Yakima

Newhouse blasts Inslee over re-opening decision

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Congressman Dan Newhouse, the U.S. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district, blasted Governor Jay Inslee over the state's decision to keep South Central Washington closed. During a press conference on Thursday, February 12, 2021, Gov. Inslee announced…

Yakima man arrested in drive-by shooting

YAKIMA, Wash. — Authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred over the weekend near the Yakima Convention Center. Yakima police responded about 12:30 a.m. Sunday to reports that a man had shot at someone who was walking on North…

Seven displaced in Yakima following early-morning fire

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Fire Department (YFD) responded to a massive fire that left seven people displaced early on Tuesday morning. According to officials with the fire department, firefighters were called to the 1000 block of West Mead Avenue…

Yakima church offers grants for nonprofits

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima church is offering grants to local nonprofit organizations making a difference in the community. St. Timothy's Episcopal Church — 4105 Richey Rd. — has opened up applications for Ruth Luhman Funds, which accrued from an…

Washington politicians commend federal wildfire relief

OLYMPIA, Wash. — It was recently announced that the Biden Administration is approving Washington state's Major Disaster Declaration request for nine counties and two tribes impacted by the 2020 wildfires across Eastern Washington. With this approval, crucial FEMA resources and…

Three Yakima schools add after-school programs through OSPI grant

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima School District (YSD) announced that three additional schools will add after-school programs in the summertime thanks to federal grants. According to their release, the YSD received federally-funded U.S. Dept. of Education grants through Washington’s Office…

Sunnyside Police respond to fatal drive-by shooting

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Sunnyside Police officers responded to a shooting on Sunday afternoon that left one victim dead. According to a news release by the Sunnyside Police Department, officers responded to shots fired at 1201 Roosevelt Ct. on Sunday afternoon.…

Yakima City Council to add virtual public comment

YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima residents can now sign up to comment live at Yakima City Council meetings held via Zoom. Council members voted Jan. 19 to set aside time for community members to speak during virtual meetings. The practice will…

Yakima Health District works on school reopening plan

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. — The Yakima Health District is working with local school districts on a plan to safely return to in-person learning. The health district heard comments from community members at a Board of Health meeting Wednesday regarding schools…