Israel Gutierrez, left, picks pears at Johnson Orchards with his brother, Roberto, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. The brothers have worked with the Johnson Orchards family for more than 20 years, alongside other relatives. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Y
Israel Gutierrez, left, picks pears at Johnson Orchards with his brother, Roberto, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. The brothers have worked with the Johnson Orchards family for more than 20 years, alongside other relatives. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Nadine Beresford, 68, with her three dogs and her lemon plant, leaves Camp Hope for an emergency winter weather shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Camp Hope, an encampment for the area’s homeless population, shut down Wednesday. The eme
Nadine Beresford, 68, with her three dogs and her lemon plant, leaves Camp Hope for an emergency winter weather shelter on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Camp Hope, an encampment for the area’s homeless population, shut down Wednesday. The emergency shelter will be open until mid-March, when Camp Hope will resume operations. The camp's directors have signed a contract with the city of Yakima to operate it on the land for the same amount of time for the next three years. They then have the opportunity to renew it for two more one-year terms.(JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the Día de los Muertos Community Celebration at Mighty Tieton Warehouse on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Tieton, Wash.The celebration featured poetry readings, face painting, sugar skull decoration, altar viewings, a parade, and performances by Gr
Scenes from the Día de los Muertos Community Celebration at Mighty Tieton Warehouse on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Tieton, Wash.The celebration featured poetry readings, face painting, sugar skull decoration, altar viewings, a parade, and performances by Grupo La Esperanza, the Upper Valley Dancing Horses, Aztec Dancers of Yakima, and a mariachi band. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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A fairgoer waits for a ride at the Central Washington Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
A fairgoer waits for a ride at the Central Washington Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Sunnyside Christian vs. Lummi football at Kittitas High School on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Kittitas, Wash. Sunnyside Christian beat Lummi, 84-6. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Sunnyside Christian vs. Lummi football at Kittitas High School on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Kittitas, Wash. Sunnyside Christian beat Lummi, 84-6. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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West Valley sousaphone players wait to perform on the field during West Valley football’s game against Sunnyside on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. West Valley defeat Sunnyside, 41-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
West Valley sousaphone players wait to perform on the field during West Valley football’s game against Sunnyside on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. West Valley defeat Sunnyside, 41-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Evelyn Lopez, 12, performs with Wapato’s Grupo La Esperanza during the Día de los Muertos Community Celebration at Mighty Tieton Warehouse on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Tieton, Wash.The celebration featured poetry readings, face painting, sugar skull decor
Evelyn Lopez, 12, performs with Wapato’s Grupo La Esperanza during the Día de los Muertos Community Celebration at Mighty Tieton Warehouse on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Tieton, Wash.The celebration featured poetry readings, face painting, sugar skull decoration, altar viewings, a parade, and performances by the Upper Valley Dancing Horses, Aztec Dancers of Yakima, and a mariachi band. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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A rainbow appeared over the Yakima Valley, photographed from Selah, Wash., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after scattered rains relieved the area from smoky air caused by Northwest wildfires. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
A rainbow appeared over the Yakima Valley, photographed from Selah, Wash., on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, after scattered rains relieved the area from smoky air caused by Northwest wildfires. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Tony Aalvik, of Benton City, Wash., orders a corn dog at the Central Washington Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Yakima. The fair is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and you can find more fair coverage online at YakimaHerald.com. For more photos of
Tony Aalvik, of Benton City, Wash., orders a corn dog at the Central Washington Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Yakima. The fair is celebrating its 125th anniversary, and you can find more fair coverage online at YakimaHerald.com. For more photos of the fair, check Sunday’s Life in the Northwest section. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Action from Granger at Naches Valley football on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Naches, Wash. Naches Valley defeat Granger in SCAC West football game, 39-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Action from Granger at Naches Valley football on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Naches, Wash. Naches Valley defeat Granger in SCAC West football game, 39-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Second quarter action from Prosser’s CWAC football matchup against Ephrata on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Grandview, Wash. 
