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Gov. Inslee to Join Yakama Nation for Treaty Day Parade

The Yakama Nation will welcome Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, as Honorary Grand Marshal of the Yakama Nation Treaty Day Parade on June 6.

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Yakama Nation Authorities Will Be Notified of Warrants

The federal government has agreed to notify Yakama tribal police before executing search and arrest warrants against tribal members on tribal land.

A federal raid on a tobacco company owned and operated by a Yakama tribal member in White Swan sparked outrage in 2011, when federal authorities took computers, records and other documents from the business

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Agriculture in Yakima Valley Getting The Attention of Govenor Inslee

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington's agricultural Yakima River Basin is getting some attention from Gov. Jay Inslee's first proposal to the state Legislature.

The bill would require the state to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in a region where periodic droughts reduce stream flows for farmers, communities and threatened fish

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Yakama Nation Seeking to Halt Natural Gas Pipeline

(AP) A company building a natural gas pipeline across southwest Washington's White Salmon River says construction will be completed this month, even as a Native American tribe seeks a halt to the project

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Experience 19th Century Living History at Sacajawea State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to experience living history at the ninth annual Heritage Days at Sacajawea State Park in Pasco.

The event is Sept. 28 and 29 at Sacajawea State Park, 2503 Sacajawea Park Road in Pasco

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Brian’s Blog: Ft. Simcoe Remains A Tucked Away Gem

It's out of the way location makes it one of Washington's least visited state parks, but a trip to Fort Simcoe is well worth the drive.

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4th of July Fireworks on Ban

Tomorrow is the 4th of July and the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a reminder:

"With the July 4th celebrations and festivities fast approaching, we would like all of the good people of our community to remember that fireworks are banned and therefore illegal to possess or discharge in all unincorporated areas of Yakima County

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Yakama Nation Reclaiming Criminal and Civil Authority

The Yakama Nation is looking to reclaim some power. A plan will soon be released to implement a measure to return some criminal and civil authority to the Yakama Nation over it's members. The plan is a result of a meeting between Yakima County officials and the tribe after state lawmakers approved a plan for what's called retro-cession

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Brian’s Blog: Don’t Miss Treaty Days Pow Wow [VIDEO]

If you've never experienced it, the Treaty Days Pow Wow held at the Ancient Ceremonial Grounds near White Swan can be a very moving and powerful experience.

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Fort Simcoe State Historic Park – Short Hops

 

Another in a series of short day trips you can take around the Yakima Valley that won't totally destroy your gas budget.

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