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Yakima’s Juvenile Gang Court Finding Some Success
Harold Dehlia says Yakima county is thinking outside the box when it comes to dealing with young gang members. The countries first juvenile gang court is now a year old and it's already seen two graduates. Dehlia is the county court administrator who says they're now taking the next step..…
More Wildfires in Yakima and Kittitas Counties
Nearly a thousand boots are on the ground fighting fires scattered across Yakima and Kittitas Counties. At this time, the largest one is only 10 percent contained. Poor air quality and heavy smoke is making life in Ellensburg a challenge...
Some Yakima County Residents Still Ignore Seatbelt Law
It's the law in Washington state but plenty of people still apparently ignore seat-belts and while the seat-belt rate in Yakima County is close to 95 percent.  State Troopers say the contacts they've made with drivers not wearing their seat belts has continued to grow since 2010 wh…
Remembering 911 to be Held at Performance Park
The 11th anniversary of 911 is next Tuesday.  It's a time to remember the more than 3000 people lost in the attacks and a time to remember the first responders.  Dave Brown with the Yakima County Veterans program  says a special event will be held at performance park next Tues…
Busy Labor Day Weekend For Firefighters
The drama started Friday night.  A 7 hundred acre fire on the Ahtanum ridge that attracted a lot of attention both in terms of firefighters and onlookers.  The blaze could be seen from throughout the Yakima area.  People were evacuated as firefighters from a number of different d…
New Section of State Route 410 Finally Open
Crews opened a new stretch of State Route 410 Thursday, nearly three years after a landslide destroyed part of the highway and cut off direct access between Chinook Pass and the town of Naches. For the residents who live along this scenic byway, it’s been a costly few years, spend…
West Nile Cases Up 40 Percent From Last Week
No cases have been found in Yakima County so far this year but federal health officials say that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003. The centers for disease control and prevention has confirmed 1,590 cases of the mo…
Mentally Ill Inmates filling Yakima County Jail Cells
An increase of mentally ill inmates is causing overcrowding at the Yakima County Jail.  Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the increase comes at the same time the staff is being cut.  Action News discovered the cost to take care of these inmates falls on you the taxpayer...
Community Leaders Meet With Taylor Bridge Fire Victims
900 firefighters battling the Taylor Bridge Fire are making progress. Containment is now at 25 percent. Published reports say full containment could be expected within five to seven days.
Meetings took place Wednesday to help those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire...

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