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.
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 email@example.com
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.
State Grant to Help Homeless in Yakima County
According to a news release one of the portables at Camp Hope will be named in honor of the late Commissioner Norm Childress,
Former Yakima Mayor Charged With Burglary
She was elected in 2015. She failed to gain re-election in the 2017 primary election.
Homeless Deaths Double in Yakima County
The latest death happened on Monday when a 54-year-old woman who was last staying at the Mission died of hypothermia near Myron Lake in west Yakima.