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Deputy Announces County Sheriff Candidacy

A deputy announces his candidacy for Yakima County Sheriff this week. Deputy Steve Changala says he wants to run for the position following current Sheriff Ken Irwin's retirement announcement. Changala currently works on patrol in the Lower Valley and has…

Officers Returning to Duty

Two officers involved in shootings a few weeks ago are cleared to go back to work next week. Officer Casey Gillette will return to work after police say he shot Rocendo Arias at a carwash, when he approached his car…

Congratulations Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

The inductees for this years Agriculture Hall of Fame class officially took their place in AG history tonight. The four different categories are, the pioneer award, mentor leadership, young agribusiness man of the year, and visionary award This is a…

Painting the Town

Tina-Marie Lasha begins a late night paint job at a local Yakima business. Lasha's been a window painter and decorator for over 30 years, and a football fan for even longer. She even refers to herself as her father's son."I've…

Heritage Recognizes MLK Jr. Day

Heritage University hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Event this morning for its students. The celebration is part of Toppenish's MLK Jr. week and is an annual event put on by the school. Guest speakers shared the history of the…

Nursing Center Ribbon Cutting

Members of the community attend the official ribbon cutting ceremony for Washington State University Tri-Cities new nursing center. More than 100 nursing students are using the new facility this semester. Speakers thanked all donors, including Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which…

One Week Left For the CREHST Museum

You have one more week to visit the CREHST Museum before it closes its doors on January 31st. Some of the artifacts are going to move to the museum's new home at the Hanford REACH Interpretive Center. Those that don't…

No Pot Moratorium for Walla Walla

The City of Walla Walla decides against a marijuana moratorium. The city council voted four to three in a meeting last night. Instead, Walla Walla will just keep it's interim zoning ordinance, which are local regulations it will have for…

Lawmaker seeks to raise Wash. minimum wage

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A measure to raise Washington state's minimum wage for adults to $12 an hour over the next three years has been introduced in the state House.Rep. Jessyn Farrell of Seattle introduced the measure on Thursday. At…

Bill would reduce WA K-12 class sizes, add staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A bill introduced in the House would lower class sizes in Washington state and hire more public school teachers and other staff members.Rep. Roger Goodman, sponsor of House Bill 2589, said the goal is to make…

Riverhawks to be Honored Again

From the Pasco School District: Chiawana High School's 4A State championship football team will be recognized with a resolution by the State House of Representatives on Jan. 27 in Olympia. The resolution reads, in part, "…BE IT RESOLVED, That the…

Charges Filed Against Reporter

UPDATE: UPDATE: The Benton County Prosecutors office has charged Tieja MacLaughlin with one count of felony harassment with domestic violence for threatening the Tri-City Americans Jackson Playfair. Bail is set at $50,000 and MacLaughlin will be in court tomorrow at…

No Discipline For Richland "Letter" Removers

The staff members involved in the decision to remove the "letters" from Fran Rish Stadium and Carmichael Hill recently will not be disciplined by the Richland School District. Below is a memo sent out by Dr. Rick Schulte, the Richland…

Wash. jobless rate at 6.6%, lowest in 5 years

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state's unemployment rate is at its lowest point in more than five years.The state Employment Security Department said Thursday that the jobless rate had fallen to 6.6 percent in December, down from 6.8 in November. The…

Two Arrested in Kennewick Residential Burglaries

From the Benton County Sheriff- DATE: January 22, 2014 TYPE OF INCIDENT: Residential Burglary - ArrestsLOCATION OF INCIDENT: 5400 Block W. Umatilla Ave., Kennewick DATE / TIME OF INCIDENT: January 21, 2014 NARRATIVE OF INCIDENT:On January 21st, 2014 at about…

Paintball Gun Incident Lands Three in Jail

Three Yakima men are in jail after admitting to shooting a car's windshield with a paintball gun. Nick Brisbin, Quenton Flynn and Davon Flynn were Westbound on 45th Avenue last night, when they shot a passing car with their paintball…

Raising Awareness About Bullying

Junior high students pushed, shoved and exchange unpleasant words all afternoon. It's all part of a play written and put together by the students to bring awareness to a major issue; bullying. Middle schoolers were invited out to witness different…

Grandview House Fire Reults In Minor Burns

Two small children are taken to the hospital with minor burns after a house fire in a manufactured home Grandview this morning. Benton County deputies said a space heater is most likely to blame. The fire started in the children's…

The 12th Woman

A 69-year-old Pasco woman said she may very well be the Seattle Seahawks #1 fan in the Tri-Cities. She has all the memorobilia to prove it and has been to a countless number of games, including the NFC Championship Game…

Yakima City Council Member Comments on Pot Ban

The Yakima City Council votes 6-1 to outlaw pot processors and businesses within the city.The decision was made after State Attorney General released a statement - saying that I-502 does not prevent cities from banning sale or processing within its…