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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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‘Second Saturday’: New Fun Coming July 11 For Downtown Yakima

We are always in need of something fun to do in Yakima Valley. We have had some fun times this summer. Downtown Summer Nights has been amazing, especially the 'Van Eps' night with KATS-FM. Now 'Second Saturday' is in play. The Downtown Association is putting together 'Second Saturday' for all of us to have even more fun in Yakima Valley!

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Moxee Family Who Suffered Tragedy Holding Fundraising Car Wash This Weekend For Surviving Children

A tragic murder-suicide in Moxee this past weekend has left the surviving children in need of the community's help.

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Yakima Residents Capture Rare Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter [PHOTOS]

Tuesday night provided star-gazers around the world a rare opportunity when the planets Venus and Jupiter were both highly visible and in near-alignment with one another.

Here is how it looked from different parts of the Yakima Valley facing west.

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When is it Appropriate to Call 911 on the Fourth of July?

It's our Independence Day! The Fourth of July usually means fireworks, grilling and having fun in the hot, hot sun. Unfortunately, when you put all those things together, accidents can happen and you need to get help. But how do you know if your situation is serious enough to call busy 911 dispatchers, who may already be dealing with other life-or-death situations? Here are some helpful guidelines from the state fire marshal.

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Are Fireworks Allowed In Yakima?

Good question.

Before you go setting off fireworks as we head into Independence Day, it's best to know before you ... blow.

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Fireworks, Food and Music Highlight Yakima’s Fourth of July Celebration

Great food, entertainment and family fun awaits you at this year's Fourth of July celebration at State Fair Park.

Entice the Mice will headline the entertainment bill, along with country cutie Sophia Tilly and Zamreu

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Power Failure Leaves Thousands Without AC, Snarls Traffic Around West Yakima

A power failure at about 4:45 p.m. Monday left more than 27,000 Pacific Power customers without lights, traffic controls, air conditioning -- or radio coverage. Crews hope to have everyone reconnected by 8 p

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David Sweat arrested by NY State Police in Constable, NY. (Sunday 6/28/15 - WIBX)
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David Sweat Captured, In Custody Bloodied And Shirtless [PHOTO]

The more than three week manhunt for two escaped prisoners from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York concluded this weekend with both being shot in separate incidents, and only one surviving.

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Seahawks Swoop Into Yakima as ’12 Tour’ Rolls Through [VIDEOS]

Yakima’s Performance Park looked more like Hawktown USA Thursday afternoon when the Seattle Seahawks “12 Tour” bus rolled into town. Boom, the mini mascot, members of the Blue Thunder drum line, several of the Sea Gals cheerleading squad, and players Jimmy Staten and Super Bowl hero Chris Matthews held a quick, loud and inspiring rally for Yakima fans.

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How To: Here Is the Easy Way to Pair Food + Wine For the Rest of Your Life

This Saturday is the Yakima Uncorked Wine + Food Fest, and a few of our listeners have inquired as to whether there would be someone there to instruct on how to pair food with wines. We have found an easy method to remember for the rest of your life!

    Easy Method To Remember How To Pair Wine + Food:

White Meat= White Wine

Dark Meat= Red Wine

Fish=White Wine

Cheese= All of the Wine

Chocolate= Red Wine

UB40=Red, Red Wine

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Todd’s Take: Lost Cat Restores My Faith In Humanity

As I returned to my home the other day from picking up my son from baseball practice, I noticed a piece of paper had been attached to the front door of my house. This isn't a terribly uncommon occurrence as we get our fair share of soliciting in my neighborhood. Sometimes it's kids looking to mow the lawn, more often it is an invite to a local church. No matter, I usually approach these postings with the notion that somebody else is saying to me, "Here! YOU throw this away!"

The letter that was affixed above my threshold this time, though, gave me pause and, in a small way, restored my faith in humanity.

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