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This Afternoon

Hi73° Slight Chance Showers


Lo53° Partly Cloudy


Hi72° Mostly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo51° Partly Cloudy and Breezy then Mostly Clear


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Sunday Night

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Labor Day

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Monday Night

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Hi81° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

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.

Governor of drought-parched Oregon to order water usage review

PORTLAND — Oregon’s governor plans to order state agencies to review their water usage and to draft strategies to conserve water in the parched state, following similar moves in neighboring drought-stricken California, a spokesman said on Wednesday.