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Local Suspects arrested after high speed chase in Toppenish
The vehicle pursuit concluded when the suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a fence, two parked cars, and a concrete wall located in the 400 block of South E St in Toppenish.
Local Researcher says drought could get worse in Wash. state
Drought conditions in Washington that prompted Gov. Jay Inslee last week to declare an emergency are likely to grow worse because of a strengthening El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean.

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Offbeat Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call Large stuffed tiger atop SUV generates 911 call
OK, it is a stuffed tiger - but it's a very large stuffed tiger. And the sight of it lashed to the top of an SUV cruising around a southwest Washington lake was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.

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Local YVCC looking for patients for free teeth cleaning
They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 5 or more years. Walk-in patients will be screened on a first-come first-served basis.
Local More scrutiny for first charter school, while others apply
The state's first charter school continues to operate under careful scrutiny of the Washington State Charter School Commission, while the process for approving more charter schools moves along.

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Sports Former players: NFL teams 'conspired' to push painkillers
Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams obtained and provided painkillers to players - often illegally - as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

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Technology Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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Health Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
Health Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
Health Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

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Business Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities
Tenants in the most expensive cities expressed more confidence in the local economy, felt safer from crime and enjoyed the parks, recreation and nightlife, according to the survey of more than 18,000 renters.

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