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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Police are looking for a suspect who shot a man on South 8th St. in Yakima, Friday just before noon.

They say a man in his 20's was shot twice, once in his back and once in his leg. It happened around 11:45 AM. The victim was taken to Yakima Valley Memorial with non life threatening injuries.

Police are searching for the suspect(s) involved. If you have any information on this incident, please call Yakima Police.

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NEAR EASTON, Wash. -- A 4 year old Yakima girl was hospitalized with cuts to her face after a two vehicle accident on Interstate 90, west of Easton. The accident happened just before 6 p.m. Thursday.

Washington State Patrol troopers say the driver, Ashley Burmaster, 23, of Yakima lost control of her vehicle while changing lanes, and hit the side of another vehicle. Troopers say Burmaster's 4-year-old daughter was taken to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital in Ellensburg.

A spokesperson tells KNDO the girl was treated and released from the hospital as of Friday afternoon. Burmaster was not injured. However, troopers say she could be charged with driving too fast for the conditions. The other driver was not injured.

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Secretary of State Sam Reed is touring Washington to remind voters of the importance of registering for the upcoming election.

There haven't been this many initiatives on the ballot since measures were first put before the public in 1914, according to Reed.

Voters will make major decision on the role of government this November through initiatives that both try to reduce and increase the influence of Olympia. Reed says it will take some time for voters to study and review the issues on the ballot.

There are many elected positions that will be closely watched this year, Reed adds. He points to the race for U.S. Senate, currently held by Patty Murray, which could determine what party gets control of that house of congress next year.

The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 4 and ballots will go out in three weeks. More information about the election is available through the Secretary of State's office.

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