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Vote That Ballot Yet? It’s Due Next Tuesday Primary Election Day

Next Tuesday your ballot is due in the Yakima County Auditors office. Next Tuesday is primary election day in Washington State. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross says of the 40,000 ballot sent to voters he expects about 25 to 30 percent to be returned

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GoFundMe Campaign For Couple Killed Reaches $21,000

More than $21,000 has been raised through a GoFundMe campaign for the family of two people killed Sunday in a Lower Valley traffic accident.

Thirty-six-year-old Angela Walker and 35-year-old Kyle Walker, both of Toppenish, were killed when Washington State Patrol troopers say 19-year-old Leticia Gasca of Wapato drove through a stop sign at the intersection of SR 22 and Meyers Road slamming into the pair's car

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Yakima City Garbage Rates Proposed To Increase In 2016

The Yakima City Council will hold a study session at City Hall today (July 28) to talk about raising garbage rates in 2016.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says the city hasn't increased rates in eight years: "The rates are the source of revenue and utility taxes on those rates

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Driver From Wapato Could Face Charges In Fatal Crash

 

Depending on blood test results, Washington State Patrol officials say the Wapato driver involved in a fatal crash near Toppenish could face criminal charges.
A search warrant was issued Sunday to obtain a blood test from the 19-year-old driver Leticia Gasca of Wapato.

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Firefighters Contain Walla Walla Fire

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned nearly 10 square miles in southeast Washington is about 50 percent contained.

Fire officials say they are taking advantage of a low-pressure weather system that could bring showers Monday to strengthen fire lines and put out hot pockets at the edges of the fire

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Randy Johnson Inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Randy Johnson has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was enshrined Sunday.

The 6-foot-10 native of Walnut Creek, Calif

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Sounders Gearing Up for Vancouver Whitecaps

(AP) — The Seattle Sounders will host the Vancouver Whitecaps this weekend. The Sounders are working to come back after a 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact on Saturday.

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This Crime Report Is Way More Entertaining Than You’d Expect

You've heard the old adage that crime doesn't pay. That's something this police officer wants one thief in particular to remember.

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NO Gas Price Increases In Past Week In Yakima

Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have not moved  in the past week, averaging $3.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3

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Big Fire Threatened Homes Behind Fred Meyer In Yakima

Firefighters from throughout the area subdued a 30-acre fire that threatened at least four homes behind the Fred Meyer store on 40th Avenue Sunday night.

More than 100 firefighters rushed to put out the blaze that started around 8 p

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