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Demilitarizing Police To Produce Cops With Moral Compass

A campaign is underway to "demilitarize" the police and produce officers who think of themselves as protectors of their communities, not members of an occupying force.
That philosophy is already at work at Washington state's police academy, where instructors are using a curriculum known as "Blue Courage

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After The Long Weekend Work Resumes On I-90

Rock blasting closures resume next week on Interstate 90 east of Snoqualmie Pass as crews continue to make room for a new six-lane highway.

The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 7:30 p

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Man Charged With Beating Girl For Getting Sick

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Lakewood man has pleaded not guilty to child assault after police say he severely beat his 2-year-old daughter for throwing up her oatmeal.
The 20-year-old Seaton Moore Jr. entered the not guilty plea on Thursday

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Rain Rain Go Away Say Valley Cherry Growers

Cherry growers in the Yakima Valley are watching the forecasts hoping for dry skies before the harvest expected in the next two to three weeks...earlier than normal this year. Some growers in Mattawa and along the Columbia River have already started picking

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Big Storm Slams Yakima Valley Keeps Authorities Busy

A thunder storm that blew through the Yakima Thursday night kept authorities busy throughout the valley. The storm hit at about 8:00 p.m. 911 operators say they received about 150 calls for assistance during the hour and half long storm

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Researcher Says Drought Conditions Will Worsen

Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean.
A weather researcher for Washington State University says El Nino may bring relief to drought-stricken California, but it's likely to bring more heat and dryness to the Northwest

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Selling Eagle Feathers Gets Man Jail Sentence

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to arrange the illegal sale of golden eagle feathers.

Benjamin Blue Arquette, 25, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Yakima on Monday

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Most Congested Memorial Weekend Since 2005

If you are driving somewhere this Memorial weekend you are not alone. According to AAA more than 37 million people are expected to travel this Memorial Day - the most since 2005.  And more people on the road means a greater potential for distracted driving and accidents

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Some State Pot Shops Sold Pot To Underage Customers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state marijuana enforcement officials say four of the 22 legal pot shops tested in an initial round of sting operations this month failed by selling to minors.

The state Liquor Control Board says two shops in Tacoma, Mary Mart and Emerald Leaves, and two in Everett, Green City Collective and Purple Haze, sold marijuana to people under the legal age of 21 during checks conducted last Friday to Monday

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You Could Save A Life This Memorial Weekend

If you are willing to help save a life, the American Red Cross needs your blood.

The Red Cross has kicked off a major campaign called "100 days of summer, 100 days of hope." Spokesman Jared Schultzman says Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and vacation season, and the start of a seasonal decline in blood and platelet donations

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