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Construction is Almost Complete on The New Franklin Park Pavillion

Thanks to major fundraising efforts by Yakima’s Sunrise Rotary Club, construction is almost complete on a pavilion at Franklin Park valued at $200,000, which will serve as a home for family picnics and community events as well as a stage for the City’s summer concert series, the Yakima Folklife Festival, etc.

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There is a New Way to Express Your Concerns with The City, Yak Back!

It is called Yak Back and it is a new Yakima City service designed for you to send your concerns to city officials. Spokesman Randy Beehler tells KIT News Yak Back “is a great service that allows people to let the city know about areas in the city that need attention.”

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The New Performance Park to Open to Activites This Spring in Downtown Yakima

The city of yakima has a new park for summer activities. The Yakima County Commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement to allow the city to operate and schedule events at Performance Park next to the Yakima County Courthouse

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Yakima Does Not Want the Title of City of Ex-Cons

Yakima does not want to be known as the city of ex-cons. Yet, the state of Washington is sending a lot of former inmates here. Many of them do not even have ties to the community. The worry is they will go back to a life of trouble

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City of Yakima’s Legal Dept. Making Changes to Save Money

The City of Yakima Legal Department is hiring a new attorney who will review what cases to prosecute. The change will save more of your tax money that would normally be spent on public defenders.

Last year, the Yakima City Attorney's Office handled more than 5,000 cases in the city's municipal court

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City of Yakima Looking for Ways to Increase the Use of Airport

Yakima city officials want to know what it will take to get people to use the airport. The city wants more people flying in and out of their hometown instead of driving to SeaTac or Pasco. Many people fly out of Yakima only to end up waiting for hours at SeaTac

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Series of Clean-Ups Designed to Improve Yakima’s Appearance

Results from the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey clearly revealed an expectation that the city of Yakima should be more proactively involved in improving the overall appearance of the community. As part of its multi-pronged approach to meeting that expectation, the city will spearhead a series of eight community clean up events beginning on Saturday, March 9 and running through late fall

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Improvements Made to Downtown Street Banners

The banners along part of Yakima Avenue may look a little different. They have been turned so they now face the sidewalks instead of the street. Yakima officials said the poles from Seventh Avenue to First Street were getting hit by trucks that parked too close

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Prep Work on MLK Jr Underpass Starts Today

Martin King Jr. Blvd. is being prepped for closure between First Avenue and First Street. Mowat Construction Company will begin moving equipment and materials into the area near the BSNF Railroad tracks crossing MLK, Jr

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Yakima to Test Curbside Recycling Program

 

Yakima is preparing to test a pilot curbside recycling program after its citizen survey results showed most people in town were in favor of such a program. About 1,000 homes will be selected to a part of the pilot program. Each of those homes will be given plastic re

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