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Governor Lawmakers Working Together But No Special Session

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says he encouraged legislative leaders to work with him on coming up with a plan to comply with a Supreme Court order on education funding. But there there's no plan yet to call lawmakers into special session until they reach agreement on a potential plan that could quickly be passed by both chambers

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Chelan Fire Taking Toll On Tourism And Ag Industry

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Big wildfires burning near the central Washington resort town of Chelan (SHA'-lahn) are taking a toll on the region's main economic engines — tourism and the apple industry.

Visitors are staying away and a warehouse holding 1

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More Firefighters On Lines In Chelan As Fires Burn

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — More crews, including some from the Washington National Guard, were being mobilized as several large fires threatened homes in the Chelan area in central Washington.

The blazes have destroyed more than 50 structures, forced about 1,500 residents to flee and scorched more than 155 square miles

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Yakima’s Franklin Pool Staying Open Longer Because Of Heat

Yakima Parks & Recreation officials have decided to extend the Franklin Pool season through September 20th.

From Monday, August 24th through Saturday, September 19th, Franklin Pool will be open Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No

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7-Eleven Clerk Shot — Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

Yakima Police are looking for a suspect who shot a clerk in the leg during an attempted robbery of the 7-Eleven store at 16th and Summitview avenues early Monday morning.

Police spokesman Mike Bastinelli says the robbery was reported at about 2:50 a

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Special Rangers Rounding Up Rustlers

GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) — Record beef prices have led to increases in the number of missing or stolen cattle. The nearly 5,800 livestock reported stolen in Texas last year was the most in five years

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Gas Prices Drop In Yakima After Weeks Of Increases

We haven't seen a drop in gas prices in weeks. But today it's happened. Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have fallen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02 per gallon Sunday, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima

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Fires Burning In State Destroy Homes And Lives

CHELAN, Wash. (AP) — Several major wildfires in the Northwest have destroyed homes, forced residents to flee and threatened many more homes as they continue to burn across Washington, Oregon and Idaho

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City Road Work Could Impact Your Drive In Town

Your commute could be affected by road work again this week. City officials say a section of Pacific Avenue between Third and Sixth streets will be closed to traffic for about two weeks while a road improvement project is underway

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Red Sox Run Over Mariners, 15-1, in Emotional Night at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox had manager John Farrell's news on their minds in their most lopsided win of the season.

Travis Shaw hit two home runs and Rusney Castillo hit one to carry Boston to a 15-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, just hours after Farrell announced he's taking a medical leave to treat lymphoma

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