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Why Did You Do What You Did? Supermajority Tax Vote – Dave’s Diary

Hi, Dave Ettl here to address the many questions posed to me about the city council's NO vote on the 2/3 supermajority for tax increases.  Why did we do what we did?  One more time, speaking for myself, I'm happy to explain

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Free Music and Movies Back in Yakima Parks This Summer

Three great Yakima summer traditions that offer free, family-friendly entertainment in three of Yakima’s parks have returned for another season this year.

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Yakima’s New Anti-Gang Center Under Attack – Dave Responds

The conventional wisdom says, "Dave, shut up and let them have their say."  Me? Conventional?  Not happening.  My belief is that when people go out of their way to say something that is misleading, wrong or ridiculous they need to be challenged so that others won't take it as truth by a lack of opposition.

Members of the community and the Yakima City Council have spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the Yakima Youth and Family Development center Grand Opening held Tuesday night.  There was an excellent turnout, plenty of media coverage and an article in the YHR that only drew two comments so far.  Both are critical, and that's ok, but both are wrong and both authors know better.

I'm no Gandolf, but this shall not pass!

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‘Bikes for Books’ Rewards Young Yakima Readers

Mt. Adams Lodge #227 and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves have joined forces to reward young readers in the Yakima School District.

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‘Rock the Gap’ This Weekend

This Saturday, June 1st, the Kiwanis Club of Yakima presents the 11th annual 'Rock the Gap' fundraiser at Sarg Hubbard Park.

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Done Deal Dave’s All In On Council Run Part Deux : Dave’s Diary

Has it been four years…already?  Wow, time DOES fly when you are having fun and I have to tell you, it really has been fun.  Yes, I’m talking about my time as the At-Large-Position 5 Yakima City Council Representative.  No, it’s not fun campaigning in a wheelchair, and it’s not fun having the newspaper put you in the crosshairs.  But it WAS fun learning more about how this great city physically operates, meeting the dedicated city staff and learning the procedures of governance.  Overall it’s been fun and interesting and challenging and frustrating and rewarding and yes, after some consideration, I have decided to seek re-election

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Dave Says the State of the City is ‘Optimistic’ :Dave’s Diary

The annual State of the City Report was served up for city business leaders at the recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon.  Over turkey and dressing, (de-lish by the way!) five members of the current city council gave an overview of the city’s top priorities as established by last year’s citizen survey.

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3rd Annual N.A.H.A. N.W.Nitro Nationals This Weekend [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

This weekend, the 3rd Annual N.A.H.A. Northwest Nitro Nationals Hill Climb returns to the valley (just off of Highway 24, 20 minutes outside of Yakima and 10 minutes from Sunnyside.)

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‘Yakima Ha-Ha’ Comedy Show Tomorrow Night at Season’s

Earlier this morning on "The Big Show," I had the pleasure of speaking with nationally touring stand-up comedian Brook McBeth.

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Dave’s Diary: Yakima-Area Schools Struggle in Achievement Index

Chris Cargill of the Washington policy Center appeared on the Morning News Show this Morning to deliver the message  that based on the State Board of Education’s annual “Achievement Index , results for schools in the major school districts in and around Yakima are considered disappointing.

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