Fatal crashes close pass

Westbound Interstate 90 is closed at milepost 106 today due to fatal crashes.

Inslee names agency head

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Patricia Lashway as interim secretary for the Department of Social and Health Services yesterday.

Civil Service approves plans

New registrars for lateral police and firefighter/EMTs will be compiled to fill vacancies.

Child porn case leads to arrest

Lake Roosevelt Elementary School vice principal has been arrested in child-porn case.

Sen. Murray receives award

Sen. Patty Murray was presented the Teach for America Congressional Champion Award yesterday.

Public to meet new principal

Students and families will be able to meet the new Grandview High School principal next week.

Newhouse gets wheat award

Congressman Dan Newhouse was presented this week with the 2015 National Wheat Advocate Award.

City Council meets Monday

Storm water improvements, use of lodging funds and a technical assistance contract are on the active agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting.

Make-up day scheduled

Local students will be headed to school next Friday, Feb. 12, to make up for a school closure on Dec. 3 due to freezing rain.

University earns honors

Heritage University’s president is the newest recipient of the Henry Paley Memorial Award, given to leaders in higher education.

Yakima County left out of relief

For the second time in less than a month Yakima County was not among areas in this state receiving federal aid due to storm damage.

Newhouse seeks override

Congressman Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside yesterday voted to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762.

Heart health on parade

A health fair to celebrate healthy hearts will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, at the PMH Medical Center, 723 Memorial St.