Stories tagged: Yakima
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 …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Woman’s death highlights common challenges for homeless
As it happens, Lumley was one of at least 572 homeless people in Yakima County, many of whom fall through the cracks in the midst of various programs designed to …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Feeding thousands of elk is not an easy task
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will be ready to feed the state’s largest herd, and in the process protect valuable agriculture and create an incredible sight for onlookers, …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Homeless issues likely to be atop agenda at Yakima City Council meeting
By Tuesday night, Yakima residents should learn the fate of a homeless encampment operating since March on city-owned land behind the former Kmart building on East Nob Hill Boulevard.
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.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Two flocks of birds at C. Washington State Fair test positive for avian flu
Two flocks of birds at the recently concluded Central Washington State Fair were infected with bird flu, but health officials say it’s a strain that has not been shown to …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Young immigrants in Yakima Valley worry but find support as DACA deadline looms
Anxiety is growing as the deadline looms for young immigrants to renew work visas under a program that’s shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
No sole factor in cluster of fatal birth defects
State health officials investigating a cluster of fatal birth defects in Central Washington have not been able to identify a cause for most of the cases.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Cheney marijuana store kidnapping victim’s SUV located in Airway Heights; suspects identified by police
Police have identified two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping at a marijuana store in Cheney, and police located the SUV owned by the kidnapping …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Employee of Cheney marijuana shop remains missing after kidnapping Sunday afternoon
An employee of a Cheney marijuana shop remained missing Monday, a day after he was abducted at work.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Program supports those who practice, teach cultural crafts
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is working to ensure that cultural skills don’t disappear.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Man gets 30 years in murder for meth plot
A 32-year-old Yakima man was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill his ex-girlfriend and planning to pay for the deed with a …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Racism in the Valley: A pattern – past and present
Central Washington, like many communities across the country, has a history of racism. Despite those who may want to believe Yakima is the exception, the reality is it persists.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Authorities searching for inmates who escaped fire crew near Oregon border
Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped a fire work crew near Goldendale, near the Oregon border about 70 miles south of Yakima.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Station 420 provides answers, superior service
When Adam Markus opened Station 420 in Union Gap three years ago, he wasn’t sure what to expect.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
Crunching the cherry numbers: 2017 might be a record harvest
As the cherry harvest goes into its “second peak,” an industry representative said 2017 appears to be on track to be a record year.
Mon., July 24, 2017, 10:44 a.m.
Crews nearing full containment of wildfire that threatened Wanapum Village
Wildfire crews over the weekend neared full containment of a blaze that blackened 24,640 acres in the Army’s Yakima Training Center and threatened a tribal village of some 250 residents.
Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Crews nearing full containment of wildfire that threatened Wanapum Village
Wildfire crews expect to have a blaze that has blackened 24,640 acres at the Army’s Yakima Training Center fully contained this afternoon.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Pot Puzzle: In Washington state, it’s a checkerboard of marijuana rules and regulations
Five years after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana, uncertainty continues in cities and counties across the state over how to regulate pot businesses – or whether to allow them at …
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Washington wildfire grows rapidly near Yakima
A large wildfire is burning amid the grass and sagebrush of the military’s Yakima Training Center in Washington state.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Bikes let Yakima police get closer to public
The officers, wearing body armor, gun belts, bicycle helmets, shorts and black-and-fluorescent-green shirts, pedaled mountain bikes through the business district.
Sun., July 9, 2017
‘Defensible spaces’ landscaping can make it easier, safer for firefighters
While “defensible spaces” are not required under state or local building or fire codes, officials in several Yakima County fire districts want residents to create such spaces around homes that …
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Chief blames fireworks for blaze burning outside Naches
About 40 people were evacuated and Tieton Road is closed at Klockhammer Road due to a brush fire of several hundred acres that continues to burn outside town, authorities said.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Wildfire near Yakima grows to about 500 acres
A wildfire is threatening homes and power lines in an area west of Yakima.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Perfect school attendance means new bikes for 700-plus Yakima-area kids
More than 700 local students walked away from Bud Clary Toyota of Yakima on Saturday with a bright new bike for having perfect attendance at school.
UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Camp Hope: A day in life at Yakima’s homeless encampment
Since Camp Hope opened in mid-March, 160 people have spent at least one night at the camp, a largely out-of-sight, city-sponsored homeless encampment behind the former Kmart building on East …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Yakima Valley rains avoided cherry orchards
Rains that fell in the Yakima Valley on Thursday do not appear to have harmed a cherry crop that is just days away from harvest.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Spokane Police investigate Homeland Security contractor for alleged rape and burglary
Spokane Police detectives are investigating a contractor who provides security for the Department of Homeland Security, who is suspected of flashing his badge, then knocking a woman unconscious and raping …
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Man found dead in Yakima after discovery of burned truck
Police in Yakima are investigating after a 59-year-old man was found dead at his home, just after his burned truck was discovered near Wapato.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:10 p.m.
Man shot in face while waiting to cross Yakima road
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was shot in the face while waiting at a crosswalk.