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Focus on quality

Before you try snapping smartphone pictures of the sky this Fourth, take a second and read these easy tips for making them look better than those blurry shots your Uncle Ted takes.

Jessica Burciaga

Proof positive

If you don't believe the best things come in small packages, take a peek at these five smokin'-hot GIFs of Jessica Burciaga.


Your view of the sky [PHOTOS]

Venus and Jupiter put on a show for the Yakima Valley this week, and local star-gazers were ready with their cameras. Here's what they saw.

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Who’s the next Metallica?

Band's manager says he's recruiting talent. Rock needs new metal, he says in a BBC interview. So if you'd like to play an arena bigger than your mom's garage, give him a call.


Should you call?

Holiday weekends are prime times for fun -- and, unfortunately, for accidents. But how do you know when it's time to bother 911? Here are some guidelines from the state fire marshal.

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Accessorize That Suit — Footwear, Ties, Pocket Squares & More

Yup, we're in the very heart of wedding season. Decoding proper wedding wardrobe is difficult enough, but even after you've chosen the correct suit for the event, you also need to consider what goes with that suit. If you want to charm your way into an extra piece of cake or a dance with that hot bridesmaid, you should pay attention to your accessories.

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on October 28, 2011 in New York City.

Watch 4th of July Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. With EarthCam

America’s birthday is just a few days away and the folks at EarthCam will be streaming live video of some of the biggest fireworks displays from sea to shining sea!

Why? Because... ‘Merica!
Not enough of a reason? Okay, think about how fun fireworks are... then multiply that by eleventy brazillion!

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Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Fourth of July Tips For Taking Great Photos of Fireworks On Your Smartphone

The folks at recently had a professional photographer write a list of six tips for taking great pictures of fireworks just using your smartphone.

One of the tips was more in reference to editing and another included the use of a 'selfie stick' and those things should be outlawed so we're leaving it off this list:

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Yakima Residents Capture Rare Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter [PHOTOS]

Tuesday night provided star-gazers around the world a rare opportunity when the planets Venus and Jupiter were both highly visible and in near-alignment with one another.

Here is how it looked from different parts of the Yakima Valley facing west.

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Todd’s Take: My Son Hopping On a Harley Was My ‘Bike Night’ Highlight [VIDEO]

The four Yakima Bike Nights we whipped up (with help from Owen's Harley-Davidson, along with Sea Galley, Hoops Bar & Grill, Mickey's Pub and Jack-son's Sports Bar) were all tremendous successes. I'd like to thank everyone who turned out each week!

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