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Dairy Provides Big Boost to Yakima Valley

Dairy is big business in Washington and according to a WSU economic study, Yakima County's 69 dairy farms likely average $10 million per farm, employ 20-30 people and generate approximately $500 million to the valley's local economy.

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Oil Companies Accused of Anti-Competitive Practice, Wildfire Victims Getting Financial Help

  • After a year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar have again asked the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to study possible anti-competitive practices regarding certain oil companies.

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Bins of Light Art Project for Underpass To Be Decided

With the completion of the Martin Luther King Jr. underpass the Yakima City Council will be faced with a decision.

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USDA Helping with Organic Certification, Farmers and EPA Still

  • USDA has announced $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance.

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Millions Spent Visiting Washington’s National Parks

The National Parks Service has released final numbers for the 2013 year regarding tourism and economic impacts.

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House Cuts EPA Funding, Ethanol Official Questions Cause of Food Price Increases

  • A House Subcommittee approved legislation last week to cut EPA’s funding by nine percent while stopping the agency from finishing carbon pollution regulations for power plants.

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Work on Tiger Marts Beginning This Summer

Work on the most contaminated former Tiger Mart site in Yakima is expected to start within the next month thanks to $500,000 grant from the state Department of Ecology.

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WSP Investigating Fatal Crash On Highway 97, New Businesses Near Airport, More Briefs

  • The Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash that killed two people riding a motorcycle north of Wapato Thursday night.

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Organic Trade Agreement Eases U.S. Exports, Average Picnic Cost Rises

  • Organic processed products certified in the U.S. or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country as of Wednesday.

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Downtown Parking Study Will Get Two Public Hearings

The city of Yakima has set two public hearings to talk about a parking study and proposed plaza designs for downtown Yakima.

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