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6 hrs ago | KIMA

USDA designates Yakima County as primary natural disaster area

Sharleen and Jim Hubbard raise beef cattle. This year's business has been tough.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Beef, Food, Meat

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KATU-TV Portland

Fair worker who is registered sex offender arrested in Washington

SOUTH BEND, Wash. Another fair worker has been arrested, this one a registered sex offender set to work at the Pacific County Fair in Washington.

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Related Topix: South Bend, WA, Pacific County, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KIMA

Deputies: Surplus military equipment helpful to agency

Military-style equipment in the hands of local police agencies. The issue has come to the forefront after this week's violence in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Riot

KIMA

Red Apple Motel murder suspect to start trial

A murder trial will begin in just a few weeks for a killing at the Red Apple Motel last year.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Toppenish, WA, Mattawa, WA

KOMO News

Sex offender working at Pacific County Fair arrested

A sex offender working at the Pacific County Fair was arrested Wednesday after the Pacific County Sheriff's Office discovered he was wanted for investigation of failing to register as a sex offender in Yakima County.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Seattle Times

Panel votes on limiting free meals for lawmakers

Lawmakers would be able to accept just 12 free meals from lobbyists each year under a plan from a legislative ethics panel.

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Related Topix: Thurston County, WA, Lacey, WA

KIMA

Deputies investigating reported drive-by shooting south of Toppenish

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- At approx. 3:45-4:00 PM on 8/18/14 a 24 year old male Toppenish area resident was walking eastbound on Larue Rd near the intersection of Casey Rd when a small dark, possibly four door, vehicle drove by him.

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Related Topix: Toppenish, WA, Violent Crime

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KIMA

Clerk candidate Matheny investigated over claims of accessing opponents' records

An investigation is widening to look into more claims against a woman running for county office.

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Related Topix: Selah, WA, Mattawa, WA

KIMA

State results show school performance across Yakima County

A new report card is out for schools across Yakima County. Most in the Yakima School District are considered under-performing.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Yakima, WA, Sunnyside, WA, Wapato, WA

The Modesto Bee

Washington hop-grower Haas also brews beers

"Ah yeah, look at that foam," says McDonald, the research brewer for the nation's largest hop supplier, which celebrated its 100th anniversary over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Washington, Beer, Drink, Yakima, WA, Home Gardening, Home

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Lack of project permits draws Yakima neighbors’ ire

About 4 feet deep, 40 feet wide and roughly 1,200 feet long, the hole dug by Borton Orchards is at the bottom of a steep hill and nearly reaches Turvey’s fence.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Agriculture, Science, Prosser, WA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KIMA

Apple farmers expecting record crops

This year's apple harvest is predicted to be a record breaker, but the big harvest has growers concerned about having enough workers to pick the apples.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Yakima, WA

Bellingham Herald

Yakima County clerk candidate disciplined

Sarah Matheny is a Yakima Municipal Court clerk. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports she admitted using her access to an internal court system database to check the driving record of opponent Steve Driscoll.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

KIMA

Invasive trees being treated in West Valley

An invasive tree species called the crack willow is causing problems in West Valley.

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Related Topix: West Valley, WA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

KIMA

Child molestation suspect lived in Wapato

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- KIMA is learning more about the 70-year-old man accused of molesting girls in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Wapato, WA, Family, Kids, Kennewick, WA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Emergency Preparation Table Top Discussion for Yakima Fair

Yakima county officials and county fair organizers gathered today for a table top discussion - to go over a potential disaster at the fair Yakima County officials and county fair organizers gathered today for a table top discussion - to go over a potential disaster at the fair.

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KIMA

Tuesday storm causes damage

Tuesday night's storm caused some damage throughout Yakima County, especially for one home in Selah.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Selah, WA

KIMA

Child molestation suspect may have victims in Yakima County

Kennewick Police responded to 7322 W. Bonnie Place on 27 July 2014 for a child molestation investigation.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA

KIMA

Urgent need for volunteer firefighters in Lower Valley

There's a desperate need for volunteer firefighters in the Lower Valley. An elderly woman didn't survive the fire that destroyed her White Swan home a couple weeks ago.

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Related Topix: Fire, White Swan, WA, Harrah, WA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

KIMA

Local crews return from Snag Canyon Fire

Firefighters from Yakima County have been helping the effort to control the Snag Canyon Fire.

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Related Topix: Fire, West Valley, WA, Kittitas County, WA

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