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Tieton Cider Works To Publicly Unveil New Beverage Next Friday

Tieton Cider Works will launch a new canned, hard cider product called Rambling Route to the public next Friday (March 27). The new beverage is described as being "bold and has a crisp flavor just like biting into a Washington state-grown apple."

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California's Dams And Reservoirs Depleted By Extreme Drought
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Drought Emergency Declared For Eastside Of Cascades By Governor Inslee

While much of the U.S. was pounded by snow this winter, creating immediate problems for many in those regions, the lack of snowfall in our state this winter will make for potentially bigger problems for the Yakima Valley this summer.

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Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images
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Washington Senate Attempting to Make It Illegal to Even HOLD a Smartphone While Driving [POLL]

By a wide 35-14 vote Tuesday, Washington state senators passed a bill that would make it illegal to even HOLD a smartphone while driving.

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Crime In Yakima Down Significantly In 2014

According to a new report by the city, crime rates in Yakima have dropped significantly in the past year.

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Todd’s Take: 12 Cent Gas Tax Hike Discussion With Rep. David Taylor [AUDIO]

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the pump...

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The ‘Malcolm X of Gun Rights’ – Mike Vanderboegh – Visits KATS Studio

Earlier this morning, I had the opportunity to interview gun rights activist Mike Vanderboegh on the eve of his speaking engagement tomorrow in our state capitol in Olympia as part of the "I Will Not Comply" rally in protest of the law enacted with the passing of Initiative 594.

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Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Introduce Newborn Royal Twins
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Bellingham Couple Has Infant Kids Taken By State for Birthing Them at Home

A Bellingham couple recently had all three of their infant children confiscated by the state for birthing them in their own home and refusing to take them to the hospital, even though none were in imminent danger.

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Clint Didier of the Washington Redskins scores a touchdown during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos on January 31, 1988. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
Clint Didier of the Washington Redskins scores a touchdown during Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos on January 31, 1988. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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Didier Campaign Signs Mysteriously Show Up Missing

With two weeks to go until Election Day, political campaigns across the valley and the state are ratcheting up for a final push toward the finish line. Radio and television advertising is being inundated with messages both pro and con on specific issues and candidates. As the gloves come off in certain camps, the mudslinging begins to rear its head and political chicanery often overshadows the real issues at hand.

Evidence of this was reported today by the Clint Didier for Congress campaign when  organizers of the Republican's bid for Congress realized that numerous yard signs had been removed just days after being posted.

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Is This the Biggest Seahawks Fan? Ferndale Woman’s House Is Shrine to Team

Think you are an uber Hawks fan?
Debbie Gwaltney of Fernadale almost certainly has you beat!

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Washington State Incarceration Rate Higher Than All But Three Countries In World

If you haven't noticed, the "Land of the Free" has long since ceased to exist.

A recent article in Reason magazine, cited a chart that was compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative that clearly shows the United States of America far and away leading the rest of the world in rates of incarceration with 716 citizens per 100,000 locked up.  No. 2 is Cuba (510 per 100,000) followed by Rwanda (492).

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Today Is the 34th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helens Eruption

Where were you when the mountain blew?

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Photo by SD
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Guns And Ammo Report — Where To Buy Them

I was having a discussion with a friend recently. He was saying that every time he goes into a store to purchase a gun or some ammo he always gets put on a waiting list. 'Really?" I asked. 'Is it really that hard to find .22 shells? Or other ammo?"

Apparently it is. My friend at Yakima Arms said that he has people stand in line when they know .22 shells have just come in.

That is what convinced me to start this weekly report. From now on I will keep you up on local availability of guns and ammo.

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