — With just two councilors absent and all department heads accounted for, the city 2020 budget process was launched at 9 a.m. sharp this past Saturday in Prosser. The budget workshop was co-led by City Finance Director, Elizabeth Alba and City Manager, Martin Casey, with Mayor Julia Hart presiding. Councilmen Craig Hicks and Ron Stremler were absent.

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GRANDVIEW — Choosing to breastfeed their babies is a commitment to raising healthy babies, agreed the women who took their babies to a community “Big Latch-on” event held Friday at Westside Park in observance of World Breastfeeding Week.

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GRANDVIEW — Often behind the scenes of community events, local businessman Gary Christensen will be front and center as the Grand Marshal at the annual Grandview Community Parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

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SUNNYSIDE — John Rogers has a long line of credentials after his name, signifying the care he has put into caring for individuals needing special nursing care.

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SUNNYSIDE — Pulling out their crafty talents, the Lower Valley Critter Sitters, along with valley 4-H and Boy and Girl Scout club members, created a variety of animals for this year’s “Decorated Critter Contest” for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo.

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PROSSER — A former Sunnyside Police Explorer, Antonio Bustamante, 24, recovering from a gunshot early Monday morning, Aug. 7. Bustamante, a Prosser police officer now for one year, and an unnamed partner, responded to an attempted burglary call at the Canyon Street apartments, off Anna Street.

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SUNNYSIDE — In an announcement which appeared to have blindsided city officials, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, filed a Federal Civil Rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Wednesday, July 30.

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SUNNYSIDE — People will be “slippin’ and slidin’” in Central Park during the National Night Out party from 6-11 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 6, said Sunnyside Police Officer Erica Rollinger.

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PROSSER – 10-year-old Jesus and his 7-year old sister Heidy Joanna Gonzalez Bautista passed away from their injuries following a fast burning mobile home fire early Thursday morning of July 25.

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GRANDVIEW – Lower valley residents will see no changes in the coordinated services providing them 24/7 medical transportation in emergency situations.

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Sunnyside voters and voters throughout the valley should have received their 2019 primary election ballots in the mail. Primary election season is open now, through election day, Tues., Aug. 6, when ballots are counted.

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SUNNYSIDE – Local business owner Silvia Ramos, in a statement given to the Sunnyside Sun last week, withdrew formally from the Sunnyside City Council Position 5 race.

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SUNNYSIDE — Larry Helberg, a long-time area resident acknowledges his towing businesses is one of the area companies called upon by first responders to accident scenes for vehicle hauling and clean up duties.

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MABTON – Care of the dearly departed’s resting place was a topic of lengthy conversation during the Mabton City Council’s regular meeting on Monday, July 22.

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SUNNYSIDE — North Sunnyside residences between Wood Rd. and North Ave. will be receiving irrigation water upon the completion of a Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District water line project now underway.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Choir is on the search for new talent to join their group when practice begins on Monday, August 19 at 4 p.m.

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OLDER AMERICAN NUTRITION PROGRAM

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GRANDVIEW — The Third Annual Family Night of Praise presents “One Valley Awaken 2019,” 8-10 p.m., Thursday, Aug 8, following Grandview Community Parade, at the Grandview Country Park Fairground Amphitheater.

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SUNNYSIDE —Decorated “critters” announcing the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo, are popping up at area business.

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GRANDVIEW — Prosser Memorial Health will host a community “Big Latch-On” event from 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Aug. 2, at Westside Park in Grandview. At 10:30 a.m. mothers with infants will participate in “The Global Big Latch-On.”

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Front left to right, Josiah Valencia, 14, Ramiro Alvarez, stepdad and Nene Arriga, 13, keep cool during a family open swim session at the Sunnyside pool as the outside thermometer rose to almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday. Open swim is Sunday through Friday, from 1-3 p.m. and 3:15-5:15…

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SUNNYSIDE — Many of the city’s streets are much brighter at night thanks to the LED lighting project being completed by Pacific Power linemen.

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Yakima County Fire District 5 Firefighter Oscar Herrera with nozzle in hand and Jordan Kirsch, prepare to extinguish and break up the smoldering logs of wood after a 10X10 foot structure fire last Thursday morning. As of July 8, 2019, all of central and South Central Washington including Yak…

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YAKIMA — A Central Washington Health and Safety Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Yakima Valley College Hopf Union Building, West Nob Hill Boulevard and South 16th Avenue.

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SUNNYSIDE — When Martin Casey accepted the city manager job for the city of Sunnyside, he was aware there would be some challenges ahead of him.

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PROSSER — Roger Brooks, international expert on creating vibrant, prosperous communities made a key presentation recently in Sunnyside about community revitalization.

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Sunnyside Fire Department Probationary Firefighter/ Paramedic Jordan Kirsch and Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Miguel Barrios leave the scene of a traffic accident involving vehicles driven by Clara Meza, 56, of Prosser and Felipe Alvarez, 43, of Zillah close to the Yakima Valley H…

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YAKIMA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima has established a website listing the names of priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their time of Central Washington ministry from 1955 – 2017, with a significant majority reported during the past 20 years.

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