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City Holds Off On Action In Federal Voting Case Until April

With one member absent Monday, the Yakima City Council delayed deciding whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling in a voting-rights case that could force the city to redraw voting districts.

The council gathered Monday morning to discuss their options after the judge last week denied the city's motion for reconsideration in a lawsuit with the American Civil Liberties Union

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Two YVCC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

 

Yakima Valley Community College has announced that Daphne Fisher and Matthew Ellenberger will be honored with other team members on Thursday. March 26 at a ceremony in Olympia.

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World TB Day Is Tuesday

Tuesday is world tuberculosis day, and state health officials say the number of cases of tuberculosis declined slightly in 2014.

The state Department of Health reported 193 cases of tuberculosis in the state last year

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World’s Largest Peanut Butter Cup Is 440 Pounds of Ooey-Gooey Goodness

Looking for a little snack? How about a big one?

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Gas Prices Slow To Rise In Yakima

Been to the gas station recently? Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.51 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima

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Yakima City Council Holds Emergency Meeting

What's the future of Yakima's federal voting rights case? The Yakima City Council has set an emergency meeting for 9:30 Monday (March 23) morning to talk further about the case.

Last week the city asked the federal judge to reconsider his ruling in the case filed by the ACLU

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No More Written Messages On Your Cup At Starbucks

UNDATED (AP) — Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups.

Company spokesman Jim Olson says the coffee chain's initiative to create discussion on diversity and racial inequality will continue without the handwritten messages, which are phasing out as originally planned

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Your Daily Commute Could Be Impacted By Roadwork

The installation of new sewer service to a retail center will result in daytime closures of a portion of Fair Avenue three days this week.
Fair Avenue between Nob Hill Boulevard and Lafollette Street will be closed to all traffic from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Monday, March 23rd and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th while sewer lines are extended to the Fiesta Foods retail center

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Stretch of Fair Avenue to be Closed During Sewer Installation Monday

 

The installation of new sewer service to a retail business will result in daytime closures of a portion of Fair Avenue during the first three days of this week.

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10 Amazing Movie-Themed Home Theaters You Wish You Had in Your House

Check out this list of some of the most amazing home theaters you'll ever see for some serious inspiration, and then get back to work scrounging up pennies to pay for this kind of massive project.

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