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10-Grand Coming To Promote Health & Learning For Valley Kids – Dave’s Diary

The nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health is throwing some of its monetary muscle to a Yakima group aimed at improving health and early learning for Yakima Valley children.

The Roadmaps to Health Action Award from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation includes a $10,000 grant and up to one year of consultation and coaching to help the “Investing in Children Coalition” build a culture of health in the Yakima Valley

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Mirror Mirror On The Shelf Who Spends The Most Time Looking At Themself – Dave’s Diary

Just yesterday we were talking about how aware women were of their appearance and how Monday was their best day and Thursday the worst, etc. etc.  I was also saying how glad I was guys weren’t burdened with that - and then I find this from the Daily Mail.

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Ladies Looking Good at 10:06 on Monday — Dave’s Diary

Once again, guys, we are reminded of how good we have it. You ever worry about how you look one day to the next — enough to know which day is your best or worst? Me neither. But apparently the fairer sex does note such things about themselves. Case in point: this study reported in the Daily Mail. 

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Current Council’s One Last Chamber Of Commerce Hoorah! – Dave’s Diary

Today was a little bittersweet as the realities of my time on council coming to an end becomes more clear.  The Yakima Chamber of Commerce’s sponsored the State of the City Report luncheon where members of the City Council took turns highlighting city accomplishments in the areas of public safety, economic development, partnerships, built environment and public trust and then answered a few questions from the audience.

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8 1/2-Year Prison Term for Holbrook in Death of a Child

Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic today announced the final chapter of a two-year investigation into the death of 23-month-old Sadie Rivera.

Twenty-four-year-old David Andrew Holbrook, who earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, was today sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison. 

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Washington Moms Doing OK on Mother’s Day — Dave’s Diary

Sunday is Mother's Day and with women making up roughly half of the American labor force, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms.

In order to help ease the burden on an underappreciated segment of the population, WalletHub - the leading personal finance

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Eating The Unusual As A Way To Weigh Less — Dave’s Diary

With a show called Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern is no stranger to eating bugs.  Now I’m not here to throw stones, or scones, but Zimmern is no lightweight.  Which is interesting when you consider scientists are advocating eating bugs as a funky new weapon in the battle of the bulge.  

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