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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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Feds Propose Lowering The Alcohol Limit To Save Lives – Yakima Man Says It Won’t Work

The government wants to drop the blood alcohol limit for being legally drunk in order to avoid drunk driving fatalities.

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Best Free Summer Concerts in Yakima

Summer is coming up and it's time to get out and do something. One way to keep Yakima alive is to support local music. I come from a musical family so any way we can support local shows is great - especially when they're free. Here are some of the best free summer concerts in Yakima.

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Brandon And Savannah ‘All The Runaways’ Acoustic – MADDHOUSE

Oh my gosh did we LOVE having Brandon and Savannah in the Maddhouse today!  They are just the sweetest!

Everyone knows I am a huge sucker for acoustic versions and here is an acoustic version of their single "All The Runaways"

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Brandon & Savannah Visit The Morning Maddhouse

Brandon and Savannah are currently on tour. On their way to Portland, they decided to stop by in Yakima and hang out with us!

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Yakima Farmer’s Market is Expanding to Tuesdays This July

Our popular farmer's market is expanding their schedule this summer.

Traditionally, Yakima's weekly market is held on Sundays from May until October, but now organizers say they're expanding the market, to Tuesdays.

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Cool Coke Cleaner For Your Toilet

Check out this cool way to clean your toilet bowl. Grab a coke and a smile, cause the acid in coke is great for cleaning stains and mildew on and around your toilet bowel.

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Man Has Heart Attack – Crashes Truck into Terrace Heights Home

A 53-year-old Yakima man died in a one car crash in Terrace Heights area on Monday.

State Patrol Troopers say 53-year-old Leslie Bradley was driving southbound on Wendt road when he went off the roadway, through a field and crashed into a mobile home in the 300 block of Wendt road

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Bomb Squad Gives All Clear After Checking Backpack

A bomb disposal unit from the Yakima Training Center gave the all clear after checking out a suspicious backpack found in front of the Selah Civic Center this morning. Selah fire officials say First Street was closed between Jim Clements Way and Yakima Avenue

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Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale 2013 This Saturday, May 11th

Nothing says springtime like a yard sale. They pop up every weekend from April to September, and tens of thousands of dollars exchange hands on deals both good and bad.

The granddaddy is the TownSquare Media yard sale coming up on May 11

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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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