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Yakima County is now in Phase 1B Tier 1 of Vaccine Distribution following the state’s decision last week to expand vaccine eligibility – those age 65 and those 50 years or older who live in multi-generational households are eligible to receive the vaccine, alongside healthcare workers, first responders and residents and staff in long term care facilities.

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The U.S. Capitol stands as one the country’s most iconic buildings which represents our democracy has been tarnished after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters who were provoked by a rousing speech he had given earlier and is now where five people died, several police officers were injured, and dozens have been arrested.

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As Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross and Deputy Auditor Vince Malzahn opened up the Election Ballot Box at the U.S. Post Office parking lot in Sunnyside, Tuesday morning, the number of returned ballots was an impressive reminder of how we cherish our democracy, along with the men and women of the armed forces who safeguard those freedoms.

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When Arturo Martinez was asked why he was voting for the first time in his 50 years, his immediate and ready response was, “That just goes to show you how important I think this election is!”

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The rate of speed digital information is being transmitted to and from personal devices and the ability to create and forward materials to others for connected engagement is being accessed and relied upon with great importance as a result of the ever changing COVID-19 environment.

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Do voters really care what candidates have to say? One may not think so after seeing the piles of discharged General Election Voters’ Pamphlets left behind at the Sunnyside Post Office counter on Monday, October 12.

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As we observe National Newspaper Week – October 4-10 this year – it is time to pause for a moment and reflect on the global and national issues which have shaped and added character to our local stories with relevance and importance, making the Sunnyside Sun Newspaper a real news source of community information and trusted journalism.

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The much anticipated announcement by the Yakima Health District for local school officials to proceed with in-person, hybrid learning on Monday afternoon, September 28, is a positive step for students to begin transitioning back into the classroom within the next three weeks and moving beyond the limiting confines of distance instruction.

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The term “social distancing” along with the wearing of protective face mask coverings has been merged together for safeguarding our physical health in maintaining a measurable distance from others who are not family members residing in the same household to prevent the viral spread of COVID-19 – contributing to the loss of personable contact with others, which may be having a significant impact on our mental health.

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