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Yakima Palm springs sign (KNDU-TV)
Yakima Palm springs sign (KNDU-TV)
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Yakima “Palm Springs of WA” Sign Aimed at Seattle, Says Owner

Starting in 1987, people driving by Yakima on the Interstate began to notice a sign that read "Yakima-The Palm Springs of Washington."  Over the years, depending upon who you talk to, it's become a topic of conversation, support, ridicule, and humor.

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Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
Yakima River Flooding, modern times (Benton County Emergency Services)
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1948 Yakima, Columbia River Flood Did $50 Million in Damages

The history of the Yakima River flooding spans many decades, but the 1948 flood that included the Columbia River was one of the biggest. This picture is from 6-7 years ago, from Benton County Emergency Services.

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Townsquare Media / John Taylor
Townsquare Media / John Taylor
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Super Fair Passes Go On Sale Today

The Central Washington Fair celebrates their 125th year and they are celebrating by offering "Super Passes" for $25 for a short time... you don't want to miss out.

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Washington State Parks Set Free Visit Days In January

I'm one of those folks who didn't buy a discover pass for the state parks but the good news is that every year, there are designated free state park days that you and your family can attend without a pass.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced that Sunday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 16 are the next state parks free days and you won't be required to display the Discover Pass for a day visit at the state parks.

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escaped murderer  Jake Eakin
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Murderer Escapes Custody on the Loose in Yakima

Yakima authorities ask for your help in finding convicted murderer Jake Lee Eakin who escaped custody from Ahtanum View Work Release Center sometime early Sunday morning after not returning back from work. 

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Google Maps
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Is Yakima REALLY the Palm Springs of Washington? [QUIZ]

Time to get real: Is Yakima really Palm Springs of Washington? Look at the photos below and see if you can tell the difference:

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2014 Lollapalooza Brazil - Day 2
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Music Legend Chris Cornell Making Two Stops Close to TriCities!

If you know anything about the Northwest music scene, you know who Chris Cornell is (or at least you should). The legendary lead singer of Soundgarden was one of the kings of the grunge scene...

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Suspect Francis "Frank" White (KNDU-TV)
Suspect Francis "Frank" White (KNDU-TV)
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Violent Suspect Loose After Yakima Area Traffic Stop

Yakima County and other authorities down the valley are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with an assault and other possible crimes. And, he's considered armed and "violent," as well as extremely dangerous.

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Virginia Tech Athlete Accused of Murder Hailed from Yakima

David Eisenhauer, star track runner from Virgina Tech is being held without bond. He has been charged with the abduction and murder of 13 year-old Nicole Lovell.

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WSDOT
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Top 10 Weather Events for 2015 in the Mid Columbia

The staff at National Weather Service (NWS) office over in Pendleton had a vote about the top ten weather events that affected our area.

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(Photo KIMA NEWS)
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Hard to Believe This Dude Was Mistaken As a Cop

I just read a totally disturbing story out of Yakima and an update will be airing on KIMA news tonight at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. The story is completely horrifying and I hope to goodness this is not a new trend for criminals.

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Paul Zimmerman, Getty Images
Paul Zimmerman, Getty Images
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10 Things You Should Know About Yakima’s Central City Comic Con

Tri-Cities's comic con (RadCon) is President's Day weekend, but Yakima's Central City Comic Con is this month! Here's what you need to know to be ready:

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