Yakima

Officers Honored by City

Police officers are recognized by the City of Yakima for heroic actions taken last year. Officer Matt Lee received a lifesaving award for performing CPR on an overdose victim last October. Also, members from the Yakima SWAT team were honored…

Food Stamp Trafficking Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Five suspects in a 2011 food stamps fraud case plead not guilty to trafficking charges in Yakima County Court this afternoon. Julian Armas, Ashley Cutler, Kevin Jenkins, Martel Morfin and Michael White are accused of selling their food stamp benefits…

Body of WSU professor found in Pullman pond

PULLMAN, Wash. -Pullman Police are investigating the discovery of the body of a WSU professor found in a pond at Sunnyside Park Wednesday morning. According to police, a 51-year-old male Pullman resident took his dog for a walk Tuesday night…

Wash. Cuts Size, Number of Legal Marijuana Grows

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state is dealing with a glut of would-be legal marijuana growers by cutting back on the number of licenses it issues and the maximum size of pot farms.The state Liquor Control Board received more than 2,800…

Wash. Legislature Approves Immigrant Financial Aid Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington state Legislature has given final approval to a measure to expand college financial aid to include students who were brought to the state illegally as children.Senate Bill 6523 passed the House Tuesday on a…

Report: Millions to Washington State from Pot Sales Next Year

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Economic forecasters are predicting that the state's new legal recreational marijuana market will bring nearly $190 million to state coffers over a four-year period starting in mid-2015.The forecast released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council…

National Drink Wine Day

Red or white, sweet or dry, it's National Drink Wine Day. Organizers said today is all about spreading love and celebrating the health benefits of wine. Out of towners visiting the Tri-Cities said they feel lucky to enjoy this day…

Brad Peck Announces Candidacy

Another candidate, Franklin County Commissioner Brad Peck announces he will run for the 4th Congressional seat to be vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings at the end of this year. Peck, a Republican, has served as county commissioner for more than…

Back to Boston

Gail Farmer makes a few laps around the student rec center track. At 60 years old, she feels as young as ever -- she'll need to be in order to take part in one of the biggest runs of her…

OIC Hosting Black History Month Exhibit

The OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) of Washington in Yakima is putting on a display to celebrate black history month. The display is being held at the gymnasium on North 9th Avenue -- it features art and artifacts that depict African…

Yakima City Council Discussing Funding Options

The Yakima City Council is meeting tonight to discuss several project funding options. The first is whether or not to proceed with a multimillion dollar revitalization plan for North First Street -- that includes expanding the sidewalks, and adding vegetation,…

Senate OKs new license plate replacement rule in Wash.

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The requirement that car owners periodically replace license plates would go away under a measure approved unanimously by the Senate.Senate Bill 5785 passed the chamber late Monday night and now heads to the House for consideration.…

Boeing picks Everett to build 77X wings

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Boeing says that it has picked Everett, Wash., as the site to build wings for its new 777x aircraft.The company said Tuesday that the wing center will be located north of its Everett factory and sustain…

Quizzing the Public on President's Day

President's Day isn't just a day off from school or work, it's a chance to observe all the great leaders who helped found our country. But, how much do people really know about our leaders? Here's some pop questions we…

Bill aims to eliminate up-front college costs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Students in Washington state could be among the first to go to college without having to worry about paying tuition up front.Instead, under a bill proposed in the House, they'd pay after leaving school in the…

Wash. to convert same-sex partners into marriage

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state plans to convert thousands of same-sex partners into married couples on June 30, if they haven't gotten married on their own or dissolved their union by then.The Seattle Times reports this change is the final…

Nutriom recalls dried egg products

LACEY, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state company is recalling more than 100 tons of dried egg products over concerns about salmonella contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the products from Nutriom LLC of Lacey, Wash., were shipped nationwide…