Latest Yakima, Washington Stories
By Chris Mulick, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 14--The state Department of Ecology is planning a study that will broaden a federal effort to consider new reservoir sites in the thirsty Yakima Basin.
By Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 14--When Lisa Todnem shops for a new pair of Steve Madden shoes, don't expect to reach her via telephone. Her phone line will be busy. Todnem is a dial-up Internet subscriber, and she sees no need to change.
By Adriana Janovich, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 13--While some firefighters headed to higher priority blazes near Spokane and Tonasket, most of the crew that was battling the Car-penter Gulch blaze near Tampico remained on site Saturday, mopping up hot spots.
By Sarah Jenkins The news for airline travelers has been almost relentlessly bad: The airlines have announced 20 fare increases in 2008 alone, trying, they say, to keep up with the astronomically expensive price of jet fuel.
By Karen Troianello From sea to shining sea, iconic American images include those purple Rocky Mountains and the spacious sky over the amber waves of grain. Swamps and marshes don't get top billing in patriotic songs, but they are incredible natural resources.
By Mark Morey and Ross Courtney, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 10--Drug agents in Yakima County topped their own record for this year when they pulled 30,000 marijuana plants from a vineyard south of Sunnyside.
By Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 10--Borton Enterprises of Yakima is being required to contribute to street improvements on Nob Hill Boulevard in a city environmental review of the company's plans to build a 342-unit apartment complex near 51st Avenue and Nob Hill.
By Mark Morey, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 10--Wildland firefighters are expected to continue arriving today to reinforce crews fighting a 70-acre forest fire in rugged country west of Tampico.
By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 10--YAKIMA -- The proposed cattle grazing on state wildlife areas in eastern Kittitas County will be getting a more complete public airing beginning Tuesday. A public scoping meeting, set for 6 to 9 p.m.
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.