8 hrs ago
Inslee to Yakima: Don't appeal judge's ruling on Latino voters
Yakima should not appeal the ruling by a federal judge that the city has denied representation to its Latino minority by holding at-large elections for its City Council, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a letter to the Yakima City Council.
8 hrs ago
Yakima utility tax debate heating up; headed to City Council
A tax debate is heading to city council. At issue is the city's utility tax. Councilmember Rick Ensey wants to reduce it.
It's a race after all in 14th District
Michael Scott Brumback, left, picked up enough votes in a write-in campaign to challenge incumbent Rep. Norm Johnson in the general election for the 14th District seat.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Lineup announced for second session of Lunchtime Live concerts
The decision to split this year's Lunchtime Live concert series into two sessions in order to avoid the hottest part of the summer seems to have been a fortuitous one.
YPD citing more drivers for cell phone use
YAKIMA, Wash. -- More people are getting caught in Yakima for driving while texting or talking on their cell phones.
Domex reports "vintage" apple crop
Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has a "vintage" apple crop this year, chief horticulturalist Dave Gleason said in an Aug. 25 company video.
YPD motorcycles get new ticket technology
New equipment will help some Yakima Police Department officers write tickets faster.
Editorial: How to fix Yakima’s racially polarized elections
Yakima city officials should not appeal a court ruling calling for district-based elections.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Yakima taps Davenport as next Director of Community Development
In the 27 years Joan Davenport has worked for the City of Yakima, she has served in a variety of roles ranging from an entry-level Associate Planner to a Division Manager and as an acting Department Director.
Yakima Valley farmers' markets
The Yakima Valley has the most varieties of fresh produce in the entire Pacific Northwest.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Yakima to conduct third Citizen Survey
Two years ago the City of Yakima began asking the community to help identify its most important challenges and opportunities by taking part in an annual citizen survey.
Progress made on teacher shortage at Yakima School District
There's progress in the teacher shortage at the Yakima School District. Right now, more than a dozen jobs still need to be filled.
Yakima plans to fire clerk accused of inappropriately accessing records
A Yakima Municipal Court clerk accused of using her position to access the records of her opponents in the race for Yakima County Clerk may be fired.
Drive-by Shooting in Outlook Kills One, Injures Two
On Monday, August 25 2014, two adult males and a three-year-old male suffered gunshot wounds as the result of an apparent drive-by shooting in the 100 block of D Street in Outlook.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
In Our View/Washington Voting Rights Act: A changing political landscape
On Friday, the sleepiest of news days, a federal Judge named Thomas O. Rice issued a sweeping summary judgment , presaging a more representative political landscape in Yakima.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Funeral director opening new business in trouble with state
Cindy Figueroa is opening a new funeral home in Yakima. She already has a location in Kent.
Yakima citizens group proposes alternative downtown plaza design
Some people in Yakima are shaking up the downtown plaza debate. They've come up with designs of their own.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Washington wine grape harvest begins | Kitsap Week
Paul Champoux, one of Washington's top grape growers, led off the state's harvest season by bringing in 1.6 tons of Marquette.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Yakima attorney to face state Rep. Johnson as write-in candidate
State Rep. Norm Johnson will have an opponent in November's general election. The Secretary of State's Office says Yakima attorney Michael Scott Brumback received more than 3 percent of the vote in the Aug. 5 primary as a write-in candidate.
Judge: Yakima city council elections must change
A U.S. District Judge says the city of Yakima must change its city council elections to comply with the Voting Rights Act, finding that Latino residents do not have proper participation.