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2009-09-08 18:24:00

YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Bruner, owner of Yakima Riverside Storage, located at 1303 University Pkwy., recently added UHaul truck and trailer rentals to his storage facility, which enables him to provide better products and services to the community. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.uhaul.com/about/pr_images.aspx?name=YakimaRiversideStorage Families needing the finest in...

2009-07-11 13:35:35

Washington agriculture officials say the state's cherry crop is far from the pits -- in fact, it's a record haul thanks to a mild spring and hot summer. The cherry crop is twice the size of last year's harvest, and is so big it's overwhelming processing plants, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported Saturday. What we've seen in the last couple of days is that there is so much fruit in the orchards that our warehouses just aren't keeping up, Washington State Fruit Commission President B.J....

2008-10-13 09:00:22

By Kim Nowacki A couple of local churches are hosting discussion groups to review the Christian novel "The Shack." Mostly through word-of-mouth praise, the small paperback book by Oregon author William P. Young has found itself on several best- seller roundups -- even topping the New York Times' paperback trade fiction list -- since it was independently published last year. Set in Oregon, the 200-plus page book focuses on Mack, a loving but stoic husband and father who's been overtaken...

2008-10-06 15:00:17

By Erin Snelgrove Two months after a jury awarded a Selah woman more than $170,000 in a land dispute case, Yakima County is appealing the verdict. Attorney Jamie Carmody, who is representing Maxine Schreiner, received notice of the appeal on Tuesday. The case will be forwarded to a three-judge panel in the Washington State Court of Appeals, based in Spokane. The judges will likely render a decision either next year or in 2010, Carmody said. "They keep pounding on her," Carmody said,...

2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Erin Snelgrove Kristine Gordon dreads picking up her two daughters at Apple Valley Elementary School. Every day, she's greeted by a line of cars trailing out from 88th Avenue onto Summitview Avenue and Tieton Drive. She parks across the street to avoid the congestion, but even then, she arrives 25 minutes early to get a good spot. To her, the process is nerve-racking and time-consuming. When people don't follow the rules, she gets even more upset. "It freaks me out," she said....

2008-10-01 09:00:28

By Patrick D Muir The players in the Yakima Air Terminal overlay zone debate laid some of the groundwork Thursday for what looks to be a long and perhaps contentious process. Proposed revisions to the overlay zone, which is designed to keep incompatible development away from the airport, have been the subject of conflict as airport backers pushing for future expansion collide with developers unwilling to give too much. That debate continued Thursday at a joint meeting of the Union Gap...

2008-09-24 09:00:37

By Donean Brown Status of schools listed as needing improvement Schools that fail to meet standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act are placed on a list composed of five levels with the fifth step being the most improvement needed. School__ Step in 2007__ Step in 2008 East Valley School District East Valley Central Middle School__ 1 East Valley High School__ 1 East Valley Intermediate School__ 1__ 2 Ellensburg School District Morgan Middle School__ 1...

2008-09-24 09:00:37

By Philip Ferolito Seven years after Congress adopted the No Child Left Behind Act, schools here and across the state are still struggling to meet the law. This year, the number of schools failing to meet the standards spelled out under the law -- which is intended to have all students proficient in reading and math by 2014 -- has more than doubled statewide. In the Yakima Valley, nearly every public school and all school districts are failing to meet standards. But many officials in...

2008-09-22 09:00:37

By David Lester By DAVID LESTER YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC A long-simmering conflict that pits the future of Yakima air travel against development in parts of the West Valley is coming to a head. With some flights already limited by the Yakima Air Terminal's main runway and with an eye to the future, the airport wants to lengthen the runway. But the extension rests on settling an often-contentious five- year debate over how to best protect the safety and quality of life of those beneath...

2008-09-12 12:00:35

By Donean Brown Friday Toddler and Preschool Art Studio. 10 a.m. to noon. Drop-in studio for children age 5 and under. Cost: $5 per child. Red Art Gallery, 30 N. Third St., Yakima. 509-469-2766. Library Craft Day. 10:15-11 a.m. at Terrace Heights Library, 4011 Commonwealth Drive, Yakima, 509-457-5319. SunDome Volleyball Festival. This two-day invitation event brings teams from all over the state to play. Games played simultaneously on seven different courts at the SunDome, 1301 S....