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Wednesday: 129 new COVID-19 cases in Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Health District reported 129 new cases of COVID-19 in Yakima County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,252. With no additional deaths reported since Monday, the death toll remains at 87. There are 41 Yakima…

Yakima drive-in graduation events canceled

YAKIMA, Wash. -- On Tuesday, the Yakima School District announced that drive-in graduation events for Eisenhower, Davis and Stanton high schools have been canceled. "In recent communications with the Yakima Health District and guidelines set forth by the governor, we…

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.…

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…

Yakima Farmers' Market adding new vendors this weekend

UNION GAP, Wash. — While things are a little bit different at the Yakima Farmers' Market this year, staff are working hard to ensure people can get locally-sourced produce safely and efficiently. However, market manager Don Eastridge said with the…

11 employees at Sunnyside PD test positive for COVID-19

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- At least 11 employees at the Sunnyside Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19, the Yakima Health District said during a press conference Wednesday. Last week, the health district announced that a 48-year-old inmate at the Sunnyside…

Man shot during Terrace Heights robbery has died

TERRACE HEIGHTS, Wash. -- A 30-year-old man who was shot during an armed robbery in Terrace Heights on May 6 has died, the Yakima County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Deputies initially responded to a robbery at a home in the…