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Governor Candidate Rob McKenna Unveils a Public Education Plan

Tacoma, Wash. (AP) - Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McKenna has unveiled a plan that would spend an additional $1.7 billion on the state's public education obligations and higher education through 2015

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Yakima School Board to Dip into Reserves and No Programs Cuts

The Yakima School board has decided to dip into reserves and not cut programs or staff to balance a budget shortfall. A report from the Yakima Herald Republic said that the board voted last night to take over $17 million from its reserves at just over $4 million, which is below the 3 to 5 percent the board like to likes to keep. District revenues are down because of a drop in enrollment, and expenses continue to rise.

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In State Tuition Could Hit $20K in Washington

The Associated Press reports that tuition rates are climbing so fast in Washington State, they could reach $20K by 2019.

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Residential Area Wildfires: How Do You Protect Your Property?

Our recent extremely hot weather is spiking the potential of wildfires. How do you protect your home if you live in a potential fire danger area?

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Toppenish Principal in Runnings for National Principal of the Year

While kids are out for the Summer, Toppenish Principal Trevor Greene is up for a national award for Principal of the Year. Greene is one of six educators competing for the award presented by the National Principals Association and Metlife

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$100,000 Grant Awarded To Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima Valley Community College just landed a $100,000 grant. It’s only one of fifteen community colleges nationwide. Find out how the school plans to use the money to better help its students achieve their goals.

YVCC is the only school on th

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Girl Scouts Offering Career Exploration in Yakima Area Schools

High school girls in the area have the opportunity to take part in interactive and visual experiments like extracting DNA from a banana. Girl Scouts USA are offering a program call "Imagine: Your STEM Career

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Toppenish Principal Nominated For National Award

While kids are out for the summer Toppenish Principal Trevor Greene is up for a national award of Principal of the year. Greene is one of six educators competing for the award presented by the National Principals Association and MetLife. Each of the

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Out with the Old: Demoliton Started on Wapato High School

Demolition on Wapato High School has begun as the district prepares to build a new $20-million dollar facility. Crews are making sure dust particles that may contain asbestos aren't spreading nearby

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Dave’s Diary: Ten “Other” Things When Buying a Home

Real estate expert Brendon says buyers spend a lot of time looking at properties online, touring homes on the Sunday open house circuit, and talking to their real estate agent. They're laser-focused on finding the best home that meets their needs

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