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Program Using Beavers to Restore Rivers

In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature's best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.

Landowners typically trap or kill beavers that block irrigation canals and flood homes in the Yakima Valley

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Stray Throw Costs Giants — Fister and Nationals Live to Fight Another Day

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings and the Washington Nationals took advantage of Madison Bumgarner's one off-target throw, staving off elimination in the NL Division Series with a 4-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Monday

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State Officials Say Washington Is Ready For Ebola

Even though no one in Washington has been diagnosed with Ebola local and state health officials are preparing for the possibility of a case. Doctor Scott Lindquist with the State Department of Health says in addition to having local providers and hospitals ready for both infection control and identification

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Bigfoot Hunters Meet In Yakima This Weekend

Bigfoot researchers, authors and enthusiasts will gather in Yakima for a weekend conference and tribute banquet Oct. 10-12 at the Yakima Valley Museum. The Yakima Bigfoot Round-Up will pay tribute to hometown residents Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson as well as other pioneers of bigfoot research. This all occurs

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Food for Thought Poker Run Raises $1,000 for Charity

It was a grand day -- and we've got a cool grand to prove it.

Riders who took part in Saturday's Food for Thought poker run helped raise more than $1,000 for 10 Deeds in 10 days, the Bill Harris Used Cars/Townsquare Media charity campaign

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Memorial Service for K-9 Unit Monday

A Yakima K-9 Officer named Havoc was killed while off duty last month, and now the police department is holding a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday in front of the law and justice center on South Third Street

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Final Plaza Plan Unveiled Monday Night

Anyone who has been following the proposed downtown plaza plans and the controversy over parking in the downtown area will want to be at The Seasons Performance hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

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Man Involved in Car and Farm Equipment Accident Hospitalized

A man is in the hospital after a car accident involving some farm equipment.

The 50-year-old White Swan man was driving his car northbound on North Brownston Road when he struck a swather that was traveling the other direction

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Working Smoke Detectors Major Factor in Fire Safety

Sunday is the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week and officials in Washington State public safety are reminding residents of some basic steps to take to help keep their home safe.

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Highway 12 Standoff Ends in Arrest of Man

A 47-year-old man is in custody after Yakima County sheriffs were called to a domestic violence situation at the 10400 block of Highway 12.

The man was involved in an altercation with his wife and son that had included threats and shots being fired into the ground

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