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Yakima County Ranks 35 out of 39 in Washington State Health Ranking

A recently released health ranking paints a poor picture for those living in Yakima County.

Of the 39 counties in the state, Yakima came in 35th in this year's health rankings.

The annual report, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, takes several different factors into account

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Yakima County’s New Mental Health Court Opening Soon

A new Mental Health Court in Yakima County could be up and running earlier than expected. Leaders approved the money to start the program in about a month. News partner KIMA Action News reports the

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Injured Oregon Man Settles a Lawsuit With The City of Yakima

 

Yakima County has settled a lawsuit with a worker who fell four stories down a Terrace Heights water tower. The man was severely injured in the accident in 2010. Michael Hanson of Oregon was hired to repair the tower when the floor gave way.

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Meeting for Ahtanum Creek Flood Hazard Program to Be Rescheduled

Yakima County officials have announced that the second public meeting regarding the Ahtanum Creek Flood Hazard Mitigation Grant Program scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

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Applications For Concealed Weapons Permit Increased in Yakima County

A clean criminal record, some ink on the fingers and a little cash. That’s all you need if applying for a concealed weapons permit. Yakima Police say a lot of people are doing that these days. According to our news partner KIMA Action News Ya

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The EPA, Nitrates, Dairy Farms and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report  that assessed likely sources of nitrate pollution - including dairy farms and crop fields - in lower Yakima Valley groundwater and some drinking water wells

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Yakima County Give its Split Share of Airport with the City

Yakima County is willing to give its split share of the airport to the city. Officials on both sides admit the airport would not succeed without a sole owner. Yakima City manager, Tony O'Rourke, says revitalizing the airport could put Yakima on the map

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Yakima Stores Being Hit Hard by Alcohol Thieves

Thieves are making off with thousands of dollars in alcohol from Yakima store shelves this month. It is a troubling trend that developed after the new alcohol law took effect. Our news partner KIMA Action News re

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Get Ready for The Flu Season

It's starting in the Yakima valley and across the state. The flu season, and Maryanne Patnode with the Yakima County Health District says while the numbers are high in the Eastern U.S. that's not the case here in the West

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Grandview Man Captured After High Speed Chase in Colorado

Marcel Maldonado, 21, of Grandview, wanted for two carjackings, a robbery and a high-speed chase has been arrested in Colorado after a high-speed chase. Maldonado stole a Volkswagen Jetta at gunpoint at a rest stop near Selah last Monday

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