Stories tagged: Yakama Nation
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 8 p.m.
A case questioning whether a fuel retailer from the Yakama Nation is subject to the state gas tax will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 30, according …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Fearing that a tribal burial and cultural site will be desecrated by a proposed mining expansion on Yakima Ridge, the Yakama Nation is seeking a court order halting the project …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked Klickitat County from shutting down fireworks stands operating on tribal land in the county.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
The nation’s highest court has agreed to consider whether Yakama gas station owners are exempt from state gas taxes on the reservation.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
Life changed for thousands of Native Americans in Central Washington 162 years ago Friday.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
The Washington state Supreme Court says members of the Yakama Nation can have wholesale fuel delivered to the reservation without being taxed by the state.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
The Yakama Nation is opening a 200-room hotel at its Legends Casino near the town of Toppenish. The Yakima Herald-Republic says the hotel opens to the public on Saturday.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
The Ancient One is going home. One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
The Yakama Nation and other Columbia Basin tribes praised the passage of a bill in Congress on Saturday that will return their ancestor, known as Kennewick Man, to the tribes …
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
An Oregon county has tentatively denied Union Pacific Railroad’s plan to add a second mainline track along the Columbia River Gorge where an oil-train derailed in June.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Yakama tribal members are helping build tiny houses for those who have been living at a homeless encampment on the reservation.
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:26 a.m.
In a move long sought by the Yakama Nation, federal officials have approved returning authority to the tribe for certain civil and criminal cases involving tribal members that have been …
Thu., July 11, 2013
SALMON LA SAC, Wash. – Yakama Nation biologists released thousands of sockeye salmon into a Central Washington lake over the past four summers to restore fish runs that were decimated …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
YAKIMA – Two former Yakama Nation officials say they were fired for questioning how the tribe spends state and federal funds on social programs and whether some of the money …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011, 10 a.m.
Pronghorns are reasserting themselves as the fastest land mammals in Washington, thanks to a sportsmen’s group that joined with the Yakama Nation for an end run around state bureaucracy and …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Washington doesn’t have a good record for trying to reintroduce pronghorns, but state wildlife officials say improved techniques give the Yakama Nation a good chance of making the latest attempt …
Sun., Jan. 23, 2011
Nevada was more than happy to share its pronghorns with Washington last weekend. “We have really good summer range but limited winter range, so we don’t want our herd to …
Mon., March 9, 2009
TOPPENISH, Wash. – Lavina Wilkins grew up gathering various berries and other native plants along the Yakima River. Raised by her grandmother in the Parker area, the Yakama tribal member …
Thu., Dec. 25, 2008
TOPPENISH, Wash. – The Yakama Nation has given each of its roughly 10,000 tribal members $2,000 to help cover costs at Christmas, a one-time payment from casino profits that equates …