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Cawley and Clements Running for Local Offices, More Briefs

  • The Mayor of Yakima wants a new job as Micah Cawley says he'll announce his candidacy for Yakima County Auditor Tuesday.

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No Drought Worries Yet for Washington

While the state of California is in a severe drought, there are no worries like that yet for Washington.

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Lack of Snow Worrying More Than Just Skiers

The lack of snow has a lot of ski resorts in the state concerned and scrambling to come up with creative ways to bring people to the slopes, but they are not the only ones worried.

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Local Farmers Working Overtime Dealing With Cold

Farmers say that when it gets far below freezing more work is required to make sure parts do not freeze and break and animals are getting the right care.

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Water Plan Being Put in Place for Valley

After years of fighting over water supply, Governor Jay Inslee and various individuals decided it was time to come up with a solution. The answer is the Yakima Water Basin Plan.

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City Suggests Avoidance of Intersection and New Food Co-Op Now Open

  • Traffic in Yakima will be delayed next week while the city replaces old storm water pipes.

    Only one lane will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the section of road between Lincoln Avenue and 4th Avenue.

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    Irrigation Systems Shutting Down Soon

    Yakima residents and businesses that depends on irrigation from the city have 10 days to prepare for the fall shutdown.

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    West Nile Virus Found in Horse, P.I. Charged, More Briefs

    • A horse in Yakima County has been diagnosed with the West Nile Virus.

      Officials from the Department of Agriculture say the owner of a 7-year-old quarter horse gelding is monitoring the horse's progress for recovery. There is no effective treatment for the horse other than to be supportive.

      West Nile Virus is fatal to horses in about one-third of the cases where clinical signs are apparent.

      The owner says the horse had been recently pastured in Outlook and has no history of travel out of the area and has no vaccination history.

      The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman reported the positive test results to the State Veterinarian's office on September 25.

      This is the only confirmed case of West Nile Virus in a Washington horse this year.

    • A 38-year-old Yakima woman described as a private investigator was charged in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday after authorities say Stephanie Barnes intimated victims and witnesses of local homicide and assault cases.

      Barnes was charged with two counts of tampering with a witness, intimidating a witness and bribing a witness.

      Detective Sgt. Mike Russell with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office says Barnes was arrested at her Yakima home last Friday. She's being held on $2 million bail.

      Police say Barnes was a private investigator. Her business was named S&P Investigations and Consultants.

    • Union Gap has a plan to revitalize Main Street similar to Yakima's plans for Yakima Ave.

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    The Clore Center Expanding to Attract More Visitors to Wine Country

    PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Construction has started on a wine center that has been a decade in the planning at a Yakima River overlook in Prosser. It is called the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center after the Washington State University researcher often called the father of the wine industry in the State

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    Yakima County Studying Water Drawing for Agriculture Irrigation

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County is set to study the possibility of drawing water from the
    Columbia River to assure adequate water supplies for agricultural irrigation.
    The county commissioners will commit $750,000 to a study next year

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