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California's Dams And Reservoirs Depleted By Extreme Drought
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Gov. Inslee Declares Drought Emergency for East Side of Cascades

While much of the U.S. was pounded by snow this winter, creating immediate problems for many in those regions, the lack of snowfall in our state this winter will make for potentially bigger problems for the Yakima Valley this summer.

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Sprague Kidnap Suspect Involved in Prior Case

 

The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Sprague had previously been investigated a year ago for allegedly trying to lure a minor.

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15-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Attempted Sprague Kidnapping

 

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a toddler that was caught on surveillance video in the town of Sprague. 

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SCOTUS Turns Down Yakama Tobacco and Tax Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case over whether a Washington tribe's treaty rights should exempt a tribal member's cigarette business from paying state tobacco fees.

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Own a Piece of State History Before It Sails Into the Sunset

TACOMA (AP) — If you're shopping for souvenirs this week in a Tacoma suburb, the head of the crew that scrapped the historic ferry recommends gloves and your own container. The port holes, pistons, brass window frames and assorted other hunks of metal are dirty and rusty

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State Officials Preparing for Worst, Seeking $9 Million Drought-Relief Fund

YAKIMA (AP) — The state of Washington has not yet declared a drought this year, but they're asking the Legislature for $9 million for drought relief in case it's needed.

The Department of Ecology says snowpack levels statewide are about 28 percent of normal

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Congratulations, Mount Rainier National Park — 116 and Going Strong! — Dave’s Diary

In 1899, Mount Rainier National Park was created. Who here among us hasn't marveled at that awesome mountain on a sunny day?  What a great icon of the Pacific Northwest.

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Oregon Measure Wipes Out Most Exemptions to Vaccinations

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Parents who want to maintain the right to refuse vaccinations for their children are mounting a strong fight against an Oregon bill that takes aim at the state's highest-in-the-nation rate of non-medical vaccine exemptions

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Seattle High School’s Leaders Defy Rules, Skip Common Core Testing

SEATTLE (AP) — The leadership team at Seattle's Nathan Hale High School has decided not to give its juniors the new high school tests tied to the Common Core standards.

The Seattle Times reports that the decision has put the school in hot water. State schools chief Randy Dorn s

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More Lane Closures Planned for I-90 Snoqualmie Pass Wednesday

 

Drivers traveling on Interstate 90 on Wednesday need to plan for delays due to single-lane closures in both directions about six miles east of the Snoqualmie Pass Summit.

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