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State issues emergency rules to protect workers from wildfire smoke

The state Department of Labor & Industries filed emergency rules Friday to protect workers exposed to wildfire smoke. Source: Yakima Herald

Kittitas County residents return after wildfire threatens 20 homes near Cle Elum

A wildfire near Cle Elum that consumed roughly 30 acres and threatened about 20 homes was brought under control Sunday afternoon, allowing evacuated individuals to...

Mobile vaccine clinics planned around Yakima County this weekend

Yakima and Sunnyside COVID-19 testing sites and the Yakima community vaccine center will be closed Saturday and Sunday, but mobile vaccine clinics will be operating...

Help available for tenants, landlords in Yakima County as eviction moratorium expires June 30

When the moratorium ends, tenants are obligated to pay rent and debt for the months they have not paid. Source: Yakima Herald

West Valley, Davis, and Toppenish students selected for STEM Rising Stars award

Three Yakima-area high school students were selected for the inaugural STEM Rising Star Awards Tuesday, a spokesperson from Educational Service District 105 said in a...

Newly restored Umtanum site opens in the Yakima River Canyon

The Umtanum Recreation Site in the Yakima River Canyon reopened Wednesday night with a newly renovated footbridge and parking lot. Source: Yakima Herald

Washington’s ‘joints for jabs’ vaccine program falling flat

It was designed as an innovative way to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, but Washington’s new program, allowing licensed marijuana retailers to host vaccine clinics and offer...

West Valley JROTC to place flags on graves; list of Memorial Day events around the Yakima Valley

West Valley High School’s Army JROTC will spend Memorial Day morning placing flags on graves at Tahoma Cemetery. Source: Yakima Herald

Top agriculture groups upset with Inslee over farmworker masking rules

Some top agriculture groups are upset with Washington Gov. Inslee because farm workers were not covered in last week’s announcement that fully vaccinated employees do...

Tri-Cities astronaut has her 1st NASA space mission

Tri-Cities astronaut Kayla Barron is set to make her first flight into space as soon as this fall. Source: Yakima Herald