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Historic Yakima Buildings Nearing Their End

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YAKIMA--Sunday could be the last night for the A Street Buildings in Yakima.  They're scheduled to be torn down Monday.

The Yakima County Commissioners want to demolish the century-old buildings and save the land for use in the future.

Even with the wrecking ball nearby, the buildings have supporters like state Senator Jim Honeyford (Republican, Sunnyside) and the local historic preservation commission.

"We don't understand why there's such a rush to tear the buildings down now," Jenifer Wilde-McMurtrie, Yakima Historic Preservation Commission, said.  "We have so many people that actually stepped up to the plate and said that there are other things that need to be addressed and looked at [before tearing the buildings down]."

The county commissioners signed off on the demolition after they couldn't find any buyers for the buildings.

Commissioner Kevin Bouchey didn't return KNDO's call seeking comment.

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