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Yakima Taco Fest Returns on September 2021
If you have never been to the Yakima Taco Fest before, here's what basically happens: You buy a ticket, they give you a wristband and some food truck and drink ticket script, and then you walk around until you find a taco truck you like and stand in line (could be for hours, just saying) to buy samples of a delicious variety of tacos. There will be and cornhole boards, lively Mexican bands, and lots of dancing, so bring your boogie shoes!
The Friday night lights are on!
As Yakima's ESPN Radio affiliate, 1460 AM KUTI will again be broadcasting some of the Yakima Valley and Central Washington’s most intriguing prep varsity football matchups.
KKK Fliers Left on Lawns and Driveways in Ellensburg
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Police say Ku Klux Klan fliers have been found on lawns and driveways in the central Washington city of Ellensburg. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports three residents reported finding the leaflets last week. Police say the fliers were left in rock-filled bags that appeared to be thrown on to resident's lawns and driveways at random...
Evacuation Orders Lifted For Fire Burning Near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Residents have been allowed to return to their residences after a wildfire prompted the evacuation of about two dozen homes in central Washington. A fire spokesman, Trooper Jeff Sevigney, says the blaze about 7 miles north of Moses Lake burned less land than initially thought but destroyed two homes and six outbuildings...
Thousands March in May Day Rally for Immigration Reform
Thousands of people from throughout Central Washington participated in the annual May Day march in Yakima on Wednesday. Yakima Police say the crowd was much larger than last year estimated at between 15 hundred and 5 thousand people. The march started at Miller park...
Lawmakers Look at New National Heritage Area
ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Representative Dave Reichert has introduced a bill that would designate a stretch of scenic landscape from Seattle to Ellensburg as a National Heritage Area. The Mountains to Sound Greenway encompasses about 1...
Agriculture in Yakima Valley Getting The Attention of Govenor Inslee
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington's agricultural Yakima River Basin is getting some attention from Gov. Jay Inslee's first proposal to the state Legislature. The bill would require the state to begin implementing a long-term plan for improving water supplies in a region where periodic droughts reduce stream flows for farmers, communities and threatened fish...

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