Stemilt to pay $95,000 to settle sexual harassment case

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..

It's yard sale season

Nearly every weekend in communities across the valley yard sale signs are showing up as people try to earn a few ex-tra dollars by letting go of unwanted household items and clothing.

April 1, 2018 12:39 p.m. read more..

Asparagus planting making a comeback

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..

Media treated to lunch, wines and tour

Recent visitors to the Cote Bonneville Train Station Tasting Room on East Edison Avenue enjoyed a locally sourced meal prepared by Guerra Family Catering and a flight of locally handcrafted wines.

March 26, 2018 2:24 p.m. read more..

Others need bulk wines

When not working as Four Feathers winemaker and general manager, David Forsyth finds himself on the road marketing Washington bulk wines.

March 19, 2018 11:23 a.m. read more..

Grad donates prize to school

Local resident Brad Rip can call himself an “American Farmer” since winning the Monsanto-funded America’s Farm Grow Committee award.

March 19, 2018 11:16 a.m. read more..

New law eliminates credit freeze fees

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a bill to eliminate the fees that credit bureaus charge customers who want to freeze their credit reports to protect their personal information. Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, sponsored Senate Bill 6018 in response to the Equifax database hack last summer that exposed the private information of more than 143 million Americans.

March 14, 2018 5:45 p.m. read more..