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Longtime Yakima Senator doing better

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YAKIMA--Longtime state senator Alex Deccio is doing better Sunday, according to 14th district Representative Norm Johnson.

Deccio is currently staying at Yakima Memorial Hospital, after a recent bout with pneumonia.

Deccio resigned from office in 2006 because of several health issues.

The former lawmaker is 88 years old now.  Johnson had coffee with Deccio Sunday and said he is still alert and coherent.