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Wal-Mart Draws Empty Seats at Public Hearing

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Yakima, WASH - In the auditorium of Davis High School Thursday rows sat empty as the city and Wal-Mart attorneys explained changes they want to make to the store to be built in the west valley. The changes range from removing a proposed gas station on the stores lot to adding more parking spaces. One attendant at the meeting says the empty seats are there because people don't understand the process and they think they wouldn't make a difference.

The handful of residents at the hearing were able to voice their opinion of the proposed changes. Officials will then make their decision to approve of them. One of the city officials said Wal-Mart could begin there ground breaking as early as this year.