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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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Teacher’s Pay Raises Suspended by Senate

The only raises teachers in Washington State may see for the next two years will be kids raising their hands.

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UPDATE: Looming Government Shutdown to be Averted

The new Washington state budget is almost finalized as now Gov. Jay Inslee will review the budget and sign it by the end of Sunday.

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Yakima’s Most Famous Person You Know Nothing About

Believe it or not, some very famous, and accomplished, people have come from right here in little 'ol Yakima.

From comedians, to authors to flat-out T.V. and movie stars, Yakima can certainly hang its hat with pride on the names of these people.

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State Budget Deal May be Completed by the Weekend

Optimism is the feeling shared by Washington state's political leaders as they believe a budget deal will be reached this weekend.

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The Platters Saw Obama -the Great Pretender- Coming Back in 1955 – Dave’s Diary

The year was 1955. Winston Churchill resigns, Argentina ousts Juan Peron and the US starts sending aid to Viet Nam. Our U.S. population was about half of what it is now and the federal debt nearing 17 trillion today was a mere 274 billion back then. The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the NY Yankees (4-3) to claim the world series and On the Waterfront took the Best Picture Oscar.

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Dave Ettl is Not Above the Law – Dave Responds

On Sunday the Yakima Herald Republic ran a brief story about me being off air during the primary election period and possibly beyond. There really wasn't anything new to the article but it did resurrect the idea of fairness which opened the door to comment - like the one shown below.  I think my response there paints a pretty good picture of whats going on and what I think about it. So we are reprinting it here. I encourage your comments.

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