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Manweller fired from CWU after misconduct investigation
Buy NowRep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, speaks on the House floor in Olympia on March 3, 2015. Manweller, a political science professor, has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct.AP
Yakima firefighters extinguish two more arson fires Wednesday morning
A fire crew found the dumpster in flames and extinguished the fire. According to reports, the blaze was contained to the dumpster and caused $5,000 of damage to the receptacle.
It Happened Here: Fires devastated Ellensburg, Cle Elum and Ronald
As the Miriam Fire continues to burn and blanket the Yakima Valley with haze, we should be grateful that things are not worse.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, three Central Washington towns were devastated by fires, at least one of which was human caused. Each of the communities — Ellensbu
Police: Suspect in January home-invasion rape linked to another sexual assault
Daniel John Arnold, 29, appears in Yakima County Superior Court Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Arnold is accused of the Tuesday night home invasion and sexual attack in Yakima and is being held on $1 million bail. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic)
17th annual Kruisin' Kittitas car show and burnout competition draws large crowd
Throngs of people filled Main Street in Kittitas to inspect classic automobiles, listen to live music and cheer on a burnout competition at the 17th annual Kruisin’ Kittitas burnouts and car show.The event began with a show and shine, with awards given out for best classic and crowd favorite. A para
Free protective masks made available throughout Chelan & Douglas Counties
Photo courtesy: Pollution Air MasksThe thick smoke and hazardous air qualities around North Central Washington are prompting many to take a variety of actions to safeguard their health, including the wearing of protective masks.Area health districts in both Chelan and Douglas Counties have establish
Poor air quality to continue 'for some time'
Buy this photoWorld photo/Mike BonnicksenAndrew Allan, of East Wenatchee, crosses Wenatchee Avenue at Kittitas Street on Wednesday morning. He often walks to the Wenatchee Public Library, and when the smoke gets bad, he stops by the Chelan-Douglas Health District to get a free mask.
Yakima city, county still recovering from Cowiche Creek flooding
Among the recommendations listed in the plan are providing levees between Powerhouse Road and U.S. Highway 12, improving Naches Trail Bridge downstream of U.S. Highway 12 by adding a wider channel and complete spillway, and making drainage improvements to Myron and Willow dams.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Yakama cigarette manufacture must pay federal taxes
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakama cigarette manufacturer King Mountain is still on the hook for $58 million in unpaid federal excise taxes, penalties and interest, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Download PDFKing Mountain is situated deep within the reservation on tribal land, and owners have argued
August 14-15 blotter: bear is back in Ronald
PoliceKittcom received the following calls on August 14-15 (calls are made to the 911 line and the non-emergency business line):n There was a report of an abandoned vehicle on Bear Cub Lane. Multiple vehicles were dropped off on the caller’s property, including one Nissan Pathfinder.n Malicious misc
Lawmaker fired from CWU after misconduct investigation
FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, speaks on the House floor in Olympia, Wash. Manweller, a political science professor, has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged in
Two sought after homeowner robbed
YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima police are looking for two men they say robbed a homeowner Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of South 16th Avenue.The men forced their way into the home around 4:40 p.m., threatened the homeowner with knives and took undisclosed property, said Sgt. Ryan Wisner.The two then ra
CWU fires professor and state lawmaker over sexual harassment accusations | 790 KGMI
The university released a statement saying it has provided written notice of his termination, effective immediately, from his faculty position as a political science professor.
Getting Along: Supporting each other
Supporting each other is a really good way to help us all get along. One key to our own happiness is to contribute to the happiness of others. Remember how it felt the last time you did or said something another person really appreciated? We feel a kind of glow.First, let’s explore supporting those
Department of Ecology issues air quality alert for Kittitas County
The Washington State Department of Ecology’s air monitor revealed unhealthy air quality in Kittitas County as of this morning, according to Kittitas County Public Health Department (KCPHD).Ecology has issued an Air Quality Alert, which is in effect until noon on Wednesday.“Monitors are showing unhea
Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper to be inducted into Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about this year’s inductees into the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame.Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper will be inducted into the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame (ERHOF) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30 at Central Washington University’s Student Unio
CWU fires professor Matt Manweller on misconduct allegations
The investigation report, completed by Trish Murphy of Northwest Workplace Law, is a public record subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act. The report will be made available on or about August 27, unless by that date Dr. Manweller obtains a court order prohibiting its release. This is in
City Council District Maps and Council Assignments Expected Aug. 23rd - NewsRadio 560 KPQ
The City of Wenatchee has announced details on the transition to a district based election system.The Council will have updated maps and determine district assignments and term information for council members at the August 23rd Council meeting.The filing dates for seats open to election will be dete
Wildfire smoke pushes air quality into 'hazardous' range
Outdoors,Public Safety,Wildfire 2018NCW — Wildfire smoke pushed air quality into the "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" range across North Central Washington Monday.Air quality was in the hazardous range in Wenatchee about 1:15 p.m., according to a state department of Ecology monitor at Wenatchee Vall
I-90 west to shut down near Ellensburg, August 14 and 15
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced a contractor working for the department will replace bridge decks, causing the closure at exit 109 from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15.