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Thousands March in May Day Rally for Immigration Reform

Thousands of people from throughout Central Washington participated in the annual May Day march in Yakima on Wednesday. Yakima Police say the crowd was much larger than last year estimated at between 15 hundred and 5 thousand people

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Lawmakers Look at New National Heritage Area

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area.

The Mountains to Sound Greenway encompasses about 1

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Agriculture in Yakima Valley Getting The Attention of Govenor Inslee

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington's agricultural Yakima River Basin is getting some attention from Gov. Jay Inslee's first proposal to the state Legislature.

The bill would require the state to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in a region where periodic droughts reduce stream flows for farmers, communities and threatened fish

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The Search Continues For Armed Robbery Car Jacking Suspect

Authorities throughout Eastern Washington are hoping to soon find and arrest a 21 year old man who police consider to be armed and dangerous. Marcel Maldanado was last seen driving a stolen vehicle in the Ellensburg area

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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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Firefighters Making Progress on Central Washington’s Wildfires

(AP) Firefighters are continuing to make progress on Central Washington's two large wildfires.

containment is growing on the two fires, but smoke around Yakima is expected to hover for a while.

Fire officials report the 24-square-mile Cascade Creek Fire on the southwest slopes of Mount Adams is about 55 percent contained

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Stagnant Air Conditions Returns to Central Washington

After a day of relief from the smoke in Central Washington it's back says Dave Caprilie with the Yakima clean air authority. Like Yakima , Wenatchee and Cashmere enjoyed relatively clean air for about half a day before smoke from the area wildfires returned Tuesday night

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10 Confirmed Cases Of Whooping Cough In Central WA

Whooping cough continues to be a problem in Eastern and Central Washington. There are now 10 confirmed and 13 probable cases of pertussis this year in Kittitas County. The most recent confirmed case was a student at Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary

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