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Futility Tax / Utility Tax Increase

Let’s review last night’s city council decision to raise your utility taxes. I am not happy about the outcome. Yes, there are a few folks willing to pay a little more to hold the line. (If you’ve got it, feel free to mail it in!) It seems there are a few more willing to pay a little more IF they could get more or better service. (we didn’t provide for that—but we could have) But the loudest voices have been those saying “make the tough cuts and live within your means”.

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Political Correctness Strikes Again…9 year Old Suspended From School [POLL]

A 9-year-old boy North Carolina boy was suspended for calling a teacher "cute," which was labeled a form of sexual harassment by his elementary school's principal, according to local TV station WSOC.  A district spokeswoman told the station the boy was suspended for inappropriate behavior after making inappropriate statements, but said she couldn't go into detail.

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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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Most Would Rather Eat Their Vegetables Than Work Out — Survey of the Day

According to a new Gallup poll of 1,012 adults, 52 percent lost weight at some point in their lives, but it’s how they’re doing it that’s intriguing.  Of those successful weight droppers, 32 percent got slimmer by dieting exclusively, and 47 percent named both diet and exercise as important factors.

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This-Cuts or Taxes? [Poll]

Time to stitch the City's 2012 budget together and right now it's not looking good.  The city is nearly two-million short of being able to provide current staffing and service.  Are you prepared to live with fewer police, reduced code inspection, higher fees, fewer open hours for clerk service and more? OR

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Category: Poll, Yakima News

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