John Fannin

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Full house on hand for Newhouse

Planned Parenthood, the Middle East and presidential politics were all on the table during U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse’s appearance at the Grandview Rotary’s luncheon meeting Wednesday.

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Giving cancer the cold shoulder

Radiation, chemotherapy and invasive surgery are all common options for dealing with cancerous tumors.

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Sunrise Outreach seeks new home for food bank

The demand is steady, supplies on the increase and space is in short supply.

Local schools sift through Smarter Balanced state test results

A new state mandated test is giving school districts in the Lower Valley new perspectives on issues facing teachers and students in their classrooms.

Digging deep

Groundwater group plans third round of soil sampling

What’s known is that many private wells in the Lower Valley are laced with harmful nitrates.

Balancing everything, chamber found wanting

At the store the other day I had a few bucks in change on me…just enough to pick up a few grapes and apples on sale.

Let Jesus be the pilot, life coach tells lunch group

Molested as a child and married to a man who lived a double life, Barbara Vernoski has somehow not only survived, but thrived.

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Birds of a feather flock to Noon Rotary meeting

Dispelling the stereotype of the lone bird watcher ensconced behind binoculars, Kerry Turley this past Monday told the Sunnyside Noon Rotary members there are 47 million bird watchers in the U.S.

Legislators take wait-and-see approach on high court penalty

The state Supreme Court’s decision last week to fine the state $100,000 a day because it feels there is lack of progress on funding basic education isn’t finding many friends in the Lower Valley.

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Pilot project connecting local migrant parents with S’side educators preps for new school year

A pilot project involving a partnership between Sunnyside schools, Sunnyside Transformation Yakima Valley and Haak Farms will likely continue for the 2015-16 school year.

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