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The Kids Fish-In Is Coming Soon – Get Your Net And Go! – Dave’s Diary

Space is limited.  When you hear that you think one of two things.  Either it’s a really cool event and space will in fact be limited –or-- the organizers are just saying that in hopes of driving a crowd by increasing interest through a sense of exclusivity.  Well, when it comes to the Yakima Kids’ Fish-In event, space IS limited and it really IS a cool event!

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Category: Families, wildlife
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True Colors, Adventure, Friendship, LIFE! — Dave’s Diary

SO this is the face of the endgame. An 8,000-mile trip to India for the Holi Festival, or as my daughter Dacotah put it, “The celebration of good over evil and the coming of spring.”

The “coming of spring” sounded kinda cool, but as her dad, the thought of a showdown between good and evil was a little disconcerting

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Category: Families, travel
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Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/MCT via Getty Images
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Tough Sledding – Iditarod Course Needs More Snow — Dave’s Diary

The Cascade mountain range isn’t the only place in the country that’s affected this year by minimal snow pack.  Farther north and to the west the famous Alaskan Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race gets underway on Saturday but this year's dry conditions have forced organizers to head north to a place where there's enough snow.

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Category: Sports, travel
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Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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BBB Says to Be On Alert For Phone Scams And Phony Sales

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and the Better Business Bureau is on the frontlines in the fight against fraud.  Each year scammers get more sophisticated in the variety of ways they use to fool consumers. From the BBB, here are two more schemes to avoid:

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Washington Only So-So As A Place For Successful State For Women – Dave’s Diary

Betsy Ross, Martha Washington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Pelosi – one of these things is not like the others.  But I digress.

We are in the midst of Women’s History Month and Washington state is in the middle of the pack when it comes to being a great state for the successful woman--number 23 to be exact.

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Category: Families, Yakima News
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Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images
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Korean Coffee Study Confirms Drink’s Health Benefits – Dave’s Diary

Maybe the folks at Starbucks are right.  Pour a Grande latte –wait, better make that just a Venti latte and check this out.  Another study reinforces coffee’s health benefits.  This time , as reported in Time, research out of South Korea reveals drinking three to five cups of coffee per day may help reduce signs of blocked arteries.   I c

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