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Big Price Tag To Clean Up Hanford

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The Energy Department estimates it will cost $110 billion to finish environmental cleanup work at the Hanford nuclear reservation.

The figure was released this week in the fifth annual lifecycle report, now required as part of the Tri-Party Agreement with the state of Washington and Environmental Protection Agency

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Free YPD Program Could Help Prevent Auto Theft

While the number of auto thefts is dropping in the city of Yakima, car theft is still a problem. So Yakima Police are starting the "Watch My Car" program as of March 1.

Spokesman Mike Bastinelli says it's simple: You sign up at yakimapolice

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Mother Of Man Shot In Pasco Says Officers Should Go To Jail

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Agapita Montes-Rivera's first trip to the United States included viewing the body of her son, who was shot and killed by police in Washington state in a case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation

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Mother Arrested For Starving Twins In Yakima

The Yakima County Prosecutors office has charged a Yakima mother, Kai Martinez with first-degree criminal mistreatment and second-degree assault of a child. They say she locked up her daughters in a room, without food, for weeks

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Lane Closure Near Davis High School Could Cause Delays Wednesday

 

Activities associated with the Davis High School remodel will cause the closure of part of Walnut Avenue on Feb. 25.

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High Profile Attorney Asked To Represent Pasco Family

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The mother of an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state is viewing her son's body for the first time and says she hopes for "justice."

The Feb

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Special Program Could Save Taxpayers Big Dollars

The Yakima County Prosecutor's Office will start a pretrial-release program this year that could save thousands of taxpayer dollars.

Prosecutor Joe Brusic says the program evaluates people being held before their trials begin

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Grandview Man Sentenced For Crash That Killed Two of His Friends

KENNEWICK (AP) -- A Grandview man has been sentenced to a year in jail for killing two of his friends in a 2013 car crash.

Jovannie Razo was sentenced Monday in Benton County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicle homicide in September

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Gas Prices Up As We Get Closer To Spring

Just like the temperature gas prices are on the rise. Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima

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Attorney Wants To Withdraw Lawsuit Against Pasco

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A new lawyer for the family of a man killed by Pasco, Washington, police says he wants to temporarily withdraw a $25 million claim filed against the city after the shooting.

Seattle attorney Charles Herrmann said Monday that the claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's policies for dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English

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