In early September 1988, a sports reporter at the Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska, applied for a job at the Yakima Herald-Republic. He wanted to continue his sportswriting career in the Pacific Northwest, where he was born and raised.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima police say a 62-year-old Toppenish woman tried to run down several people Monday night, including a police officer.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The popular “Nick on the Rocks” television program is back for its fourth season, with a special premiere of the six new episodes set for Friday evening on the Central Washington University campus.
A Grandview-based warehouser has agreed to pay $34,000 to settle allegations that it didn't notify emergency managers about an ammonia release from one of its warehouses, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima County Superior Court jury is deciding whether Cameron Jay Helland murdered a 16-year-old boy at a West Valley park in 2018, or if he acted in self-defense during an attempted robbery.
A youth who was pepper sprayed twice and kicked once by a Yakima police officer at the Central Washington State Fair two years ago has filed a claim against the city of Yakima.
WALLA WALLA — Danielle Garbe Reser will run for state senator in the 16th Legislative District as a Democrat.
ZILLAH, Wash. — Its seven rescue cats are all OK, but the Calico Cat Café is closed temporarily for repairs resulting from a broken water pipe.
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital in Yakima has hired nearly 50 new staff since Astria Regional’s closure was announced, absorbing former staff from the neighboring hospital to fill open positions.
Yakima city staff members have identified $5 million in sidewalk projects they’ve earmarked as priorities for getting the city’s children safely to school.
Virginia Mason Memorial hospital has opened a new evening clinic in Yakima as part of a series of efforts to meet the needs of community members after Astria Regional closed its emergency room.
A variety of services will be offered to those experiencing homelessness Thursday in Yakima County as part of a point-in-time survey.
Attorneys for Astria Health say the closure of Regional Medical Center in Yakima puts the rest of the organization on firmer financial ground as efforts continue to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
In an event that featured the mayor of Yakima, the Yakima School District superintendent, several prominent black leaders and community activists, and a dynamic keynote speech by the first black woman to run for statewide office in Washington, it was a 10th-grader who stole the show at Yakim…
State lawmakers from Yakima County are exploring what can be done to support those affected by the Astria Regional Medical Center closure and possibly prevent a similar situation elsewhere.
After a career in law enforcement, James Rivard Sr. worked as a security officer and maintenance man at St. Elizabeth Hospital for about four years, retiring in the early 1990s. He died there, on the fourth floor, in 1999 after a long battle with leukemia.
The Yakima City Council’s next meeting will be Tuesday.
Today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day marches in Yakima and Toppenish are expected to draw hundreds of marchers, and those who hang around after the walking is over will hear from some high-profile speakers.
During Tuesday’s hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, nurses, physicians and other staff members emphasized the impact the closure of Astria Regional Medical Center would have on the poorest members of the community.
Local health organizations are providing mental health support for employees affected by the closure of Astria Regional Medical Center.