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Yakima News

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:44:00 EDT
Hanford High School Students Remember Columbine Victims
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Thousands of students across the nation participated in a nation-wide walk out in honoring the victim who died. Students at Hanford High School marched through the John Dam Plaza earlier this afternoon in Richland. Students not only honored victims of the Columbine shooting but also those who died at Majory Stoneman Douglass High School.    Chase Freeman is the leader o...

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:05:00 EDT
Hundreds of 5th graders participate in salmon release field trip
Every year, hundreds of fifth graders in Ellensburg leave their campus for the salmon release field trip. 

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:13:00 EDT
Valley Mall shooting suspect makes first court appearance
On Wednesday afternoon, the teenage suspect in the deadly shooting outside the Valley Mall in Union Gap two weeks ago faced a judge.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:44:00 EDT
Yakima ranked 17th city in nation for particle pollution
The air quality in Yakima is not something most residents worry about, but a new report might change that. 

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:10:00 EDT
Virginia Mason Memorial recognized among most sustainable health care facilities in the country
In recognition for outstanding accomplishments in sustainability, Virginia Mason Memorial has received four awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. 

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:45:00 EDT
Group operating Yakima homeless shelter says it plans to close
The group that's been running a homeless shelter in Yakima says it plans to close the facility at the end of June. 

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:06:00 EDT
West Valley community files appeal against new substance-free apartment complex
Several West Valley residents are not happy about the City approving of a new apartment complex because they say it would bring change.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:02:00 EDT
Multiple agencies start preparations for upcoming fire season
The Department of Natural Resources as well as other agencies like The Forest Service are preparing for what could be another busy wildfire season.

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:36:00 EDT
Better safety a security a top priority in West Valley schools
Safety is a top priority for schools nationwide; it's an issue many of them are always trying to improve. 

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Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:20:00 EDT
Alllstate agencies across Washington handing out disaster relief kits
As fire season approaches, Washington Allstate agents are handing out disaster relief kits to help families prepare. 

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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:57:00 EDT
Heritage Garden Installation at Hansen Park
KENNEWICK: Community members of all ages volunteered at the Heritage Garden Installation at Hansen Park today.   The Benton Conservation District is working to put in landscaped areas across Benton and Franklin Counties with plants designed to provide sustainable gardening practices.   Heather Wendt is the Assistant Manager for the Benton Conservation District and says the types of plants in the garden are typically native to the land.   "Because...

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:37:00 EDT
Manuel Verduzco found guilty in Moneytree double murder case
After just eight hours of deliberations, a Yakima jury reached a verdict in the three week long double murder trial of Manuel Verduzco.

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:06:00 EDT
Keep pets' well-being in mind during Animal Cruelty Prevention Month
Today we spoke with an organization that every day spreads the message of giving your animals the proper care and being aware of animal cruelty. 

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:10:00 EDT
DNR seismometer stolen off Rattlesnake Ridge
We learned today that a seismometer was stolen from up on Rattlesnake Ridge. 

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:46:00 EDT
Construction set to start next week on I-90 Snoqualmie Pass
Despite late spring snow storms, work on a number of road improvements on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass will begin next week. 

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:06:00 EDT
Another bout of the flu anticipated in some Washington counties
If you're running low on hand sanitizer, you may want to restock... because flu season isn't over yet. 

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Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:23:00 EDT
PNWU teaches healthy alternatives in Mexican cuisine
Eating Mexican food can be delicious but have quite a bit of calories and ingredients that make you feel guilty.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:27:00 EDT
One person injured after gang related drive-by shooting in Terrace Heights
One person is hurt and two suspects are on the loose after a shooting Tuesday night near the Yakima Sportsman State Park in Terrace Heights.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:02:00 EDT
Yakima woman fatally stabs boyfriend
The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office is suspending filing of any criminal charges against a Yakima woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend.

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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:46:00 EDT
National Pet Day 2018
Happy National Pet Day! We asked our followers on Facebook to send us pictures of their pets for this special day, and we got over 230 entries! Check out all of those pictures in this slideshow.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:27:00 EDT
16-year-old Yakima Greenway rapist to be tried as an adult for 3 rape cases
A teen boy being charged as an adult is back in court facing rape allegations in three separate attacks.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:34:00 EDT
Suspect still sought in Monday night Yakima shooting
A shooting happened last night in Yakima at 7:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Landon Avenue. 

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Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:01:00 EDT
Miner's Drive-In celebrates 70 years with their sizable burgers
It's safe to say that Miner's Drive-In is well known in our region for its sizable burgers, and on Monday the family restaurant is celebrating a milestone. 

