Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a commemoration of people who've lost their lives on the job. In Washington state, the farm community is remembering Ernesto Silva Ibarra, a 28-year-old farmworker who became ill last summer while picking berries during wildfires and later died.April 27, 2018 10:07 a.m. read more..
Permits for commercial harvesting of mushrooms in the Jolly Mountain fire area of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest go on sale Tuesday, May 1. Residents need a commercial permit if they process more than 5 gallons of mushrooms per day and intend to sell them.April 24, 2018 10:48 a.m. read more..
A SmartAsset study released earlier this week ranks Yakima County as No. 14 for the best place to buy a home in Washington state.April 18, 2018 3:39 p.m. read more..
Prosser Starbucks employees will take discrimination training, while the Sunnyside Starbucks inside Safeway won’t be participating.April 18, 2018 2:59 p.m. read more..
Energy Northwest has announced a $1 million project to add nine electric vehicle charging stations in Eastern Washington, including one in Prosser.April 10, 2018 8:21 a.m. read more..
Stemilt Growers and Stemilt Ag Services have agreed to pay a female tractor driver $95,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. Heidi Corona Arizaga will be paid $2,342.73 in lost wages, $5,500 in attorney fees, and $87,157.27 in compensatory damages.April 3, 2018 11:23 a.m. read more..
When the demand for Yakima Valley asparagus waned in the 1990s and thousands of acres were torn out of the ground, asparagus planting went with it. But this week, traditional asparagus planting is again taking place in Sunnyside.March 30, 2018 midnight read more..