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WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson Visits Yakima [MAYORS BLOG]

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson stopped by this morning on his visit to Yakima to introduce himself after 4 months on the job as AG. Attorney General Ferguson is the top lawyer in WA state and oversees an office of 1000 employees. We talked to AG Ferguson about a number of subjects and found out

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Yakima To Purchase New Cop Cars

Yakima City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would set the wheels in motion to purchase $4.7 million in new patrol cars to increase YPD's visibility and deter crime.

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Yakima was Mentioned on Katie Couric, But it Wasn’t for the Best Reasons

Obesity is a crisis in this country that cuts across race, class, age and gender and stretches from coast to coast. In Yakima, Washington, more than a third of the city is considered obese. In Reading, Pennsylvania it’s about the same. The fattest place in America is the McAllen, Texas area, where the obesity rate is more than 38%. And then there’s Atlanta, Georgia where nearly a quarter of the population is obese.

That is how the viewers of Katie Couric know Yakima, Washington. As one of the most obese cities in the country. Now it's true, but changing the tide is done by people making better personal choices. I also think raising awareness and educating people to make those choices will help.

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Yakima Weighing Cell Phone Tower Regulations Tonight [MAYOR'S BLOG]

For the most part we've all got them. Cellphones have become a part of our culture. But they don't just work out of the blue, well they kind of do with a cell tower that feeds the phone service.

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Zakk Wylde Guitar Signed, How Should We Give This Away?

My third favorite guitar player is Zakk Wylde. Hell, I even got Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhodes and Zakk Wylde guitars tattooed on me! So you can imagine my surprise when Todd came walking in the studio with this guitar! I about freaked out.

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Feds Propose Lowering The Alcohol Limit To Save Lives – Yakima Man Says It Won’t Work

The government wants to drop the blood alcohol limit for being legally drunk in order to avoid drunk driving fatalities.

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Yakima Farmer’s Market is Expanding to Tuesdays This July

Our popular farmer's market is expanding their schedule this summer.

Traditionally, Yakima's weekly market is held on Sundays from May until October, but now organizers say they're expanding the market, to Tuesdays.

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Man Has Heart Attack – Crashes Truck into Terrace Heights Home

A 53-year-old Yakima man died in a one car crash in Terrace Heights area on Monday.

State Patrol Troopers say 53-year-old Leslie Bradley was driving southbound on Wendt road when he went off the roadway, through a field and crashed into a mobile home in the 300 block of Wendt road

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2013 ‘Pain In The Grass’ Line-Up

94.5 KATS, for the first time ever, is co-presenting Seattle’s legendary Pain in the Grass summer concert festival, also for the first time ever, to The Gorge Amphitheatre for two days of the best The Rock Station has to offer. The fes

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Bomb Squad Gives All Clear After Checking Backpack

A bomb disposal unit from the Yakima Training Center gave the all clear after checking out a suspicious backpack found in front of the Selah Civic Center this morning. Selah fire officials say First Street was closed between Jim Clements Way and Yakima Avenue

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Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale 2013 This Saturday, May 11th

Nothing says springtime like a yard sale. They pop up every weekend from April to September, and tens of thousands of dollars exchange hands on deals both good and bad.

The granddaddy is the TownSquare Media yard sale coming up on May 11

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Whitney Elementary Students Propose Yakima Needs a Zoo

Being a Mayor I get a lot of different requests, some of which I gladly accept. For example, a 4th grade class was assigned a project. They were to write a letter to the Mayor and offer up proposal for a zoo in Yakima.

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