Latest Yakima, Washington Stories
By Sarah Jenkins Here's the bad news: While record-high gas prices have gotten almost all the attention as drivers struggle just to pay for necessary travel, the cost of some of the most basic foods have also risen at unheard of rates over the past year.
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.
By Leah Beth Ward, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 6--Rachel Wright gave her mother nearly an extra three years of life and together they played a pioneering role in the battle against a rare form of cancer called mantle-cell lymphoma.
By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 5--MABTON -- Students in Mabton are learning more than their ABCs this summer.
By Leah Beth Ward, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 3--The fiery campaign over the aid-in-dying initiative began in earnest Wednesday as supporters said they turned in about 310,000 signatures -- likely enough to get the measure on the November ballot.
By Jobetta Hedelman Summer events scheduled for aspiring Girl Scouts Girls ages 5 to 17 interested in learning more about Girl Scouts should plan to attend one of the four scheduled "get to know us" events scheduled this summer in Yakima. Each of these events will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
By Jobetta Hedelman Two local schools receive funding for reading program YAKIMA -- Two Yakima elementary schools are among 15 in the state to receive first time federal funding to run the Reading First program.
By Jean Guerrero SELAH -- Short of a time machine, your best chance to see a Columbian mammoth is on a hillside overlooking the Wenas Valley where anthropology students are excavating one that died an estimated 16,000 years ago.
By David Lester, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 1--The state Department of Ecology announced Monday that it will begin a fast-track review of alternatives to the proposed Black Rock reservoir, another indication the huge project is in political trouble and could further polarize basin interests.
By James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 30--YAKIMA -- In a brief meeting with Yakima school district officials today, Rep. Doc Hastings of Pasco heard first-hand the impact that high fuel prices are having on schools.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.