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Yakima was Mentioned on Katie Couric, But it Wasn’t for the Best Reasons

Obesity is a crisis in this country that cuts across race, class, age and gender and stretches from coast to coast. In Yakima, Washington, more than a third of the city is considered obese. In Reading, Pennsylvania it’s about the same. The fattest place in America is the McAllen, Texas area, where the obesity rate is more than 38%. And then there’s Atlanta, Georgia where nearly a quarter of the population is obese.

That is how the viewers of Katie Couric know Yakima, Washington. As one of the most obese cities in the country. Now it's true, but changing the tide is done by people making better personal choices. I also think raising awareness and educating people to make those choices will help.

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Yakima Weighing Cell Phone Tower Regulations Tonight [MAYOR'S BLOG]

For the most part we've all got them. Cellphones have become a part of our culture. But they don't just work out of the blue, well they kind of do with a cell tower that feeds the phone service.

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Ayla’s Award Winning Zoo Project [BLOG]

I had the pleasure of visiting the students of Whitney Elementary (also my Alma Mater) this morning. The students had written letters and made a presentation focusing on why Yakima needs a zoo.

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Whitney Elementary Students Propose Yakima Needs a Zoo

Being a Mayor I get a lot of different requests, some of which I gladly accept. For example, a 4th grade class was assigned a project. They were to write a letter to the Mayor and offer up proposal for a zoo in Yakima.

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How to Get it Done – 6 Ways to Increase Productivity and Satisfaction

Do the hard tasks first
We all have things in our day that we don't really want to do. Do the

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National Day of Prayer is Coming Up in Yakima – Join The Mayor for Lunch

The 2013 Yakima National Day of Prayer Mayors Prayer Luncheon is set for Thursday May 2nd at the Howard Johnson Plaza 9 N 9th Street.

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Alcohol Now Legal in Yakima Parks – What Are the Rules?

You may have heard that last night, Yakima's city council passed an ordinance making it legal to drink alcohol in parks.

What does that mean, exactly? What can you do now, and what can't you do? I assume there are a few questions about the new ordinance, so I wanted to answer them here:

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Since the World is Running out of Seafood Let’s Enjoy it Now!

I keep hearing these gloom and doom statements from the worlds best scientists about the future of our natural resources and our way of life. I think we all have to understand the simple math that comes with science. The worlds population is growing, pretty quickly and based on projections we should hit 9 Billion by 2060! What does that mean in real terms?

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3 Years Later and The Artwork Still Stands, More on the Way for Yakima? [MAYOR'S BLOG]

I can't believe it's been three years since the Yakima City Council approved the installation of the large granite piece of artwork that now sits on North Front Street. It's funny looking back on issues that had the community all fired up at the time. It's been there so long that I'm starting to think those of us that live here don't even notice it anymore.

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How The Yakima 4th of July Celebration Comes Free to You – Mayor’s Blog

The 4th of July is almost here and I think in America we sometimes forget that everything comes with a price. We all appreciate and thank the men and women of the armed forces who fight and work 24/7 365 to defend our freedom whenever where ever. To celebrate that freedom also comes with a price and this years FREE 4th of July celebration would not be possible without Hapo Community Credit Union

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Contrary to Brad Paisley…I’m Still a Guy! [PHOTO]

Every two weeks or so I go in to the Hair Affair on 48th and Tieton to get my hair cut and eyebrows waxed. At first when my stylist wanted to wax my eyebrow and make two eyebrows I cited Brad Paisley's song "I'm Still a Guy." I thought waxing my eyebrow is what girls do

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Yakima’s New City Manager Has a Tough Job Ahead – Mayor’s Blog

It’s been an incredibly busy week in Yakima. There will be major changes coming to Yakima in the next 7 months and the best part is it will be based on what the people of Yakima want. The last 4 years have been challenging from dealing with the impact of the recession, a lot of major transitions at the highest levels of city government, and finally signing the contract with a new city manager Tony O’Rourke.

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