- Labor contractor must pay $7.6M for mistreating farmworkers Updated: May-02-16 1:38 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge has ordered a farm labor contractor to pay $7.6 million in damages for a pattern of subjecting Thai farmworkers in the state of Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination.
- Hops production rises to meet craft brewer needs Updated: May-02-16 11:25 am
YAKIMA, Washington - A new report says production of hops is up this year, putting the Washington-centered industry in a better position to respond to continuing growth of the craft beer industry.
- Anti-capitalists clash with Seattle police on May Day Updated: May-02-16 12:02 am
SEATTLE - Seattle police used pepper spray Sunday evening to disperse anti-capitalist protesters after authorities said rocks, flares and bricks were thrown at officers downtown.
- The Latest: Police use pepper spray on Seattle protesters Updated: May-01-16 10:19 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on May Day rallies in the Northwest (all times local):
- Woman sent to prison in Yakima County shooting death Updated: Apr-28-16 2:52 am
YAKIMA, Washington - A Yakima woman charged with murder in the death of a woman whose body was found along an East Selah roadway has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
- Yakima Catholic Diocese won't publish list of sex-abusers Updated: Apr-26-16 3:36 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - The Catholic Diocese of Yakima will not publish the names of local clergy accused of sexual abuse on its website.
- Yakima to open up resource center for LGBT youths Updated: Apr-26-16 2:46 am
YAKIMA, Washington - Yakima is set to open a resource center meant to serve as a safe place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths.
- Bill passed to help ensure future water for Yakima Valley Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A bill to ensure the future water supply of the arid but fertile Yakima River Basin passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
- Yakima dealing with rash of homicides Updated: Apr-12-16 11:55 am
YAKIMA, Washington - When local ministers performed a Moment of Blessing ceremony after two women were fatally shot in downtown Yakima two weeks ago, the Rev. Ken Jones thought it would be some time before another such ceremony was needed.
- Weather service expecting minor flooding along Naches River Updated: Apr-09-16 10:35 am
YAKIMA, Washington - The National Weather Service is expecting some minor flooding along the Naches River this weekend. Record or near-record temperatures in the Yakima Valley are expected to increase snowmelt, which could lead to flooding.
- Yakima council expected to drop appeal of voting-rights case Updated: Apr-04-16 7:25 am
YAKIMA, Washington - The Yakima City Council is expected to drop its appeal of the American Civil Liberties Union voting rights lawsuit that changed city elections last year.
- Registration for tours of Hanford national park opens Updated: Apr-04-16 3:14 am
YAKIMA, Washington - Federal agencies are offering free tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Hanford, which includes the site of the world's first full-sized nuclear reactor.
- Bear attack redefined how survivor lives his life Updated: Apr-03-16 3:05 am
YAKIMA, Washington - If you ask Andy Stepniewski about himself, you'll get either a short answer or a change of subject. As one of Yakima County's foremost naturalists, he is fascinated by the world, its flora and fauna. He does not find himself particularly interesting.