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Yakima’s Generosity for Firefighters Is In the Bag(s) [PHOTOS]

The city of Yakima’s donation campaign to help Northwest firefighters battling the Okanogan Complex wildfires has shifted into package mode.

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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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ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images
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The Craft Beers Are Coming!

The country’s taste for beer is changing.  You can debate “less filling” vs. “great taste” but there’s no debate about more kick.  U.S. beer drinkers have overwhelmingly preferred light lagers in the past, and they are still the nation's top sellers, but these days brewers are releasing more beers with higher ABV (alcohol by volume.)

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Beer Makers Deadline, Beer Tasters Invited To America On Tap

That “other” State Fair, the one  in Puyallup, is offering Washington’s home beer makers a chance to show their stuff but the Agriculture and Horticulture Department’s Amateur Wine and Beer contest has a registration deadline of tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 13, 10 p.m.

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Yakima Parks Department
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Yakima’s Randall Park To Get $1 Million Facelift

Yakima's Randall Park, spread over 40 acres south of Nob Hill Boulevard between
44th and 48th avenues, now has more than $1 million available to fund major improvements. A $500,000 state grant, combined with more than $600,000 in local donations and matching funds, will help address several issues and help with beautification of the west side area.

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Your Chance To Tell City Leaders What You Think – Dave’s Diary

The fourth annual Yakima Citizen Survey will begin arriving in the mailboxes of 3000 randomly selected households today. The households that have been chosen to participate in this year’s survey have already received postcards notifying they have been selected to fill out the 2015 version of the questionnaire, the results of which will help the City Council ensure programs and services are aligned with the needs of the community.

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Fun Run For A Great Cause – Dave’s Diary

 We joke around on the radio show about “doing it for the kids”  because we often see people who say that when they are doing it , whatever “it” is, for themselves.  However, when it comes to our local ACE Hardware and Les Schwab Tires stores,

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Day Of Service To Clean Up Parts Of Southeast Yakima – Dave’s Diary

Cleanliness is next to friendliness, or something like that.  But what I'm really trying to say is that the City of Yakima is announcing that folks living in a section of Southeast Yakima will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhoods on Saturday during a One-Day Community Cleanup event being sponsored by the City of Yakima, Shields Bag and Printing, Yakima Valley Partners – Habitat for Humanity, Yakima Waste Systems, and the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

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Hands On Activities For Kids Friday At The Museum — Dave’s Diary

The 4th annual Blossom Festival take place at the Yakima Valley Museum this Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It’s a hands-on extravaganza of fun for kids.  Activity booths will be themed to match the different exhibits found in the museum including decorating and planting a flowerpot to take home, face painting, hair feathers, crafts, music, games and more!  Child-friendly food and beverages will be served and included in your ticket price

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Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale is May 9, But What Other ‘Yakima’s Biggests’ Can We Think Of?

Here at "The BIG Show" on KATS, we are getting geared up for Yakima's BIGGEST Yard Sale on May 9 at J.M. Perry Tech.

With that, we wondered: What are some of Yakima's other "biggest" things?

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