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Time is Precious–How do You Spend Yours? – Dave’s Diary

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Vote for Change but Change Your Approach – Dave’s Diary

Are we bored with local politics yet? I hope not because it’s about to get interesting and it starts with a letter to the editor in the YHR today.  The letter is called “time for a change” and it’s about me and why I need to go!  Ouch!

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To Get that Dream Job Think We Not Me -Dave’s Diary

With unemployment still running around 7 and a half percent, the last thing you want is to miss out on the job for which you are a perfect fit.  But wait.  That person across the waiting room coffee table is a perfect fit too! Now what?  What if THEY get your job? 

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Harvard Says Coffee Can Help Beat the Blues – Dave’s Diary

Ok coffee slurpers, drink to this!  If you desperately need that morning cup of Joe to jump start your day, its ok. A recent study from Harvard University found caffeine really does act as a mood and energy booster and can actually beat the blues.

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Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire
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Top Ten Most Stressful Jobs in America

That which does not kill you makes you strong, right?  Perhaps, but stress CAN kill and there are some jobs that are clearly more stressful than others. Like the job you do when people are shooting at you!

Enlisted military soldiers have the dubious honor of holding the most stressful job of all

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Berries Do a Body Good Too – Dave’s Diary

Bears do it…birds do it…and field mice if they can reach. We’re talking picking berries! While it’s all part of the natural diet for those critters, berries could just be part of a turbo charged health regime for you!

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Yakima’s New Anti-Gang Center Under Attack – Dave Responds

The conventional wisdom says, "Dave, shut up and let them have their say."  Me? Conventional?  Not happening.  My belief is that when people go out of their way to say something that is misleading, wrong or ridiculous they need to be challenged so that others won't take it as truth by a lack of opposition.

Members of the community and the Yakima City Council have spent a great deal of time and energy preparing for the Yakima Youth and Family Development center Grand Opening held Tuesday night.  There was an excellent turnout, plenty of media coverage and an article in the YHR that only drew two comments so far.  Both are critical, and that's ok, but both are wrong and both authors know better.

I'm no Gandolf, but this shall not pass!

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Southwest Airlines Finds Five Planes In Its 737 Fleet In Need Of Repair
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Friendly Skies Come Up Short on Satisfaction

The report card is in on the airline industry and though they are seen as doing a little better, even the much maligned Post Office does better.

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Yakima Gas Prices On the Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.81/gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3

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The Cost of Summer for Kids

According to the website www.mom.me 

child care and Summer fun for your kid will run about eleven-hundred dollars. Seems a bit high for my household.  Check out the high cost of Kids and Summer!

  • Average length of school year in U.S.: 180 days
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