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Retail Federation Speaks Out Against Port Slowdown, Ag Groups Oppose Crop Insurance Cut

  • The National Retail Federation has joined the agricultural community to try and get the port issue settled.

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Group Protests Prohibition of Guns in Legislative Viewing Areas

Approximately 50 gun-rights advocates held a rally at the Washington state capitol to protest rules that prohibit openly carrying guns into the House and Senate viewing galleries.

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Idaho Department of Ag Restricted in Licensing, USDA Could Lose $300 Million

  • New rules approved Tuesday would no longer allow the Idaho State Department of Agriculture to revoke a dairy facility's permit if caught illegally discharging wastewater or sewage.

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Work on Downtown Plaza Could Start By Early 2016, City Officials Hope

The city of Yakima is working to fast-track the downtown master plan that includes a new plaza. Construction on the project could begin faster than you think.

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Approval of New Soccer and Pool Facilities Expected Next Month

A new soccer facility and pool facility are two major projects that will soon be before the Yakima City Council.

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State of State Address Touches on Transportation, Education and More

Washington Governor Jay Inslee made the annual State of the State address Tuesday in Olympia.

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Coalition Formed for Cuban Normalization, Roberts Named Senate Ag Chair

  • More than 30 agricultural organizations have announced the formation of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba.

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Taxes, Education Highlight Busy 2015 Legislative Session for State

The 105-day legislative session begins Monday with the expectation that it could be a tough few months for lawmakers who return to town under a contempt order by a state Supreme Court that has grown increasingly more impatient with their progress on fixing the way the state pays for basic education.

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Drone Use Permitted for Crops and House Sales, Dietary Guidelines Finalized

  • The Federal Aviation Administration has issued permits to use drones for crop monitoring and to photograph properties for sale.

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City Boards and Commissions Looking for New Members

The city of Yakima is looking for volunteers to fill open positions on several city boards and commissions for 2015.

According to a city news release, "The Planning Commission and Community Review Board currently have one open position each, the Southeast Community Center Advisory Committee has two open positions, and the Parks and Recreation Commission has two open positions and one open youth position

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