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  • National Hot Dog Day deal in Yakima

    Americans consume at least 20 billion hot dogs each year. That totals to nearly 70 hot dogs per person each year!  

  • The dangers of children being left in hot cars

    July can be the most dangerous month for hot car deaths because of the high temperatures. 

  • How to deal with increasing respiratory issues in high heat

    People dealing with respiratory issues and breathing problems on a daily basis may have some issues throughout this heat wave passing through Eastern Washington. 

  • Yakima Valley getting three new hotels

    An increase in tourism and visitor spending has resulted in the creation of three new hotels in the Yakima Valley. 

  • Local ranchers and farmers help firefighters battle grass fire near Heppner

    The Morrow County Sheriff's Office says local farmers and ranchers helped firefighters put out a large and fast moving fire near Heppner Tuesday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Business Spotlight: The Bradley restaurant

    A new upscale restaurant and craft bar in Richland called The Bradley is now open for business from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday. 

  • Yakima Greenway Fires Being Investigated

    YAKIMA-    Since January there has been close to sixty fires along the Yakima Greenway, stretching across I-82 in Union Gap all the way into Selah, and onto Highway 12 right at the 16th avenue exit. 

  • Ryegrass Coulee Fire 50% contained, hoping to reach 80% containment by Wednesday night

    We don't know the cause of the fire at this time; the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office is bringing in state investigators to determine the cause.

  • Business Spotlight: Tom Tom Espresso & Bistro

    Family-owned and operated Tom Tom Espresso & Bistro has opened its doors at the iconic Yakima Museum! 

  • Law enforcement put 50 homes on evacuation notice and a shelter opened up at Naches Middle School. The fire threatened homes, crops, other buildings and power lines.

    Conrad fire threatens homes and forces evacuations

    State resources are now on scene of the Conrad fire burning near Selah. 

  • Safe Food Temperature Chart, Courtesy: FDA

    Outdoor Grilling & Food Safety

    NBC RIGHT NOW- Independence Day calls for a number of people to be outside having a picnic, barbecuing, and enjoying the nice summer weather Eastern Washington has. But making sure you're handling your food safely can ensure your dishes make it to your table, without the risk of someone getting a foodborne illness. 

  • Pasco police investigating after shooting victim found overnight

    Pasco Police are searching for someone possibly involved in a shooting near the Loyalty Inn Thursday night. 

  • Keeping safe in high temperatures

    Every summer, hospitals in our area see a record number of patients with heat-related injuries; most of them coming from not drinking enough water and being out in the heat too long. 

  • Montecito Fire is 80-90% contained, level 2 evacuations lifted

    The Montecito Fire burning near SR 22 is at 80-90% containment as of early Thursday morning.

  • Looking locally on National PTSD Awareness Day

    In June of 2010, Congress named June 27 National PTSD Awareness Day to dedicate a day to informing the public about a disorder that affects many people in our community, especially veterans. 

  • Walla Walla man arrested after standoff Tuesday night

    The Walla Walla Police SWAT team arrested a man overnight on Tuesday after a standoff.

  • Richland police search for overnight armed robbery suspects

    Richland police are looking for two people after they robbed a gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night. 

  • Yakima woman raising Alzheimer's awareness in honor of late husband

    Washington state has the fifth highest Alzheimer's death rate in the U.S., with over 110 million people living with the fatal disease.

  • Protecting your home: what to do in case of a break-in

    In case of a break in, it's important people come up with a plan on how to handle the situation... and the Kennewick Police Department provides tips on what to do. 

  • Business Spotlight: Be Leaf Microgreens

    Business is growing in the Yakima Valley with the brand urban farm, Be Leaf Microgreens. 

  • Harman Center making DIY teddy bears for Yakima PD

    The Yakima Harman Center is making DIY teddy bears to give to the Yakima Police Department.

  • The cost of human-caused fires

    In 2017, over 1,000 of the fires that burned were started by people... and usually about 4 out of every 5 fires will be human starts.

  • Upcoming foster parent orientation in Yakima

    Over ten thousand kids in Washington State are in foster care, and thousands more are still looking for foster parents. 

  • West Richland police now carrying Narcan

    After a federal drug investigation involving the very dangerous drug fentanyl, DEA agents say it's a growing problem in the Tri-Cities. 

  • YouthBuild students build a home and a better future

    YouthBuild Yakima Valley students are collaborating with Habitat for Humanity to build a family in need a new home.

  • Business Spotlight: Chiropractic Desert in Richland

    Chiropractic Desert in Richland is using a laser therapy treatment to help reduce pain and inflammation. 

  • 8th annual Sort 4 The Cause two-man ranch sorting event

    The 8th annual Sort 4 The Cause Two-Man Ranch Sorting Event kicks off today. 

  • Soap Lake fire 100 percent contained, firefighters say

    All evacuations for the Soap Lake Fire have been lifted. 

  • This year's summer camps in the Yakima Valley

    As summer is beginning, so are several summer camps throughout the Yakima Valley.

  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic now distributing fruit and veggie "prescriptions"

    Eating a balanced diet that includes greens, vegetables, and fruit has been proven to reduce your risk of chronic diseases. 

  • West Richland company to start building helicopter blades

    Hertelendy research associates design and ultimately build main and tail rotor blades for all kinds of helicopters but recently they've decided to take on a new project. 

  • Living with an eating disorder: one woman is helping others fight the battle

    A woman who has struggled with bulimia for ten years is now using her story as a platform to help others. 

  • The bill also requires sellers of personal firefighting equipment that contain the chemicals to notify those buyers.

    Firefighters contain barn fire

    The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. on Naches Heights Road near Roberts Road.

  • The estimated loss in the building is $140,000.00. 20 firefighters responded. A name of the victim was not immediately released.

    Crews respond to brush fire in Burbank

    It started around 5 a.m. Monday morning, off of Dodd road, near Lewis and Clark highway.