Yakima http://nwpr.org en Central Washington Pastors Rally For Immigration Reform http://nwpr.org/post/central-washington-pastors-rally-immigration-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Immigration activists in the Northwest are pushing for Congress to get beyond the government shutdown fight and return to the issue of undocumented workers. Immigrant rights groups rallied in Yakima, Washington Saturday as part of a national protest.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:44:59 +0000 Matt Martin 35338 at http://nwpr.org Central Washington Pastors Rally For Immigration Reform Rural Residency Shortage Means Doctors-In-Training Move Away http://nwpr.org/post/rural-residency-shortage-means-doctors-training-move-away <p></p><p>For decades, rural parts of the Northwest have found it difficult to lure doctors to small towns. Community leaders in Yakima, WA went so far as to found a small medical school to train doctors to practice in these underserved areas. The Pacific Northwest University opened in 2006. But there is a problem. Small towns throughout the region just don’t have enough residency programs. And that means many of these doctors-in-training may move away.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:11:22 +0000 Matt Martin 33017 at http://nwpr.org Rural Residency Shortage Means Doctors-In-Training Move Away Democrats Push Immigration Reform In Central Washington http://nwpr.org/post/democrats-push-immigration-reform-central-washington <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071313MM_YakimaWAImmigration_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Supporters of the immigration overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate are drumming up support for the legislation in the Northwest. On Saturday, one of the Democrats taking the lead on the issue in Congress spoke to a crowded church in Yakima, Washington.<p>Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez is on a national tour this summer. It comes as the U.S. House considers a path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants in the country illegally. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:14:27 +0000 30966 at http://nwpr.org Democrats Push Immigration Reform In Central Washington Yakima Dairies Agree to Reduce Nitrate Contamination http://nwpr.org/post/yakima-dairies-agree-reduce-nitrate-contamination <p>Four Eastern Washington dairies have agreed to reduce pollution that’s been contaminating drinking water. For EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:25:38 +0000 Courtney Flatt 23892 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos http://nwpr.org/post/data-analysis-most-northwest-city-councils-have-no-latinos Nearly nine out of 10 city councils across the Northwest have no Latino members. That estimate comes from a database we assembled of Hispanic officeholders in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. One of the cities with no Latino representations is located in one of the most heavily Hispanic parts of our region. We’re talking about the city of Yakima. The ACLU is suing over the issue. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:40:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 16107 at http://nwpr.org Data Analysis: Most Northwest City Councils Have No Latinos The NPR News service is now on in Yakima on KYVT 88.5 FM http://nwpr.org/post/npr-news-service-now-yakima-kyvt-885-fm <p>For the first time, the NPR News service of Northwest Public Radio—and its standout broadcasts like NPR’s <em>Fresh Air, the Diane Rehm Show</em> and <em>Talk of the Nation</em>—are&nbsp;on the airwaves of KYVT 88.5 FM in Yakima.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:03:16 +0000 Kerry Swanson 12499 at http://nwpr.org The NPR News service is now on in Yakima on KYVT 88.5 FM Hispanics Are America’s Fastest Growing Aging Population http://nwpr.org/post/hispanics-are-america-s-fastest-growing-aging-population <p>BY ANDREA CASTILLO AND JOSH PFLUG</p><p>In 1972, Raul Soto immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, expecting to work for only a few years before returning to his home country.&nbsp;Forty years later, the 69-year-old former fruit picker &ndash; like millions of other migrant workers &ndash; is growing old in America. Thu, 17 May 2012 21:36:33 +0000 The Murrow News Service 8505 at http://nwpr.org Yakima Symphony's First Full Opera Production Is A Success http://nwpr.org/post/yakima-symphonys-first-full-opera-production-success <p><span lang="EN" style="color: black; font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 10.5pt; mso-ansi-language: EN;">Audiences warmly received the Yakima Symphony Orchestra&#39;s first fully-staged opera production, <em><span style="font-family: &quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;">The Marriage of </span></em><span class="scayt-misspell"><i>Figaro</i></span>. Tue, 01 May 2012 21:30:52 +0000 Gillian Coldsnow 7584 at http://nwpr.org Yakima Symphony's First Full Opera Production Is A Success The Classics Rock with the Bottom Line Duo http://nwpr.org/post/classics-rock-bottom-line-duo <p>From &ldquo;Walk like an Egyptian&rdquo; to &ldquo;Flight of the Bumblebee&rdquo; the <a href="http://bottomlineduo.com/">Bottom Line Duo </a>break&nbsp;down musical stereotypes with humor and artistry,&nbsp;&nbsp;and they do it on recycled instruments!&nbsp; Okay, the instruments are&nbsp;just plain old, but you get the&nbsp;idea.&nbsp;&nbsp;You can catch this husband and wife, bass and cello duo at Englewood&nbsp;Christian Church in Yakima this Thursday afternoon, April 4<sup>th</sup>, at 1:30.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:06:07 +0000 Robin Rilette 6083 at http://nwpr.org The Classics Rock with the Bottom Line Duo Yakima Valley Dairies Causing Air Pollution http://nwpr.org/post/yakima-valley-dairies-causing-air-pollution <p>OUTLOOK, Wash. &ndash; A recent study is raising questions about the air quality in the Yakima Valley. The area has a high concentration of large-scale dairies. As Courtney Flatt reports, residents living near the dairies have noticed respiratory problems as more dairies moved in. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:24:27 +0000 Courtney Flatt 4498 at http://nwpr.org Yakima Valley Dairies Causing Air Pollution