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Behind the Mike: Social Security Must Really Be Desperate!

I am 54 years old, and in 15 to 20 years I will be retiring. Like many Americans, I plan on using my Social Security as part of my retirement. But after what happened Monday, I'm beginning to wonder if Social Security will be around in 20 years

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Yakima Red Cross Office Continues to Need Help

The Yakima office of the American Red Cross continues to help those hit by the deadly mudslide in Snohomish County.

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City’s Graffiti Hotline A Great Tool

The city of Yakima's graffiti hotline is one way you can help make a difference in your neighborhood during the "Graffiti Be Gone" campaign over the next two weeks.

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Yakima Mudslide Danger Low, But Possible

After the disaster in Oso, Yakima residents might wonder could a mudslide like that in Snohomish County happen in Yakima?

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Three Killed, 18 Missing After Major Washington State Mudslide
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Washington State is Frustrated With Feds Over Hanford Cleanup

Frustrated by the federal government's lack of progress in cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the state of Washington has issued its own plan for the work.

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday that his plan seeks to keep the cleanup of the nation's most contaminated nuclear weapons site on schedule

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Seahawks Running Back Makes Autistic Teen’s Prom Dream Come True [VIDEO]

A mother's love for her daughter and an NFL player's big heart will make sure that Taylor Kirkwood of Houston, Texas will have a prom that she'll never forget

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Effort to Fight Graffiti is Underway

A broad-based coalition has kicked off a campaign to clean up graffiti in Yakima. The "Graffiti Be Gone" campaign includes a public service campaign on radio and television, at movie theaters and postcards sent home from schools

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National Teacher of the Year-Today on the Mike Bastinelli Show

It was almost a year ago that it was announced on the CBS Morning Show that Zillah Science Teacher Jeff Charbonneau was the National Teacher of the Year. Then the next day on April 23rd, in a White House Rose Garden ceremony, Charbonneau was introduced by President Barack Obama.

Charbonneau has spent

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Senior Project Legislation Awaits Governor’s Signature

A 17-year-old Yakima County high school student is probably not the first student to do her senior project on ending senior projects.

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Pothole Repair to Cause Some Traffic Delays

As the city ramps up its spring and summer road work projects, another pair of city streets will see delays or closure this upcoming week.

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