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Tourism promotion

What’s the best way to promote Ellensburg and Kittitas County? The Ellen campaign? New videos promoting adventure in Kittitas County? Do we need viral marketing campaign like in Leavenworth?

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Flooding in Kittitas County

How did the January flood compare to previous floods in Ellensburg and Kittitas County? Are there areas that flooded that haven’t in the past? Or areas that usually flood that didn’t?

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The road ahead

What was the most significant thing that happened in 2010 locally? What’s ahead in 2011?

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Winter travel in the Kittitas Valley

Do you have advice for winter travel in the Kittitas Valley? Are there places drivers should slow down or avoid when it is snowing?

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Alcoholic energy drinks

Officials say an alcoholic energy drink called Four Loko is to blame for nine college students who were hospitalized after an Oct. 8 house party in Roslyn. Officials are working to ban alcoholic energy drinks in Washington, and the FDA … Continue reading

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Improving student-neighborhood relations

What can the community do to reduce alcohol abuse by students? What’s the best way to improve relations between student renters and local neighbors?

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Facebook login now available on kvtalks

You can now login to kvtalks using your Facebook account. A link is available under the login screen. (Your regular login still works, too). We’ve also added new Facebook share features, so you can easily link a post or discussion … Continue reading

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Distracted driving

It seems there’s no end to distractions at the wheel these days: using a cell phone, texting, eating, talking to friends or blasting music. Emotional driving or driving while tired also can be a problem. Have you noticed an improvement … Continue reading

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How’s the economy these days?

The jobless rate in August 2010 was up slightly from 2009 in Kittitas County, from 8.7 to 8.8 percent. That’s up significantly from 5.4 percent in 2008. • Is your family spending more these days? • Putting more into savings? … Continue reading

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CWU football

Can CWU rebound from a season opening  35-10 loss to Minnesota-Duluth to make the NCAA Division II playoffs? How would you rate the team’s prospects so far?

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