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Firefighters & deputies join forces to catch arsonist

Leftovers of a fire. Derrick Nordberg is relieved his house and property was spared.

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Related Topix: Naches, WA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

KIMA

White Swan fire destroys home, injures three

An electrical problem behind a couch is to blame for a fire that destroyed a home in White Swan Tuesday morning and injured three people.

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Related Topix: White Swan, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KIMA

Two Yakima County Deputies awarded Medal of Valor

A pair of Yakima County Deputies were awarded the Medal of Valor. This is given when a deputy goes above and beyond in a life-saving situation.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Seattle Times

Guest: The havoc of competing for jail contracts

COMPETITION and the profit motive is the foundation of the American economy, but should it drive the delivery of sensitive government services such as adult detention? For decades, detention policy was pretty simple: Counties operated jails, felons went to county jails, and cities contracted with counties to house their misdemeanants.

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Related Topix: Prison, King County, WA, Fife, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KIMA

Gonorrhea cases surge in Yakima County

It's not a topic people want to talk about, but gonorrhea infections are surging in Yakima County.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Human Sexuality

KIMA

Yakima County highway projects not getting as much funding

Highway projects in Yakima County aren't getting as much funding as they used to.

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Related Topix: Union Gap, WA

KIMA

Authorities seizing more heroin

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities are seeing more heroin in Yakima County. The rising cost of pain pills has people turning from that addiction, to heroin.

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Related Topix: Drugs

KAPP-TV Yakima

Suspect Crashes Stolen Car During Pursuit

On 07-24-2014 at about 0110 hours a Yakima County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1997 Honda Accord for a traffic violation that took place at 18th Street and East Viola in Yakima.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KIMA

Stolen car parts on the rise

Yakima was proud to boast a drop in stolen cars, but now the number of people stealing car parts is on the rise.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

KIMA

Yakima, Kittitas Counties see lower jobless rate in June

The unemployment rate fell last month in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. The state Employment Security Department put Yakima County's jobless rate at 6.2 percent in June.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA, Kittitas, WA, Kittitas County, WA, Ellensburg, WA

KAPP-TV Yakima

Veterans Town Hall Meeting Wednesday in Yakima

Yakima County: The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee will be holding a Veterans Town Hall on Wednesday, July 23 from 10:00 am noon at VFW Post 379, 118 S. 5th Avenue in Yakima, WA.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

The Columbian

Private forest lands closing due to fire danger

Eight private timber companies in Skamania, Klickitat and three other counties will be closing their forest lands to public entry beginning Saturday due to fire danger.

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Related Topix: Klickitat, WA, Klickitat County, WA, Glenwood, WA, Goldendale, WA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KIMA

Local firefighters sent to wildfires in the state

KIMA made some phone calls Sunday and found out local crews from Yakima County are being sent to the hotspots here in the state.

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Related Topix: Pateros, WA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Union Gap, WA, Yakima, WA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

3 to compete for Benton County assessor in Aug. 5 primary

Three Republicans are vying to be the next Benton County assessor, but voters can choose only two in the Aug. 5 primary to advance to the general election.

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Related Topix: Benton County, WA, Franklin County, WA, Yakima, WA, Kennewick, WA

Wenatchee World

AppleSox sweep aside division-leading Pippins

They beat the West Coast League East division-leading Yakima Valley Pippins for the third straight time Saturday, 4-2 at Yakima County Stadium.

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Related Topix: Yakima, WA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Our Voice: 4th Congressional District: Dan Newhouse top choice

With a dozen candidates vying for the 4th Congressional District seat, voters have a difficult task narrowing the field and casting a single vote in the primary.

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Related Topix: Sunnyside, WA, Agriculture, Science, Yakima, WA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KIMA

Deputies want criminal charges brought against a car prowl victim

KIMA is learning more about why deputies want criminal charges brought against a car prowl victim.

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Related Topix: Terrace Heights, WA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KIMA

Yakima County under state of emergency for extreme fire conditions

Fires continue to spring up all over our state, but mostly in Eastern Washington.

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Related Topix: Chelan County, WA, SouthPeak Games, State of Emergency, Video Games, Selah, WA, Yakima, WA

KIMA

Deputies recommend charges for man who shot car prowl suspect

Yakima County sheriff's deputies have recommended an 18-year-old man be charged with assault after he shot a 17-year-old outside a house in Terrace Heights.

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Related Topix: Terrace Heights, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Yakima, WA

KIMA

Yakima County bridge to be replaced

Yakima County will soon replace a bridge for nearly $1 million. It chose a construction company last night.

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