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How Should Yakima Handle the State’s New Marijuana Law? [MAYOR'S BLOG]

We truly are living in historical times. I never would have thought that I would have a hand in deciding how the City of Yakima handles the implementation of the new marijuana law. The State has a long list of rules and process that will be in place by the end of the year.

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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Eight-Year-Long Case

The state Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a man convicted in a 2005 double-murder in Yakima, possibly ending the eight-year-long, financially-expensive case.

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Thanks for the Votes Yakima – I’ll Work Hard to Earn Them – Dave’s Diary

Thanks Yakima!  Thank you for a primary vote of confidence on the job the city council is doing right now.  I realize that elections are snapshots in time and that your opinion of me and the council’s performance could change rather quickly but that for now, we seem to be doing ok.

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You Are Now Being Charged To Be Spied On

A Facebook group I follow recently posted this photo on their page.

If legit, it is quite unbelievable and ballsy.

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Local Attorney Arrested for DUI

A Yakima attorney who also contracts as a municipal court prosecutor in Sunnyside and judge in Wapato and Granger municipal courts has been charged with driving under the influence.

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PFC Bradley Manning Bears Striking Resemblance to Yakima Mayor Micah Cawley [PHOTO]

Obviously, the big news of the day today is the not guily verdict handed down in the military trial of PFC Bradley Manning.

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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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Vote for Change but Change Your Approach – Dave’s Diary

Are we bored with local politics yet? I hope not because it’s about to get interesting and it starts with a letter to the editor in the YHR today.  The letter is called “time for a change” and it’s about me and why I need to go!  Ouch!

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Tim Eyman Misleads on Yakima Measure for Tax Supermajority Pt. 1 – Dave’s Diary

The August 6th primary ballot goes in the mail this week and it will set the line up for the general election in November.  I hope you will get informed and vote…both times!

One item Yakima City voters will find on the ballot this fall will be the request to change the Yakima City Charter to require a 2/3 majority to raise city taxes.  Under the current wording, with all 7 members present, a 4-3 simple majority is required…under the proposed change, the council would have to vote 5-2 to pass any new taxes

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Members Of Military Reunite With Their Families

On this day we celebrate the 237th anniversary of our nation's independence, let us not forget all of those who served and are currently serving to protect our liberty - whether by their own choice or not.

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