Latest Yakima, Washington Stories

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.

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.

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.

2008-09-12 12:00:22

By Kim Nowacki Comedian/ventriloquist/etc. Fator at the Capitol on Saturday Reality show champ Terry Fator is coming to Yakima for a Saturday performance at the Capitol Theatre.

2008-09-11 09:00:27

By Mai Hoang The manager of the Yakima Air Terminal has resigned. The airport board announced Tuesday evening that it has accepted Buck Taylor's resignation, effective immediately. The board voted 4- 0 to accept the resignation, with chairman Bill Wheeler absent.

2008-09-10 09:00:30

By Mai Hoang Once in a while, Yakima Air Terminal officials receive calls from nearby residents complaining that the airport is too close to the city's residential areas. Such calls make longtime assistant airport manager Jerry Kilpatrick chuckle.

2008-09-09 12:00:31

By Jane Gargas She would have loved it. The gentle slide, the gradually sloping steps, the crossbars just the right height. The Nedra Callard Joy in the Lives of Children Memorial Playground -- also called, "A Children's Garden" -- at McClure School would have pleased Callard immensely.

2008-09-04 09:00:38

By James Joyce III A language arts teacher from Cle Elum-Roslyn High School was named regional Teacher of the Year by the Educational Service District 105. Susan Johnson is in her fifth year teaching 10th- through 12th- grade language arts.

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By James Joyce III When results from the spring WASL test were released by the state's schools chief Tuesday morning, the figures for the Yakima School District mostly mirrored the statewide trend: there were some ups and downs.

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By James Joyce III State education officials Thursday morning released the list of schools that failed to meet federal guidelines for adequate yearly progress. Thirty percent of the schools facing the most severe sanctions are in the Yakima Valley area.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.