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Local Wanapum Dam crack to cost $60M+
The Grant County Public Utility District received an estimate on the cost Tuesday. The estimate includes fracture investigation, spillway repairs, fish passage modifications, shoreline protection and power supply costs.

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YouNews Solar Storm Solar Storm
Another great show above Ellensburg last night from an incoming solar storm from our sun. So a brilliant and amazing show each time. Look forward to many more.

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Entertainment SHARK TANK Open Casting Call SHARK TANK Open Casting Call
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Offbeat Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event Ugliness is gorgeous at 'Beautiful Bulldog' event(Photo Gallery)
Lucey beat out 49 drooling competitors Monday to take this year's "Beautiful Bulldog" pageant, a tongue-in-cheek event designed to kick off the weeklong Drake Relays, an internationally renowned track and field meet in Des Moines.

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Local & Regional

Local Yakima County jobless rate lower in March
The county saw unemployment fall to 10.1 percent last month, more than 1 percent lower than in February. Kittitas County also saw its jobless rate drop.
Local Rate of rare birth defect remains high in Yakima County
The Washington State Department of Health has released new data showing anencephaly is more than four times more common in a three-county area including Yakima than the national rate. The department will create a committee to continue the investigation into the unusually high rate.
Local Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.

Sports

Sports Mariners drop 8th straight in loss to Astros Mariners drop 8th straight in loss to Astros
Collin McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut, and Jason Castro, Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez homered to lift the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Sports Mariners losing streak reaches 7 after loss to Astros
Matt Dominguez homered and drove in three runs, Dallas Keuchel struck out a season-high eight and the Houston Astros broke a seven-game skid with a 7-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday.
Sports Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field(Photo Gallery)
During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan.

Around the World

National & World FBI fears suspected serial child molester might have 90 victims
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
National & World Violence erupts in Rio slum near Olympic venues
A Rio de Janeiro slum erupted in violence late Tuesday following the killing of a popular local figure, with angry residents setting fires and showering homemade explosives and glass bottles onto a busy avenue in the city's main tourist zone.
National & World 3 more charged in $80M drug heist in Connecticut
Three Florida men who federal authorities say stole about $80 million in prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly warehouse in Connecticut have been charged with conspiracy and theft, the U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday.

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Consumer

Consumer 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise 'Tech Support' computer scams on the rise
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.

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Health

Health Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
Health DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.
Health Dieters move past calories, food makers follow
The calorie counting that defined dieting for so long is giving way to other considerations, like the promise of more fiber or natural ingredients

Business

Business Sales of U.S. existing homes slip to a 20-month low
Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.
Business General Motors seeks more protection from lawsuits
General Motors Co. is asking a U.S. bankruptcy judge to shield it from legal claims for actions that took place before the company's 2009 bankruptcy.
Business Comcast 1st quarter earnings surge on upbeat NBC results
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show."
Business McDonald's profit slips amid weak sales
The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales at established U.S. locations fell 1.7 percent in the first quarter as guest counts fell.

Consumer

Consumer Is it really an allergy? How you can tell
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Consumer Tax day freebies
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com: