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MLK, Jr. Blvd Underpass Project Will Close Road from 1st Ave to 1st Street

Starting Monday, March 11th, construction crews will close down MLK, Jr. Boulevard to allow for work to begin on a new multi-million dollar railroad underpass project. The closure will be between First Avenue and First Street and should last into late summer or early fall of 2014

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Yakima Looking for a Consultant to Head Downtown Plans

Yakima is moving closer to having a master plan for downtown. It is now in the process of choosing a consultant to do the work. Yakima received ten different proposals that could cost up to $130,000

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Brian’s Blog: Downtown Yakima Changes Coming – What Would You Like To See?

At Tuesday night's Yakima City Council Meeting, the council will make some decisions that will effect the face of downtown Yakima "for the next 100 years", according to city manager Tony O'Roarke. The question is what what you like to see?

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Property Tax Increase and Downtown Improvements on City Council Agenda

The Yakima City Council has a busy agenda for Tuesday's council meeting. The council will hold several public hearings to deal with a proposed property tax increase and a proposal to pair down the cities business improvement district to fund downtown cleanup

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Teenager Arrested After Fatal Shooting in Downtown Yakima

Police say a 15-year-old boy is under arrest after a fatal shooting in downtown Yakima on Tuesday. The 29-year-old male victim was shot multiple times at South 4th Street and Chestnut Avenue just before 6:00 p

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4th Street Closing will Create Downtown Entertainment Area

The closure of 4th street behind the Capitol Theater will happen soon after the Yakima City Council voted last night in favor of the closure to create an entertainment area drawing more people to downtown Yakima

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City to Discuss Ideas to Re-energize Downtown

The closure of 4th Street behind the Capital Theater will be on the agenda of the Yakima City Council tomorrow night. City Manager Tony O'Rourke says it is part of the plan to energize the downtown area

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Fresh Hop Ale Festival Pours It On This Saturday! [AUDIO]

 

What has been called "One of the 10 best beer fall festivals in the country" is on tap for this Saturday in downtown Yakima.

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No Drive Thru For Coffee Shop in Downtown Yakima

No drive through for downtown Yakima.  On Monday, the Yakima City Planning Department
rejected a request for a downtown drive through at 2 Street and Yakima
Avenue. An article in today's Yakima Herald Republic says the developer wanted
to open a coffee shop (starbucks) in the area that would have a drive
through

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Yakima’s Pilot Bike Patrol Launches Tonight

One of the key findings of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey that the Yakima City Council focused on during its retreat in late August showed that some Yakima residents don’t feel as safe as they would like to in the downtown area, particularly after dark

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