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‘Twill Be a Bonny Fine Weekend in Tieton — Dave’s Diary

Norma Joiner was on the Morning News today talking about another exciting edition of Highland Community Days, which is this weekend. The event is quintessential small-town Americana, and a great way to recognize the transition from summer to back-to-school and apple harvest season. Plan to attend -- kilts optional!

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Category: Yakima News
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Washington Comes Up Four Dollars And A Dime Short — Dave’s Diary

The debate over a higher minimum wage in our state got me thinking about how much value do we actually get from our hard earned bucks.  There are certainly places where it is more expensive and places where it is cheaper to live. SO where do we fit?  Thanks to the UK Daily Mail for the article.

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Public Art – An Unnecessary Luxury or Community Indentifier — Dave’s Diary

Public art isn't just some crackpot idea for bigger for affluent cities. According to the National Assembly of State Art Agencies public art or percent for art programs are active in 25 states. In Washington State half of 1% of capital appropriations for new construction (and renovation projects exceeding $200,000 for universities and colleges) is allocated for the acquisition and conservation of artwork, as per state statute.

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Meeting in the Middle: Making the Most Of Brain Power — Dave’s Diary

You pack their lunch, check their homework and send them out the door to school, but do you which side of their brain your kids work with best when they get there?

Most of us have a distinct preference for left or right brain styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes.

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Not Soon Enough: Gregory to Leave NBC — Dave’s Diary

The bar was set high when Tim Russert passed away in 2008 after 16 years as host of NBC’s "Meet the Press." I was disappointed to see reporter David Gregory ascend to one of television’s most prime positions as Russert’s successor. Now, at last, after six years on MTP and 20 years total at NBC, Gregory is leaving the show and the network -- to which I say good riddance.

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