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Todd’s Take: Another Year Begins, Another First Day of School I Missed

While many kids began classes for the 2015-16 school year last week, my 10 year-old son Drew began the fifth grade today.

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Doctor Says Kissing Kids On Lips Is ‘Too Sexual’ — Is it? [POLL]

Recently, Dr. Charlotte Reznick, a professor at UCLA, said that kissing one's children on the lips "can be stimulating" and "confusing" for the youngster, going as far as to say, "If I had to answer when to stop kissing your kids on the lips, it would be now.”

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Aussie Guitar Ninja Blake Noble to Highlight Final Downtown Summer Nights Event In Yakima This Thursday

There's an old adage in show business that goes something like this: "Leave the crowd wanting more."

This Thursday night, those who attend the final installment of the city of Yakima and Townsquare Media's "Downtown Summer Nights" street concert series -- powered in part by

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Todd’s Take: Stupid Signs In Yakima

At least once a day, I find myself chuckling or shaking my head at a marquee or sign around town that displays either an utter lack of even a basic grasp of spelling and/or grammar, or is just flat-out silly.

This gem I recently stumbled across at a local gas station satisfied both of those.

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World Breastfeeding Week Continues Through Friday

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Fill ‘Er Up! New 7-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax In Washington State Goes Into Effect Saturday!

Better top off the tank by Friday night!

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Seattle’s Safeco Field Rates As One Of Baseball’s 10 Best

Recently, Lauren Paul of Buzzfeed.com compiled a ranking of all 30 Major League Ballparks and Stadiums from worst to first.

Where did Safeco Field in Seattle -- home of the Mariners -- rate?

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Todd’s Take: Bedazzle Your Cat’s Butthole With ‘Twinkle Tush’

I have stumbled upon this week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us.  Forget about earthquakes and tsunamis consuming the Northwest, we are already doomed, my friend.

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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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Moxee Family Who Suffered Tragedy Holding Fundraising Car Wash This Weekend For Surviving Children

A tragic murder-suicide in Moxee this past weekend has left the surviving children in need of the community's help.

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Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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Fourth of July Tips For Taking Great Photos of Fireworks On Your Smartphone

The folks at TIME.com 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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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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