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Man Arrested In Connection With Yakima Bank Robbery

A bank robbery suspect is in custody this morning. Yakima Police arrested the man Wednesday after they say he robbed the Central Valley bank branch at 40th Avenue and Nob Hill Boulevard at about 2:20 p

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Washington Colleges Among Best In Nation

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Two colleges in Washington state are being recognized this week as among the top 10 community colleges in the nation.

The Aspen Institute has named Renton Technical College and Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington, as finalists in its national prize competition

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Oso Community Awarded After Big Landslide Recovery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's Medal of Valor has been awarded to Oso and surrounding communities for their work responding to last year's mudslide that killed 43 people.

At a Wednesday morning joint session of the state Senate and House, representatives of Oso, Darrington, Arlington and the Sauk-Suiattle tribe received the state honor, which is awarded for lifesaving effort at risk of personal safety

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Wanna Go Play in the Dirt? You Can at Dozer Days This Weekend! [VIDEO]

Who hasn't walked by a worksite and wished they could try driving some of those big machines?

Well, Newstalk KIT's Lance Tormey actually got the chance the other day. And the fun he had convinced him that this weekend's Dozer Days at State Fair Park might be the most fun anybody's had since they were little kids playing in the dirt!

Take a look:

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State Jobless Rate Steady As Spring Approaches

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Washington's unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent in February.
The Employment Security Department on Wednesday estimated that employment increased by 94,700 jobs from February 2014 to February 2015, with 83,400 of those jobs in the private sector and the rest in government

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Boy Dies In Accidental Shooting

An accidental shooting in Grandview on Tuesday resulted in the death of a  16-year-old boy. Grandview police officers were called to the house after receiving reports of gunshots. When they arrived they arrested an 18-year-old suspect

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Yakima City Council Votes to Ask Judge to Reconsider Ruling

The Yakima City Council has decided to ask a federal judge to reconsider his decision in a federal voting rights case that could force the city to redraw its voting districts.

The council voted 6-0 Tuesday for the reconsideration that gives the city another 30 days to file an appeal if the request is granted

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Woman Suffers Burns In Early Morning Fire

Yakima Fire Department investigators say a woman who was burned in a fire at an apartment, the Grand Hotel at 309 East Yakima Avenue early this morning is now being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

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Paying For Rest Breaks Subject Of Lawsuit

TOPPENISH, Wash. (AP) — The state Supreme Court is hearing a case about whether farmers are required to pay farmworkers additional money for rest breaks.

A class-action lawsuit was filed by two farmworkers against Sakuma Brothers Farms, a berry farm in Burlington

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Electronic Cigarette Users Won’t Escape Taxes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill to tax electronic cigarettes at the same 95 percent rate as tobacco products drew a crowd that overflowed several meeting rooms for a House committee hearing.

The bill requested by Governor Jay Inslee had its first public hearing before the House's Commerce and Labor committee Monday afternoon

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