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Gubernatioral Candidates went Head to Head in Yakima

 

Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee went head to head Tuesday night at the Yakima Convention Center, trying to court voters in one of the most heated races for the governor's seat in Washington in decades. They went back and forth on issues like taxes, healthcare, and the economy. Being that it’s just 32 days fr

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Voter Registration Deadlines is Fast Approaching

There are two important deadlines fast approaching for anyone wanting to register to vote in the November election.  The county auditor will begin mailing ballots on Oct. 19.  This Saturday is the last day to postmark new voter registrations that are mailed in

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Doc Hastings on Newstalk KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

4th District Representative Doc Hastings was a guest on Thursday's Mike Bastinelli Show on Newstalk KIT, and among other topics, Mike asked the congressman his opinion on recent developments in Iran.

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House Passes Cabin Fee Fairness Legislation

 

Creating a predictable, affordable structured fee system to reduce costs for cabin owners and the Forest Service, this measure  affects a large number of Yakima Valley citizens.

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Yakima Democrates Send Six to National Democratic Convention

Yakima County will be represented by six of Central Washington’s 13 delegates to the National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 4-6.
Led by County Chair Mary Stephenson, the delegation of Matt Tomaskin, Jeremie Dufault, Rosalinda Mendoza, Elizabeth Mendoza and Juan Orozco, plans to depart Friday, Aug

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Are Political Conventions a Waste of Time? — Survey of the Day

This week, the Republicans are holding their national political convention in Tampa, Florida. Next week it will be the Democrats doing the same in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Primary Election, Did The Voters Show?

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — What happens when you have an open primary election and less than half of the voters show up?

You end up with results in a hotly contested governor's race that everyone wants to dissect for clues about what will happen come November and the expected larger turnout

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Mitt Romney Taps Rep. Paul Ryan As Vice Presidential Running Mate

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has named Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin his running mate.

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Washington State Political Races Starting to Heat Up

Olympia, Wash. (ap) - Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna and Democratic former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee will face each other on the November ballot for governor after easily advancing through Washington state's top two primary

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Voters Turned Down Sales Tax Proposal

Yakima County voters turned down a sales tax proposal but gave a thumbs up to funding for the Selah pool in Tuesdays primary election the sales tax proposal failed 53 to 47 percent , it would have would have funded security upgrades at the Yakima County jail

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