Laura Gjovaag

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Flu a bigger threat to us than Ebola is

Are you scared of Ebola?

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Bookkeeper finds joy in family ties

Family is extremely important to Kerri Greene, who works at Sunnyside’s Tire Factory as a bookkeeper.

Injuries, illness plague Lady Pirates

Down to only six players, the Bickleton volleyball squad still gave its best shot against the host Klickitat Vandals, falling in three sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12.

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New cars, employees focus of budget meeting

Two new police cars, a new face at city hall, better trained officers and an upgraded ambulance fleet were part of the 2015 preliminary budget discussed last night (Tuesday) by the Sunnyside City Council.

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Sunnyside budget discussions include vehicle registration fees for local residents

Based on preliminary budget discussions, Sunnyside residents could be paying as much as $20 for each car they own, maybe even more.

Former councilman’s claim against city rejected by judge

Sunnyside business owner Donovan Vlieger was unable to prove in small claims court that the flooding which damaged his home and business on Sept. 5, 2013, was due to negligence by the city.

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Congressional candidates offer up opposing views at forum

The sharp contrast between the two candidates wanting to represent Washington State’s 4th Congressional District was apparent during a forum sponsored by the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce last week.

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Public safety committee schooled on gang-free efforts

Sunnyside’s subcommittee on public safety met at the Sunnyside United-Unidos headquarters next to Pioneer Elementary School on East Lincoln Avenue last Thursday night to learn how the organization and Sunnyside police are fighting the gang problem in local schools.

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Sunnyside United conducting annual community survey

At its monthly meeting yesterday, Thursday, the Sunnyside United-Unidos coalition discussed a variety of matters, including the annual community survey and the organization’s new online presence.

Look to your right: that car goes first

The “four-way stop of doom” at Yakima Valley Highway and 16th Street will be fixed soon, with new signal lights scheduled to be put up soon after the first of November.

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