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School Schedule Changes For Friday February 7th

Several school districts are closed on Friday February 6th due to winter weather. The following districts are affected. Waitsburg School District is on a 2 hr delay. Classes start at 10:30. There is no morning basketball. -- Prescott Sch. Dist.…

Local High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Here's a list of some of the local high school athletes who have signed latters of intent to compete at the next level. If you know of any other athletes let us know via our email addresses kappnews@kapptv.com and kvewnews@kvewtv.com…

Washington State Penitentiary on Lockdown

WALLA WALLA - All four West Complex units at the Washington State Penitentiary are on lockdown after an assault resulted in one offender receiving stab wounds Tuesday morning. The assault occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in a common area of…

Garage explosion injures woman in Cle Elum

An explosion at a garage injures a woman this morning in Cle Elum. Firefighters say the responded to a fully involved garage and lean-to on White Road around 11:30 this morning. Multiple explosions continued to occur when firefighters arrived. The…

Former Connell Mayor May have Stolen More Money

The Washington state Auditor's Office is investigating missing funds from a Franklin County cemetary and the former pro tem mayor, Monica Pruett, may be to blame. Pruett worked as a business manager at the cemetary and it's determined she did…

A Place to Call Home

City officials break ground on a piece of land. In just a matter of months, this pile of soil and dirt will be transformed into two brand new homes. The Kittitas-Yakima Valley Community Land Trust program says the homes will…

The 12th Man Conquers Badger Mountain

Hundreds of Seahawks fans gathered at Badger Mountain for the 12th Man Badger Mountain Hike. Despite the chilly weather, everyone was geared up, in spirit and ready to hike up Badger Mountain to pay tribute to their team. A small…

Ellensburg Searching for City Manager

The City of Ellensburg is still searching for a new city manager. The city opened up an application process on the city website last month, however, they have yet to find a qualifying candidate. Anyone interested in the position must…

State Supreme Court Wants Education $$ Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Supreme Court is ordering lawmakers to submit a complete plan by the end of April to detail how the state will fully pay for basic education. The 8-1 ruling issued Thursday afternoon said that…

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th

School Schedule Changes For Wednesday January 8th: -Pacific NW Univ. of Health Sciences - Closed due to power outage. -Terrace Heights Elementary School is closed today due to a power outage in the Terrace Heights area. -Benton Franklin Head Start:…

Too Much Pot?

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state could be facing a curious economic problem: too many pot growers. More than 2,600 applications have been submitted to produce the marijuana that will be sold at state-licensed stores when Washington's legal marijuana industry opens…

Olympia Street Road Closure

Beginning Monday, January 6th, construction will begin on a portion of Phase 3 of the Olympia Street reconstruction project. 27th Ave. to 36th Ave. with be closed through the end of February. People who live south of 36th Ave. will…

Boeing Machinists OK Contract Tied to 777X

Not an easy decision. That is how many Boeing workers are describing tonight's 51-49 vote on a new contract linked to the 777-X. Supporters of the deal say it will keep a lot of high-paying jobs in Washington State. Critics…

Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Reduce Bond Amount

Ellensburg, Wash. - Kittitas County Fire District 2 (serving the community as Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue) has reduced the amount of a bond it will consider asking voters to approve in the April Special Election. The purpose of the…

Boeing machinists voting on contract tied to 777X

SEATTLE (AP) - Boeing machinists will decide Friday whether to accept a contract that would concede some pension and health care benefits in order secure assembly of the company's new 777X airplane in Washington state. The offer has fractured the…