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Mon, 9 Apr 2018 21:07:00 EDT
Electric car charging stations coming to local cities
Starting this spring, Energy Northwest is spearheading a $1 million project to install a network of electric vehicle charging stations across 250 miles along Interstates 90 and 182 and US 395. 

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Mon, 9 Apr 2018 20:38:00 EDT
25-year-old Yakima shooting suspect makes preliminary court appearance
A Yakima man who police say shot another man at the Sunshine Motel nearly two weeks ago faced a judge for the first time on Monday. 

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Sun, 8 Apr 2018 19:20:00 EDT
Chuck E Cheese Sensory Sunday
RICHLAND: Chuck E Cheese is known for for their performances, bright lights and lots of games. While all of those are fun, sometimes for children with autism or other special needs, this setting can cause a sensory-overload.   To combat this Chuck E Cheese's across the nation take part in a program called "Sensory Sunday's" on the first Sunday of every month, or in April's case, the second due to Easter.   Today in Richland, Chuck E Cheese held their monthly ...

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Sun, 8 Apr 2018 01:14:00 EDT
Body of Yakima woman found inside car that crashed into a ditch
YAKIMA COUNTY- The body of a 62-year-old woman was found seat belted inside of a pick up truck that had crashed into a ditch.  Around 7 a.m. Saturday, Marianna Powers' pickup was located upside down in the Harrah Drain drainage ditch in the 2300 block of Harrah Drain Road just to the south of Fort Road. The pickup was a green in color 1993 Chevy pickup. After talking with family members, it is believed that the collision occurred sometime last night around 9:30 PM. Power...

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Fri, 6 Apr 2018 20:52:00 EDT
Urban Kitchen graduates put their cooking skills to the test
The tables have turned - instead of children sitting down and waiting to be served dinner, they're the ones cooking it. 

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Thu, 5 Apr 2018 20:45:00 EDT
Wapato faulted in state audit for mismanaged funds
A Washington state audit found one of its cities failed to comply with state financial laws, regulations and its own policies when it mismanaged public funds. 

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Thu, 5 Apr 2018 14:20:00 EDT
Yakima hops to be used for the royal wedding brew
As many people know, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be getting married fairly soon... but what you might not know is that a Yakima staple will be a part of the celebrations. 

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Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:46:00 EDT
Central Washington Agriculture Museum open for the season
The Central Washington Agriculture Museum is back open for the season! 

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Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:20:00 EDT
Two Othello women jailed in connection to 2016 Royal City murder
Two Othello women are jailed today in connection to a December 9, 2016 shooting homicide along State Route 26 near Royal City, and alleged additional suspects are connected to the December 22, 2016 killing of Jill Sundberg near George.

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Tue, 3 Apr 2018 20:10:00 EDT
Aspen Victim Advocacy Services to host awareness walk
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. 

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Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:31:00 EDT
Two Marine pilots make emergency landing at Yakima Air Terminal
Two Marine pilots are safe after they had to make an emergency landing at the Yakima Air Terminal just after 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

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Tue, 3 Apr 2018 10:46:00 EDT
Yakima Sheriff's Office investigating after truck crashes into home
 Deputies say it happened about 10 p.m. Monday night near north Wenas road and Peterson lane.  

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Sun, 1 Apr 2018 22:13:00 EDT
China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific
BEIJING— Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific. The China Manned Space Engineering Office said the experimental space laboratory re-entered around 8:15 a.m. Monday. Scientists monitoring the craft’s disintegrating orbit had forecast the craft would mostly burn up and would pose only the slightest of risks to people. Analysis from the Beijing Aerospace Control Cent...

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Sun, 1 Apr 2018 18:07:00 EDT
New Retirement Marketplace makes it easier for Washingtonians to save
WASHINGTON: Millions across the U.S lack a retirement savings plan, and many people who are 55 and older have no retirement savings plan at all. The Washington State Department of Commerce launched a new website to make it easier for those individuals to find a retirement plan. The goal is to help nearly two million Washingtonians get have access to a retirement plan through their workplace, and the website is called "Retirement Marketplace."   Officials say i...

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Sun, 1 Apr 2018 00:16:00 EDT
Goose Ridge Winery in Richland now offers canned wine
RICHLAND: Goose Ridge in Richland has come up with a unique way to drink wine just in time for spring and summer. The winery recently came up with the idea to can their wine and the canned product is called "Cascadian outfitters." Taylor Monson, the wineries account sales manager, says it comes from 100 percent estate juice. Taylor also says not only is the wine 100 percent estate juice, but what makes it unique is that it's made locally in the Tri-Cities. S...

