Wildfire Rages In Remote Grasslands In Washington State A wildfire burning in dry grasslands in a lowly populated part of central Washington state grew dramatically on Thursday, driven by hot weather and gusty winds.
Washington Seeks To Overturn Tribe's Fuel Tax Exemption Washington state is asking the nation's highest court to overturn a state Supreme Court decision that exempted the Yakama Nation from paying state taxes on out-of-state fuel delivered to the reservation.
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, LandslidesA landslide destroyed a home in Maple Valley. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for Yakima and surrounding areas.
12 People Arrested in Heroin Smuggling and Distribution RingThe U.S. Justice Department said in a news release that eleven people were arrested Wednesday and the twelfth was already in immigration custody.
Judge Orders State To Fix Mental Health FacilityA federal judge ordered the state of Washington to stop sending mentally ill defendants to a new treatment facility in Yakima after learning that the renovated jail poses a safety risk.
City Balks At $800 Cupcake Bill For Worker's Farewell PartyCity Manager Tony O'Rourke says the spending was a "gross misuse" of taxpayer money.
Parent Arrested After Making Threats Against High School CoachThe father of female basketball player has been arrested after Yakima County sheriff's investigated threats posted on social media
Yakima Suspended Department Head For Too Many TextsThe head of Yakima's Utilities and Engineering Department has been suspended for two weeks without pay for using her work phone to send too many personal messages.
Two More Charter Schools Likely To Get Approval The schools expected to be approved at a meeting next week of the Charter School Commission in Yakima are a Green Dot middle and high school in Seattle and an elementary school in Sunnyside in Central Washington
Judge Says Yakima Was Wrong To Withhold ReportThe city of Yakima violated the state's Public Records Act when it refused to release a report on misconduct allegations against a police officer, Yakima Superior Court Judge Susan Hahn ruled Monday.
Arming School Administrators In Eastern Washington Sparks DebateEleven school administrators in one eastern Washington school district will be carrying guns on school grounds when the new school year begins.
Portland Fog Diverts Flight From Las Vegas Alaska Airlines has equipped its fleet of Boeing 737s to routinely handle fog, but an equipment malfunction on a flight from Las Vegas Thursday night forced it to divert to Yakima because of fog in Portland.