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Local teens disagree with proposed curfew

YAKIMA, Wash. - Schools out for summer and teens like, Kjell Christensen, are out taking advantage of their summer vacation.

Christensen will spend anywhere between five and six hours skate boarding at the Yakima Skate Park, he said.

But if the Yakima City Council decides to approve a curfew law, Christensen and his friends will have to be home at a certain time, otherwise they will face a hefty fine.

Christensen feels a curfew isn't fair.

"Some people stay here kind of late and because it's light out at 10 p.m., a lot of people skate until it's pitch black," he said.

The only thing a curfew will do is punish the kids that already stay out of trouble, Christensen said.

"The bad kids won't care and they will be out anyway," he said.

Before the city council decides to make anything permanent, Christensen said, they should look at making a couple of exceptions.

"If you're coming home with someone whose over 18, and you're not drunk or high or anything I guess you should just be able to go," he said. "Maybe like have a three offense rule type thing on that."

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