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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire, Blog: Hydroplanes Bring the Thunder on the Columbia River

The 2014 Water Follies in Tri-Cities, once again, did not fail to disappoint.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Hangin’ With My Son, Drew

This summer has been awesome for me in as much as it relates to time I've gotten to spend with my 9-year-old son Drew.

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Moxee Hop Fest Set For This Weekend

Having lived in East Valley for the past nine years, it has been fun to watch the resurgence and year-to-year growth in popularity of the annual Moxee Hop Festival.
This year's weekend celebration of one of the valley's biggest cash crops will be no different I'm sure.

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Granger’s Hidden Gem Cherry Hill Provides Family Fun [Sponsored]

Last Friday, I took my son and a couple of co-workers and their kids for a trip to Granger to visit Cherry Hill Golf Course Family Fun Center.

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Yakima Named One of America’s ‘Best Small Cities On the Rise’

The publishers of SmarterTravel.com recently included Yakima as one of the country's 10 "Best Small Cities On the Rise."

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Letter From the Editor: Thanks Times Six

We're fast approaching the six month mark of Arcade Sushi's new direction, and in that time some pretty gorram amazing things have happened along the way.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: Yakima Little League All-Stars Enjoy Baseball, Rock & Roll and Being Kids

Last night my family and some close friends attended the Yakima Valley Pippins game (Pippins win!) and stuck around post-game for their fantastic fireworks display to conclude the evening.

During the pregame festivities, a group of youngsters got to run onto the field with the starting nine. As it turned out, our seats were right next to theirs once they returned to the stands.

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Washington State Incarceration Rate Higher Than All But Three Countries In World

If you haven't noticed, the "Land of the Free" has long since ceased to exist.

A recent article in Reason magazine, cited a chart that was compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative that clearly shows the United States of America far and away leading the rest of the world in rates of incarceration with 716 citizens per 100,000 locked up.  No. 2 is Cuba (510 per 100,000) followed by Rwanda (492).

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire’s Blog: I Meet One of My Musical Idols — Steve Earle

Another 'Bucket List' item crossed off for yours truly last night.

Iconic songwriter/musician Steve Earle and the Dukes came through Yakima on the "Low Highway" tour and played the Capitol Theatre.  I took my dad as a belated Father's Day present as he and I have come to know and love Mr. Earle's music dating back to around 1996.

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We Have Found the Perfect Woman

Auditions are now closed.

We have found the perfect woman.

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Todd E. Lyons, Esquire Blog: ‘Throwback Thursday’

I love the concept of “Throwback Thursday” and seeing all of the vintage pics on social media sites.
Personally, I think it says a lot about a person who is willing to share, in many cases, photos of themselves that they might otherwise consider embarrassing. It’s especially interesting when it’s of a person that one hasn’t necessarily known their entire life.

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Reactions Around the World to U.S.A. World Cup Win

Following yesterday's 2-1 upset victory over nemesis Ghana (the country who has twice knocked the U.S. out) in the opening round of World Cup soccer play, I was reminded of this YouTube gem that I stumbled across following Landon Donovan's improbable goal against Algeria in 2010. (Click here for a refresher.)

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