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Work on Downtown Plaza Could Start By Early 2016, City Officials Hope

The city of Yakima is working to fast-track the downtown master plan that includes a new plaza. Construction on the project could begin faster than you think.

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Traffic Disruptions Continue For Irrigation Work

Major work continues on the city of Yakima's irrigation system.

P.O.W. Contracting Inc., a Pasco-based construction firm, is the primary contractor for an approximately $980,000 project that will improve the irrigation system in several neighborhoods in Yakima

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Yakima Police Raising Donations For New Police Dog

The Yakima Police Department is hoping the community will step up and help purchase a new K-9 officer to replace a police dog lost last year in a car crash. Officer Jim Yates says the department needs four dogs to cover all the shifts, but only three are working now

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Traffic Signal Upgrades Could Slow Your Commute

A project to upgrade traffic signals at about two dozen intersections throughout Yakima to improve driver and pedestrian safety will be going on from now until late February. The traffic signal upgrade is part of a citywide traffic safety improvement project that began last year

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Approval of New Soccer and Pool Facilities Expected Next Month

A new soccer facility and pool facility are two major projects that will soon be before the Yakima City Council.

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Stove Pipe-Caused Fire Displaces Mabton Family

A Mabton family is now staying with other family members after a fire broke out in their home Wednesday night.

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AG Wants Smoking Age Increased In Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to make Washington state the first in the country where no one under 21 can have tobacco.

In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Ferguson and lawmakers from the state House and Senate announced bills that would move the state's smoking age of 18 to 21, following the lead of several cities and counties nationwide

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Dance Quake Bigger Than Beast Quake

SEATTLE (AP) -- Earthquake experts with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network have analyzed the CenturyLink Field shaking during the Seahawks' win over the Packers in Sunday's NFC title game. The experts say the biggest event was caused by all the jumping and dancing that followed the touchdown and 2-point conversion as Seattle rallied at the end of regulation time

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City Officials Travel to Spokane To Check Out Special Court

Yakima city officials will travel to Spokane Sunday to talk to officials about Spokane's Community Court, a new approach to the revolving door of jail. Yakima City Attorney Cynthia Martinez tells KIT News "The theory behind the court is that you use local resources to address crimes that aren't being addressed by the criminal justice system

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Seahawks NFC Championship Gear Arriving in Yakima

We all know that the Seahawks are headed back to the Super Bowl and with that NFC championship comes some brand-new fan gear. But not every store has it yet.

Last year JCPenney in Union Gap was the very first store in our region to have the new Hawks gear

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