Laura Gjovaag

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Sunnyside schools budget tops $100 million for first time

The Sunnyside School District continues to grow, pushing its annual budget to an all-time high of $101,344,650, with more than $73.3 million of those expenses in the general fund.

Old Mabton High School isn’t haunted: it’s just dangerous

I’m a Fortean, which just means that I accept the possibility that “things” might exist that science doesn’t account for or accept.

Don’t burn, baby, don’t burn!

Worldcon was held in Spokane this past weekend.

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Wages for Mabton city employees addressed last night

The Mabton City Council Tuesday night adjusted the wages and salaries for city employees. Council’s intent is to give more flexibility in hiring to the police chief and city manager.

City’s finances finally ‘healthy’

The city’s finances are in pretty good shape, according to Sunnyside Finance Director David Layden, who presented an overview of the city’s finances for the first six months of 2015.

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Friendly face helps women at Nuestra Casa

Blanca Bazaldua has experienced just about everything the Lower Valley has to offer in terms of work, and that wealth of knowledge is very useful in her current position at Nuestra Casa.

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Tourism promotion area suggested for Sunnyside

Tom Denlea of the Sunnyside Lodging Tax Advisory Committee gave a short presentation to the Sunnyside City Council Monday night, proposing the city adopt a tourism promotion area.

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Microchips for pets safe, affordable way to keep track of Fido

While many people take every precaution they can to protect their pets, microchipping is often overlooked as a safe and effective way to locate and identify lost animals.

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Government agencies set up to help both employers and workers

People looking for work or for workers can both turn to WorkSource and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for help, according to the guest speakers at Wednesday morning’s Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting.

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Air quality monitors to be installed at Sunnyside’s Harrison Middle School

Two air quality monitors that measure particle pollution are being installed at Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside and will collect air pollution data for the Lower Valley from October of this year until February 2016.

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