Local 2015 irrigation season ending
Tuesday, October 15th marks the end of another irrigation season for the vast majority of the residential and business customers served by the City of Yakima’s irrigation system. That’s the day that the system operated by the City’s Water/Irrigation Division will be shut off until next spring.

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Local In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment
When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion - seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.


Sports Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons Mariners fire manager Lloyd McClendon after 2 seasons
The Seattle Mariners have fired manager Lloyd McClendon after two seasons, with new general manager Jerry Dipoto choosing to bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's operations.

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National & World North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration
North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the world and its own people the Kim dynasty - now in its third generation - is firmly in control and its military a power to be reckoned with.
National & World Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers.

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Home Consumer Reports: Shrinking products Consumer Reports: Shrinking products (Video)
Used to getting a pint when you buy ice cream? You may have to reduce your expectations: many are now just 14 ounces. Hood ice-cream sandwiches used to be packed 12 in a box. Now you get 10 for the same price. Companies often blame the rising cost of labor and ingredients for that kind of downsizing. But Consumer Reports says that it’s a way for them to raise prices, too, without being noticed.

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Technology Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars (Photo Gallery)
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Technology Amazon challenges Etsy with Handmade at Amazon
Amazon is launching its site for handcrafted goods called Handmade at Amazon on Thursday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade goods ahead of the holiday season.


Health Panel backs aspirin for heart health in only certain adults
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke - and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.


Business SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid
SABMiller met with investors Friday to underscore its strength as an independent company, as the world's second-biggest brewer seeks to head off a takeover by larger rival Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Consumer Consumer Reports: Steamers to smooth out wrinkles
Fabric steamers are useful time-savers that can spiff up your wardrobe and refresh your curtains. Like irons, they used to take 2 full minutes to heat up. Now some go from zero to steam in less than 30 seconds and come with accessories to dewrinkle more efficiently. Consumer Reports put three affordable steamers to the test.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Should you buy an ultra hd tv?
Sales of ultra high-definition TVs are up sharply this year. With their great picture quality, it’s no wonder. Ultra high-def TVs offer four times the pixels of regular HD TVs, which means four times the detail. The best models Consumer Reports tested offer superior picture quality, and the vast majority are smart TVs with access to Internet content.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Cutting teen car insurance costs
Getting a driver’s license is a big milestone for teenagers and their families. But along with that is the worry of rocketing insurance premiums.

Consumer Reports’ exhaustive study of insurance rates found just how high they go up when you add a teen driver.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Best buy leaf blowers (Video)
With fall cleanup looming, it’s that time of year when people are buying leaf blowers. Consumer Reports has tested and rated more than 60 gas, electric, and battery-powered models.
Consumer Consumer Reports: Top pressure washers (Video)
Pressure washers are handy cleanup tools. Consumer Reports just tested 24 pressure washers to see how much pressure they deliver. And testers checked how quickly and effectively they remove paint and stubborn stains.