Feature Writing

Yakima Musician Hopes Online Exposure
Helps Jump-Start Career

Pete Hernandez_1Pete Hernandez was a musician before he even knew he was one. The Yakima music teacher and singer/songwriter grew up listening to rock n’ roll, but until he picked up a guitar at age 14, he didn’t realize he could emulate the sounds coming from his radio. Now Hernandez has been strumming and singing for more than 25 years, and he’s hoping to take his lifelong passion worldwide — on the internet, anyway. Read more …

Styles For Students Program Offers
Kids Incentives, Not Stuff

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“You can keep your pencils.”
In a way, the origin of Styles For Students can be traced back to that comment made by local barber J.D. Mares. The Yakima School District’s incentive program for high schoolers began last year as a way to reward students for good attendance, grades and citizenship. But until Mares and his staff started talking about incentive program ideas with Omar Santoy, there was no Styles For Students. Read more …

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