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  1. Missing man who killed Ephrata teen at age 12 capturedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | HeraldNet

    Officials say a man convicted of murder at age 12 who walked away from a work release program in Washington state has been captured in South Dakota. The Washington Department of Corrections says U.S. Marshals apprehended Jake Eakin, 25, without incident Tuesday at a bus stop in Rapid City.

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  2. Janet Waldo, voice of Judy Jetson and Josie, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | HeraldNet

    A native of Yakima, Washington, Waldo was featured in the futuristic series 'The Jetsons,' which initially aired in the 1960s. Her other credits included Josie in 'Josie and the Pussycats' and Fred Flintstone's mother-in-law in 'The Flintstones.'

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  3. Man who killed Ephrata teen at age 12 escapes from custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 13 | HeraldNet

    Yakima Police say one of two boys who were believed to be the youngest murder defendants to be charged as adults in state history has escaped from custody. The Washington Department of Corrections said Monday that Jake Lee Eakin, 25, failed to report to the Ahtanum View Work Release Center Sunday.

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  4. Prosser a vibrant wine communityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | HeraldNet

    For many reasons, the community of Prosser is the center of the Washington wine industry. It is where Walter Clore arrived in the late 1930s to work as a scientist and researcher for Washington State University.

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  5. Inmate at Yakima jail found dead with upper body traumaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | HeraldNet

    The Yakima County Sheriff's Office said in a news release deputies were called to the jail Wednesday morning for a death. Investigators say they found Timothy Denton, 27, of Yakima, deceased.

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  6. Contractor must pay $7.6M for mistreating Thai farmworkersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | HeraldNet

    A federal judge has ordered a farm labor contractor to pay $7.6 million in damages for a pattern of subjecting Thai farmworkers in the state of Washington to a hostile work environment, harassment and discrimination. Contractor Global Horizons, Inc. lost a default judgment in the case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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  7. Anti-capitalists clash with Seattle police on May DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Marchers move down Jackson in Central District on Sunday during the annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights, in Seattle. SEATTLE - Seattle police say officers reported being struck by sticks and batons by some anti-capitalist demonstrators at a May Day protest Sunday in Seattle.

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  8. In Our View / Children's author turns 100: Celebrate Beverly Cleary dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Drop everything and celebrate children's author Beverly Cleary - who turns 100 tomorrow, April 12. The beloved writer, who invented characters children can actually relate to, continues to draw in young readers into the magic and fun of books. She has influenced generation after generation of readers and writers, who adore her stories and wit.

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  9. Bear attack redefined how survivor lives his lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Andy Stepniewski poses for a photo at his house in Wapato on March 23. At 62, Stepniewski remains an avid outdoorsman, despite having to basically drag along the half of his body that hasn't worked properly for nearly four decades, ever since the day a grizzly bear tried to tear off his head. Andy Stepniewski poses for a photo at his house in Wapato on March 23. At 62, Stepniewski remains an avid outdoorsman, despite having to basically drag along the half of his body that hasn't worked properly for nearly four decades, ever since the day a grizzly bear tried to tear off his head.

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  10. Sanders to hold rallies in Spokane, Yakima and SeattleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is returning to Washington state for a second time this week, ahead of Saturday's Democratic caucuses. The U.S. senator kicks off a two-day visit Thursday with stops in Spokane and Yakima.

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  11. Study looks at future water in Columbia River BasinRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Warming temperatures in the future will produce changes in the Columbia River Basin, with more precipitation in winter months and less during the summer, according to a new study released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The assessment projected effects on water resources in the states of Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Oregon and Washington over the next seven decades.

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  12. Selah tables plans for new park after arsenic found in soilRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | HeraldNet

    A Yakima County city's plans for a new park have been stalled after arsenic was found in the soil. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Selah officials have put plans for a playground for people with disabilities on hold after state Department of Ecology tests found arsenic levels in the soil exceed legal limits.

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  13. Bill to allow owners to retrieve cattle in wildland firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | HeraldNet

    The Washington Legislature has approved a bill that would allow livestock owners to enter wildfire zones to retrieve their animals, provided they don't interfere with firefighting operations. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported House Bill 2925 is now before Gov. Jay Inslee, who has until March 30 to take action.

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  14. Heavy rains cause landslides, outages, floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | HeraldNet

    TV reported that a landslide shut down a Kent roadway on Sunday. The slide closed a section of South 272nd Way near Kent Road.

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  15. Guest commentary / Election 2016: More women needed in officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Since 2014, Snohomish County has earned the dubious honor of having the worst turnout of voters in Washington state. Sadly, this isn't limited just to Snohomish County.

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  16. Rock slide closes road through Yakima River CanyonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Transportation officials say the closure on State Route 821 stretches 18 miles from the Roza Dam area to Thrall Road. The Yakima Herald reports the slide was reported around 5 a.m. Saturday.

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  17. Washington Sportsmena s Show has lots to offerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | HeraldNet

    The O'Laughlin family brings its Washington Sportsmen's Show to the state fair events center in Puyallup once again, like an old sweater that might be slightly worn in spots but remains warm, friendly and comfortable. Most of the attractions you've grown to love over the years are back - polished, tweaked and ready to spark dreams of outdoor adventure to come, in 2016 and beyond.

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  18. Nurseries growing planting of Washington's newest appleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | HeraldNet

    They look normal enough but its rootstock growth, in a field owned by Gold Crown Nursery. In another month they will be cut off six to eight inches above the ground, just above single buds that were grafted into the stems last August.

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  19. Officials ID more crimes by Washington prisoners released earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Corrections officials say at least 27 prisoners mistakenly released early due to a software coding error committed crimes when they should have still been in prison. During a conference call with reporters Friday, Corrections Secretary Dan Pacholke said that of that number, eight committed felonies and 19 committed misdemeanors.

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  20. Yakima City Council elects Hispanic mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | HeraldNet

    The city of Yakima, which has been embroiled in a voting rights lawsuit brought by the ACLU, has its first Hispanic mayor. The Yakima City Council on Tuesday night unanimously elected Avina Gutierrez as mayor, a largely ceremonial post in the central Washington city of 90,000 residents.

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