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2008-08-25 15:00:44

By Philip Ferolito Safeway in Toppenish is currently getting a facelift that includes a Starbucks, a sandwich bar, Artesian desserts and something else that not everyone is happy about -- a beer and wine section. Nearly eight years ago, the Safeway store at 711 W. First Ave.

2008-08-21 21:00:21

By ALLEN THOMAS Ending a decade of negotiations, U.S. District Court Judge Garr King in Portland has approved a 10-year agreement governing the catch of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River between the four tribes with treaty rights and non-Indians.

2008-07-23 09:00:40

By Karen Troianello Ban isn't tough enough To the editor -- The good thing about Yakama tribal government is that every once in a while they act to protect their people without regard to political consideration.

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 17--More than 600 firefighters cut a brush-free line around all but three miles of a forest fire near Mount Adams on Wednesday. Crews made steady progress, although it was still only 18 percent contained Wednesday night.

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Philip Ferolito Crews fight to keep Cold Springs fire from Yakamas' commercial timber By PHIL FEROLITO YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC Crews battling the Cold Springs Fire near Mount Adams will continue carving fire lines today in hopes of keeping the blaze from entering roadless areas of the Yakama reservation.

2008-07-16 09:01:19

By Jeff Garretson WAPATO -- In an effort to promote diabetes awareness and healthy living, the Yakama Nation Indian Health Services is inviting the public to a community track meet Wednesday at Wapato High School. The free event kicks off at 6 p.m.

2008-07-16 09:00:44

By Philip Ferolito, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 16--Crews battling the Cold Springs Fire near Mount Adams will continue carving fire lines today in hopes of keeping the blaze from entering roadless areas of the Yakama reservation.

2008-07-08 21:00:15

By Phil Ferolito, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 8--TOPPENISH -- Responding to public outcry, Yakama tribal leaders have barred new dairies, feedlots or the expansion of either within the reservation.

2008-07-07 21:00:14

By Phil Ferolito, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 7--TOPPENISH -- Responding to public outcry, Yakama tribal leaders have barred new dairies, feedlots or the expansion of either within the reservation.

2008-06-27 12:03:00

By James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 27--Students from four lower Yakima Valley high schools are learning what it takes to be a teacher. Twenty-four high school students who aspire to be teachers gained valuable experience this week, allowing them a chance to follow that dream.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.