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What Kind Of Downtown Yakima Do You Want?
The City of Yakima is looking for ideas about downtown and you are invited to bring your ideas to a community workshop later this month at the Howard Johnson. City Economic and Development Director Sean Hawkins says it is your chance to tell city leaders what you want in downtown Yakima...
New Pathway to Connect Powerhouse With William O. Douglas Trial
A new pathway system is under construction in Yakima that will soon offer you a chance to walk a 6. 5 mile loop connecting the Powerhouse.
Pathway to the William O. Douglas Trail. Construction work started this week on the Walter Ortman Parkway Project that will eventually create the pedestrian-frien…
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.
Prisoners cannot go anywhere when they are released on parole...
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 munici…
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 c…
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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