Prosser defeat Ephrata, 41-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Second quarter action from Prosser’s CWAC football matchup against Ephrata on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Grandview, Wash. Prosser defeat Ephrata, 41-14. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Sunnyside cheerleaders practice cheers before Sunnyside’s football game against Davis on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Sunnyside, Wash. Sunnyside beat Davis, 47-10. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Sunnyside cheerleaders practice cheers before Sunnyside’s football game against Davis on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Sunnyside, Wash. Sunnyside beat Davis, 47-10. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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A member of the Rancho Viejo Charro Association waves during the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
A member of the Rancho Viejo Charro Association waves during the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Gail Duffey, 60, of Yakima, Wash., waves to her sister, Barb Bennett, while riding the “Ring of Fire” on opening day of the Central Washington State Fair on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Yakima. Duffey and Bennett attend the fair annually on opening day to t
Gail Duffey, 60, of Yakima, Wash., waves to her sister, Barb Bennett, while riding the “Ring of Fire” on opening day of the Central Washington State Fair on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Yakima. Duffey and Bennett attend the fair annually on opening day to take advantage of the short lines. The fair opened at noon Friday with a special promotion offering free parking and admission for $1 until 4 p.m. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Selah’s Maleek Morfin (11), left, and Johnny Drake (10) celebrate with their team after their class 2A state football win against Black Hills on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima, Wash. Selah defeat Black Hills, 35-0. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yak
Selah’s Maleek Morfin (11), left, and Johnny Drake (10) celebrate with their team after their class 2A state football win against Black Hills on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima, Wash. Selah defeat Black Hills, 35-0. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Action from a GNAC game between Humboldt State and Central Washington football on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Tomlinson Stadium in Ellensburg, Wash. Central defeat Humboldt State 55-27. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Scenes from the 56th annual Yakima Sunfair Parade in Yakima, Wash. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Inga Wiehl on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, photographed at her home in Yakima, Wash. Wiehl is the author of “Tower Blues.” (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Inga Wiehl on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, photographed at her home in Yakima, Wash. Wiehl is the author of “Tower Blues.” (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Javier Ortega, president of Quinto Sol car club, pumps the hydraulics of his Buick Regal lowrider while his children, Javier, 5, and Jayla, 3, dressed as Batman and Batgirl, play in the backseat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Quinto Sol car c
Javier Ortega, president of Quinto Sol car club, pumps the hydraulics of his Buick Regal lowrider while his children, Javier, 5, and Jayla, 3, dressed as Batman and Batgirl, play in the backseat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Quinto Sol car club and Wray’s on Nob Hill Boulevard partnered to host a “trunk or treat” event for Halloween. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Prosser cross country athlete Nati VerMulm studies grammar at her home in Prosser, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. VerMulm and her siblings are homeschooled. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Prosser cross country athlete Nati VerMulm studies grammar at her home in Prosser, Wash., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. VerMulm and her siblings are homeschooled. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Prosser football player Levi VerMulm feeds his family’s animals as part of his chores routine on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at his home in Prosser, Wash. The VerMulms are homeschooled. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Prosser football player Levi VerMulm feeds his family’s animals as part of his chores routine on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at his home in Prosser, Wash. The VerMulms are homeschooled. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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An employee at Central Washington Recycling pushes cardboard boxes through a processor on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Starting in 2018, China, the largest importer of recyclables, will drastically reduce the recyclables it takes from the Unite
An employee at Central Washington Recycling pushes cardboard boxes through a processor on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Starting in 2018, China, the largest importer of recyclables, will drastically reduce the recyclables it takes from the United States, the largest exporter of recyclables. That is causing the price of recyclables in the U.S., and for Central Washington Recycling, to fall. As a result, local companies and statewide and nationwide agencies are looking for answers in domestic markets that haven't been used in years. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Eddie Lopez, a supervisor at Central Washington Recycling, pushes cans through a machine to be compressed on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Starting in 2018, China, the largest importer of recyclables, will drastically reduce the recyclables it t
Eddie Lopez, a supervisor at Central Washington Recycling, pushes cans through a machine to be compressed on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. Starting in 2018, China, the largest importer of recyclables, will drastically reduce the recyclables it takes from the United States, the largest exporter of recyclables. That is causing the price of recyclables in the U.S., and for Central Washington Recycling, to fall. As a result, local companies and statewide and nationwide agencies are looking for answers in domestic markets that haven't been used in years. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Kaden Maxwell, 16, of Sunnyside, Wash., longboards with Dantzel Petersen, 16, of Moxee, before attending a Yakima Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in downtown Yakima. Maxwell is a cellist for the Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra and Pe
Kaden Maxwell, 16, of Sunnyside, Wash., longboards with Dantzel Petersen, 16, of Moxee, before attending a Yakima Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in downtown Yakima. Maxwell is a cellist for the Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra and Petersen is a violinist. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Caleb Schwindt, 18, examines the bedroom he shared with his girlfriend and 9-month-old son after an early morning fire destroyed the building his family lived in on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. The fire, which damaged a fourplex, shed and home
Caleb Schwindt, 18, examines the bedroom he shared with his girlfriend and 9-month-old son after an early morning fire destroyed the building his family lived in on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. The fire, which damaged a fourplex, shed and home in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue, displaced nearly 20 people. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Photos destroyed by an early morning fire, which damaged a fourplex, shed and home in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue, and displaced nearly 20 people, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Photos destroyed by an early morning fire, which damaged a fourplex, shed and home in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue, and displaced nearly 20 people, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, in Yakima, Wash. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Four-year-old Marady Flores looks into the damaged apartment across from her family’s residence on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue in Yakima, Wash. Flores’s mother, Adilene Gonzales, grew up in the apartment building. (JOVELLE
Four-year-old Marady Flores looks into the damaged apartment across from her family’s residence on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue in Yakima, Wash. Flores’s mother, Adilene Gonzales, grew up in the apartment building. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Keelyn Bryant, of Yakima, Wash., helps his friend retrieve belongings from his damaged apartment complex in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The fire, which damaged a fourplex, home and shed, displaced nearly 20 people. (JOVEL
Keelyn Bryant, of Yakima, Wash., helps his friend retrieve belongings from his damaged apartment complex in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. The fire, which damaged a fourplex, home and shed, displaced nearly 20 people. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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A neighbor watches as firefighters clean up a fourplex, shed and home fire, which displaced nearly 20 people, in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue in Yakima, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
A neighbor watches as firefighters clean up a fourplex, shed and home fire, which displaced nearly 20 people, in the 700 block of North Sixth Avenue in Yakima, Wash. on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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Caleb Smith, 15, of Selah, Wash., scares customers as a clown at Madd Hatters Haunt, a haunted house that helps local organizations raise money, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Union Gap. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
Caleb Smith, 15, of Selah, Wash., scares customers as a clown at Madd Hatters Haunt, a haunted house that helps local organizations raise money, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Union Gap. (JOVELLE TAMAYO/Yakima Herald-Republic)
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