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  • Yakima News Today

    • Keeping seniors safe in the heat

      With triple digit heat hitting Yakima, it's important to stay hydrated and especially important to check on our seniors. 

    • Booming glass straw business offers an environment-friendly alternative to plastic

      We are so used to getting plastic straws when we go out to restaurants that we don't even think about where it ends up after we use them. 

    • Three puppies abandoned on side of highway in Yakima

      If you were driving down the highway and saw something moving inside a plastic garbage bag on the side of the road, would you pull over and check it out? 

    • Grant aids effort to reduce high infant mortality rates on Yakama Indian Reservation

      The Memorial Foundation and Virginia Mason Memorial hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from The Anthem Foundation to help reduce the high rate of infant mortality on the Yakama Indian Reservation. 

    • Afternoon Gleed fire destroys numerous bee hives

      The cause of a fire in Gleed is still under investigation, but it did burn through most of the bee hives that were in the area. 

    • Yakima man who died from injuries was assaulting a woman, YPD says

      Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide at this time.

    • BLM issues fire restrictions order in Eastern Washington

      The Bureau of Land Management Spokane District has issued a fire restrictions order on public lands administered by the BLM in Eastern Washington. 

    • Kennewick residents put up their own speed limit sign

      KENNEWICK: Residents in one Kennewick neighborhood are fed up by people speeding through their streets, so they've taken matters into their own hands. A lot of people use 7th Avenue and Huntington Place in Kennewick as a through street to access US 395. Many residents say when drivers are  going 60 MPH on their 25 MPH street, that they can't even let their children or animals play outside near the street. "I have a daughter and all of us have animals in the area...
    • Restaurant goes up in flames after an explosive reaction in the kitchen

      YAKIMA- A restaurant went up in flames on Saturday after an explosive reaction in the kitchen. Around noon the Yakima Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the 5600 block of Tieton Drive. In total, approximately 40 firefighters responded.  Crews were assigned to enter the building to try and locate and extinguish the fire, but they were hampered by the smokey conditions and high heat. Eventually the truck company had to cut a hole in the roof to let some of the ...
    • City of Kennewick puts up panhandling signs

      KENNEWICK: You may have seen them while driving around town.....panhandlers...holding up signs asking for money. Now the City of Kennewick is putting up signs of their own,and cracking down on panhandling. On the signs there's a note encouraging people to stop handing out money,but to contribute to a solution instead. Chariss Warner with the Tri-Cities Union Gospel Mission says that solution could be handing out water, a granola bar- or maybe even one of their resource car...
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  • NW/National News

    • Substation fire declared a conflagration

      Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration. 

    • Emerging El Nino – possible mild winter for the Pacific Northwest

      As smoke and haze from multiple wildfires waft over parts of the Pacific Northwest, signs are growing that a disruption is brewing in the Pacific Ocean that could impact the region’s upcoming winter. 

    • NICB reports good news for WA vehicle owners: declining auto theft rates

      SEATTLE, WA - For the third year in a row, no Washington cities ranked among the nation’s 10 worst cities for auto theft. The Spokane area, which made the top 10 list from 2011 to 2014 and ranked as high as fourth in 2011, dropped from 11th in 2016 to 36th in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) recent annual Hot Spots Report. Most metropolitan areas in Washington saw a decrease in auto theft rates in 2017, and  NICB’s report sho...

    • Last Blockbusters closing in Alaska, leaving 1 left in U.S.

      Alaska's last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the rest of the nation.  

    • Man planning attack similar to S.C. church shooting gets under 3 years

      A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings.

    • Former Seahawk Brandon Browner charged with trying to kill his ex

      Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. 

    • Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

      Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. 

    • Secretary Mattis travels to Belgium, Croatia and Norway

      Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks on a trip that includes stops in Belgium, Croatia and Norway, Tuesday, July 10. 

    • Rep. Newhouse gives statement on visit to southern U.S. border

      Rep. Dan Newhouse released a statement after touring the Southern U.S. border near McAllen, Texas.

    • Dog gone: Costco nixes popular food court item in favor of healthier choices

      Costco is getting rid of one of it's most popular food court items: the Polish dog. 

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