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Sales Tax Up In Downtown Yakima Leading Recovery

A lot of people are spending money in downtown Yakima pushing up the city sales tax revenue. City Manager Tony O'Rourke says so far this year sales tax growth has increased 22% vs. 5% for the entire city

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Local State Officials Trying To Prepare For Wildfires

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington state officials fear another bad wildfire season this year, and they're preparing for it earlier than usual.

The Department of Natural Resources is already enlisting and training firefighters

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Wildfire Season Expected To Be Wild This Year

With such a dry winter many fire experts are predicting a rough wildfire season in Washington State. As a result Yakima County Fire Marshal Jackie Maclean says the Yakima County Commissioners on Tuesday are expected to adopt whats' called the Yakima County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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Sewer Work Could Impact Your Commute

The installation of sewer service to a new restaurant will result in lane restrictions on a portion of Tieton Drive during most of the day both Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, April 30th.Tieton between about 64th Avenue and about 72nd Avenue will be narrowed to two lanes, one westbound and one eastbound from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on both April 29th and April 30th while sewer service is extended to a new Papa Murphy’s restaurant

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John Nemeth Brings His Harmonica and Blues to UnTapped [VIDEO]

The harmonica is one of the best aspects of blues music. It's so artful, simple, and so difficult to play. John Nemeth will bring his outstanding harp-playing to this year's UnTapped Blues & Brews Festival presented by Mid Valley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram & Marine (at Exit 73 in Grandview).

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Former WWE Wrestler, ‘The Honky Tonk Man’, Confirmed for Central City Comic Con

As he proclaims, "The greatest intercontenential champion of all time," The Honky Tonk Man has been confirmed as a guest for Yakima's Central City Comic Con later in October 2015.

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You Can Help Nepal At 1-800-RED-CROSS

The Central Washington chapter of the American Red Cross is reaching out to help people in the Nepal earthquake. Executive Director Peggy Hoggarth says Red Cross officials have been on the ground since the quake hit on Saturday working with the International Red Cross chapter

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Lance Tries Renu Hot Yoga, Which Helps With Relaxation and Weight Loss

Yoga. A lot of people are getting into it these days. But what kind is right for you?

There's regular yoga and then there's hot yoga. And I had a chance to check out HOT yoga at Yakima's new Renu Hot Yoga

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Gas Prices Staying Below $3 For Summer Travel

Gas prices are on the rise but they're still expected to stay under $3 a gallon for the upcoming summer months. Today Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2

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Lawmakers Ready For Special Session Wednesday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — With disputes over the state's education and operating budgets topping the Legislature's agenda for its imminent special session, the likelihood of lawmakers finding consensus on a transportation package to address the state's infrastructure needs has dipped out of the spotlight

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