Pure valley boy. Grew up in Yakima. Graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1982 and Seattle University in 1997. I've been reading, writing and producing news for KIT since 1992. I married my elementary school sweetheart and am the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter who attends Heritage University and is studying to be a doctor. When I'm not working, I'm skiing. Been on skis for the past 41 years.
Baker Concedes Prepares to Name Childress Successor
Three people want the job, LaDon Linde, Autumn Torres and Jim Restucci. One will be in the new Yakima County Commissioner in District 3 on Tuesday.
Testing Continues At Yakima State Fair Park
Everyone who has been in close contact with an infected individual or is concerned about a potential exposure should also be tested for COVID-19.
Childress Replacement Expected to be Named Tuesday
State law says the replacement must be on the job by November 14.
Yakima Authorities Identify Murder Victim
Yakima County Sheriff's Department officials say the victim is identified as 60-year-old Jorge Villafan.
Veterans Day Ceremony Instead of Parade This Year
The ceremony will be held under the flagpole. Everyone is invited to attend. Organizers say don't forget to wear a mask.
IRS Warns Of Texting Tax Scam
The IRS says anyone who receives this scam text should take a screen shot of the text message and include the screenshot in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Murder Investigation Underway Near Zillah
The man's name hasn't been released as the investigation continues. No arrests have been made.
McKinney Ready To Work Hard For Yakima County
McKinney will be on The Morning News at 7:15 a.m. Thursday to talk further about election night.
No Rapid Test Kits Sent To County Health District
people who have a rapid test conducted and come out negative, are recommended to follow-up with a molecular test to confirm that they are in fact free of COVID-19.
Yakima Health Officer Announces Resignation
Yakima Health District officials say they'll now begin a search for an interim replacement.
Election 2020 Results for Yakima County
More ballots are expected to be counted on Wednesday.
Vote Your Ballot? It’s Election Day 2020
Ballots will be counted just after 8:00 p.m.