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Washington Only So-So As A Place For Successful State For Women – Dave’s Diary

Betsy Ross, Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi – one of these things is not like the others.  But I digress.

We are in the midst of Women’s History Month and Washington state is in the middle of the pack when it comes to being a great state for the successful woman--number 23 to be exact.

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House Passes Measure To Expand Minority Voting Rights

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The House has passed a measure that aims to expand minority voting rights in local elections, but as in past years, the bill is likely to face resistance in the Senate.

On a mostly party line 52-46 vote Thursday, the Democratic-controlled chamber passed the Washington Voting Rights Act, which opens the possibility of court challenges to cities, counties and school districts to push them to switch from at-large to district elections in areas where large minority groups are present

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Pasco Shooting Pushes Group To Call For Special Prosecutor

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The Hispanic group Consejo Latino has called for a special prosecutor for the case of three Pasco officers who shot and killed a man who threw rocks at cars and police.
The group asked Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant in a letter Tuesday to step away from the case and ask the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor

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More Oil Than First Reported Spilled Into Local Waterways

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — State environmental officials now say up to 2,200 gallons of used motor oil spilled into irrigation ditches and the Yakima River in the lower valley.

Officials initially reported as much as 1,500 gallons of oil leaked from an above ground storage tank on Sunday

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Washington Governor Visits Yakima Talks Education

Governor Jay Inslee visited Yakima Wednesday to talk about early childhood education. Governor Inslee started off his visit by touring a family run day care...Afterward, the Governor participated in business at a roundtable discussion with local leaders

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Yakima City Council Will Soon Decide On Appeal

The Yakima City Council has a big decision ahead and it only has until March 19. The city must decide whether or not to appeal the federal voting rights case. in the suit the American Civil Liberties Union is seeking more than 2

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Oiled Birds, Other Wildlife Turning Up After Oil Spill

At least 50 birds have been found covered in oil as a result of Sunday's 1,500-gallon oil spill into Sulphur Creek and the Yakima River near Sunnyside, state officials say.

Joye Redfield-Wilder with the Washington State Department of Ecology says the area is home to hundreds of species of fish and wildlife

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ACLU Sends Bill To City Of Yakima

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking more than $2.8 million in legal costs from the city of Yakima in the organization's successful voting rights lawsuit. The numbers surfaced in court filings late Tuesday

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It’s Auction Time — Get Ready to Make Your Bids!

VIP passes to the Yakima Speedway. River guide packages from Canyon RIver Ranch/Red's Fly Shoppe. Golf course and health memberships. And gift certificates for fine jewelry, furniture, retail and grocery stores

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Work At Randall Park Will Change Look Of Pond

Changes are in the works for Yakima's Randall Park this year and most of the work this month is focusing on the duck pond.

City Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkenson says workers are preparing the pond area for a new observation deck, which is being funded by a $30,000 donation from the Southwest Yakima Rotary Club

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