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School Supplies: Then And Now

When I was a kid, our school supply list was so basic: a pack of No. 2 pencils, ruler, wide ruled paper and an eraser. Everything else was provided in the classroom.

Nowadays, younng school-agers have to bring almost an entire row of materials from the school supplies section of the store!

Peep this list I found on the school district page for elementary school students:

Book Bag
Crayo

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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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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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GoFundMe via Phil Young
GoFundMe via Phil Young
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Selah Junior Baseball Needs Your Help to Get to the State Championships.

Selah and baseball are hand in hand. The Selah junior baseball league is on their way to the state chapionship and are looking to represent the West Region at the Junior League National Tournament but need your help

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Treat Yourself and Help the Kids on Miracle Treat Day July 30, 2015

Today, July 30, 2015, is Miracle Treat Day. How can you help? By helping yourself to a Blizzard and knowing that $1 of that sale will go to the Children's Miracle Network.

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Boston Struggles To Dig Out From Paralyzing Record Snowfall
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Snow Piles in Buffalo, New York Still 10 Feet Tall — Yes, in Late July

Reminders of last year's crazy snow storm in Buffalo, New York are still standing tall.

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Eighth-Grade Students from Yakima’s Sister City in Japan Visited the KFFM Studios

Every year we're visited by some of the eighth-grade students of Itayanagi, Japan -- Yakima's sister city. They come to learn about Yakima and live in the good ol' United States. One of their regular stops is the KFFM studios and I'm glad -- it's a personal highlight of mine.

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Courtesy of Reesha On The Radio
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Making Memories With The Kids: We Made Some Brownies

My daughter Willow, and I took a quick break from the day to share some homemade brownies with our favorite neighbors and co-workers.

I let her do all of the mixing of the ingredients, lick the spoon (and the bowl), and I gave her my cupcake icing utensils to decorate the brownies with some cream cheese icing

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Join the 5K Fun Run/Walk at Moxee Hop Festival

The annual Moxee Hop Festival tradition of a 5K run event is on August 8. Don't miss out on registration!

You're free to grab registration forms at the YMCA, the Yakima Athletic Club and online at the button below

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Yakima Parks Department
Yakima Parks Department
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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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Courtesy of Reesha On The Radio
Courtesy of Reesha On The Radio
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Who Has The Best/Worst Photo ID?

Stop laughing!

My state-issued photo ID is the worst.

I think my picture looks like Sideshow Bob's illegitimate grandchild.

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2015 Trophy for the Red, White & Bruised Event in Yakima, WA, on July 17 & 18

Courtesy of Reesha On The Radio
2015 Trophy for the Red, White & Bruised Event in Yakima, WA, on July 17 & 18 Courtesy of Reesha On The Radio
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Get Tickets To The Red, White, And Bruised Action Packed Weekend

Purchase your tickets here.

Friday, July 17th:
21+ UP Event Only
Gates open at 5pm

Saturday, July 18th:
All Ages Events throughout the day!
Beer Garden
Food Vendors
Ice Cream

Juniors Roller Derby starts at 12pm.
Wine Country Crushers vs Walla Walla Sweets at 1:30pm.
Plus Co-Ed Derby Bout.

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