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Lawsuit settled over dangerous Yakima County intersection resulting in teen’s death

September 6th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: - Marie Schurk

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. – The county has settled a lawsuit which states a poorly-designed intersection resulted in a Granger High School student’s death back in 2015. Yakima County settled the lawsuit for $1.6 million after 17-year-old Angel Mendoza was killed at the intersection of Yakima Valley Highway and Gurley Road, local law firm Tamaki Law […]

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County settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.6 million, promises to fix intersection

September 6th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Yakima Herald Republic - Phil Ferolito

After settling a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.6 million, Yakima County now plans to improve the intersection deemed unsafe where a head-on collision killed a 17-year-old Granger High School student in 2015. A few months ago, the county agreed to the settlement involving the death of Angel Mendoza, who was killed where Gurley Road forks […]

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August 15th, 2018Posted By: Bryan

Pennsylvania Priests Sexually Abused Children for Decades A Pennsylvania Grand Jury has concluded that the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania has been covering up child sex abuse for decades. Read the news report.  According to the grand jury report, which examined 6 of the state’s 8 dioceses, over 300 perpetrators sexually abused over 300 victims, over a […]

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Tri-Cities area school district sued for enabling child pornographer

July 23rd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Tri-City Herald - Sara Schilling

Prosser School District officials knew a former staffer had engaged in “grooming behavior” with students, yet they allowed him to keep working with kids and even paved the way for him to teach in nearby Granger, a new lawsuit says. And while in Granger, Stephen J. Castilleja’s troubling behavior went unchecked — and one of […]

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Sexual abuse lawsuit involving Yakima law firm comes to a close

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan


YAKIMA, WA – It’s been seven years since a lawsuit involving 86 claims of sexual abuse against a church in Great Falls, Montana began. This week, that lawsuit came to an end. The law firm that started the case back in 2011 is Tamaki Law Offices located in Yakima. The church, the Diocese of Great […]

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