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Council Agenda Includes Smoking Ban, Renaming A St.

The public will have the chance to tell city council their thoughts on a proposed smoking ban in city parks Tuesday night.

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Road Work and Council Finalists Decided

Yakima voters gave thumbs up to the only proposition on the ballot on Tuesday.

Proposition 1 changes the city charter and will now earmark a minimum of $2,000,000 a year to go to road work. The money will come out of the general fund

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Second Meeting on Downtown Renovation

The second in a series of public meetings to discuss the future of Downtown Yakima is set for Wednesday at the Yakima Convention Center. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. and provide the community with another opportunity to give input on the development of the master plan for downtown

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Downtown Master Plan Ready for Public Feedback

Yakima city officials are getting close to approving a downtown master plan but public input is still needed.

City Manager Tony O'Rourke says city consultants have brought together all the ideas from previous meetings and have created conceptual drawings for people to view

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City Hears Comments On Panhandling

The Yakima City Legal department is now reviewing comments made at the Yakima City Council meeting last night concerning panhandling. The city is considering enacting an ordinance that would restrict begging on city streets

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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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City of Yakima Looking for Answers on How to Handle Panhandlers

What can the city of Yakima do to control panhandling on street corners? City Attorney Jeff Cutter says he is looking closely at what others cities are doing and getting ready for a June 18 public hearing in Yakima to talk about the issue.

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Should Panhandlers Be Allowed to Beg for Money on Yakima City Streets? [POLL]

We want to know! Should panhandlers be allowed to ask for spare change or should the City Council get involved in this situation? Take the poll!

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Politics in Your Future? You Still Have a Chance to File

If you missed candidate filing period last week you still have a chance to run for office in August. Yakima County Elections Manager Kathy Fisher says no one filed for 16 different positions that range from city and county councils to sewer and fire district positions

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Sunnyside City Council to Fill City Vacancies Tonight

The Sunnyside City Council is expected to vote tonight on filling the two vacancies on their 7 member board.

The council has been short-handed since Mayor Mike Farmer, and Nick Paulakis resigned earlier this year

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