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Thu., June 4, 2009, 12:16 p.m.

Hide That Thong!

From KHQ:

Yakima: No thongs, see-through clothes in public


YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima City Council is cracking down on what an ordinance delicately refers to as "cleavage of the buttocks."

Responding to a proliferation of coffee stands with baristas wearing see-through clothing, thongs and other scanty apparel, the council this week approved minor changes to the city's indecent exposure law.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that Mayor Dave Elder had wanted the changes under the city's adult business ordinance, but city legal staff warned that trying to place coffee stands under that law could lead to legal challenges.

The change approved by the council means that anyone in public wearing see-through apparel, a thong or a G-string, regardless of whether they are working at a coffee stand, could be prosecuted for a misdemeanor violation.

Personally - I despise thongs.  That little strip of material riding up your tush - it's just so unappealing - to look at and to feel.  Well, they can't cry foul at not being able to bare your all on the beach.  I can't think of a beach in Yakima. 

I wonder how this would fly in Coeur d'Alene or any of our area lake communities.


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