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Police commander in Sunnyside accepts top cop job in Othello

Sunnyside Police Commander Phil Schenck will be leaving the city to take a position as the police chief of Othello.

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Mabton Council discusses mayor’s request for pay hike

MABTON – Mayor Mario Martinez’s bid for a substantial raise in pay has a city resident concerned it might be a power grab.

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Taco feed this Friday will help pay off medical bills of fifth grader who beat cancer

A taco feed fundraiser for Logan Bodrero, who spent most of his fifth-grade year fighting for his life against cancer, will be held this Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church gymnasium in Sunnyside.

Former city of Sunnyside prosecuting attorney charged with violating state’s code of judicial conduct

The Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced last Friday that former Sunnyside prosecutor and Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock has been charged with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct.

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Berry good crop

Before the heat of the day has reached the gardens near Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church, a group of young people are out quietly picking the strawberries that are practically bursting from the rows of plants.

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Democrats seek to bring new political blood to region

Seeking to change the way voters look at Central Washington politics are four candidates as vastly different as their ages.

Congratulations are in order, today

My niece got married last Friday.

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Sunnyside Council OK’s fire sale on jail bed prices

The Sunnyside City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Don Day to reduce rates at the Sunnyside jail from the current rate of about $54 a day per prisoner to a minimum of $40 a day in order to fill empty cells.

Sunnyside’s six-year transportation plan approved

A public hearing on Sunnyside’s six-year transportation improvement program yielded no comments from the public and very little discussion at last night’s city council meeting.

Yakima County candidates stump for votes in Sunnyside

Four candidates for public office were present at this morning’s Sunnyside Republican Club meeting, along with the wife of another candidate who could not make the meeting due to obligations in his current position.

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