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Yakima council contemplates car tab fee as part of budget

For the fourth time in about a year, a proposed car tab increase of up to $20 is being raised in the city of Yakima. Last year, the majority of City Council members seemed to support raising car tabs to pay for street and sidewalk projects. But they backed away three times after critics said the fee

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2017-11-19 16:04:00

Santa Returns to Yakima Valley

YAKIMA, WASH.- Santa made a surprise appearance at the Yakima Valley Mall. Santa has been a holiday tradition at the mall since the 1970's, and to add to the man in the red suite making his first appearance in Yakima this year, the mall put together several holiday festivities for families. "At toda

KIMA TV - 2017-11-18 19:26:45

National Civil Rights Organization Hosts Community Forum on DACA

TOPPENISH, Wash.- A national civil rights organization came to Heritage University to inform the community about what's currently going on with DACA. "As you know the president gave the deadline of March that the program would go away. Leaving over 800,000 people in the United States in legal limbo

KIMA TV - 2017-11-18 18:50:02

The real reason why the Yakima Police Department is understaffed

YAKIMA Wash. -- The Yakima Police Department has been understaffed for a couple of years now and some people are concerned that this is affecting the high crime in the city. At a recent public safety forum, community members talked about the violence in Yakima and how they feel like police officers


Yakima investors aim to buy Yakima Speedway, build mixed-use development

After nearly 60 years, the checkered flag is poised to fall for the Yakima Speedway. Ted Pollock, the racetrack's owner of 51 years, is in the process of selling the speedway and the Yakima Ice Rink to a group of Yakima investors which plans a mixed-use development, including a hotel, offices, shops

YAKIMA HERALD REPUBLIC - 2017-11-18 06:00:00

Yakima Herald-Republic: An experiment could affect how motorists pay for roads | Tri-City Herald

A universal topic that prompts communal automotive grumbling is Washington state's gasoline tax; at 49.4 cents per gallon, it's one of the highest in the country. In 2015, a phased-in bump-up of 11.9 cents per gallon raised the tax to its current level, with legislative supporters arguing the incre

TRI-CITY HERALD - 2017-11-17 21:13:00

City planning for possibility of Tieton Dam breaking and flooding most of Yakima.

YAKIMA, Wash.- "At some point, it's just going to go and we would have that massive wall of water." Charles Erwin is Yakima's emergency management specialist and said the city has prepared for the possibility of the Tieton Dam breaking. They've worked with the Bureau of Land Management to see how mu


50 officers growing facial hair for a good cause in Yakima

YAKIMA, WA - For the first time in over thirty years, The Yakima Police Department is allowing officers to grow facial hair for a good cause. They're taking part in No Shave November to support family, friends, and those in the community dealing with cancer. Each employee involved is donating a mini


Santa Maria woman killed by vehicle backing up in driveway

A Santa Maria woman was killed after she was struck by a reversing vehicle. (Scott Wheeler/KCOY) SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A Santa Maria woman is dead after she was struck by a vehicle that was backing into a driveway Saturday morning. Santa Maria police were dispatched to the home on the 600 block of A

KEYT - 2017-11-18 23:32:23

Health Effects Of Global Warming On Humans

The EPA's "endangerment finding" classified carbon dioxide as a pollutant and claimed that global warming will have adverse effects on human health. Real research says the opposite: cold is deadlier. The scientific evidence shows that warming is good for health. This is discussed in detail in chapte


A bubble or a boom? That's the question vexing housing experts in the Reno area

When Cal Eilrich hits Vista Boulevard while driving east on Interstate 80, he breathes a sigh of relief. It's the last interchange on the outer rim of the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. "I actually wind down a bit," he said.Cal Eilrich, a longtime homebuilder in Fernley, stand outside a home that's

THENEVADAINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-11-19 10:05:00

Notorious Trump Campaign Protester Reappears, Bannon Honors Agent Terry

Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, addressed a packed house on Saturday at the 2017 Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner. Bannon was awarded the Brian Terry Courage in Journalism and Reporting Award. The awards banquet was hosted by FOX News Channel correspondent Wi


What Nevada can learn from its attempt (and failure) to deregulate the energy market in the 1990s

When Nevada voters head to the polls in 2018, they'll be given the opportunity to fundamentally reshape the state's energy market and end NV Energy's monopoly control of electric service. But what voters may not know is that Nevada came close to doing the same thing almost 20 years ago. The state fl

THENEVADAINDEPENDENT.COM - 2017-11-19 10:00:00

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his passion for music and trees at FestForums

SANTA BARBARA,Calif. - When Chuck Leavell is touring with The Rolling Stones he is sharing his passion for music and trees. The award winning musician did both during a musical question and answer session at the 2017 FestForums held at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara. Leavell said he was rea

KEYT - 2017-11-19 08:36:55

UCSB hosts statewide CALPIRG conference on campus

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - CALPIRG chapters from all 8 campuses met at the University of California, Santa Barbara on Saturday to share new skills and choose future campaigns. PIRG stands for Public Interest Research Group. Students heard from PIRG national organizing director Andy Mcdonald. Noa Mills

KEYT - 2017-11-19 08:03:19

Lasley On Go Ahead Rocket Man Make My Day

Cartoonist/artist Richard Lasley is a native of Southern California, who attended Ventura College and the Art Center School of Los Angeles for Illustration and Design. He has worked as a freelance artist for many agencies in Los Angeles, New York and was a member of The Illustrator's Club of Los Ang


Two-year mark: Looking back - and ahead - at trash collection, recycling in Butte

Change doesn't always go over well in Butte, Montana. That's why local officials spent months and months pitching major changes to the way trash is collected here as well as a voluntary recycling program before setting the new programs in motion two years ago. Among the officials' selling points for

MONTANA STANDARD - 2017-11-19 13:00:00

Steward an integral part of Butte's mining history

Like its neighbor, the Original Mine, the Steward has withstood the test of time. Deep within its depths, the mine, in its heyday, yielded its fair share of minerals. Of course, each Butte mine has its unique history. But what makes the Steward stand out is the fact that the mine was not only one of

MONTANA STANDARD - 2017-11-19 07:00:00

Butte outdoorsman honored for conservation efforts

DILLON -- Montana Western alum Tony Schoonen of Butte was recently inducted into the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. These honors are presented by the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation, a philanthropic group which raises funds for conservation efforts throughout the state. Schoonen's love of the outdo

MONTANA STANDARD - 2017-11-18 22:00:00

A week in Butte from the lens of Instagram

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