Yasmeen Hassan

Anchor/Producer 6:30 News

"I'm honored to be able tell people's stories and be a part of this community."

She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews

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Washington Unemployment Rate 5.7%

Jobs Report

Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent last month.
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Ben. Co. Reaches $750,000 for Inmate Death

benton county jail

Benton County will pay $750,000 to the family of a 29-year-old inmate who had seizures while in custody later dying at the hospital in 2012.
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Voters' Pamphlet Mailed to 3.2M Washington Homes

Vote Buttons

  Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters' pamphlet in the mailbox. Washington residents can expect to start seeing the state general election voters' pamphlet in the mailbox.  
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Idaho Same-Sex Couples Can Begin Marrying On October 15

Gay Marriage

  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho's stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho's stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday.  
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EWU Sets Record Enrollment

EWU

Eastern Washington University says its fall enrollment has set a record for the sixth consecutive year. 
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State to Receive Settlement Over Phone Charges

AT&T

Washington state will receive more than $807,000 under a settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC over unauthorized phone charges.
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Manhunt Shuts Down Oregon Town

manhunt

The little Eastern Oregon town of Seneca is shut down and cut off from the outside world as police search for a gunman.
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Hanford Watchdog Group Criticizes Deal

Hanford double-shell tank AY-102

  A Hanford watchdog group is complaining that a new deal allows a nuclear waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out. A Hanford watchdog group is complaining that a new deal allows a nuclear waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out.  
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More Charter Schools Likely to Get Approval

Charter Schools

Washington's statewide charter schools commission appears poised to approve two more proposals for charter schools to open in the state in 2015.
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Owners Looking to Improve The Gorge

The Gorge

On concert weekends, the Gorge Amphitheater becomes the largest community in rural Grant County in central Washington.
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Body Found Near Leavenworth Identified

A body found by hunters 15 miles north of Leavenworth has been identified as a Utah man, 26-year-old Yannick Chancey Periou of St. George.
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Leaders Meet Before Oregon Pot Vote

Marijuana Leaf

The leadership of Oregon's largest agencies has quietly convened high-level meetings to discuss how to deal with an upcoming marijuana legalization measure.
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Oso: 6 Months Later

Oso Landslide

Six months after a hillside gave way and buried 43 people in the town of Oso, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on Highway 530.
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State Ethics Board Investigates Volunteer

newhouse sign

The state Executive Ethics Board has found "reasonable cause" that a supporter of Republican U.S. House candidate Dan Newhouse committed two ethics violations this summer.
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Jobless Report Shows Growth in Oregon

Jobs Report

  Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs. Oregon's jobless rate has risen as workers join the labor force in greater numbers than employers create jobs.  
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Body Found in Columbia River

The Okanogan County sheriff says four men were arrested for allegedly killing a man in a fight and dumping his body in the Columbia River near Pateros.
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Study Says Med School Feasible in Spokane

WSU Cougars

Washington State University is well-positioned to develop an accredited medical school in the near future with a relatively modest investment from the state.
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Testing for Severe Respiratory Illness

RESPIRATORY VIRUS

Public health officials in King County are investigating whether patients being treated at Seattle Children's Hospital have a severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of children nationwide.
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Washington Supreme Court Holds State in Contempt

School Funding

The Washington Supreme Court is holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education.
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Gov. Inslee Appoints Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Alex Ekstrom to Benton-Franklin Superior Court. Ekstrom will replace Judge Sal Mendoza, Jr. whom Inslee appointed last year. Mendoza vacated the seat after being appointed to U.S. District Court.
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