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Rockefeller Center Tree Cut Down in Gardiner, NY
Jackie Corley, Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley
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78-Foot Norway Spruce Becomes 2015’s Rockefeller Center Tree

Hundreds of onlookers and a media horde descended on Albert Asendorf's front yard in Gardiner, N.Y. Wednesday morning to watch his 80-year-old, 10-ton tree come down.

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Category: Yakima News
Carolina Panthers v Indianapolis Colts
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Week #8 Football Tailgate Party Monday Night – Indianapolis Vs. Carolina

Week #8 of the 2015 pro football season wraps up tonight and you're invited to join us at our weekly Football Tailgate party we hold every Monday night at Jack-son's Sports Bar & Clubhouse Lounge on 48th and Tieton.
Tonight's game features Indianapolis at Carolina (5:30 p.m. kickoff)

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Ephrata Mans Tells Wrong Person About His Plan to Kill Three People

Talk about not having a brain. An Ephrata man is accused of threatening to kill three people on specific dates. The problem is that he told the wrong person -- he told a Grant County commissioner. What a moron.

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Category: News, Yakima News
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Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo Tickets Are On Sale Now

If you're headed to the rodeo, you'd better get on your horse and get you some tickets -- passes for the Columbia River Circuit Finals Rodeo are on sale now...

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Photo by Bradley Barnes
Photo by Bradley Barnes
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Vandals Wreck War Memorial at Sarg Hubbard Park — Lowest of the Low

Nothing makes me madder than when someone messes with the animals, the elderly, children -- or our veterans.

And it's as if terrorists had infiltrated Yakima today. Vandals have heavily damaged the veterans memorial at Sarg Hubbard Park.

Lowest of the lows.

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Zach Hougland
Local 12 via YouTube
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Eastern Iowa High School Athlete Shows Incredible Sportsmanship, But Gets Disqualified for It

An Iowa high school senior wins a race and then sees a member of another team in distress. He does what any of us should... he helps. His reward? A disqualification that seems nothing short of ridiculous.

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Category: Sports, Yakima News
Winter X Games Day 1
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Yakima USMC Legend Leads Comic Con — A True Superhero

Central City Comic Con is going on all this weekend in Yakima, but I've got one of Sunday's presentations circled on my calendar.

I can't wait to meet a TRUE superhero -- Joshua Elliott, a Davis High School graduate and Marine veteran who lost his legs defending our country in Afghanistan but didn't let it keep him down...

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Seattle Seahawks
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Who Has the Most Annoying Fans? Which NFL Team Ranks #1?

The poll can be accessed here.  Can you say "12th man?"

1.  The Seattle Seahawks.

2.  The New England Patriots.

3.  The Dallas Cowboys...

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Category: News, Sports, Yakima News
Townsquare Media, John Riggs
Townsquare Media, John Riggs
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Sneak Peek Inside the New Goodwill in Union Gap [PHOTOS]

I had the chance to get a sneak peek inside the new Goodwill  on South First Street in Union Gap between Washington and Mead. The store was still being put together when I popped in, but you get a feel for what's to come.

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Townsquare Media / John Taylor
Townsquare Media / John Taylor
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10 Deeds in 10 Days Adds Up to a Truckload of Help for Local Charities [PHOTOS]

How'd Bill Harris Used Cars of Selah's 10 Deeds in 10 Days drive go this year?

Let's do the math:

-- $16,400 in cash and gift cards donated for four local charities: the Selah Food Bank, Yakima Veterans Support Group, the Yakima YWCA and Rod's House...

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Moxee Makes List Of 12 Best Towns In Washington To Get Away From It All

Having grown up in West Valley, it has been interesting to watch the growth of that area over the last three-plus  decades.  Where cherry and apple orchards once stood, strip shopping malls and housing developments now occupy.

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Yakima Fails To Make Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Washington State

The folks at RoadSnacks.net have done the heavy lifting and, surely to the surprise of some, have determined that the city of Yakima is not one of the 10 most dangerous cities in Washington to reside in.

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