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Home of the Hops: A look into a Yakima farming tradition

It's no secret that the Yakima valley produces a very large number of hops. Roughly 75% of the nation's hops are grown, harvested, shipped, and in some cases, brewed here in the Pacific Northwest.

Decorated combat veteran who shot Osama bin Laden speaks in Yakima

Decorated combat veteran Rob O'Neill recounted what it was like to be part of the team that shot and killed Osama bin Laden. He shared his story on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 at a packed town hall event at Capitol Theatre.

Ritzville community comes together for farmer with stage IV cancer

What started as a spot on his back in February has spread to his bones. Melanoma has staked its claim on Larry's skeletal system, cracking his ribs and hip, making the hard work that comes with harvest nearly impossible -- until his town rallied together to make sure the cancer didn't claim his land, too.

The ultimate fixer-upper: Spokane couple buys, renovates drug house

It's a story that sounds like it's straight out of HGTV: a couple finds a run-down house, buys the lot for cheap, fixes it up, then passes it along to another family. That's exactly what happened this year in North Spokane, but to say Kathy and Phil Hale had their work cut out for them is an understatement.

Auction of Washington Wines Awards $15,000 Grant To Walla Walla Community College

The Auction of Washington Wines presented a $15,000 check to Walla Walla Community College's Institute for Enology and Viticulture on Thursday. The grant will support WWCC's "Human Capital" fund, allowing students to earn an income while they gain real world experience that is credited toward obtaining their degrees.

A major piece of Pendleton's history is hidden underground

If you drive through the city of Pendleton some major landmarks may stick out - the Wildhorse Resort & Casino or the bronze statue in front of the Pendleton Round-Up arena.However, a major part of the city's character and culture…