Kittitas County

Snoqualmie Pass back open in both directions

UPDATE: Snoqualmie Pass reopened in both directions Wednesday night. --- ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Interstate 90 westbound closed in Ellensburg Wednesday afternoon because of multiple crashes near Easton, transportation officials said. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there are…

UPDATE: Eastbound lanes back open at Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE (1:00 p.m.) -- All lanes are back open. SNOQUALMIE, Wash. -- The Washington State Department of Transportation has closed eastbound lanes at Snoqualmie Pass due to multiple vehicle spin-outs. The closure starts at North Bend near milepost 34. WSDOT is…

Yakima County deputies arrest 3 in statewide burglary ring

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that three suspects in a statewide burglary are now in custody. Deputies said Juan Manuel Sandoval, 23, of Wapato, Derrick Shane McKinney, 32, of Selah and Stetson Jacob Lehman, 29, of Yakima are…

CWU requests security upgrades after false shooter report

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - Central Washington University is requesting $3.28 million in state funding to upgrade its security systems in Ellensburg after a false active shooter threat in February.

CWU student journalists fight for their First Amendment rights

Student journalists from Central Washington University rallied on campus Thursday to fight for their First Amendment rights. For months, reporters at the university's student-run newspaper and television station have been trying to do their jobs with their hands tied. 

WWII vet from Ellensburg celebrates 92nd birthday on Veterans Day

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- A World War II veteran from Ellensburg celebrated his 92nd birthday on Veterans Day this year.A crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to a veteran named "Jim" at a luncheon following Ellensburg's annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, according…

Local leaders react to impeachment vote

Several local lawmakers are speaking out after the vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry was approved in the House on Thursday morning.

Kittitas police first to implement body cameras countywide

Seven months after a fatal officer-involved shooting rocked the small city of Kittitas, local police are implementing new technology they hope will help keep officers and the community they serve safer.