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  1. Retired Sunnyside farmer's reflections on water include meticulous irrigation techniquesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | The Columbian

    "You always carried a file with you and kept your shovel sharp," Jones said in an interview in his Stover Road home. The 88-year-old retired farmer also learned to distrust officialdom when it came to promises about irrigation, as he reads and hears about this year's drought and plans for increased water storage.


  2. Fruit companies looking outside the family to seed their futuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The Columbian

    Father's Day often takes on extra meanings in family businesses. Marty Vebrugge, left, and his son Peter, center, have hired Dean Gardner as the CEO of their Wapato family produce business to steer Valley Fruit through future generational successions.


  3. Go, Ideas for your weekend: Craft Winefest, Camtown, concertRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | The Columbian

    The Craft Winefest of Vancouver will feature 150 wines and 25 local beers June 12-14, 2015 at Esther Short Park. ( Travel the state of Washington via its wine during the Craft Winefest of Vancouver.


  4. Ex-Im Bank issue splits Republicans in U.S. HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | The Columbian

    The debate over renewing the bank's charter has divided Republicans in the U.S. House, where freshman Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, an Ex-Im supporter, finds himself surrounded by the 170-member Republican Study Committee, a conservative House group that has formally come out against reauthorization. "I think we've still got work to do," Newhouse said.


  5. Yakima sets a record with 101 degrees SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | The Columbian

    It was 101 degrees at the Yakima Air Terminal by 5 p.m. Sunday, making it the hottest June 7 in Yakima since 1948, when the temperature reached 97 degrees. The National Weather Service says the heat will continue in the region, but it shouldn't reach 100 again this week in Yakima.


  6. High wildlfire danger predicted in parts of Yakima, Kittitas countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | The Columbian

    Hot, dry and windy weather is expected to raise wildfire danger in the Kittitas Valley and parts of Yakima County - including West Valley, Selah and Naches - on Monday. The National Weather Service warning, issued Saturday, said the conditions will "result in the potential for rapid fire spread with any new fire starts."


  7. Storm packing heavy rain, hail, lightning hits Central Wash.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | The Columbian

    The Yakima Herald-Republic says some flooding was reported Thursday night in the streets of downtown Selah, near Yakima. Scattered power failures were also reported.


  8. Dozer Day digs into new territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | The Columbian

    Dozer Day continues to expand this year with more activities and some new events on the way. Courtesy Nutter Corp. fairgrounds, because we outgrew our old site in Camas ."


  9. Washington newborns will be screened for heart defects under new lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | The Columbian

    Christian Lybbert was born with only two chambers in his heart, rather than the normal four, but his parents didn't know that when they brought him home from the hospital in Yakima. They suspected something was wrong, but didn't find out what it was until about two weeks later when he had his normal two-week checkup.


  10. Artillery and rockets coming to JBLM training exercisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Columbian

    The Olympian reports that the Army will be using artillery an d rockets to train troops at JBLM instead of sending them to Yakima Training Center in central Washington. JBLM's senior Army officer said he will be able to save money by avoiding the 160 miles of travel to Yakima.


  11. Should Washington mail-in ballots have prepaid postage?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Columbian

    Some Washington state senators think more people would vote if they didn't have to put a stamp on their mail-in ballot. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Yakima County had the worst voter turnout in the state last November with fewer than 48 percent of the ballots returned.


  12. 2-tier system for driver's license, ID cards, still in worksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Columbian

    A plan to bring Washington state into compliance with tougher federal requirements for proof of U.S. residency for driver's licenses and other government-sanctioned ID has not been immediately embraced by lawmakers. The proposed bill, requested by the state Department of Licensing and supported by Gov. Jay Inslee, would create a two-tier system for licenses and would also repeal a 2007 law that prohibits spending state money to comply with the national standards unless federal funding was provided and other concerns were allayed.


  13. Listeria death tied to Yakima companyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | The Columbian

    The Washington state Department of Health says an outbreak of listeria that has killed one person originated from a Yakima cheese maker. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that state health and agriculture officials are working with federal officials to contain the outbreak.


  14. Hundreds of gun-rights activists rally at CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Columbian

    Gun owners, including Garrett Bosworth, 16, center, of Yakima, Wash., pose for a selfie photo as they display their weapons in the upper gallery of the House chambers, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The House was not in session when this photo was taken, and members of the group went to the gallery following a protest outside the Legislative building in opposition to Washington state's Initiative 594, which requires - with only a few exceptions - background checks on all gun sales and transfers.


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