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1 hr ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

Yakima Court Advisors Provide Support to Children Removed From Unfit Parents

When parents are unfit to care for their children, it's the kids who seem to suffer the most.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Tue Apr 22, 2014

KHQ-TV Spokane

"Get The Dust Out!": Residents Angry Over "Lack Of Control" Near Construction Sites

The wind is a given here in the Tri-Cities but the sand is supposed to be kept in check out in newer developments.

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

KHQ-TV Spokane

Kennewick Brings In New Lifesavers To Fill Paramedic Staff

As a team of Kennewick paramedics say goodbye to some of their most experienced lifesavers, that means they are down a few good guys.

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

KAPP-TV Yakima

Domestic Dispute Turns Dangerous in Moxee

A 27 year old woman told police she was assaulted by her partner. She tried to flee in a motorhome, but her boyfriend entered the RV and assaulted her.

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Related Topix: Moxee, WA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Gov. Inslee Appoints Gayle Harthcock to Yakima Co. Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Gayle Harthcock to Yakima County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KIMA

Grandview school gives feedback to Common Core field testing

It's the standard schools in Washington state will implement next school year. The Common Core standards.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Education Etc., Grandview, WA

KIMA

Union Gap extending key street to attract more business

More development is coming to Union Gap. Plans call for extending a key street. The hope is to bring more business and boost the local economy.

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Related Topix: Union Gap, WA, Ahtanum, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Business tax seminar Tuesday in Sunnyside

RCDC Business Resources and Training Center and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Yakima County are offering a business tax educational seminar for new small businesses or businesses that need a refresher on federal reporting requirements.

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Related Topix: Sunnyside, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KVEW-TV Kennewick

Second Candidate Announced for 14th District Seat

A Yakima businessman announces his bid this for the soon to be open 14th District Legislative seat in the state house.

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KIMA

Yakima police react to year's 3rd deadly officer-involved shooting

We now know who was involved in the officer-involved shooting over the weekend. Rolando Villanueva was shot to death Saturday night during a police chase along Interstate 82. KIMA learned Villanueva mentioned in the past the idea of a "suicide by cop."

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

KIMA

County giving funds to Yakima for mill site redevelopment

Yakima County will invest $1.8 million to help the city of Yakima redevelop the old mill site.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

KAPP-TV Yakima

Sex Offender Notification

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is notifying the public about a sex offender now living on the 1100 block of Cherry Avenue in Yakima .

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Yakima judge denies request for information on Level 1 sex offenders

A Yakima County judge denied a Mesa woman's request for information on Level 1 sex offenders in Yakima County.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, WA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NWCN.com

Lessons from 2009 Naches slide in Yakima Valley

The Oso landslide isn't the only slide in recent years in Washington. People living in Yakima County have also dealt with long detours because of wiped out roads after a 2009 landslide.

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Related Topix: Naches, WA

KIMA

Officials: No big impacts locally from 911 outage

Officials at Yakima County's 911 call center said the Thursday morning's statewide 911 outage didn't hit too hard locally.

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KIMA

State troopers handing out fewer tickets for car seat violations

More parents seem to be protecting their most precious cargo in Yakima County. Troopers aren't catching as many child safety violations - down by more than half.

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BusinessWeek

Losing Patience, and Patients, With Medicaid

Sonya Lott hadn't seen a doctor for at least 10 years when she signed up for Washington State's Medicaid program in January and got a checkup at a community clinic in Yakima, 140 miles southeast of Seattle.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health Insurance, Medicare

Thu Apr 10, 2014

KEPR CBS 19

Widespread 911 outage in Washington

There is currently a 9-1-1 outage that emergency officials say is widespread, possibly affecting the entire state of Washington.

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Related Topix: Washington, Walla Walla County, WA, Kittitas County, WA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

200-acre Mabton fire left to burn out

The fire started about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the 19000 block of Highway 22 after a controlled burn spread, jumping across the Yakima River and onto land managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, according to Yakima Fire District 5. About 50 firefighters were able to bring the fire under control by midnight.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mabton, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Yakima, WA, Prosser, WA

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Yakima River Basin water supply near normal

The water supply in the Yakima River Basin should be adequate for senior and junior water rights for the coming irrigation season, according to the April forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA, Benton County, WA

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