Stories tagged: yakima
UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020
Bright colors, upbeat music and plenty of smiles fueled a positive environment Thursday night at Selah Middle School.
Wed., June 3, 2020
Negotiations between two separate fruit packing companies in Yakima, Washington and their employees are at a standstill over compensation.
Sun., May 24, 2020
Rosalinda Gonzalez was almost 22 years old when she started working at Columbia Reach Pack. Now at age 41, after 19 years with the company, Gonzalez is participating in her …
UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020
The Rev. Alejandro “Alex” Trejo, 48, is among the three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Grant County, the diocese said Sunday. Trejo presided over several worship services before testing positive …
Thu., March 12, 2020
Two cases of the COVID-19 have been confirmed in Yakima County, according to the Yakima Health District.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
A Yakima man is facing theft charges after investigators say he borrowed $2.8 million from a Spokane insurance finance company to insure six fake businesses, and one real business that …
Wed., Dec. 25, 2019
A former Walmart employee in Washington state pleaded not guilty to charges he threatened to blow up one of the stores and kill two managers, according to court records.
Fri., July 19, 2019
Cowiche Creek is a good place to start when it comes to salmon and steelhead success stories in the Yakima Basin.
Mon., June 10, 2019
Jamie Muffett continues his battle to grow cannabis in unincorporated Yakima County.
Sun., June 9, 2019
Five people have died after shootings at several locations in White Swan, on the Yakama Reservation in central Washington.
Wed., May 1, 2019
A bouncy castle at Zillah High School was swept away by wind Wednesday, injuring five students after landing back on the ground.
Sat., April 27, 2019
Authorities say Mayor Kathy Coffey wasn’t injured after driving her SUV into the Rite Aid building in Yakima.
Mon., April 22, 2019
After complaints about dropping them off in a parking lot, a top Yakima County corrections official said King County prisoners being released from the North Front Street jail will be …
UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019
Brian Lehman has been scrambling to find a new location for his state-licensed cannabis farm since receiving a cease-and-desist order from Yakima County officials. Now, the county is seeking an …
UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019
Farmers in the Yakima Valley are still assessing the damage after a snow and windstorm a month ago left 1,850 dairy cows dead in the span of a few hours.
Fri., March 15, 2019
Two young girls who were nearly starved to death by their mother in 2015 are suing the state and a for-profit substance-abuse treatment provider.
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019
The unexpected blizzard that swept through the Yakima Valley on Feb. 9 was just one more clobbering for the region’s dairy farms.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019
YAKIMA – Yakima County is taking legal action to shut down more than 20 banned recreational marijuana businesses operating in unincorporated areas of the county. County officials gave the businesses …
Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gun battle between two vehicles outside Wapato that left two people hospitalized Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen will close its Yakima plant in April, a move affecting nearly 180 employees.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
Central Washington Recycling will stop accepting aluminum, tin and plastic products Feb. 1.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Efforts toward a collaborative policy on temporary farm worker housing in Yakima County are moving forward.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
A second Yakima County meeting on missing Native women in Washington has been announced for early 2019.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
Use of force review board: Yakima police officer ‘reasonable’ in kicking pepper-sprayed teen at fair
A Yakima police officer who was videotaped kicking a teenager who’d been pepper-sprayed has been put back on patrol and will not face administrative action after a use of force …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
East Valley School District officials say a middle-school physical education teacher did nothing wrong by recording video of students doing a gym exercise with his personal cellphone.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The Washington state apple crop that could be adversely affected by trade disputes. Tariffs have been implemented on U.S. apples by China and Mexico and also are planned by India. …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018
Yakima police chief Rizzi’s firing came after “disappointing” review found him “disengaged” from department
A performance review identified a number of issues the city manager had with Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi Jr. before Rizzi was fired last month, including attendance, relationships inside the …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Yakima Police say an officer who used pepper spray on a teen and knocked him down while breaking up a fight has been placed on desk duty pending an investigation.