Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1997. I've been reading, writing and producing news for KIT since 1992. I married my elementary school sweetheart and am the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter who attends Heritage University and is studying to be a doctor. When I'm not working, I'm skiing. Been on skis for the past 41 years.
Solarity Credit Union Offering Help to Former Astria Employees
A news release says "like many in the community, Solarity was surprised by the abrupt closure of Astria Regional Medical Center and the impact it has on the employees, our members and the community at large."
Commissioners React to OneAmerica Letter About Elections
The Yakima Board of County Commissioners is reviewing this matter with Yakima County legal staff and will comment further as it takes steps to respond to the allegations.
Police Arrest Man for Halloween Home Invasion
The suspect was booked into the Yakima County Jail on charges of 1st degree burglary, 1st degree kidnapping, 1st degree robbery, and indecent liberties. He's being held in the Yakima County jail.
Job Fair Planned for Former Astria Employees
WorkSource Yakima County is partnering with the Valley Mall for a health care job fair for former Astria workers on Thursday (Jan. 23) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Internal Trauma Cause of Death for Two Found Burned
The bodies of Alyson Harris and Miguel Martinez-Vasquez were found on Jan. 7 on a hop farm about six miles east of Moxee. Both were last seen Dec. 21 in Yakima.
Snowpack Levels Improving With More Snow
All this snowfall means good news for growers, who rely on the snowpack to create water for crops in the spring and summer months.
Yakima Woman Announces Run for County Commission
A Yakima mortgage lender and community volunteer, Amanda Mckinney has announced she's running for the District 1 seat on the Yakima County Commission.
Yakima Donates Winter Clothing For Vets
You can donate any cold weather clothing and snacks. Bring your donations to KIT studio at 4010 Summitview in Yakima.
Second Vaping Lung Injury Case in Yakima County
"the only commonality among all cases nationally is that patients use e-cigarettes or vapor products. CDC has identified vitamin E acetate as a chemical of concern among people with vaping associated lung injury, but does not know enough yet to rule out other possible causes."
Judge Refuses to Stop Hospital Closure
Astria is working with patients to make sure they're transitioned smoothly to either other Astria Health Hospitals or other facilities.