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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 recycle bags to fill over a 12-week…
Cameras Installed to Help Fight Yakima’s Graffiti Problem
Yakima continues to battle the area's graffiti problem. Yakima police say they have 20 graffiti cameras positioned in specific areas of the city. The cameras take pictures when they see movement and help police catch graffiti vandals. However the cameras are not checked unless someone complains…
City of Yakima Hires Air Service Planners to Attract Airlines
The Yakima Air Terminal is on the mend says City Manager Tony O'Rourke. The city council tonight is expected to approve a contract with a company called Air Service Planners for air service development at the airport. The company will be in charge of finding more air carriers who want to operat…
Yakima Hires a Lobbyist to Fight for City Interests
The Yakima City Council meets tonight at city hall as it prepares for the upcoming legislative session. For the first time this year the city will have a lobbyist in Olympia hired to fight for specific city interests. Mayor Micah Cawley says the lobbyist, Jim Justin, signed a fifty thousand dollar c…
Yakima Gearing Up For This Summer’s Roadwork Projects
he city of Yakima is ready to do a lot of street work this summer with funding coming from a $5 million bond and a streets and traffic position that were eliminated in the 2013 budget. The work includes projects on all major roads in Yakima including Tieton Avenue, Washington Avenue and Nob Hill Blv…

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