Slide stolen from Pasco playground recovered three months later

In December 2020, the Pasco Police Department (PPD) announced that a playground slide was stolen from Tierra Vida park at 3325 Tierra Vida Ln. Very little information regarding the suspect was provided, making it a particularly difficult case to crack. Luckily, they aren’t the only local law enforcement group protecting Eastern Washington.

Yakima schoolteacher named finalist for presidential award

First-grade teacher Julie Fry of Yakima’s Roosevelt Elementary is no stranger to the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She’s been nominated for the award on numerous occasions in her longstanding tenure in the Yakima School District.

WA food insecurity doubles during COVID-19 pandemic

The need for food assistance in Washington state has doubled this year as the COVID-19 pandemic caused record high unemployment rates. The Washington state Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the state is experiencing a 50% increase in food insecurity.…