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Sat, 31 Mar 2018 21:44:00 EDT
Local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees work to restore power in Puerto Rico
SAN JOSE, Puerto Rico- It's been more than six months since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico. And while most of the island now has electricity and running water, some areas feel completely forgotten.   So to help, nineteen Army Corps of Engineers from Walla Walla were deployed on March 18th to assist FEMA with relief efforts.  Action Officer Kevin Kuhar said their team is stationed in San Jose for 45 days. They are specifically working on providing temporary g...

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Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:29:00 EDT
Radio Journalism Workshop Coming to the Tri-Cities
RICHLAND- It's never too early for teens to start thinking about their futures. If any of you out there are interested in journalism, then you're in luck. The first ever radio journalism workshop in coming to the Tri-Cities, and professional journalists from all over will be there mentoring students.   The program, geared towards teaching 16 to18-year-olds, teaches them how to write, edit, record and interview just as a professional journalist would.   WSU Tri-Citie...

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Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:14:00 EDT
Man in critical condition after shooting near Sunshine Motel
A 44-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in Yakima Thursday night.

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Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:34:00 EDT
Suspect in 2016 Tieton drive-by shooting sentenced to 27 years in prison
An unusual case - according to one Yakima County judge - comes to an end.

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Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:28:00 EDT
How Restaurant Week helps kids learn through the Urban Kitchen program
Yakima's first restaurant week is underway where 11 restaurants are participating and giving back all their proceeds to Urban Kitchen.

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:57:00 EDT
Yakima County's unemployment rate at its lowest in 28 years
Right now, there are more people with jobs in the Yakima Valley than there have been in quite some time, with the county touting its lowest unemployment rate in years. 

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:08:00 EDT
Jumping Fitness: A new way to get fit!
Jumping fitness is a new fitness routine that's made its way into the U.S. 

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Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:31:00 EDT
Business Spotlight: Central Washington School of Massage Therapy
For this week's business spotlight, we spoke with Lillian Cassidy, owner of Central Washington's School of Massage Therapy in Selah. 

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:45:00 EDT
Officer identified in officer-involved shooting in Yakima
We now know the name of the man who was shot in an officer-involved shooting in Yakima Sunday night.

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Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:31:00 EDT
Level III sex offender residence notification: Trenton Riley Wells
Wells was convicted of Child Molestation in the Second Degree and Rape in the Third Degree on November 26, 2012.

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Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:51:00 EDT
CWU first in state to offer computer science teaching endorsement
Starting in the fall, Central Washington University will become the first university in Washington State offering its students a computer science teaching endorsement. 

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Sun, 25 Mar 2018 23:46:00 EDT
Local Gym Helps People With Parkinson's
KENNEWICK- Contenders Boxing is doing something out of the ordinary to care for those in need. The boxing gym just off of Clearwater Avenue brought the nation-wide program "Rock Steady Boxing" to the Tri-Cities recently that works to strengthen those struggling with Parkinson's. So how does it work? The gym owners determine each persons skill level and place them in the class that best fits their needs.  Contenders currently has two classes. The o...

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:21:00 EDT
Two arrested for shooting at Yakima Walmart
According to police, it happened about 7 p.m. Thursday night outside the Walmart on E. Chestnut.  

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:35:00 EDT
Hermiston PD trying to reunite victims with stolen storage unit items
It seemed like once police found most of the stolen property from storage units in Hermiston and Umatilla, everyone would get all their stuff back - but that isn't the case.

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:47:00 EDT
Throwback Thursday: Teens through generations at the East Benton County Historical Society
For this week's Throwback Thursday, we visited one of the oldest museums in the Tri-Cities: the East Benton County Historical Society. 

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:56:00 EDT
U.S. Cellular donates $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties
U.S. Cellular today announced a $15,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties in Pasco to provide K-12 STEM educational opportunities to youth. 

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:00 EDT
Kennewick Police searching for missing 25-year-old woman
Kennewick Police detectives are asking for the public's assistance with locating a missing 25-year-old woman, Amy Rotter. 

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:31:00 EDT
Early learning celebrated during Week of the Young Child
The Week of the Young Child is a national annual celebration that highlights the importance of early childhood programs that help further a child's development. 

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:15:00 EDT
WSU researchers assess use of cannabis in treating stress, anxiety and depression
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:21:00 EDT
First store of Walla Walla's new mall to open this Friday, with more to follow
The construction of the Walla Walla Town Center is almost done. 

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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:19:00 EDT
Prosser police officer fired for misconduct
A former Prosser cop lost his job after several reports of misconduct while on duty. 

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