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YAKIMA, Wash. -- An East Valley High teacher acquitted of sex charges, may get her teaching certificate taken away. The State Superintendent's Office notified Taylor that they propose to revoke her teaching certificate. Last year she was cleared of the criminal charges of having sex with a student and sending him and another student sexual text messages. She did admit to texting the students for other reasons. The Office of Superintendent Public Instruction says a condition of certification is that the teacher "must be of good moral character and must adhere to a code of conduct." Taylor has the option of appealing the decision.


YAKIMA, Wash. -- The family of a 24-year-old teacher's aide,. murdered June 12th, says a suspect in custody for her death is not her cousin. It was previously reported that Ivan Izazaga and victim Yecenia Guererro were related. Police now say Guererro's family denies any connection. 21-year-old Izazaga faces 1st degree murder and assault charges. Police don't think he was the shooter. They are still searching for 21-year-old Lucio Rivera Fernandez, who may have actually fired the shot that killed Guererro. They say he may be trying to reach Mexico.


ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- CWU announces cuts as a result of new state funding. University officials say they're anticipating the layoffs of 15 to 20 employees in the next several weeks. Notifications will be sent out later this month, with layoffs taking effect early August. Tuition for state residents will also increase this fall by about $800.