Fire volunteers meet the need
State Department of Natural Resources officials are closing down volunteer-intake centers and saying they have all the help they need to fight Washington's largest fire ever -- the Okanogan Complex. Thousands of volunteers have gone through crash-course fire training, helped operate heavy equipment and directed other other volunteers to community service opportunities since the call for help went
Thousands Answer State's Plea for Volunteer Firefighters
OMAK (AP) — Washington officials say more than 3,000 people have called and emailed in response to the state's request for volunteer help with wildfires. The bad fire season has been severely straining resources. The Department of Natural Resources on Friday opened centers in Omak and Colville to coordinate offers of help from trained, qualified volunteer firefighters and from people who have and
Black Friday Kicks Off the Holiday Shopping Season
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are now complete. City officials in Yakima and surrounding areas have not added up all the figures.  Most say they had a strong weekend of sales. Many parking lots were full starting Thursday night the eve of Black Friday...
Yakima Youth Volunteer Caught Sexting to 17-Year-Old Girl
Yakima city officials are dealing with an arrest for sex charges. Police department volunteer, 44-year-old Miguel Ernesto Osuna is accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 17-year-old girl. He was a volunteer boxing coach for Yakima Police Athletic League (YPAL) and is employed by the Yakima School District...