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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Firefighters say a Yakima family is lucky everyone made it out of their burning home safely. Crews responded to a fire in the 600 block of North 20th Ave. around 6:15 Thursday morning. Most of the home was destroyed. Investigators say there were no smoke detectors in the home. Other hazards included space heaters (which likely caused the fire) and a propane tank in the garage. The total loss is estimated at $160,000.
(AP) - The Washington Supreme Court says tribal police can detain non-Indians outside a reservation's boundaries. The court's ruling was a reconsideration of an opinion it issued last year, in which it unanimously reached the same conclusion. This time, the judges split 6-3.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Three locations in Yakima County will host free HIV testing Friday in honor of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The event is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho. Testing will be held at YVCC, the Planned Parenthood in Sunnyside, and Radio KDNA Community Center in Granger. According to 2007 figures from the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 18% of new HIV/AIDS cases and made up 19% of all people in the United States currently living with AIDS.