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Still Sliding, Just Not So Fast: What’s Up With The Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide One Year Later

At this time last year, authorities in Central Washington were on high alert because of the slow-moving Rattlesnake Ridge landslide near Yakima. A year later, what’s changed? The landslide isn’t quite over – yet. But it has slowed down significantly.
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Antonio Martinez and his son, Ramon Mendoza

For Displaced Rattlesnake Ridge Residents, Emergency Goes On As They’re Told To Return Home

The emergency is over for now at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima. The state says a major, sudden landslide is no longer imminent, and Yakima County has lifted its evacuation order and told residents they can move back home. But that’s easier said than done.
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Nervous Drivers Still ‘Shooting The Gap’ At Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide

The emergency seems to be over for now at the slow-moving landslide at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima. The state has taken down warning signs on the highway below. But for some, the drive is still nerve wracking. They’ve coined a phrase for driving quickly past the slide: “Shooting the Gap.” Continue Reading Nervous Drivers Still ‘Shooting The Gap’ At Rattlesnake Ridge Landslide

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Yakima City Council Pulls Strong-Mayor Proposal From Ballot Hours After Opponents File Lawsuits

A proposal to change Yakima’s form of government by replacing the city manager with an elected mayor is off the table — at least for now. City council members voted Tuesday to remove the measure from the February ballot hours after two lawsuits were filed by a coalition of civil rights organizations. Continue Reading Yakima City Council Pulls Strong-Mayor Proposal From Ballot Hours After Opponents File Lawsuits

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Hiking Wheelchair With Northwest Roots Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Disabilities

AdvenChair resembles a mountain bike. It has handlebars, disc brakes, and a bright orange frame. Its purpose is to help people with serious disabilities access trail systems, because as developer and user Geoff Babb put it, “we need to celebrate that we’re alive.” Continue Reading Hiking Wheelchair With Northwest Roots Opens Up Outdoor Lifestyle To People With Disabilities

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