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Mentally Ill Inmates filling Yakima County Jail Cells

An increase of mentally ill inmates is causing overcrowding at the Yakima County Jail.  Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the increase comes at the same time the staff is being cut.  Action News discover

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Community Leaders Meet With Taylor Bridge Fire Victims

900 firefighters battling the Taylor Bridge Fire are making progress. Containment is now at 25 percent. Published reports say full containment could be expected within five to seven days.

Meetings took place Wednesday to help those affected by the Taylor Bridge Fire

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Housing Market improving in Yakima

Another report shows improving news for the housing market in Lewis County.

Call it more of a continued rebound.  Yakima County home sales are up more than    4-percent during the second quarter when compared to the same time a year ago

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Voters Turned Down Sales Tax Proposal

Yakima County voters turned down a sales tax proposal but gave a thumbs up to funding for the Selah pool in Tuesdays primary election the sales tax proposal failed 53 to 47 percent , it would have would have funded security upgrades at the Yakima County jail

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Percentage of Chlamydia Cases Grows in Yakima County

The percentage of people with Chlamydia in Yakima County continues to grow. And our news partner KIMA Action News reports if you haven't been screened for STDs you probably should.

Two years ago, Yakima County's Chlamydia rate was not only higher than the state average, but it was the second highest throughout Washington with about 464 cases for every 100,000 people

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Yakima Humane Society Needs Your Help to Win $100,000

The Humane Society of Central Washington is off to a grand start in the ASPCA’s National 100K Challenge. With a first place finish out of the entire nation in the first round, Outreach Coordinator Erica Seaver-Engel speaks for all staff and volunteers when she shares how “overwhelming and humbling” the outpouring of community support has been thus far

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Yakima County $76M behind in Child Support

If you've been waiting for a child support payment in Yakima County and haven't received one, you're not alone. Yakima County has $76 million in backed up child support fees. Statewide there is $2

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Yakima County Receives Second State Grant for Gang Intervention

Yakima County has received an added boost in it efforts in fight gangs. the county has received a second state grant to support gang intervention in Yakima, Toppenish and Sunnyside. The $105,000 grant is on top addition of an earlier grant of $69,000

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DNA Cracks open a Cold Case in Yakima

DNA has helped to crack a rape case in Yakima County that went cold. Yesterday 28-year-old David Endres, also know as David Workman, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his third sex offense. He was convicted of second-degree rape following a jury trial last month

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Whooping Cough Cases Top 3000 in Washington State

If you haven't got your T-Dap shot yet, the State Health Department is urging you to go and get that done. The number of whooping cough cases in Washington this year has topped three thousand. This time last year, there were only about 200 cases

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