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One Victim Alive and One Dead in Separate Incidents, More Briefs

  • Yakima Police are investigating a fatal stabbing this morning.

    Officers were called to a tire store in the 1400 block of South First St. for a car in the building. When they arrived they found the car inside the building with a man inside who had been stabbed multiple times.

    The 21-year-old victim was taken to a Yakima hospital where he died. Police say he was likely stabbed in a parking lot on the west side of the street then drove across the street and into the building where he was found just after 1:00 a.m. Monday.

    No arrests have been made and the victim has not been identified.

  • Yakima Police are investigating a shooting on the 100 block of South First St. and Chestnut Ave. reported at about 2:00 a.m. Friday.

    Officers found a 42-year-old man who had been shot in both legs as well as a suspect vehicle fleeing the area. Police stopped the vehicle along I-82 near union gap.

    Five people were in the car and but only one suspect was arrested.

    The victim is recovering this morning at a Yakima hospital.

  • Yakima County Sheriff's deputies have been busy in Idaho this week.

    Detectives searching for a missing Toppenish woman say they found the van belonging to 30-year-old Estela Rios-Gonzalez in a McDonalds' parking lot in Boise, Idaho.

    Authorities say her boyfriend checked into a Boise hotel alone three weeks ago but has not been seen since then.

    Gonzalez was last seen in the first week of October leaving Legends Casino with Garcia.

    Deputies are also still actively looking for Garcia and Gonzalez today.

  • The County Auditor's office is saying that 15 percent of the 107, 000 ballots sent to Yakima County voters have been returned.

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    Chamber of Commerce to Hold Debate on Prop 1

    The Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce will be holding a debate Tuesday, Oct. 22 regarding Prop 1.

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    Washington Policy Center Speaks Out on Prop 1

    The Washington Policy Center has checked out Yakima's Prop 1 on the November ballot and has found it is a reasonable taxpayer protection policy.

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    Humane Society Adoption Event and More Briefs

  • This weekend is the second annual statewide Animal Shelter Open House event put on by Pawsitive Alliance.

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    Ballots Due Tuesday

    Tomorrow is primary election day in Washington state. That means if you have a ballot that you haven't turned in it's due in the Yakima County Auditors office tomorrow.

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    Filing For Political Office Starts Next Week In Washington

    Political signs could start showing up in Yakima and around the state next week. That's because the filing week for the August 6 Primary Election starts Monday, May 13 and ends Friday, May 17.

    Yakima County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher says since it's an odd year election there's a long list of positions up for grabs

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    Yakima County Republican Chair Max Golladay on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [Audio]

    Chairman of the Yakima County Republican Party, Max Golladay was guest on Wednesday's Mike Bastinelli show.

    Golladay talked about election results nationally, statewide, and locally, and about why he thinks that Yakima County remains a Reublican county in a largely Democratic state

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    Election Results Are In For August 7th, 2012

    Yakima County voters turned down a sales tax proposal but gave a thumbs up to funding for the Selah pool in Tuesday's primary election The sales tax proposal failed 53 to 47 percent , it would have would have funded security upgrades at the county jail. Now the money will come from an already depleted county road fund.

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    A Conversation with Rob McKenna [AUDIO]

    Washington State Attorney general and candidate for governor Rob McKenna visited the  Newstalk KIT studios today and talked about a variety of issues.

     

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    Costco Stores See Nine Per Cent Increase in November / KIT Morning News Update for Thursday, December 1st [AUDIO]

     

    Costco stores open for more than a year saw a nine per cent increase thanks largely to higher gas prices last month. That story and more from KIT's Lance Tormey.

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