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Moxee Hop Festival’s Parade Route Had Lots to See [VIDEO]

We aren't sure where you were, but here are a few of the images we saw along the parade route at Saturday's Moxee Hop Festival ...

 

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West Nile Virus Detected in Yakima County — How to Protect Yourself

The Yakima County Mosquito Control has been notified that a local sample has tested positive for the West Nile virus. The mosquito was off of East Selah Road. Although you should still feel safe, here are some ways to protect yourself straight from the Yakima County Mosquito Control:

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Get Free Food, Bike Helmets and $1 Backpacks This Saturday at La Casa Hogar’s Community Fiesta

This Saturday (Aug. 8) you can enjoy a fun -- and free! -- fiesta in front of The Seasons Performance Hall in downtown Yakima.

It's La Casa Hogar's annual Community Festival, a back-to-school celebration featuring food, live music, games, free bike helmets, free school supplies -- and kids' backpacks for just $1 each with a gently used trade-in! More than 30 vendors, businesses and agencies will be represented at the carnival-style party, which is cosponsored by the Downtown Yakima Association

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Expect Traffic Congestion in Downtown Selah This Week

If you plan on driving into Selah this week you might want to plan for a few extra minutes of travel time. Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be repairing the right northbound lane of South First Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Wednesday (Aug. 5).

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Images of Watershed 2015 [PHOTOS]

Watershed 2015 is a memory now -- but we captured a few sights and sounds from the three-day festival to keep it fresh in everyone's minds.

Our thanks go out to Live Nation NW and Country, along with the Gorge Amphitheatre

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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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