Local (New) Yakima County Sheriff warns against e-mail scam
It is important to remember that citizens will not receive such e-mails as notification of legal action. Before legal action from government authorities is commenced, citizens would be served with a legal process of some kind but this would be done in person by a credentialed person.
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Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.

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A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.


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Local Tuition Drops 20 Percent at Central Washington University
Tuition will drop 20 percent at Central Washington University over the next two years. The reduction, approved by the state Legislature in June, will reduce the price of a bachelor’s degree by $1,686 over two years.


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The Seattle Mariners turned a Toronto base-running blunder into a unique triple play in the fourth inning Sunday with catcher Mike Zunino recording the final two putouts.

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