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Washington D.C. Trip A Success For Yakima Leaders — Dave’s Diary

Washington D.C. is a great place to visit but it feels so good to be home! The City Manager, Mayor, Chief of Police, Councilwoman Maureen Adkison and I went back for two days to talk to federal agencies and elected representatives about the airport, area ground transportation needs, guns, gangs and crime.

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Same Name-Two Reactions-Judging Baby Names — Dave’s Diary

I’m a little over a month away from becoming a grandfather for the second time.  It’s pretty exciting.  Son Lance (just a coincidence) has a gorgeous little girl named Aubrey and daughter Sarah (just a coincidence) is due to give birth in May.  Interestingly she has decided not to learn the sex of the baby before the bundle of joy is born.   It’s kinda driving her husband crazy!  

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Category: Families, Survey
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Cellular Success Key to Vacation Gratification — Dave’s Diary

It won’t be long and we will be planning for our summer vacations.  We hope Yakima will the final destination for a lot of folks around the country but regardless of where you go or where you’re coming from, chances are your cell phone will play an important part. 

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Kids Helping Kids The Key to YouthWorks Fundraising — Dave Ettl

Memorial Hospital’s YouthWorks program is all about kids helping kids and one of the most successful ways they do that includes a pageant for high school boys.  The initiative which started at Eisenhower High School and grew to include other area schools, has raised more than $600,000 since its inception in 2001. 

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Financial Infidelity Devistates Families-Don’t Cheat With The Checkbook –Dave’s Diary

One in three U.S. couples cheats according to a New York Post report of a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the National Endowment for Financial Education.  That’s right; we’re talking cheating with money!

Financial infidelity can be just as devastating as sexual infidelity, creating the same emotional and economic consequences.   Financial in

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Laugh A Little – When Senators Speak — Dave’s Diary

We all have favorite movies or movie scenes we can watch over and over again with the same level of enjoyment each time.  One of mine is the political parody that features the embarrassing moment in June of 2009 when Senator Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, interrupted a committee hearing to give Army brigadier general Michael Walsh of the Army Corps of Engineers the request to call her “senator”  instead of “ma’am” because she had “worked so hard” to earn the title.

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