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Check That Hummus Package Big Recall Underway

NEW YORK (AP) - About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and nausea in minor cases, but the infections can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems and young children, along with causing miscarriages in pregnant women

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Vets In Washington State Get Appts. On Time At VA

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting time goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets

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Mother Who Starved Girls Pleads Guilty In Court

A Yakima woman who police say starved her 8-year-old twin daughters pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of third-degree assault of a child and third-degree criminal mistreatment.

The mother, 28-year-old Kai Martinez, faces 10 years in prison when she is sentenced May 20

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Dump Truck Hits Overpass, Driver Injured

The Washington State Patrol says the driver of a dump truck hit an overpass on Pond Road in East Selah Wednesday night around 8:20.

Sixty-year-old James Cook from Yakima did not realize that his dump truck trailer had raised when he hit the I-82 concrete overpass on Pond Road

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Yakima Speedway Celebrates Five Decades of Racing

The Yakima Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Spokesman Steve Conduff says the sport of circle track racing has grown up over those 50 years from what started out as a hobby sport to professional racing teams that are found at the track today

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State Liquor Board Suspends Wapato Sports Bar’s License

A Wapato sports bar is out of business today -- and for at least the next 180 days. State officials shut down Martinez Sports Bar on Tuesday, citing allegations of assaults, lewd conduct, over-service of patrons and supplying liquor to an underage customer in recent months

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State Construction Budget Calls For Billions In Spending

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bipartisan group of Washington state senators has rolled out a state construction budget calling for $3.9 billion in capital spending over the next two years.

The proposal announced Wednesday morning is more than $100 million larger than the capital budget bill passed by the House last week

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Dry Winter Sets New Record In Washington State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington's winter snowpack set a new record low for the month of April, setting the stage for low water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires later this year

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Comedian and Radio Pioneer Stan Freberg Dies at 88

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you've ever laughed at a funny commercial, you can thank Stan Freberg. The comedy pioneer has died.

Freberg is considered by many to be the father of the funny commercial. He influenced generations of young comics with 70 years of radio, TV, albums, advertising jingles and nightclub performances

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Voters Don’t Like Plan To Shrink Class Size Proposal

SEATTLE (AP) — A new statewide poll indicates voters are not likely to OK a legislative plan to only shrink class sizes in kindergarten through third grade, instead of following the requirements of Initiative 1351

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