Laura Gjovaag

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Charter school debated in Sunnyside

A crowd of more than 50 people, mostly supportive of the idea of establishing a charter school in Sunnyside, turned out last night for a public forum in Sunnyside.

Feds dole out nearly $300 million to health care providers

Approximately $800,000 earmarked for two Lower Valley medical facilities

Last Friday the United States Department of Health and Human Services announced $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding would be distributed to 1,195 health centers.

Tale of two halves for Lady Grizzlies in 4A league opener

The Lady Grizzlies essentially played two different games against Davis last night, with precision passing and good communication in the first half but miscues and a lack of communication in the second.

Light pollution

On a recent visit to the Goldendale Observatory, I was able to view the Milky Way Galaxy.

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Police fleet needs replacing (soon)

Sunnyside Police Chief Al Escalera told members of the Public Safety Subcommittee last night that the city needs to start replacing police cars within two years.

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2015 budget outlook very rosy

A slight uptick in revenues coupled with a city manager willing to work with department heads to meet their needs without breaking the bank has city of Sunnyside officials optimistic about the coming year.

High school graduation requirements constantly changing

It’s not easy to graduate from high school... and starting in 2019, students will have to complete more credits to earn their diplomas.

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Putting trust in God is an ongoing process

Despite a life-changing realization that helped her deal with her husband’s death, Tanja Gorham said she still has times when she forgets to place her trust in God.

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County wants public input on growth plan

UNION GAP – The Yakima County Planning Commission is looking to the future. A full 26 years into the future, to be exact.

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School bus driver likes traveling the world

Egbert Terry is not the kind of guy who likes to stay still.

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