This past week at the Yakima City Council meeting, Sara Bristol brought up the idea of banning smoking in city parks. It's an interesting proposition and one I think most families would agree with. Other cities around the country have enacted similar bans. So as we wait for this issue to come back to the city council, what do you think?
Hired on February 4, 2010, Mondray Gee enters his 13th year in the NFL, spending the first seven in Detroit and two in Green Bay’s weight room. Recommended to coach Carroll by GM John Schneider, who also worked in Green Bay before joining Seattle.
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
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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