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Borton Fruit partners with Birko on food safety
Grower-shipper Borton Fruit now uses equipment and products from Birko as part of its overall food safety system for its apple, pear and cherry operation in Yakima, Wash. Birko also provided sanitation training for Borton Fruit staff, according to a news release from the Henderson, Colo., food safety company.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Yakima police don't plan on buying body cameras any time soon
Equipping cops with cameras is an issue that's come to light recently. Especially after last month's shooting of an unarmed teenager in Missouri.
Two Yakima County men arrested in Oregon with $12K in marijuana
Two Washington men were arrested early Sunday morning during an Oregon State Police traffic stop when a trooper found over 5 pounds of marijuana concealed in their vehicle on Interstate 5 north of Medford. OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
North First Street revitalization designs to be presented
New designs for the North First Street Revitalization Project will be presented to the Yakima City Council this week. There will be three different options of what the project could look like.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
29 children now thought to have resurgent D68 virus
The number of Washington children suspected of having a respiratory virus that is sweeping the nation has increased to 29, including children from Snohomish and Island counties, state Department of Health officials said Friday. Kids from King, Grant, Chelan and Whatcom counties and the cities of Yakima and Spokane are being tested to see if they have enterovirus D68 , said Kelly Stowe, a Department of Health spokeswoman.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
La Salle High School celebrates new gym
La Salle High School in Union Gap celebrated mass with the opening of its new gym Thursday. Students had to play sports on different campuses until now.
'Uncommon' respiratory illness suspected in Yakima child
Public health officials in King County are investigating whether patients being treated at Seattle Children's Hospital have a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide. Health officials said Thursday that additional testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will confirm whether it is enterovirus 68, an uncommon strain of a common family of viruses that typically hit from summer through fall.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Yakima city clerk fired for misusing work computer
Yakima Municipal Court clerk Sarah Matheny has been fired for using her work computer to look up driving records and background on other candidates in her race for the job of Yakima County clerk. City Manager Tony O'Rourke says he fired Matheny on Monday and asked for an investigation by the state attorney general's office to ensure the security of the electoral process.
OIC helps homeless Yakima student chart a new path
More than 500 teenagers don't have a place to go home to every night, right here in Yakima County. We met one of the young homeless back in February.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Yakima School District's Superintendent speaks about her retirement
Yakima School District's Superintendent speaks with KIMA about her retirement for the first time. The district's top educator announced she will step down after this school year.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Seven face charges in Yakima massage parlor sting
Massage parlors busted for not having a license could have their businesses shut down. YPD raided the operations over the weekend.
Yakima realtor's former daughter-in-law testifies in murder trial
A star witness for the prosecution in the Daniel Blizzard murder trial took the stand today. Blizzard's former girlfriend Jill Taylor took the stand at 4 p.m. Monday.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Yakima youth organization trying to rebuild
The Yakima Chapter of DeMolay held a formal ceremony Sunday for its four active members. The chapter is trying to rebuild after disappearing for three years.
US House race in Washington lacks a Democrat
For the first time in state history, the general election for a U.S. House seat features two Republicans and no Democrat. That's because the two Republicans in the 4th Congressional District received the most votes in the August primary under the state's system in which the top two vote-getters advance, regardless of party.
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Passing of the Apple Gavel: New USApple Officers and Board Members Seated
VIENNA, Va., Sept. 2 -- The U.S. Apple Association issued the following news release: The official apple gavel was passed from 2013/14 U.S. Apple Association Chairman Chris Britton to incoming chairman Mark Nicholson at the association's annual Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago, IL.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Rotary building new playground at Union Gospel Mission shelter
Kids in crisis will soon have a new place to play. The Downtown Yakima Rotary Club is building a playground at the Union Gospel Mission on N. 1st Street.
All Freeman schools to unite under Scottie mascot - Sat, 06 Sep 2014 PST
This year, the Freeman School District is unifying its mascots. All of the schools will be Scotties, the high school's mascot since it opened in 1955.
Sunnyside hospital taking over local hearing & speech center
A local hearing and speech center is getting a new lease on life. Sunnyside Community Hospital is acquiring the financially troubled facility.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Bait cars catching thieves in Yakima County
Catching car thieves is a tough challenge for investigators all over Yakima County. Deputies say they're having some success with a tactic they've done in the past and are trying again.
National Mortgage News
New Pressure to Abolish Thrifts' Qualified Lender Test
HEARING THEIR PAIN? By switching charters and escaping the QTL test, Berkshire Hills Bancorp will have "greater flexibility with respect to the future of commercial lending," CEO Mike Daly said. Comptroller Thomas Curry said the test should be eliminated so federal thrifts can "adapt ... to changing economic and business environments."