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Be Kind To Animals Week — Every Day! — Dave’s Diary

As we say good- by to the first full week of May and thanks to our Mom’s,

we also say so long to Be Kind To Animals Week.  As family dog owner once again, I’m on point for these kinds of stories.  According to Ladies' Home Journal, 80% of dog owners and 63% of cat owners buy gifts for their pets.   9% of dog owners and 5% of cat owners actually throw birthday bashes for their pets, too.

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Bottoms Up To Smarten Up — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima Valley has a worldwide reputation for wine and beer and will soon add spirits to the menu in the form of local brandy, moonshine and more!  Not only are we meeting the recreational sipping needs of people everywhere, we are also helping to improve on the intelligence of men

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New Report Says E-Cig Safety Is A Load of Smoke — Dave’s Diary

A short while back, the City Council was considering the most responsible approach to dealing with e-cigarettes.  Were they safe? Were they safe for second-hand breathers? Should they be treated like cigarettes or more like a cure for smoking? In the end there weren’t enough votes for a ban.

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Good Idea-May Is Volcano Preparedness Month — Dave’s Diary

I heard May was Volcano Preparedness Month in Washington State--gee, given the events of May 18th 1980 it’s no wonder why!   This year, Volcano Preparedness Month takes on new meaning with a recent scientific study confirming that Mount St. Helens remains an active volcano which is all the more reason to insure residents an opportunity to become more familiar with volcanic risk in their communities and learn about steps they can take to reduce potential impacts. 

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Will The Sadness Ever End? Helping Kids With Grief — Dave’s Diary

We hear the heart wrenching truth every time there is a tragedy at a school. Parents should never have to bury their children.  At the same time young children shouldn’t have to learn to live without a mom or dad at an early age either, but it happens and often there isn’t any real support system in place for those kids.  Memorial Hospital wants to change that.

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