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Yakama Nation sues Yakima County, Granite Northwest over proposed mining expansion

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 …


Yakama Nation tribe gets restraining order in fireworks dispute

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.

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to review gas tax case involving Yakama Nation

The nation’s highest court has agreed to consider whether Yakama gas station owners are exempt from state gas taxes on the reservation.


Yakama Nation to commemorate Treaty of 1855

Life changed for thousands of Native Americans in Central Washington 162 years ago Friday.


Washington Supreme Court upholds tribal fuel tax exemption

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.


Yakama tribal casino opens 200-room hotel

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.


Kennewick Man must be returned to tribes within 90 days

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 …


Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can’t sue over tobacco tax

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.


Bill allows the return of Kennewick Man to tribes

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 …


Oregon county denies track expansion near train derailment

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.


Yakama Nation building tiny houses for homeless

Yakama tribal members are helping build tiny houses for those who have been living at a homeless encampment on the reservation.


Yakama tribe to get authority for some court cases

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 …


Yakamas celebrate return of sockeye

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 …


DSHS to investigate complaints about tribe

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 …


Pronghorns released for new start on Yakama Indian Reservation

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 …


Pronghorn quiz

Pronghorn quiz


Game relocation science vastly improved

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 …


Nevada glad to provide ‘lopers’

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 …


Yakama work to keep native plants, uses alive

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 …


Yakama Nation gives holiday cash to tribal members

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 …