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Yakamas sue wineries for using traditional language, culture

Jan. 26, 2021 3:19 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Two Zillah winemakers and a wine labeling company have agreed to stop using names from the Yakama Nation’s traditional language after a lawsuit. The labels include the name of historic Yakama leader and treaty signer Chief Kamiakin and the tribe’s name — Yakama,...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Earlier this month Newhouse came out in favor of impeaching Trump over the riot at the Capitol. On Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, most of the Republican county leaders in Newhouse's congressional district called for the lawmaker to resign because of his support for impeachment. (House Television via AP, File)

GOP leaders demand Newhouse resign over impeachment vote

Jan. 25, 2021 6:49 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Most of the Republican county leaders in U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse's congressional district on Monday called for the lawmaker to resign for being one of 10 GOP members of the House to vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Newhouse said he will not resign. Six county...

Suspect who ran over 2 Yakima officers charged with assault

Jan. 13, 2021 8:43 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 43-year-old man accused of running over two Yakima police officers last week has been charged with first-degree assault. Prosecutors also charged Salvador Muñoz-Gonzalez with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and eluding police in connection with the Jan. 5 incident, the...

Former Washington state police chief to get $125K settlement

Jan. 11, 2021 2:03 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state police chief who was fired last year is expected to collect a $125,000 settlement following employment claims he filed with state and federal agencies. Michael Campos was fired in May as Wapato police chief with cause after an internal investigation found...

Teen believed kidnapped from Yakima found in Nevada

Jan. 5, 2021 9:17 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was believed to have been kidnapped from Yakima, Washington and was the subject of an Amber alert was found late Monday in Nevada. Yakima Police said a suspect vehicle was seen around 10 p.m. in Nevada and local authorities pulled the driver over, KCPQ-TV...

145 employees at Costco near Yakima positive for COVID-19

Dec. 31, 2020 4:45 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials said this week that 145 workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at a Costco store near Yakima, but the store remains open while the Yakima Health District investigates. Infected workers are in quarantine, the store in Union Gap is conducting sitewide testing and...

Officials reinstall derailed trains near Yakima, clean spill

Dec. 30, 2020 7:59 AM EST

MABTON, Wash. (AP) — Three locomotives that tipped over in a train derailment last week near Mabton, Washington are now upright and the track is open for operations, a BNSF spokeswoman said. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports work continues to re-rail the other eight derailed cars and clean up spilled...

Yakima County deputies investigate double fatal shooting

Dec. 29, 2020 7:38 AM EST

NACHES, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the Monday shooting deaths of a man and woman in Naches. KOMO-TV reports a man and woman were found shot dead just before 3 p.m. in the 200 block of West Fourth Street in Naches, a town of about 800 people northwest of Yakima,...

Train derails after collision in Central Washington

Dec. 23, 2020 5:15 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A freight train derailed in Central Washington after a collision with a truck, one day after a train carrying crude oil derailed north of Seattle, authorities said. BNSF spokesperson Courtney Wallace said the BNSF train collided with a semi-truck southeast of Yakima near Mabton just...

Yakima council member misses 28 meetings, collects stipends

Dec. 22, 2020 11:12 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — As the year draws to a close, Yakima City Council member Jason White’s attendance record has only gotten worse. White has missed 21 council meetings — including pivotal discussions about hiring a new city manager and passing the 2021 budget — and at least seven...