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Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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Downtown Yakima Revitalization Starts Here

If you look around the country at the healthiest, most vibrant cities, one thing they have in common is a bustling downtown core. Portland is a great example of a city that invested in its downtown ...

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Andy Winford/Townsquare Yakima
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The 10 Most Interesting Buildings In Yakima

This list is sure to create some controversy as I'm sure I'll accidentally leave a well designed building off the list. My apologies to anyone who feels slighted but these are the coolest buildings in Yakima from my perspective as someone who has lived here for a year and a half...

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2016 Chinook Fest Is Expanding, Tickets Still Available

A couple of years ago, Cody Beebe had an idea. To bring a music festival to the scenic Nile Valley. Crazy, huh?

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Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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Yakima Makes Travel & Leisure’s List Of ‘America’s Coolest Desert Towns’

Travel & Leisure magazine's website posted an article ranking "America's Coolest Desert Towns" and Yakima came in at #10 out of 16. The article noted our standing as America's dominant growers of hops and apples and the hard work it took to turn the Yakima Valley from barren desert to a thriving agricultural hub and America's 3rd largest wine producing region...

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Photo courtesy of Gilbert Perry
Photo courtesy of Gilbert Perry
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God Has A Sense Of Humor

I stopped going to church years ago because frankly I just don't believe God is real. That said, on the off chance that I'm wrong, this beats the hell out of "Beer is proof that God is real and wants us to be happy."

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Todd’s Take: My Secret Hideaway – Our Cabin On Chinook Pass [PHOTOS]

Every once in awhile, I need to unplug. Like most of us, the daily grind can beat me down. Email, cell phone ringing, interruptions at work, getting kids to and from activities, etc. That is why I was relish the chance to head to my family's cabin in the Nile Valley.

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Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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Bizarre Bathroom Habits

Having been to my requisite share of men's rooms I've seen my share of cartoon anatomy and pithy sayings like "If you can pee above this line the fire department is looking for you"...

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Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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It’s Blackberry Picking Season in the Yakima Valley

Our digital guru JT invited me to his home in the nether regions of Selah to pick blackberries this weekend. In the store, blackberries are about $3.99 a pound, which seems silly to pay since they grow wild all over Washington.

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WWE SummerSlam 2015
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I Searched “Yakima” On YouTube And This Was The Most Viewed Video

Every day in Yakima is obviously a slow news day when a video of John Cena's appearance in 2012 at the SunDome is the most viewed video from our area...

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Andy Winford & Todd Lyons/Townsquare Media
Andy Winford & Todd Lyons/Townsquare Media
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In Yakima You Can’t Escape The 12’s

In a blog I wrote on March 12th I talked about many of the homemade displays of Seahawks "12" logos you'll find throughout the Yakima Valley...

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Photo courtesy: Bob's burgers & Brew/Yakima
Photo courtesy: Bob's burgers & Brew/Yakima
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Yakima Restaurant Server Pays It Forward To Local Police

This random act of kindness recently showed up in my personal Facebook news feed.

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Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
Andy Winford/Townsquare Media
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Make Money With Your Used Diabetic Test Strips … I Think

So I'm driving along 40th Avenue not too far from the KATS studios and at a red light I spotted this sign on a telephone pole. I'm not sure if "Chris" means to purchase your surplus new diabetic test strips or used diabetic test strips...

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