Latest stories


Our pick: Bryant for governor

If there’s a way to mismanage something, Gov. Jay Inslee seems to find it.

You never know, until you know

“They’re on drugs.”

State’s cap-and-trade will cost

Cap and trade policies called by any other name are still cap and trade policies.

Union gets pay back for Inslee contribution

“About 30,000 Washington state workers would receive pay raises of roughly 6 percent,” Wednesday’s Associated Press story explained, “under a tentative deal struck Tuesday between state officials and union leaders.”

Prosser crash injures four

Four Mabton residents are recovering from injuries after a two-car crash last night.

Delay on state highway

Since August, crews from the state Department of Transportation and Columbia Asphalt have been working on a project that preserves the pavement and bridges on state Highway 12.

Fire growth slowing

Campgrounds and trails have re-opened as conditions have improved on the Buck Creek Fire in the upper Chiwawa River drainage.

Crash injures Lyle man

A Lyle man is recovering from injuries he suffered yesterday when his vehicle flipped over on state Highway 97.

Commission to meet

An eligibility list for the lead police dispatcher position is on the agenda Thursday for the city’s Civil Service Commission.

Group seeks penalties over anti-farm ad

EPA employee among those cited in letter

A new group organized to defend farming is calling for enforcement action against those responsible for the “What’s Upstream” ad campaign.

State to ramp up pesticide testing for marijuana crops

Two agencies will collaborate on effort

Two state agencies are partnering together to accelerate pesticide testing for marijuana.

Tease photo

Tearing down the Carnation walls

Local college receives grants

Focus will be math, sciences

A local two-year college plans on using federal dollars to create new scientists.

Tease photo

A brother’s life-saving gift

Marine donates kidney for sister

She calls him an all-American hero. He says he is happy he could help.

Auditors take Sunnyside to task in report

State calls for accountability in city books

City officials allocated nearly $500,000 last year without support for those costs, possibly leading to unnecessary utility increases.

Commission candidates back legalized marijuana

Two visit local GOP Club

Retail marijuana should be legal in Yakima County and Sunnyside.

Tease photo

Sunnyside becomes state’s drone-central for a day

Conference attracts state, local leaders

There was a buzz at the Community Center yesterday, both in the air and on the ground.

Tease photo

WSU writing program among the nation’s best

University just one of seven in west honored

The writing program at Washington State University again has been named among the 21 best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Public Record