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.
Guilt-Ridden Hunter Mails Wildlife Dept. $6,000 Check 40 Years After Killing DeerA guilty Montana hunter, only identified as Roy, felt the need to unburden his conscience of a poaching crime that he committed more than 40 years ago.
Federal Raids Lead To Arrests Of 21 In YakimaAt least 21 people have been arrested in a series of immigration raids in Yakima following a federal investigation into alleged document fraud, including counterfeit work authorization cards.
Best Red Wine and Chocolate Events in WashingtonFrom one end of the state to the other, February brings out the best in Washington wines and artisan chocolates. Plan a visit to wine country for one of these delicious events with your someone special.
Best Weekend Road Trips in Washington January 11 - 13Head out this weekend for the country's FREE winter trails day, celebrate winter with a fine ale and an ice sculpture, or enjoy watching eagles in Skagit County. January is filled with fun things to do!