• A Selah grocery store remains temporarily closed due to asbestos.

    A spokesperson from Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency says inspectors detected minimal asbestos inside Save-On-Foods.

    The public will not be allowed in until a clean-up process is complete and another round of testing shows the store is asbestos free.

    The store has been closed since Wednesday and a store employee said the building is undergoing a remodeling.

    The clean air agency says it is standard procedure to check for asbestos before making any renovations.

  • Yakima County Deputy Sheriff Steve Changala wants to be the next Yakima County Sheriff.

    On Thursday Changala is the first person to declare himself a candidate for sheriff after the retirement of current sheriff Ken Irwin at the end of the year.

    An article in the Yakima Herald Republic says the 52-year-old Changala started as an officer in Union Gap back in 1984 and started working for the county sheriff's office in 1989.

  • According to the Yakima County Auditor's office, 55,000 ballots were sent out on Monday to voters throughout the county.

    The ballots are due in the auditor's office by Feb. 11.