Cameron Jay Helland, left, embraces defense attorney Robin Emmans Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, after a Yakima County Superior Court jury acquitted…
Marchers start at North Fifth Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard toward the Yakima Convention Center during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Yakima, Wash.
PICTURES OF THE YEAR
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 31 of their best images last month: Yakima's Veterans Day parade, state cross country championship, Community Christmas Tree, Adoption Day, state soccer playoffs, Thanksgiving with Yakima firefighters and more.
Scenes from the Veterans Day Parade Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in downtown Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 43 of their best images last month: harvest season, Yakima Speedway’s Fall Classic, a no-kill fox hunt, Halloween, Seahawks vs. Rams and many more.
Scenes from Steve Hahn Auto Group's 4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat and trick-or-treating on West Yakima Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 in Yakima, Wash.
Red and golden leaves color the autumn trails Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at the Yakima Area Arboretum in Yakima, Wash.
Survivors, community members, and supporters attend Yakima’s YWCA Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Millennium Plaza in downtown Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 34 of their best images last month: scenes from the Great Prosser Balloon Rally, harvest season, the Central Washington State Fair, and many more.
Action from the Northwest Super Late Model 200-lap race at the 32nd annual Fall Classic Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the Yakima Speedway in Yakima, Wash.
Pilots, crew members and spectators gather for the 29th annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at Port of Benton’s Prosser Airport in Prosser, Wash.
Scenes from Yakima’s Sunfair Parade Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, on East Yakima Avenue in downtown Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 28 of their best images last month: scenes from the Moxee Hop Festival, River Walk, Vintiques Nationals, Ellensburg Rodeo, Save Erik's Van concert and many more.
In Ellensburg Saturday our turbulent weather caused what meteorologists will call a funnel cloud, but the rest of us would probably identify as a tornado. The cloud formed around 4:20 p.m. near Secret Canyon Road, and if it ever did touch down it wasn't with enough force to alert the Nation…
Scenes from National Night Out hosted by the Safe Yakima Valley and Yakima Police Athletic League Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at Miller Park in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 24 of their best images last month: scenes from summer baseball games, the Fourth of July, Wapato city officials, the Nile Valley Fair and many more.
Scenes from the 45th annual Vintiques Northwest Nationals Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from the Moxee Hop Festival Parade Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, on Iler Street in Moxee, Wash.
Friends, family and community members gather for a candlelight vigil to remember Rosenda Strong, who was found almost 300 days after she disappeared, Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Pioneer Park in Toppenish, Wash.
For the second straight summer, mountain goats are flying in Olympic National Park. Officials this week began rounding up the sure-footed but nonnative mammals from remote, rugged parts of the park so they can be relocated into the Cascade Mountains, where they do belong.
Scenes from the Toppenish Wild West Parade Saturday, July 6, 2019, in downtown Toppenish, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Amanda Ray and Evan Abell selected 32 of their best images last month: scenes from the summer drought, an expert fly fisherman, a visit to the Yakima Training Center, paleontology youth summer camp, drag racing at the Renegade Raceway and many more.
Scenes from the 85th annual Toppenish PRCA Rodeo Friday, July 7, 2019, at the Brost Arena, 600 S. Division St. in Toppenish, Wash.
Scenes from the Fourth of July carnival and AppleJam Battle of the Bands Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
Middle school students designing, making and testing new parts to improve toy-sized "gravity cars" as part of the Early Engineering Institute Friday, June 28, 2019, at The McCarty Innovation and Learning Lab, 2100 NE Whitman Court in Seattle, Wash.
Scenes from Davis High’s graduation ceremony on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Scenes from West Valley High’s graduation ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Yakima Herald-Republic photographers Evan Abell and Amanda Ray selected 47 of their best images last month: championship tournaments, May Day, local luthier shares the art of hand-crafting violins, and Northwest Nitro Nationals Pro Hillclimb.
Scenes from Selah High’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Yakima SunDome in Yakima, Wash.
Michelle Allgaier visits with her adopted farm animals on her property that she has created into a sanctuary on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Noble Animal Sanctuary in Prosser, Wash. Allgaier and her partner Greg Noble take care of a dozen rescued pigs, five dogs, five cats, two horses, two ducks…
5th grade students from Naches Middle School visit the Central Washington Interagency Fire Training Academy at the former site of Naches Valley Primary School on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Students rotated between four stations learning about different equipment and skills used to fight wildfires.