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When Do We Give Ourselves A Break, Yakima? — Dave’s Diary

Sometimes I hate social media. When I think of all the good it could do and then I see all the bad being done, it can be demoralizing. Cyber bullying has even cost lives. The First Amendment guarantees the right, but conscience and character need to guide the content.

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Lance Tormey’s Attempt at an Icy End-Around Ends Predictably — Dave’s Diary [vIDEO]

We held off as long as we could, but when the three most powerful women in the world step up -- our boss Cheryl, Oprah and Laura Bush -- how could we resist?

Naturally, we nominated Lance for the ALS fundraiser known as the Ice Bucket Challenge

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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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Plenty of Parking Within a Reasonable Distance in Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council got the lowdown on Yakima’s potential plaza-related parking problems yesterday and this morning Andy Miller was on the Morning News to share the high points with us.

After a thorough examination his analysis my surprise you

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The Sounds of Silence -Plaza Plans Calms Parking Critics For Now — Dave’s Diary

Despite the rain showers more than 100 people braved the weather to gather at the Season Performance Hall and see the presentation of the five potential designs for a Yakima downtown plaza.

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Moxee Hop Fest Set For This Weekend

Having lived in East Valley for the past nine years, it has been fun to watch the resurgence and year-to-year growth in popularity of the annual Moxee Hop Festival.
This year's weekend celebration of one of the valley's biggest cash crops will be no different I'm sure.

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Street Fair Fun For Family Health at Weekend Fiesta — Dave’s Diary

Can a health fair really be fun?  If the thousands of folks and families who show up each year is any indication, I would say the answer is YES!

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Get the Lowdown on the Hoedown for the Fourth — On the Morning News

What's hotter than a firecracker on the Fourth of July?  My vote is the Fourth of July Rodeo in Toppenish.

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That Moment of ‘YES!’ Pure Joy and Fun at the Bite — Dave’s Diary

There was so much good food and great music at Saturday's Bite of Yakima at the Yakima Arboretum. What a great time! But lost between barbecue and ice-cold brew was a kids play area that sure was a hit with the little ones.

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Washington Tweeters Smarter than Most — Dave’s Diary

KIT wants news & information to be where you are when you are on the go-so-we are picking up the pace of our involvement in Twitter.  We may be a little late to the Twitter party but at least now we know we’ll be tweeting some of the smartest folks in the country. 

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