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Walla Walla County now in Phase 2 of reopening plan

Walla Walla County has been granted a variance for reopening under Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start plan, county officials announced Wednesday morning. All businesses in the county prepared to follow Governor Jay Inslee’s guidelines are now allowed to reopen,…

Yakima School District leads WA in youth meal distributions

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — By 10:30 Wednesday morning, a line of cars stretched three blocks surrounding Yakima School District’s Washington Middle School. More cars continued to arrive in anticipation of the weekly meal distribution, which is scheduled from 10:30 a.m.…

Some recreational fishing set to reopen in Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — After two months of closures because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns, many of Washington state’s coastal waters are set to reopen for fishing on Tuesday, officials said. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said marine areas…

Man missing from Kent could be in Kittitas County

KENT, Wash. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to find a missing Washington man. Kent Police and the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office believe 41-year-old Ian Eckles could possibly be in Cle Elum, Teanway, Liberty or Blewett Pass area.…

Benton REA donates $20k to local food banks

Prosser, Wash. -- Benton REA has teamed up with CoBank to provide $20,000 worth of food to local families. Benton REA received a $10,000 matching grant from the CoBank Sharing Success program to help provide meals through three organizations within…