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Local (New) Capital gains tax part of House Democrats' budget plan
House Democrats on Friday released a two-year budget plan that proposes a capital gains tax as part of $1.4 billion in new spending to address a court mandate to increase money to the state's basic education system.
Local New music festival coming to Yakima this May
New Roots & Vines festival will celebrate craft beverages and music. The Yakima Roots & Vines Festival will feature two separate stages packed with high-quality, non-stop music.

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This magnetic storm is HUGE, and still going. Has reach KP 8 today. Would have stayed later to keep filming, but the clouds moved in. Let's hope it persists into the evening tonight also for more pictures.

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Sports Mariners in rare position as favorites in AL West
Robinson Cano is one of the few on the Seattle Mariners roster who can speak with certainty about the playoffs. In his previous stop, Cano played in the postseason seven times and hoisted one World Series trophy.
Sports Change to extra points likely in NFL
The NFL's dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season.

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National & World Woman accused in baby-snatching plot created business persona
A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet" on her many websites.

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Technology (New) Internet outages reveal gaps in U.S. broadband infrastructure
Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies.

Health

Health CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.

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Business Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now
The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.
Business Mulally earned $22 million in final year as Ford CEO
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation fell 5 percent to $22 million in his final year at the company, reflecting lower profits as the company invested heavily in new vehicles and plants.

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Consumer Rental scams on the rise (Video)
If you're looking online for vacation rentals or even a place to live, be sure to proceed with caution. Rental scammers are hitting virtually all the rental housing websites. Make the wrong move online and bogus landlords will con you out of hundreds, even thousands of dollars that you'll never get back.
Consumer Fix those leaks and save $$$$
Household leaks – from dripping faucets, loose showerheads and faulty toilets – are quite common. And they can be very costly.