Local & Regional

Local Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting-rights lawsuit Federal judge rules against Yakima in voting-rights lawsuit
Judge Thomas Rice granted the American Civil Liberties Union's request for summary judgment in the case. Rice said the ACLU had shown evidence that the way Yakima elects city council members unfairly dilutes Latino votes.
Local Fire east of Bickleton burns 2,500 acres Fire east of Bickleton burns 2,500 acres
The State Fire Marshal's Office says the lightning-caused wildfire is threatening about 15 homes, but no structures have been destroyed.