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Starbucks to open stores in low to mid-income areas

SEATTLE — Starbucks said Thursday it’s opening stores in 15 poor and middle-class inner city locations across the U.S., including one in Ferguson, Mo., as part of its bid to integrate more disadvantaged youths into the workforce.

Recent cooler weather helps firefighters at Paradise Fire

ABERDEEN -- Moist air and much-need rain and cool temperatures have kept the Paradise Fire at bay in the Olympic National Park for the last several days, but fire managers are watchful as temperatures are predicted to warm up and humidity is expected to abate in the coming days.

State could close some rivers to fishing

YAKIMA — Never in Washington history have rivers been closed to fishing as a direct response to drought-related low flow levels and warm water. But that day appears to be coming.

Community colleges see 5 percent tuition cut

ABERDEEN — Community and technical colleges across the state received a welcome surprise as state lawmakers tied up loose ends at the end of their marathon session: a tuition decrease.

Allen funds ‘crazy’ ideas to fight Alzheimer’s

SEATTLE — For Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the quest to understand the human brain is more than an academic pursuit. For nearly a decade before her death, Allen saw his mother — a librarian with a keen intellect and a passion for learning — struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Tsunami-safe elementary opens in 2016

ABERDEEN — Construction work at the site of the new Ocosta Elementary School, which will double as the first tsunami vertical evacuation safe haven building in North America, is moving along toward completion early next year.

Alcohol abuse in Yakima County below state average

YAKIMA — While Yakima County may lead the state in obesity, diabetes and STD rates, a recent study from the University of Washington shows residents here are doing pretty well when it comes to not abusing alcohol.

Sage grouse flies into protection crossfire

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A wildlife protection fight over a quirky ground-dwelling bird highlights how two U.S. environmental groups have increasingly dominated the process of species protection, sparking a backlash from pro-business Republicans.

Water theft is symptom of bigger troubles in project

WAPATO, Yakima County — As the drought wears on and their crops fade, farmers Steve Bangs and Jeremy Waterman take to the road each day to look for signs of water theft in other parts of the Wapato Irrigation Project that are still green and flush with water.