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FILE - In this July 31, 2020, file photo, letter carriers load mail trucks for deliveries at a U.S. Postal Service facility in McLean, Va. A U.S. judge on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide. The judge called them

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

Sep. 18, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was...

A U.S. judge has blocked Postal Service changes that slowed mail and prompted concerns about absentee voting

Sep. 17, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. judge has blocked Postal Service changes that slowed mail and prompted concerns about absentee voting.

14-year-old boy shot to death in Yakima

Sep. 15, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Review reports that at about 9:30 p.m. Monday the boy was brought to a medical clinic with gunshot wounds to his legs, police said. The boy was then taken to Virginia Mason Memorial...

Washington dairies challenge EPA groundwater pollution study

Sep. 14, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A dispute between Washington state dairies and the Environmental Protection Agency over groundwater contamination is being argued in federal court. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Sunday that a 2012 EPA study linked a handful of dairies near Granger and Sunnyside to groundwater...

FILE - In this April 2, 2020 file photo, a United States Postal  Service worker makes a delivery with gloves and a mask in Warren, Mich. A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya,File)

States ask judge to reverse changes at US Postal Service

Sep. 10, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of states suing over service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service is asking a federal judge to immediately undo some of them, saying the integrity of the upcoming election is at stake. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has already said he's halting some of the changes, including the removal...

Washington state to honor Filipino American contributions

Sep. 8, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal grant will provide Washington state with funding to identify, document and commemorate contributions from its Filipino American community. The project is a part of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation's initiative to commemorate all...

Fire crews make progress containing Yakima wildfire

Sep. 6, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Fire crews have made more progress battling a wildfire near Yakima with nearly 1,000 people helping fight the blaze on Sunday. The Evans Canyon Fire, which has burned about 118 square miles between Naches and Ellensburg since it started Aug. 31, was about 40% contained Sunday, the...

Fire crews make progress on Yakima wildfire, brace for winds

Sep. 5, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Fire crews have made progress battling a wildfire near Yakima but officials are worried about high winds forecast throughout the weekend. The Evans Canyon Fire, which has burned about 115 square miles between Naches and Ellensburg since it started Monday afternoon, was about 20%...

Officials concerned about wind at wildfire near Yakima

Sep. 4, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials are concerned about high winds in the forecast this weekend as more firefighters arrive to help contain the Evans Creek Fire burning near Yakima between Naches and Ellensburg. The fire was 69,920 acres as of Friday morning, or 110 square miles, the Yakima Herald-Republic...

Fire near Yakima grows to 52,000 acres, threatens 900 homes

Sep. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning near Yakima has grown to an estimated 52,000 acres (81 square miles) and residents of about 900 homes are under evacuation orders. The Evans Canyon Fire, north of the town of Naches, has destroyed five homes. The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday...