Legislators offer mixed reviews for Gov. Inslee’s budget

Yakima Valley lawmakers are less than enthusiastic about Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget proposal for 2016.

Lawmakers prep for new session

Water, education, aiding the economy in rural communities and taxation are among Lower Valley legislators’ priorities as they prepare to start a new session in Olympia one month from today.

Council to honor police sergeant

Budget, Bonnieview Road also on Tuesday's agenda

City Council to consider budget approval

Council to also review tourism promotion services

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Artillery shell found in Grant County

A Grant County resident found an 105mm artillery shell at a salvage business.

Does the bell toll for the Fed?

Last week Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted that the Federal Reserve Board will increase interest rates at the board’s December meeting.

Grandview contests still close

Sewell leads in port race

The mayoral, city council and port commissioner races are still too close to call.

Voters supporting law and justice tax renewal

By a nearly three-to-one margin, voters in Yakima County are renewing the three-tenths of 1 percent sales tax for law and justice services.

Hicks leads Ochoa

Sunnyside City Council incumbent has commanding lead after initial tally

With slightly more than 500 votes counted in the race for the City Council Position No. 7 seat, incumbent Craig Hicks has a solid lead over challenger Victor Ochoa in the general election.

Challenger leads in Grandview port race

The race for the District No. 2 Commissioner of the Port of Grandview seat is too close to call after tonight's initial ballot count.

Grandview mayor leading challenger

Mayor Norm Childress leads challenger Joan Souders by more than 50 votes after the first round of ballot counting tonight.

The incumbent mayoral candidate has a slim lead in his re-election bid.

Brewer leads Grandview council race

Only 16 votes separate Top 3 candidates

Gaylord Brewer has just 12 more votes than Mary Barrett and 16 more than Betty Garza in a tight race for Grandview City Council.

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Local voters supporting I-1366

Measure creates choice: Reduce sales tax or give voters a constitutional amendment

Yakima County voters are overwhelmingly supporting Tim Eyman again tonight, with 62.66 percent supporting Initiative 1366.

Newhouse unhappy with budget

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) yesterday was not pleased when the U.S. Congress approved a two-year budget package.

FEMA denies assistance to victims of wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee learned last week the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied his request for individual assistance program funds to help families impacted by the summer wildfire season.