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  1. Large crowd at Yakima meetings shows fears of deportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | The Columbian

    Although Elizabeth helped organize an event on Sunday that drew more than 200 people concerned about President Donald Trump's efforts to remove undocumented people from the United States, she asked that her last name not be used in a news story. "I don't feel comfortable with that," the undocumented 24-year-old Heritage University student said.

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  2. Washington sees healthy snowpack levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | The Columbian

    The Capital Press reports that mountain snowpack was at 110 percent of normal as of Friday, compared to two years ago when several regions in the state were well below 100 percent. Scott Pattee with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Mount Vernon attributes this year's healthy snowpack to cooler temperatures and above normal precipitation.

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  3. Supplies provide answer to man's call to help homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2017 | The Columbian

    Community members on Saturday gladly answered one resident's call to help the homeless, donating dozens of sleeping bags, tents and other items to help the less fortunate survive the winter. The outdoor equipment drive, organized by the Yakima Herald-Republic and Sunrise Outreach, was the brainchild of former Herald-Republic outdoors editor Scott Sandsberry.

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  4. Bald eagles, off the endangered list, are soaring high againRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | The Columbian

    A bald eagle is perched in a tree as it surveys activity along a rural Vancouver road Feb. 4, 2015. While the strength of America's democracy may be up for debate after a long election year, one of its most recognizable symbols looks as strong as it's been in at least half a century.

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  5. Yakima officials look at North First Street for new homeless campRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2016 | The Columbian

    The possible site of a new homeless encampment in Yakima has now shifted to North First Street, but questions remain regarding funding. A city council committee raised the possibility of the site - on land that once held a Tiger Mart convenience store and is not far from the Union Gospel Mission - at a Friday meeting.

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  6. Dam removal project in Yakima on Naches River gets fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | The Columbian

    A national environmental group has donated $75,000 to help pay for the removal of the Nelson Dam on the Naches River, which has hampered salmon trying to migrate upstream for nearly a century. The donation will go toward the estimated $12 million price tag for the dam removal project that has been planned for years by Yakima city and county officials and the Yakama Indian Nation.

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  7. Family fundraiser blows past goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2016 | The Columbian

    Nicholas Kline and his sisters, Cara and Michelle, had hoped to raise $2,000 this month in memory of their father, John A. Kline, who died of pancreatic cancer in August 2014. But they've more than tripled their goal to $7,000 thanks to the generosity of customers at Yakima's Shipping Shop - which Nicholas owns and runs with Cara - and donors as far as Portland, where Michelle lives.

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  8. Spike elk hunters face longest oddsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | The Columbian

    This spike bull elk would be legal game in "spike-only" hunting areas of Washington because one side of the antlers has only one point. The eye guard point on its left antler is not counted because it's less than 4 inches above the skull.

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  9. Story Lead ImageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2016 | The Columbian

    And Sabine Postma added a goal that was as close to perfect as you'll see in high school soccer. When the players hoisted the state championship trophy in unison and belted out the school fight song, it was a perfect cap to a season with few blemishes.

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  10. Kittitas County officials approve solar farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that on Monday, the Kittitas County Hearings Examiner ruled against an appeal from neighbors of the planned 4.5-megawatt farm who had argued that the installation could cause significant environmental impacts. Portland-based developer OneEnergy Renewables had said the proposed site of 48 acres of farmland east of Kittitas is ideal because it has good solar exposure, it's flat and it already has disturbed land that's close to transmission lines.

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  11. Group evaluates farm conservationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | The Columbian

    Over the past 20 years, taxpayers have spent $30 billion on programs to help farmers be more environmentally friendly, including $59 million in Yakima County. Data on these conservation payments was recently released by an environmental group that's raising questions about the effectiveness of the federal farm conservation policy.

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  12. Missing hiker started at Mexican border before going missing near White PassRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | The Columbian

    Early in May, 31-year-old Kris Fowler began his first steps on a planned 2,660-mile hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. His walk took him through desert, verdant forests, the high Sierras of California and the rugged Goat Rocks east of Yakima.

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  13. Voter pamphlet flap angers DemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Columbian

    After state Democrats threatened to sue, Secretary of State Kim Wyman said Monday that she'll send an additional 136,000 letters to voters in response to an inexact translation in voter pamphlets that could have led some to think they were not qualified to vote. Wyman's decision came after an attorney representing the Washington State Democratic Central Committee wrote that Wyman's previous decision last week to send letters to 647 voters who were potentially affected was not enough.

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  14. Long slog ahead to get through statea s 6,000 untested rape kitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2016 | The Columbian

    In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 photo, a standard testing kit used in rape cases is laid out on a table at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Wash. Hospital nurses are often the first point of contact for victims of rape and sexual assault and are responsible for collecting the initial physical evidence.

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  15. Record number of sockeye to spawn in Lake Cle ElumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2016 | The Columbian

    About 14,000 sockeye salmon are expected to spawn in Lake Cle Elum this fall, according to the Yakama Nation Fisheries Program, a record since the tribe's reintroduction effort began in 2009. "It's exciting," said Dave Fast, senior scientist for the Yakama Nation.

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  16. Defense leads Heritage past West Valley for 3-0 startRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2016 | The Columbian

    Heritage defensive lineman White Sosene chases West Valley quarterback Brandon Battle at McKenzie Stadium. () The Heritage defense did its job again of keep the opponent out of the end zone, and it even helped out with the scoring on Sunday.

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  17. Camden: Peaceable assemblies aren't necessarily all that sensibleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | The Columbian

    After a month that saw one presidential candidate claim the election could be stolen if he doesn't win and the federal government ask state elections officials to be sure their voting systems are secure, one group had a calming statement last week. Real voter fraud - where someone who is not eligible to vote impersonates someone who is eligible and casts a ballot - is essentially non-existent.

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  18. Man sought in Yakima County woodpecker shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | The Columbian

    Wildlife officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a man believed to have information about the illegal shooting of rare woodpeckers in central Washington. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports at least two black-backed woodpeckers were shot near Rimrock Lake in April.

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  19. 10 things you didn't know about school test scores but shouldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2016 | The Columbian

    With almost 300 school districts in the state, thousands of schools and even more students, the scope is very wide. The same could be said for digging through Yakima County test score data.

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  20. ACLU sues over Pasco's new voting systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 | The Columbian

    The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following up on a lawsuit that forced voting changes in Yakima with a similar case against Pasco, saying that the way the city runs its elections weakens the political voice of Latinos. Unlike Yakima, though, Pasco officials are welcoming the lawsuit.

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