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18 hrs ago | KIMA

Stolen car parts on the rise

Yakima was proud to boast a drop in stolen cars, but now the number of people stealing car parts is on the rise.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

21 hrs ago | KIMA

Yakima, Kittitas Counties see lower jobless rate in June

The unemployment rate fell last month in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. The state Employment Security Department put Yakima County's jobless rate at 6.2 percent in June.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Kittitas, WA, Kittitas County, WA, Ellensburg, WA

Yesterday | KAPP-TV Yakima

Veterans Town Hall Meeting Wednesday in Yakima

Yakima County: The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will be holding a Veterans Town Hall on Wednesday, July 23 from 10:00 am noon at VFW Post 379, 118 S. 5th Avenue in Yakima, WA.

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Yesterday | The Columbian

Private forest lands closing due to fire danger

Eight private timber companies in Skamania, Klickitat and three other counties will be closing their forest lands to public entry beginning Saturday due to fire danger.

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Related Topix: Klickitat, WA, Klickitat County, WA, Glenwood, WA, Goldendale, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KIMA

Local firefighters sent to wildfires in the state

KIMA made some phone calls Sunday and found out local crews from Yakima County are being sent to the hotspots here in the state.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Union Gap, WA, Yakima, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

3 to compete for Benton County assessor in Aug. 5 primary

Three Republicans are vying to be the next Benton County assessor, but voters can choose only two in the Aug. 5 primary to advance to the general election.

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

Wenatchee World

AppleSox sweep aside division-leading Pippins

They beat the West Coast League East division-leading Yakima Valley Pippins for the third straight time Saturday, 4-2 at Yakima County Stadium.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Our Voice: 4th Congressional District: Dan Newhouse top choice

With a dozen candidates vying for the 4th Congressional District seat, voters have a difficult task narrowing the field and casting a single vote in the primary.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KIMA

Deputies want criminal charges brought against a car prowl victim

KIMA is learning more about why deputies want criminal charges brought against a car prowl victim.

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Related Topix: Terrace Heights, WA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KIMA

Yakima County under state of emergency for extreme fire conditions

Fires continue to spring up all over our state, but mostly in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Chelan County, WA, SouthPeak Games, State of Emergency, Video Games, Selah, WA, Yakima, WA

KIMA

Deputies recommend charges for man who shot car prowl suspect

Yakima County sheriff's deputies have recommended an 18-year-old man be charged with assault after he shot a 17-year-old outside a house in Terrace Heights.

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Related Topix: Terrace Heights, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Yakima, WA

KIMA

Yakima County bridge to be replaced

Yakima County will soon replace a bridge for nearly $1 million. It chose a construction company last night.

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KAPP-TV Yakima

Car Prowl Shooting Charges Recommended

Yakima County Sheriff's investigators are recommending assault charges against an 18-year-old man who allegedly shot a car prowler in Terrace Heights on July 6th.

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Related Topix: Terrace Heights, WA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KIMA

Arson most likely responsible for Naches Heights suspicious fires

An arsonist is on the loose in Naches Heights. The Naches Fire Chief believes someone intentionally set nine fires there.

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Related Topix: Naches, WA

KIMA

Union Gap to get another pot store

Union Gap is about to get another pot store. This one, just down the street from Station 420.

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Related Topix: Union Gap, WA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Prosser to consider banning medical marijuana

Thursday, city officials in Prosser plan to review a proposal to effectively prohibit the production or distribution of medicinal pot.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Prosser, WA, Yakima, WA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KIMA

Yakima County gets new, high-speed ballot sorting machine

A new machine at the Yakima County Auditor's Office will sort ballots at lightning speed.

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KAPP-TV Yakima

Coroner: Wapato Man Was Shot in the Chest by Tribal Officer

The Yakima County Coroner says a bullet wound the chest caused the death of 42 year old Ira Arquette last Friday.

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Related Topix: Wapato, WA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Seattle Times

Falcon Force: a natural patrol against crop pests

Master Falconer Vah Alaverdian, of Falcon Force, lures male peregrine falcon Sitting Bull while he patrols one of the blueberry fields at Roy Farms in Moxee, Yakima County on July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Moxee, WA, Life, Fruits, Food

KIMA

Local kids working to keep our roadsides clean

At 16 Alyssa Cuevas already knows the meaning of hard work. Five days a week she's out picking up trash on the side of our roads.

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