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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 …


Yakima County launches legal fight to shut down pot businesses

Yakima County authorities on Wednesday took their first step in enforcing a ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas of the county by filing a court action seeking to shut …


WSP trooper involved in shootout Monday evening in rural Yakima County

A Washington State Patrol trooper was involved in a shootout Monday night in Grandview in Yakima County.


Did Yakima County miss a chance to hold man later charged in shooting death of missionary student?

Rios was booked into the Yakima County jail on suspicion of hit-and-run property damage, driving with a suspended license and concealing a weapon without a permit, all misdemeanor charges. He …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Yakima County remains among worst in state for sexual health

If for some reason you were thinking of having unprotected sex in Yakima, public health officials wish to remind you: Don’t.


Homicide suspect held on $1M bond in wife’s death; children alerted deputies

A Granger man suspected of killing his wife and dismembering her body before burning it was ordered held Monday at the Yakima County jail in lieu of a $1 million …


Autopsy finds that Yakima jail inmate died of brain aneurism

An inmate found unresponsive in his cell at the Yakima County Jail later died of a brain aneurism.


Yakima County sheriff’s deputy shows man true meaning of season of giving

The season of giving became personal for Andrew Rosas when he left his overnight shift at Shari’s Restaurant early this morning.


Donation could speed removal of aging Nelson Dam

The Nelson Dam on the Naches River has hampered salmon trying to migrate upstream for nearly a century, while preventing tons of sediment from being carried downstream where it’s needed.


Yakima County jail uses segregation to keep gangs separate

As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.


Police: Hunter finds human jaw bone in central Washington

Authorities say a hunter has found human remains in Central Washington north of Naches.


Dogs kill five petting zoo animals at Yakima County farm

The director of a Yakima County farm says several dogs attacked and killed five of the farm’s petting zoo animals.


Wapato police kill man while responding to call

One man is dead and an officer is recovering from injuries following a police shooting in Wapato.


Crews tackle several wildfires in Washington

A wildfire burning toward the Hanford nuclear reservation scorched about 110 square miles of grassland Monday as it spread from Yakima County into Benton County.


State probes Yakima County computer use

State investigators are looking into the access of Yakima County computers


Police investigating death of Sunnyside 2-year-old

A man has been arrested for investigation of the death of a 2-year-old boy in Sunnyside.