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Yakima City Leaders Determined To Stop Local Violence

In the wake of Yakima's sixth homicide of 2017, city leaders are pledging to find additional resources to put more police officers on the streets of Yakima to curb gang violence.

Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Mayor Kathy Coffey and City Manager Cliff Moore spoke Tuesday about the violence and growing fear in the community.

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Washington Firefighters to Get Body Armor to Boost Safety

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A fire department in Washington state will start using ballistic vests and tactical helmets to better protect its firefighters and paramedics...

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Germany Debates Video Surveillance Following Failed Bombing
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Railway, Medical Examiner in Fight Over Video of Man’s Death

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — BNSF Railway has gone to court to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was killed by a train...

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Special Session Begins at the Washington Capitol

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has started a 30-day special session to address the still unresolved two-year state budget that must comply with a state Supreme Court order on education funding...

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Santa Fe College, Seattle Film Institute Partner on Degree

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Community College is partnering the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated degree in film.

Officials say the collaboration announced this month will help meet the demands of the state's growing film industry by allowing students obtain a bachelor's degree in three years...

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Portland Fish Auction Supplies Seafood To East Coast
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Seafood Processor, EPA Settle on Alaska Clean Air Violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Seattle-based seafood processor that operates in Alaska would pay a $1.3 million civil penalty under a proposed settlement of clean air violations...

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Trailblazing Colorado Abortion Law Marks 50th Anniversary

DENVER (AP) — It's the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking Colorado law that significantly loosened restrictions on legal abortions.

Before the law, Colorado — like many states — allowed abortions only if a woman's life was at stake...

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20th Anniversary Of First Online Sale
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12 Men Arrested in Online Child Sex Sting Operation

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have arrested and charged 12 men in connection with an online child sex sting operation south of Seattle.

The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says the men were charged Monday with crimes including attempted child rape, communication with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor...

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Couple Charged in Shooting Outside Seattle Right-wing Event

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington...

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Hiker Finds Remains of 24-year-old Oregon Man

CARSON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a hiker in Washington state has discovered the human remains of a 24-year-old Oregon man in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest...

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