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Bike Plan And Bike Fun Come Together Next Week In Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The City of Yakima is in the midst of full blown effort to create a master plan for bicycle riders and the work slides off the desk and onto the streets this Sunday May 17.

The "Feet in the Street" event in Downtown Yakima is designed to provide family fun along with important information on bicycle and pedestrian safety

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State Lawmakers, Governor Get Pay Raises

OLYMPIA (AP) — Washington lawmakers, who are in the midst of an overtime special session, just got a raise. So did the governor and other state officials.

A state salary-setting board voted Wednesday to give final approval to pay increases it first proposed in January

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A Place For Friends And Video Games PLAYnation

When I was much younger I loved playing video games. But it was lonely at my house. I always was hoping for a place where I could gather with all my friends and we could play games together. It took many years but there's a place we can all go now called PLAYnation

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Special Event Friday Peace Officers Memorial Day

This is Peace Officers Memorial week and the Yakima Police Department will hold a special event Friday, which is Peace Officers Memorial Day, in front of the police station on south 3rd street. Spokesman Mike Bastinelli says a large wreath will be displayed with the names of 127 officers killed in the line of duty in 2014

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Fatal Fire Victim Identified

A 57-year-old Yakima woman who died in a house fire on Monday has been identified as Loretta Sander. Firefighters say Sander died of smoke inhalation. Investigators say a lit cigarette was the cause of the fire at the Mobile Manor Park at 8301 Tieton Drive

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Crackdown On Legal Pot Stores Underway

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state marijuana enforcement officials say they're beginning undercover sting operations to make sure legal pot stores aren't selling to anyone under 21.

The Liquor Control Board announced Tuesday that this month it's starting the sting operations, using 18-to-21-year-old men and women who are employees of the state agency

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Kitchen Fire at Yakima Apartment Forces Evacuation

A small fire at a Yakima apartment Tuesday forced about 20 people from the building. Firefighters say it wasn't the fire that did the most damage, but water from the sprinklers that put out the fire.

The fire started after someone in a third-floor apartment unit on the 800 block of East D Street left a pan of oil unattended on the stove around 6 p

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Yakima’s Marshall Kent Earns Top Seed in the PBA Tour Wolf Open

Coming off a successful 2013-14 Professional Bowlers Tour campaign, Yakima's Marshall Kent starts the 2015 Summer Swing by earning the top seed of the PBA Wolf Open at FireLake Bowling Center in Shawnee, Okla

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This Week’s Rain’s No Problem For Valley Cherry Harvest

The Yakima Valley cherry harvest is due in less than a month, so you'd think growers might be worried about the rain splitting cherries.

But not to worry, assures B.J. Thurlby, president of the Northwest Cherry Growers and Washington State Fruit Commission

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Dairy Suit Resolved In Yakima County

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Three dairies in Yakima Valley are operating under stricter sanitation standards following Monday's resolution of a years-long lawsuit.
The Community Association for the Restoration of the Environment was behind the lawsuit filed in February 2013 that claimed the dairies were contaminating groundwater with improper manure management

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