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What Should Be Yakima’s Next Big Festival? I Have Some Great Suggestions

I've been talking with some friends about what kind of festival we would like to see next in the city of Yakima.

So far, we have a ton of music festivals, including one next month in downtown Yakima, a comic-con, a lavender harvest days event (in Selah), several wine and beer fests, and we just had Yakima's first-ever food truck fest (it was actually called a "food truck rally")...

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Kyle MacLachlan Returns to Washington State … to Pour You a Glass of Wine?

Yakima's hometown hero, Kyle MacLachlan, star of many movies and TV shows including "Twin Peaks," is also a wine buff. He has his own brand of wine based in Walla Walla and is scheduled to pour his latest release...

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How To Properly Do A Mini-Wine Tour In Downtown Yakima On A $25 Budget – With No Driving

I knew that I would be unable to attend Spring Barrel Weekend 2016 the way people usually do: On a Saturday or Sunday, riding in a charted limo bus, hanging out with a ton of friends, snapping selfies and wine tasting all around the Lower Valley while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery...

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Five Dumb Oregon Laws Make Me Proud to Be a Washingtonian

Washington state has some pretty stupid laws, no doubt about it. It was only when I was reading some of these laws that Oregon has that makes me glad I'm on this side of the Columbia River. Aside from the commonly known fact we can't even pump our own gas in Oregon, here are more to add to that idiotic idea.

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Top 5 Mispronounced Towns In The Yakima Valley: Mabton, Sunnyside, Granger, Prosser, and Selah

Cheerio, Yaki-pets!

Did you know that you have been improperly pronouncing the names of towns in the Yakima Valley, and making me wince in the process...

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Hey, Governor Inslee, Vaping Helped Me Quit Smoking Cigarettes After 9 Years

Today, Washington State's governor, Jay Inslee, passed a law that puts extreme regulations on all vape shops in the state. I find this decision to be maddening...

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Congrats, Washington State! We’re One of the Greenest States in the Nation

With Earth Day coming up on Friday, April 22, it's an annual reminder to consider what we're currently using and how we can improve our planet with some simple changes to our lifestyle. In today's world of electric cars and solar panels, I'm pleasantly surprised to find out that Washington state is one that sets the example for the rest of our great nation.

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‘Food Truck Fridays’ Aims To Increase Yakima’s Food Truck Culture

The last time I saw a food truck court was when I visited the city of Portland, Ore., about two years ago.

I was in awe of the nearly 500 food trucks clustered together in the heart of Portland's downtown area...

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What is Washington State’s Most Popular Cocktail?

Through the process of elimination, there's an answer to just about everything. When the topic of what is Washington's most popular cocktail is, would do you think it'd be?

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Think You Know Washington State’s Best College? I Bet You’re Wrong

Forbes recently came out with a list of the best colleges in every state. Naturally, I wanted to see what Washington state had in store. I've gotta admit, I was a little surprised, but maybe I shouldn't have been.

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Washington State Has Only Five Drive-In Theaters. Here’s Where to Find Them!

There was once a time when drive-in theaters were a viable option for something to do on the weekend. Simple concept: Fill your car with family and friends (even better if you have a truck), park and watch a movie...

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Yakima Isn’t the Most Ghetto City in Washington, But We Know Who Is

Growing up in Yakima, I kept hearing how "ghetto" it was. I didn't see it or believe it, and being someone who is pro-Yakima, I refused to accept that sentiment. So when a list of the "most ghetto" cities in Washington came out, I was happy to find that, according to the numbers, Yakima isn't the state's most ghetto city. It's not even in the top 10. Here are the cities that are, though.

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