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Yakima County Health District Waiting on Test Results for Three Kids

Officials from the Yakima County Health District are waiting on test results as three kids from Yakima are being treated for a respiratory illness at Seattle's Childrens' Hospital.

The health district's Diane Bock says they hope to learn this week what is making the kids sick and if that sickness is linked to an illness that is hit kids in a dozen states

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Kharpa Beetle Comes Through Atlanta Airport, Idaho Sees Virus Numbers Rise

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists working at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport recently intercepted the insect described as the world’s most destructive insect pest of grain products and seeds.

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Study on Pesticides Show Concern for Aquatic Life, Sausage Recall for Milk

  • The U.S. Geological Survey claims a 20-year study shows levels of pesticides continue to be a concern for aquatic life in many of the nation’s rivers and streams in agricultural and urban areas.

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Oregon City Might Ban Smoking on Sidewalks

The City of Salem is looking at banning smoking on some public sidewalks.

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Three Yakima Kids Being Tested in Seattle for Possible Respiratory Outbreak

Earlier this week KIT News told you the Yakima County Health District was working with local doctors to stop a respiratory outbreak that has infected children in 12 states.

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Rail Industry Questioned, Kids Eat Too Much Sodium

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell questioned a top rail industry executive whether railroads are investing enough in infrastructure as increasing delays in freight rail traffic have impacted shipments of goods nationwide, and recently forced a Washington state agriculture shipper to suspend service and cut jobs.

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Multiple Tribes Ask Federal Government to Step In on Water Rules

An alliance of Washington tribes says it will ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in and come up with new water-quality rules for the state.

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission sent Gov

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California Exports to China to Resume, New Director in Risk Management Agency

  • California citrus farmers will be able to resume exports to China this season.

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Millions to be Spent Easing Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved spending as much as $30 million to start meeting a state Supreme Court order to add more psychiatric evaluation and treatment beds to hospitals around the state

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City Losing Soccer Fields Leading to Search for New Spots

Yakima city officials are searching for soccer fields.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says there is a major need for new fields in the city because of the planned expansion of Perry Technical Institute and the loss of soccer fields next to the school on Washington Avenue and the possibility of a new city pool going into Chesterly Park on 40th Avenue

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