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KKK Fliers Left on Lawns and Driveways in Ellensburg
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Police say Ku Klux Klan fliers have been found on lawns and driveways in the central Washington city of Ellensburg.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports three residents reported finding the leaflets last week. Police say the fliers were left in rock-filled bags that appea…
Evacuation Orders Lifted For Fire Burning Near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Residents have been allowed to return to their residences after a wildfire prompted the evacuation of about two dozen homes in central Washington.
A fire spokesman, Trooper Jeff Sevigney, says the blaze about 7 miles north of Moses Lake burned less land than initially t…
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. The march started at Miller park...
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...
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. County Sheriff's Deputies say he robbed a Grandview store and stole two cars a…
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 econom…
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 a…
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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