Northwest News

Hermiston School District decides on back-to-school plan

HERMISTON, Oreg. — The Hermiston School District released an update on their back-to-school plan for the second half of the 2020-21 school year. Parents of elementary school students in the area should be prepared for major changes starting on February…

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Inslee over Capitol fencing

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A civil suit has been filed against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Chris Liu, the Director of the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES). The plaintiff believes that the fencing blocking public access to the Washington…

Coronavirus update: Benton Co. adds seven deaths

KENNEWICK, Wash. — On Fridays, the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) announced coronavirus-related deaths from the community. Seven more people were added to the running death toll, which surpassed 250 lives lost as of Friday, January 22, 2021. According to public…

Yakima Valley Partners for Education combat food insecurity

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Valley Partners for Education (YVPE) received $34,000 in grants to combat increasing food insecurity in the region. A collective impact initiative of the Heritage University, the Yakima Valley Partners for Education will feed 90 families…

Tri-Cities Cancer Center hosts virtual cooking lessons

KENNEWICK, Wash. — The Tri-Cities Cancer Center announced that it'll host virtual, online cooking classes in 2021. They're beginning with a four-part meal prep class beginning in February that will teach participants about the properties of each ingredient and how…

Oregon Zoo welcomes three rare baby bats

PORTLAND, Oreg. — There's more to the Oregon Zoo than just amusement. It's a place where endangered and rare species are nurtured, cared for and preserved over time. Zookeepers are now tasked with raising three Rodrigues flying fox babies that…

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown remarks on Biden Inauguration

SALEM, Oreg. -- After President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in on the morning of Wednesday, January 18, 2021, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released a statement. In it, she addresses a variety of topics including the…