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Domestic apple industry officials aren’t too concerned about Chinese imports
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:02:46 -0800

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:11:32 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic KAITLYN BERNAUER/Yakima Herald-Republic Olga Sosa packs Red Delicious apples to be shipped to China at Valley Fruit in Wapato on Thursday. In the wake of a recent announcement that U.S.-grown apples will be sold in China, the United States is expected to allow the apples grown in China to be imported shortly. The American ...

Robbery call leads to marijuana bust
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:52 -0800

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:55:00 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, W ash . — Yakima County sheriff’s deputies checking out a possible home invasion Monday at a Lower Valley house wound up taking down a marijuana operation. A 57-year-old Parker man was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to d...

Local, national consumers still feeling spent as recession’s effects linger
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:52:50 -0800

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:14:10 GMT By Rafael Guerrero and Pat Muir Yakima Herald-Republic MASON TRINCA/Yakima Herald-Republic Dave Mobley of Wapato, left, and his brother, Ralph Mobley, glance at the mounted elk put on display by West Coast Adventures & Outfitting during the Central Washington Sportsmen Show in Yakima on Friday. The show draws people every year who are interested in hunting and ...

China opens market to all U.S. apple varieties
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:19:05 -0800

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:33:05 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic Alfonso Martin helps pack apples for export at Valicoff Fruit in Wapato last October. GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic file YAKIMA, Wash. — Washington apple shippers expressed tentative enthusiasm Monday for a new trade pact that will soon allow all U.S. apple varieties to reach store shelves in China. After 20 years of ...

Man killed in car accident southwest of Wapato
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:33:26 -0800

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 00:46:46 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO, Wash., — A 27-year-old Toppenish man died Wednesday afternoon after failing to stop at an intersection about 5 miles southwest of Wapato, where he collided with a second vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol. Valentin Munoz-Mendez was ...

Local teams head to playoffs
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:32:07 -0800

A handful of area teams will either begin or continue their playoff runs this weekend.

Sheriff’s deputy rescues Wapato man from burning truck
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:33:39 -0800

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:39:10 GMT By Kate Prengaman Yakima Herald-Republic Color/BlackColor/BlackSwale TOPPENISH, Wash. — A Yakima County sheriff’s deputy rescued a driver from his burning truck after the vehicle crashed on U.S. Highway 97 this morning, authorities say. Deputy Justin Swale pulled the 48-year-old Wapato man from the pickup as it became engu...

Deadly crash outside of Wapato
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12:18:48 -0800

Man failed to stop at intersection and dies after colliding with another car.

Washington Farmworker Safety Training Classes at Capacity
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 22:10:48 -0800

Surrounded by brushes, respirators and yellow plastic coveralls, Flor Servin held up a white baby onesie and told a room full of farm workers, in Spanish, they must scrub chemical residue from their protective equipment after work, for the health … The article Washington Farmworker Safety Training Classes at Capacity appeared first on Insurance Journal .

East Valley joins other districts in messaging Congress
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:19:02 -0800

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:39:50 GMT By Rafael Guerrero Yakima Herald-Republic MOXEE, Wash. — The East Valley school board approved a resolution Monday night urging Congress to reauthorize the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and then take steps to fix the legislation. The law, commonly referred to as No Child L...