Automotive

Semi-truck and trailer destroyed by fire in Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. — A fire consumed a semi-truck and a trailer in Yakima on Monday, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages in the process. According to a release issued by the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) on Tuesday,…

Amtrak restores service on routes following COVID cutbacks

In another hopeful sign that the travel industry is bouncing back in Washington after pandemic-induced lows last year, Amtrak says it's restoring daily service on 12 long distance routes, including two that run through Seattle. Starting Monday, both the Chicago to Seattle/Portland and the Seattle to Los Angeles routes will resume daily service. The routes had previously only been operating three times a week due to low ridership during the pandemic. The Amtrak Cascades route will also add a second round trip between Seattle and Eugene starting Monday and a third round trip on the Seattle to Portland segment will also be added. 

Walla Walla police arrest prowler stealing from cars

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — In the early morning hours on Wednesday, local authorities were sent to stop a car prowler who later admitted to stealing from numerous vehicles in the surrounding area. According to a press release issued by Sgt.…

America's Amtrak moment could finally be here

Created in 1971 from the creaking remains of the classic US railroads that helped build modern America, Amtrak has often lived a precarious existence. Subject to the whims of politicians in Washington D.C. and constantly under pressure from the well-funded…