Relatives and friends of missing and murdered Indigenous people shared stories on Thursday with a new state task force charged with assessing causes of the generations-long crisis. The meeting was co-hosted by the Yakama Nation and continues Friday online.
Two witnesses said Jordan Stevens killed Alillia Minthorn because she talked to the FBI about a previous case in which he was involved. A third witness vanished when the Brownstown tavern was destroyed by fire a day after Steven’s conviction.
A collision between two semi trucks killed one of the drivers and closed U.S. 97 south of Toppenish for several hours Thursday, authorities say.
Heritage University history professor Blake Slonecker is a longtime crossword puzzle fan who enjoys solving and building them. His puzzles have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Universal Crosswords and the Chronicle of Higher Education.
This interactive map links to some of the unsolved cases on Yakama Nation in the hopes that more attention can help law enforcement and families who have lost loved ones.
Camp Hope — a homeless encampment in east Yakima — has partnered with Toppenish city officials and the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic to open a temporary shelter in the Lower Valley.
A new state task force focused on missing and murdered Indigenous women and people will meet for the first time on Thursday in Toppenish.
Virginia Beavert, or Tux̱ámshish, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday. The cherished elder, teacher, linguist, author and World War II veteran has dedicated her life to the revitalization and preservation of the Yakama language called Ichishkíin.
The parade begins at 6 p.m., motors down First Avenue and north on Toppenish Avenue.
Scenes from the Toppenish Lighted Christmas Parade Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Toppenish, Wash.
James Matthew Seaunier pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault Tuesday in Yakima County Superior Court.
A 21-year-old Moxee man was killed in a 10-car pileup on Interstate 82 Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
Sarah and Keith James of Yakima are the first couple in the University of Washington Medicine’s transplant program in which a spouse gave a lobe of liver to the other. On July 20, surgeons removed one of Sarah's two liver lobes, comprising approximately 68% of her liver, and transplanted it into Keith.
Deputies, Yakama Nation Tribal Police and crews from Yakima County Fire District 5 were called to the intersection of Stephenson and Evans roads around 9:30 a.m. for a single-vehicle crash.
Firefighters responded to the blaze west of Brownstown about 6:15 p.m. and by 7 p.m. had it extinguished, according to a Yakima County Fire District 5 news release.
State authorities cannot regulate the number of acres the Yakama Nation irrigates on its reservation, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Prosecutors dropped Luis Enrique Ramos-De La Riva’s second-degree murder charge in return for his guilty plea to felony violation of a no-contact order. They said were left with little choice after the only eyewitness died.