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Fill ‘Er Up! New 7-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax In Washington State Goes Into Effect Saturday!

Better top off the tank by Friday night!

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Watershed 2015 Is Finally Here — Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line at the Gorge!

What are you missing out on at Watershed 2015 this weekend? Besides the extreme heat you'll be missing out on some of the best country music on the planet as 20,000-plus party people jam the Gorge Amphitheatre to hear headliners Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line

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Yakima’s Randall Park To Get $1 Million Facelift

Yakima's Randall Park, spread over 40 acres south of Nob Hill Boulevard between
44th and 48th avenues, now has more than $1 million available to fund major improvements. A $500,000 state grant, combined with more than $600,000 in local donations and matching funds, will help address several issues and help with beautification of the west side area.

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Does Yakima Need a Splash Pad? [POLL]

 

I spent the weekend in the Seattle area and had a chance to visit the Willis Tucker Memorial Park, which is home to a really cool splash pad. I've seen drawings or concepts for a water feature like this and really feel like it's a no-brainier for Yakima.

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Roller Derby and MMA Combine this Weekend for Dual Event

Red, White, and Bruised roller derby and MMA is this weekend along with a burn-out tournament. Two days of fun (July 17th, 18th) at 13 N Ranchrite Road kicks off Friday night with a "Burn Out" competition. There are five catagories that will find the winner recevicing a very cool trophy including best and worst burnout.

Gates open at 11AM on Saturday and will be an all ages event until 9PM. The junior roller derby starts at Noon followed by the Wine Country Crushers Roller Derby hosting their first bout.

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Watershed Releases Full Lineup, Adds Kelsea Ballerini and Cam

The full schedule for this year's Watershed Festival has been released, and all I can say is dayum! It's gonna be one heck of a weekend for "shedders." Festival promoter Brian O'Connell has outdone himself once again.

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If Minimum Wages Were Higher, Would You Still Tip Your Servers?

Ever since Seattle decided to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour last year, cities around Washington have been watching closely -- and wondering whether they should follow suit.

It sounds appealing at first glance

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Fundraiser for Bob’s Burgers Waitress Was a Success — Thanks, Yakima!

Bandi VanVleck is battling cancer and thanks to her friends at Bob's Burgers and Brew, she was blessed with a day's worth of tips and other money raised last week. General Manager Karen Robel said the total raised was $3,996. That'll help offset Brandi's medical bills since she can't work.

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Today Is ‘National French Fry Day’ — Best French Fries In Yakima Valley

Today (July 13) is National French Fry Day in honor of the world's favorite food. There are curly fries, straight fries, short cut, long cut, flat and fat. There are so many variety of fries out there that it is almost ridiculous!

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You Have 3 Weeks To Buy Gas Before Washington State Has 2nd Highest Fuel Tax In US

The most recent session of the Washington State Legislature has just wrapped up, and one of the biggest bills that was passed was a $16 BILLION transportation package. How will this be paid for? By increasing the gasoline tax, of course!

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‘Second Saturday’: New Fun Coming July 11 For Downtown Yakima

We are always in need of something fun to do in Yakima Valley. We have had some fun times this summer. Downtown Summer Nights has been amazing, especially the 'Van Eps' night with KATS-FM. Now 'Second Saturday' is in play. The Downtown Association is putting together 'Second Saturday' for all of us to have even more fun in Yakima Valley!

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Moxee Family Who Suffered Tragedy Holding Fundraising Car Wash This Weekend For Surviving Children

A tragic murder-suicide in Moxee this past weekend has left the surviving children in need of the community's help.

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