John Fannin

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Two Lower Valley firms dinged for missed reports

Fourteen businesses were fined last week for failing to submit stormwater monitoring reports for three or more consecutive quarters, says the state’s Department of Ecology.

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Screening for drugs at home

Sunnyside United mulls idea of providing parents with drug tests for their children

Members of the Sunnyside United coalition are considering an idea that would give a whole new meaning to the phrase “take home test.”

Sunnyside calling all high school freshmen

Cheerleaders, ice cream socials and building trust are all on the agenda for Sunnyside High School freshmen during the fifth annual Grizzly Academy planned for Monday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Not much support shown for suggested pay raise

MABTON – The people of Mabton have spoken, and they are not wild about the idea of giving their mayor a four-fold salary increase.

City’s public works department seeks to increase staffing by three positions

The Sunnyside Public Works Department wants to add three new employees to its payroll in 2015.

Summer projects on pace for SVID

From Sunnyside to Mabton and points in between, SVID crews are making progress on a host of upgrades in the district.

Common Core experience a big plus for new Sunnyside schools’ administrator

Swapping the school office for the business office, Idaho native Paulette Johnson is on board as the Sunnyside School District’s new director of teaching, learning and assessment.

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Pot sales still a no-go in Sunnyside

It’s about money. It’s about kids. It’s about personal rights.

Dairy purchases port property for $5 million

Barely on the market for a month, the Port of Sunnyside sold nearly 500 acres of its property holdings to Sunnyside Dairy LLC for $5 million.

Day takes heat on payroll issue

“The buck stops with you...the public won’t stand for it and I don’t believe your council will either.”

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