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Red Delicious no longer king as Yakima Valley embraces apple diversity

The big story line of this year’s harvest is that Red Delicious, which once dominated Washington’s crop, is relinquishing its title as the state’s most voluminous apple variety.


Tensions swell over school salaries in Yakima Valley

Now that a nearly $1 billion court-approved funding package is being distributed to school districts in the Yakima Valley and the rest of the state, disputes are breaking out over …


Yakima Valley taprooms strive for family-friendly atmosphere

Eric Radovich, executive director of the Washington Beer Commission, said roughly 70 percent of the nearly 400 breweries in this state are family-friendly.


Market still strong for Valley’s agricultural commodities

Agriculture in the Yakima Valley and Pacific Northwest is looking strong, according to a series of reports from Northwest Farm Credit Services released this week.


Yakima Valley schools working to fill at least 65 open teaching positions

A Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of current online job postings found that there are at least 65 open teaching positions in the Yakima Valley.


Yakima Valley farms a growing target for thieves

Bring up the subject of theft, and practically every farmer has at least one story. There’s tales of stolen irrigation parts, wire, and batteries from wind machines. But Lower Valley …


$15M lawsuit filed over wildfire that threatened Hanford

Lower Yakima Valley cattle ranchers have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense for nearly $15 million for damage to their land and livelihood after a 2016 wildfire.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

Long dependent on immigrant workers, Yakima Valley growers laboring with new reality

After decades of enjoying a robust low-wage labor force mostly comprised of Mexican immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, growers here and across the state are finding fewer laborers interested in …


Yakima Valley visitors touring wineries with horses

Blending the old frontier with the new-age West, several local people are saddling up – or hitching up – to give folks a different way to sip wine.


Revisiting Yakima: recommendations from a former resident

Central Washington city offers wine, dining and day hikes


WSU-Spokane agreement with private university creates pipeline for pharmacy students in the Yakima Valley

Students from Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, which has a large Latino population, will be able to apply for early admission to WSU-Spokane’s College of Pharmacy. The early admission program …


College softball: CC Spokane splits doubleheader at Yakima Valley

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Red Mountain a small region with big flavor

It is not red, nor is it a mountain, but “brown ridge” doesn’t sound like much of a grape growing region. Red Mountain is a 4,040-acre bench in Washington’s eastern …


Obama salutes national teacher of the year

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama honored finalists today for the 2013 National Teacher of the Year award and saluted the winner, a Washington state teacher credited with improving science enrollment …


Yakima Valley winemakers lure tourists with taste for adventure

PROSSER, Wash. – An adventurous crowd of foodies surrounded me at the Desert Wind Winery’s long dining table. As we started in on the fried green tomatoes, we noticed a …


Photos offer glimpse inside internment camp

PULLMAN – A Japanese-American boy stands outside the barracks of the internment camp, looking at the distinctive shape of Heart Mountain in the distance. The poignant, long-ago moment is captured …


CCS men, women fall in semifinals

KENNEWICK – The Community Colleges of Spokane men and women will be playing for third place instead of championships today at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College basketball tournaments …


Explore Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Looking to make a wine run that’s fun and off the beaten path? Time to hit the trail – the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail in the lower Yakima Valley.