Challenger’s war chest a tenth of 2014’s
If campaign fundraising is any indication, Clint Didier of Eltopia could be the longest of long shots to unseat Congressional incumbent Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside.
Grandview, Granger plan hearings
Two Lower Yakima Valley cities will have public hearings in a week regarding possible property tax increases for 2017.
Public can comment on concept tonight
Residents can weigh in tonight on a proposed $65 million, two-story high school with two gymnasiums and an auditorium.
Jack O’Lanterns to raise funds for Partida scholarships
A local man is carving pumpkins to remember his father and raise funds for a scholarship in his honor.
Wapato hires Zillah’s ousted top cop
A fired police chief went to work for a neighboring city three days after pocketing 10 weeks severance pay.
Suspect still sought in kidnapping attempt
A local man was in Yakima County Superior Court on Friday after he was accused of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car.
Candidate calls for private ownership
A congressional candidate is calling on the federal government to turn some of its lands over to private ownership.
Prosser woman charged in alleged scheme
A Prosser woman is accused of participating in a check-cashing scheme.
Mayor promises expose after rejection
The mayor is threatening to uncover wrongdoing by the City Council after it failed to appoint him city administrator last night.
Longtime Miss Cinco de Mayo organizer recommended
A former pageant organizer is being recommended to head the city’s biggest festival.
Roadside partially gives way
City residents and officials are recovering from heavy rains late Sunday and early Monday.
Firm adds conference space
A local firm is remodeled its retail space, creating more space and light without expanding its footprint.
Board to review marijuana moratorium
The School Board will discuss a possible citywide moratorium on recreational marijuana retailers when it meets tonight.
City Council to also review settlement
Utility costs may increase for city residents next year.
Five parties named in petition
A battle is brewing over a building permit issued last month.
City officials plan changes in the wake of audit finding
New cashier, fire command car on wish lists
City officials may get more involved with tourism promotion in 2017.
Habib spending big on television advertising
The race for lieutenant governor would appear to be over, based on campaign funding.
Projects to save playgrounds
Long-neglected parks will see improvements next year.
Campaign funding tight in open race
A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction has friends in high places.
Physician accused of unprofessional conduct
A local doctor faces a charge of unprofessional conduct following a patient’s death.
Chief wants more staff, more overtime
The Police Department wants to increase overtime hours and staffing in 2017.
Workshop convenes tomorrow
An organization representing cities statewide will have a regional meeting tomorrow at the Community Center, 1521 S. 1st St.
One of the city’s largest employers is adding a drive-in.
Man accused of aiding meth dealer
A local man is accused of money laundering and fraud through his position with a car dealer.
2017 budget talks continue tonight
A water rate increase is being proposed for the city’s 2017 budget.
Job, home on the line Wednesday
A local family could lose its employment and dream home Wednesday due to a technical glitch thousands of miles away.
Okanogan County tops donor support
Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark is not seeking re-election.
Council plans budget review tomorrow
City officials are proposing a 2017 budget that calls for pay raises for city employees.
Investigation under way by sheriff’s office
Four Lower Yakima Valley residents are recovering today from a two-vehicle crash near Granger last night.
Granger forum calls for locals to speak up
An Oregon attorney who sued local dairies is calling for rural residents to monitor their water and the dairy industry.
Leita holds nearly 6-to-1 advantage
A Yakima County Commissioner incumbent is enjoying a big advantage in campaign fundraising.
Contract for Martinez still pending
A councilman claims the city’s mayor is not yet its city administrator.
Workshops set for Monday and Tuesday
Everything from sewers to tourism will be on the table Monday when the City Council begins budget discussions.
$230,000 raised for radio, digital advertising
More than $200,000 in political action committee funds is helping fuel an Ellensburg man’s effort to unseat the state’s chief justice.
Hester to speak at state meeting
A Port of Sunnyside official is one of the guest speakers Wednesday for a state workshop.
Valve issue caused water pipe to burst
A local street is again open to traffic after crews cleared out a broken irrigation pipe.
More than $1 million raised in Secretary of State race
Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s biggest one-time support in her re-election bid is in the Columbia Basin.
Zillah Middle School also receives award
Sunnyside high school is receiving state honors for the second consecutive year.
City to consider closing bridge during flights
Officials are exploring ideas to make the city’s balloon rally even better in 2017.
School Board members tonight will consider a slightly higher price tag for the new Washington Elementary School building.
Road closed through at least tomorrow
Dayton Drive residents will have to wait a few more days for their street to open.
Measure would include classrooms
The School District is seeking a $2.5 million levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
Board may seek bond on February ballot
The community will have two opportunities to weigh in on a task force’s finding regarding school building issues.
SVID crews beginning repairs today
A local street is closed after an irrigation pipe burst, causing the roadway to break and buckle.
Council will consider grant tomorrow
The City Council tomorrow will decide whether to cooperate with the Port to pursue a site planning grant for a business park.
City Council eyes spending, hiring freeze
The City Council will discuss ideas to address a budget crunch during a workshop tomorrow.
Low bid nearly $200,000 over budget
Work could start as soon as mid-October to renovate a long vacant city water utility building into a new downtown winery.
Speeds reached up to 80 mph on Stover Road
A Prosser man is accused of pursuing his wife in a high speed car chase Wednesday and shooting at her.
I hear city leaders constantly complain about the onus of dealing with public record requests. The whine to the legislature, to state agencies.