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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Police arrested a suspect involved in the shocking death of a Yakima teacher's aide. Ivan Izazaga and made his first court appearance at the Yakima County Jail Monday afternoon. The 21-year-old is expected to be charged with 1st degree murder and assault for the death of Yecenia Guererro. Guererro, 24, was in a car in a Taco Cell parking lot when she was shot and killed. Police say Izazaga turned out to be her cousin. He was a passenger in the susepct vehicle. He is being held on $1 million bail. Police don't think he's the shooter. They are also looking for 21-year-old Lucio Rivera, who they believe is on the run to Arizona or Mexico.


YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Police are also looking for a person who shot two rival gang members Sunday night. Officers were called out to the 400 block of South Naches Avenue just after 8:00 p.m. They found two men in the street. One had a gunshot wound in the head and is in stable condition Monday. The other person was shot in the foot and has been released from the hospital.


OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A couple of the key statistics that Rob McKenna used in launching his campaign for governor exaggerated the speed of government growth. An Associated Press analysis of state data shows that the growth in government spending on salaries and benefits was less than McKenna claimed. His campaign provided details on how he reached his totals, indicating that he was using faulty math. McKenna said average state salaries grew 5%each year between 1998 and 2008. AP's analysis found that salaries grew 3.6%. He said total spending on state employee benefits grew 9 percent each year during that span. AP found that benefits grew 7% each year. McKenna did not respond to concerns about the numbers but reiterated that the state spends too much on personnel costs.