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2 Kids Treated For Non-Life-Threatening Bullet Wounds

Two kids were shot at a home in the 100 block of union street at about 8:45 p.m. last night. When officers arrived they learned a gunman, dressed in a hooded jacket, had been seen firing two rounds at the front of a house at the corner of Fenton and Union Street

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Class-Size Measure Might Come Back to Voters

OLYMPIA (AP) -- State lawmakers are considering sending the class-size initiative approved by voters last November back to the people.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/jc9GA1 ) budget writers m

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Gambling Board Clears Way for More Slots at Tribal Casinos

OLYMPIA (AP) -- The state gambling board has approved a plan to allow more slot-like machines at tribal casinos.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/DWlPWB ) the agreement approved Friday would let tribes collectively have 2,700 more machines immediately and then let market conditions influence if they eventually have thousands more.

The new compact is between th

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Yakima School District Names New Superintendent

The Yakima School District Board of Directors has appointed Jack Irion to replace Elaine Beraza as superintendent, the district announced Friday morning.

Irion was among three finalists who underwent extensive public interviews with the district

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Pasco Police Shooting Could Go To Inquest Jury

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A coroner whose office is conducting an autopsy on an orchard worker shot by Pasco police after he was accused of throwing rocks at officers is considering convening an inquest jury to look into the death

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Governor Calls For Regulating Electronic Smokes

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has asked the Legislature to regulate electronic cigarettes like other tobacco products with taxes and advertising restrictions.

In a Thursday morning news conference, Inslee announced survey results that showed teen use of electronic cigarettes — known as "vaping — is too high for him to accept

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Yakima City Officials Confident 4th Flight Will Land

Yakima is in a holding pattern until April before it hears whether Alaska Airlines will grant a 4th flight out of the Yakima Airport. City Manager Tony O'Rourke and other city officials met on Tuesday with Alaska Air to ask for another flight between 5:00 p

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Big Crowd At Coffee With A Cop In Yakima

Yakima Police say the first Coffee With a Cop meeting on Thursday was a big success. Officers and citizens met for coffee at the Mcdonalds on South First and Nob Hill to get to know each other. Community Activist Ester Huey attended

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People Want Answers In Pasco Police Shooting

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The fatal police shooting Tuesday in Pasco has sparked protests by those accusing police of brutality in killing a man who tried to run after throwing rocks at officers. Protesters outside the Pasco City Hall Wednesday afternoon chanted "We want justice" in English and Spanish

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Kids Will Love Scooping Dirt Next Month At Dozer Days

A big event in which kids can operate big machinery -- Dozer Days -- is set for next month at State Fair Park in Yakima. The event is being sponsored by Central Washington Homebuilders Association

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