Yakima NewsAre we taking earthquakes seriously in Washington?
It's estimated at least a million Washingtonians crawled under desks, quickly left buildings or practiced other precautions as part of a statewide earthquake drill on Thursday. "I think the problem with Eastern Washington is we don't take earthquake hazards seriously," said Reidel, an adjunct professor of geology at Washington State University's Tri-Cities campus.Yakima voters to have say on county's recreational pot ban
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Anthony J. Haworth, 38, agreed Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court to push his sexual assault trial back three weeks. The Pasco police officer, who is on administrative leave, may be close to resolving the case, according to his lawyer.Woman evicted from motel accused of starting fire there
A 29-year-old woman who was evicted from a Yakima motel is accused of setting a fire that caused more than $100,000 in damages. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the woman, who is homeless, is in Yakima County Jail on investigation of arson and malicious mischief.Yakima County remains among worst in state for sexual health - Sun, 15 Oct 2017 PST
If for some reason you were thinking of having unprotected sex in Yakima, public health officials wish to remind you: Don't. The state Department of Health last week released 2016 data on sexually transmitted infections and Yakima County is still one of the worst counties in the state for sexual health.Homeless issues likely to be atop agenda at Yakima City Council meeting - Sun, 15 Oct 2017 PST
By Tuesday night, Yakima residents should learn the fate of a homeless encampment operating since March on city-owned land behind the former Kmart building on East Nob Hill Boulevard. And despite not having locked in a specific building, a short-term winter plan for the homeless will likely also come to light Tuesday.Richland challengers hope anti-incumbent fever sweeps city council
An unpopular decision by the current Richland City Council to use part of a $20 car tab fee to help pay for the planned Duportail Bridge over the Yakima River is among the issues raised by challengers hoping to unseat incumbents next month. An unpopular decision by the current Richland City Council to use part of a $20 car tab fee to help pay for the planned Duportail Bridge over the Yakima River is among the issues raised by challengers hoping to unseat incumbents next month.Pepin Heights celebrates 20 years of Honeycrisp
Pepin Heights Orchards owner Dennis Courtier looked back this fall on the beginnings of Honeycrisp, which 20 years ago started the evolution of the apple category. The variety is tough to grow and pack, but consumers have embraced it and continue to pay a premium for it.Yakima Craft Beverage Walk, November 4th
Yakima is one of the few place where craft beverage producers can actually create their concoctions with locally grown ingredients. Hops, grapes, grains, apples, and so on.Back on track: 15 years after a brain injury and fighting the mental...
Ray Holman, an Eastern State patient with a traumatic brain injury from a 2011 motorcycle accident, wants to advocate for others when he's released.Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW It seems like a lifetime ago to him now, but Ray Holman was once a successful chemical dependency counselor in Yakima. He worked hard, had a wife and was in touch with his three adult children and their children.Two flocks of birds at C. Washington State Fair test positive for avian flu - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 PST
Two flocks of birds at the recently concluded Central Washington State Fair were infected with bird flu, but health officials say it's a strain that has not been shown to infect humans. "The avian influenza viruses identified in 2015 to the present in U.S. birds are not known to have caused human illness but similar viruses have caused human illness in other countries," the alert said.Man run over by tractor in orchard in serious condition
The strong and gusty winds are expected to continue at times through Saturday. YAKIMA - A 24-year-old Yakima man run over by the tractor he'd been driving was listed in serious condition Wednesday in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.Washington apple growers put crop under cover
Apple harvest has moved well past the halfway point in Washington state, with reports of good quality and smaller sizes compared with a year ago. In the company's latest orchard update, Yakima, Wash.-based Superfresh Growers reports that the scale of picking activity is immense for growers in the state.Joseph "Joe" Feist
Joe was born to Joseph and Magdeline Feist on July 27, 1917, in Linton, . He would become the middle child of ten siblings.Alaska communities weigh marijuana bans 3 years after legalization
Voters in two of Alaska's major marijuana-growing communities will decide Tuesday whether to ban marijuana businesses within their jurisdictions. If the proposed bans on marijuana growing, manufacturing, selling, and testing are successful, several dozen businesses would be forced to close in and around Fairbanks and in rural parts of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.Scene of an anatomy: Lab offers students an inside look at human health - Mon, 02 Oct 2017 PST
To learn more about WSU's Willed Body Program, call 368-6600, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at medicine.wsu.edu/give/willed-body-program. By the midpoint of a three-hour anatomy lab at Washington State University, one thing was clear: no two pancreases look alike.Young immigrants in Yakima Valley worry but find support as DACA...
Anxiety is growing as the deadline looms for young immigrants to renew work visas under a program that's shielded them from deportation but is now nearing its end. "There's a lot of sadness, disappointment and fear out there," said Laura Contreras, directing attorney for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Granger.