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    Air quality alert in effect due to conditions reaching hazardous levels

    Benton Clean Air Agency has issued an air quality alert. Air Quality is reaching and may maintain at unhealthy, and very unhealthy levels because of the smoky conditions we are experiencing.

  • Meninick Pass Fire at 90% containment

    TOPPENISH, Wa.- The final update on the Meninick Pass Fire burning near Toppenish was released Sunday. Forty crew members with the Washington Department of Resources and Yakima Fire District 5 have been battling the blaze since Friday when it was started by lightning.  At one point Yakama Nation cultural and historic areas were threatened as well as ranchers’ grazing land for livestock. On Sunday crews continued to mop up the area and watch for any sort of flare...
  • Police investigating after teen is shot in Union Gap

    UNION GAP, Wa.- Police in Union Gap are investigating a shooting that happened late Saturday night. It happened at 11:54 p.m. on the 2200 block of S. 5th Avenue. Police responded for a report of shots fired and found an 18-year-old girl with gunshot wounds.  She was taken to a local hospital and her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  This investigation is ongoing.
  • Sinkhole confirmed on tank farm at Hanford Site

    A sinkhole has been confirmed in a tank farm at the Hanford Site. 

  • Local business under animal abuse investigation

    For the last month, NBC Right Now has been following allegations of animal abuse at a Pasco dog grooming salon.  

  • Retired Yakima K-9 "Flash" wins Police Dog of the Year

    A retired police K-9 from the Yakima Police Department is officially named "Police Dog of the Year." 

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    Fire near Yakima Training Center 100% contained

    Firefighters from Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, Yakima Fire and the training center are fighting a blaze north of Cold Creek.

  • As authorities search for suspected Yakima arsonist, community asked to keep alert

    Several arson fires have been set in Yakima - the latest one happening Monday morning. 

  • Level III sex offender residence notification: Ruben Edward Pangelinan

    The Benton County Sheriff's Office is issuing a transient Level III Sex Offender Alert for Ruben Edward Pangelinan. 

  • Handcuffed DUI suspect dies after jump from Seattle's Highway 520 bridge

    The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington. 

  • Women Writing the West conference in Walla Walla Oct. 25-28

    Women Writing the West will hold its annual conference October 25-28, at the Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA. 

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  • Air quality alert in effect due to conditions reaching hazardous levels

    Air quality alert in effect due to conditions reaching hazardous levels

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:09 AM EDT2018-08-20 09:09:52 GMT
    Photo from: Kevin Lawson MarstonPhoto from: Kevin Lawson Marston

    Benton Clean Air Agency has issued an air quality alert. Air Quality is reaching and may maintain at unhealthy, and very unhealthy levels because of the smoky conditions we are experiencing.

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    Benton Clean Air Agency has issued an air quality alert. Air Quality is reaching and may maintain at unhealthy, and very unhealthy levels because of the smoky conditions we are experiencing.

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  • Meninick Pass Fire at 90% containment

    Meninick Pass Fire at 90% containment

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:23:33 GMT
    TOPPENISH, Wa.- The final update on the Meninick Pass Fire burning near Toppenish was released Sunday. Forty crew members with the Washington Department of Resources and Yakima Fire District 5 have been battling the blaze since Friday when it was started by lightning.  At one point Yakama Nation cultural and historic areas were threatened as well as ranchers’ grazing land for livestock. On Sunday crews continued to mop up the area and watch for any sort of flare...More >>
    TOPPENISH, Wa.- The final update on the Meninick Pass Fire burning near Toppenish was released Sunday. Forty crew members with the Washington Department of Resources and Yakima Fire District 5 have been battling the blaze since Friday when it was started by lightning.  At one point Yakama Nation cultural and historic areas were threatened as well as ranchers’ grazing land for livestock. On Sunday crews continued to mop up the area and watch for any sort of flare...More >>
  • Police investigating after teen is shot in Union Gap

    Police investigating after teen is shot in Union Gap

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:16:10 GMT
    UNION GAP, Wa.- Police in Union Gap are investigating a shooting that happened late Saturday night. It happened at 11:54 p.m. on the 2200 block of S. 5th Avenue. Police responded for a report of shots fired and found an 18-year-old girl with gunshot wounds.  She was taken to a local hospital and her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  This investigation is ongoing.More >>
    UNION GAP, Wa.- Police in Union Gap are investigating a shooting that happened late Saturday night. It happened at 11:54 p.m. on the 2200 block of S. 5th Avenue. Police responded for a report of shots fired and found an 18-year-old girl with gunshot wounds.  She was taken to a local hospital and her injuries are said to be non-life threatening.  This investigation is ongoing.More >>
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  • SWX's 2018 High School Football Broadcast Schedule

    SWX's 2018 High School Football Broadcast Schedule

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:35:57 GMT

    The SWX team is proud to announce its 2018 high school football broadcast schedule. 

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    The SWX team is proud to announce its 2018 high school football broadcast schedule. 

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  • Seafair 2018

    Seafair 2018

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-08-11 02:02:44 GMT

    Complete Seafair 2018 hydro show. Featuring Mark Allen & Steve Montgomery calling the races in Seattle. The race for the Albert Lee Appliance Cup and the Boeing Air Show are a must see event.

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    Complete Seafair 2018 hydro show. Featuring Mark Allen & Steve Montgomery calling the races in Seattle. The race for the Albert Lee Appliance Cup and the Boeing Air Show are a must see event.

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  • Washington State ranked No. 21 to start season

    Washington State ranked No. 21 to start season

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    Photo: WSU AthleticsPhoto: WSU Athletics

    After ending the 2017 season ranked in the top-25, the Washington State soccer team has picked up where it left off as the Cougars enter the 2018 season ranked No. 21 in the country.

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    After ending the 2017 season ranked in the top-25, the Washington State soccer team has picked up where it left off as the Cougars enter the 2018 season ranked No. 21 in the country.

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  • Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting near Soap Lake

    Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting near Soap Lake

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:56:47 GMT

    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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    SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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  • Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

    Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

    Sunday, August 19 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-08-19 18:54:22 GMT

    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

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    GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

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  • Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

    Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:38:19 GMT

    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

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    CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

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