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Operation Harvest Sets Goals and Gears Up — Dave’s Diary

Big goals, rich history, much good to be done—call it Operation Harvest 2014-- Yakima Rotary’s annual community food drive scheduled for October 4th.

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“Bigger & Better”: 2014 Chinook Fest Kicks Off Tonight

The third annual Chinook Music Festival kicks off tonight at Jim Sprick Community Park in Naches.

The festival is getting high praise as one of the best small fests on the West Coast and is attracting artists that are getting national notoriety such as Sturgill Simpson, whose new album was recently profiled in Rolling Stone magazine and recently performed on David Letterman's show.

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Utility Tax Funds Police and More? — Dave’s Diary

Strange night last night at city hall.  In addition to the council picking a Plaza plan to move forward the council also had a “conversation” and a vote about the city utility tax.  We definitely don’t all agree on this one.

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Skewered Apple BBQ Championship This Weekend — Dave’s Diary

Want some weekend fun? Follow your nose to Tree Top in Selah for the Skewered Apple BBQ Championships. Thousands in prizes, amazing flavors, a Saturday party and more!

KIT's Kevin Rounce took a moment with Tree Top "boss hog" Tom Stokes about this weekend's competition

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Yakima Well Represented By These Ladies — Dave’s Diary

The Morning News got a much needed infusion of beauty and brains this morning when Miss Yakima Outstanding Teen Emily Spicer and Miss Yakima County Jocelyn Baca stopped by for a visit.

Both young women are looking forward to a busy year ahead and both have high hopes for an exciting and fulfilling reign

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Dave Runs The Numbers On City Elections And The ACLU –_ Daves Diary

By now you have no doubt heard about how the Federal Judge hearing the ACLU’s lawsuit against Yakima’s voting system decided that the “evidence” provided by the ACLU convinced him-without a trial- that Yakima’s system is suffocating the Hispanic voter’s intention.

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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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