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Guest workers make up big portion of Yakima Valley ag workforce

YAKIMA — Just over half the pickers working in Sundquist Fruit's orchards east of Yakima this summer were hired from Mexico through the H2-A guest worker program, which is supplying more of the region's agricultural workforce every year.

Bail hearing delayed in Selah man bomb case

YAKIMA — A Selah man facing a federal charge of receiving components for an “incendiary-explosive” will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether he’ll be able to post bail.

Death threats, new conflicts over killing of wolves

Conflict over the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) killing a pack of wolves to protect ranchers’ cattle has boiled over to death threats and the withdrawal from the debate by a researcher who had put himself at the center of it.

Gas prices lowest in 12 years; will continue to go down

BELLINGHAM — With plenty of supply and no major disruptions, drivers across the United States saved about $18.9 billion this summer compared with the year before, according to the latest data from GasBuddy, an online site that tracks gasoline prices.

Seattle police dashcam videos lost due to glitch

SEATTLE — Close to 3,000 Seattle police dashboard-camera videos were lost in July because of a computer glitch, including some that were to be used as evidence in various criminal investigations, city officials said.

Children report sickness after swimming at Lake Sammamish beach

SEATTLE — Public-health officials have temporarily closed Tibbetts beach on Lake Sammamish after more than a dozen children reported getting sick after swimming there on Friday, according to Public Health — Seattle & King County.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting semitrailer in Oregon

UKIAH, Ore. — A command sergeant major in the Washington National Guard was killed Monday when his motorcycle hit a semitrailer in rural Eastern Oregon, according to the Oregon State Police.

More doctors asked about delaying, refusing vaccines

SEATTLE — Pediatricians around the country are asked almost daily about delaying routine childhood vaccines — or refusing them entirely, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Washington expert.