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How are you feelin'? I'm married with three kids, love cooking (when I find the time) and love old video games. I'm a retro nerd who loves to reminisce about the '80s and '90s and am an autism-awareness advocate. - PSN, Xbox Live and Wii U, game with me! @johnblueriggs (also on Instagram, Twitter and Pintrest)
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Downtown Summer Nights Moves to Front Street in 2016

It might not seem like it just yet, but it won't be long until we'll all be chilling on another one of those Downtown Summer Nights that help make Yakima such a great place to be.

And this year, the annual summerlong event will be even better -- it's moving to Front Street!

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Blast Back to the ’90s with Surge — Now Available in Yakima

Surge was everyone's favorite citrus soda in the '90s. Since it was brought back it was only previously only available online, but it's now starting to pop up in local stores across the country. My kids are familiar with it as I had picked up some online. They were excited to see it locally!

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Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale 2016 – Reserve Your Booth Today

No need to drive all over town looking for a great deal, and no reason to set up shop in your front yard hoping people will stop by. It's time once again for you to join us at the Perry Technical Institute parking lot for Yakima's Biggest Yard Sale powered by Goodwill of Yakima, Union Gap, Selah and Ellensburg. With 75 yard sales all in one location, this is where you should be. Whether you're buying or selling, here's everything you need to know.

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Yakima Isn’t the Most Ghetto City in Washington, But We Know Who Is

Growing up in Yakima, I kept hearing how "ghetto" it was. I didn't see it or believe it, and being someone who is pro-Yakima, I refused to accept that sentiment. So when a list of the "most ghetto" cities in Washington came out, I was happy to find that, according to the numbers, Yakima isn't the state's most ghetto city. It's not even in the top 10. Here are the cities that are, though.

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What is the Drunkest County in Washington State? We Have the Answer!

In the land of beer and wine, some may take it a bit too far in excess. Looking at a list of all the counties -- and comparing number of bars to number of people -- here's a list of the drunkest counties in Washington state. Do you have any guesses to what came in first place? I bet you're wrong.

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