There are only three cannabis businesses operating in unincorporated Yakima County, where such operations are banned.
Businesses are in operation on three out of the four former Tiger Mart properties.
Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic has been waiting since June to decide whether to charge an 18-year-old driver in a fatal alcohol-related crash near Cowiche.
The city of Wapato had a year of upheaval in 2019, getting hit with almost a dozen lawsuits, eight findings of egregious mismanagement in a state auditor’s report, and the launching of a criminal investigation into city affairs.
Controversy is still simmering between environmental groups and Lower Valley dairies.
Holley Estrada enjoyed a wonderful Christmas at home with her family and friends. For that, her mother is thankful. Having young Holley home for the holidays as she continues to battle leukemia was a precious gift.
The $1.4 trillion government funding bill negotiated by U.S. Senate and House leaders over the weekend came with a notable inclusion: reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank for seven more years.
Yakima city staff estimate that repairs to the Henry Beauchamp Community Center will cost at least $60,157, and some efforts are already underway.
Since Nov. 28, 2017, five people in Yakima County have been killed in officer-involved shootings.
An effort to build 30 tiny houses with onsite services and security for homeless people near Milroy Park is still alive, even though there hasn’t been any apparent movement on construction, a project official said.
Yakima School District leaders intend to request a more extensive independent survey of employee culture and civility.
Yakima resident Micah Cawley joined the Yakima City Council at age 21, when he beat incumbent Bernie Sims with 68% of the vote in the 2005 election. He then became the city’s youngest mayor in January 2010, when he was age 25. He served on the Yakima City Council for 10 years, six of which h…
Back in spring 2017, fundraising began to pave the gravel parking lot of the well-used Terrace Heights Civic Center. It’s not a big lot, but the uneven surface, potholes and occasional puddles are a challenge for some.
Nearly a year ago, 70 percent of voters said no to the proposed Yakima Central Plaza.
Since Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell said in January that he won’t enforce parts of a voter-approved gun control law, he’s heard from people on both sides of the issue.
A lawsuit accusing Sunnyside authorities of enforcing a crime free rental housing program in a way that’s violating residents’ civil rights is making its way through the federal court system.
With fall classes set to begin Monday at Yakima Valley College, the campus at 16th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard will see a lot more activity soon. But the southwest corner of that busy intersection is already bustling as an ambitious expansion project moves into high gear.
At least seven Wapato city employees have lost their jobs following a decision earlier this month to eliminate their positions.
While graduation rates at the national and state level have improved in recent years, Yakima County has lagged.
It’s been a year of change for Union Gap-based water bottle manufacturer Liberty Works.
The stance on cannabis businesses in Yakima County remains highly controversial, but largely unchanged.