Consumer Awareness

Study Shows Marijuana Compromises Driver Judgment
Triple A recently published the results of a study showing a major increase in the detection of marijuana in fatal car crashes.  Could part of the reason for that be the perception that being under the influence of marijuana wasn’t a problem for driving...
The Nickel Adds Up On This Day In History
In case anyone asks. The U.S. Mint got the go-ahead to start making nickels on this date in 1886.
According to our show prep service, prior to that there was something called the half-dime, but no official nickel/five-cent piece...
Yakima’s Generosity Is In the Mail, Again!
Today’s the day mail carriers also deliver the food! The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) conducts its 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive on Saturday, May 14. For all the knocks on the postal service, this is the country’s largest single-day food drive
All you have to do to help o…
You Like Beer A Lot And A Little Beer Likes You Too
Bottoms up beer lovers, once again science is on your side!   A an exciting report (ahem) called “Beer and cardiovascular health: effects on morbidity and mortality”, researchers  reviewed 150 studies and found that drinking 1.4 pints, or two 11 ounce cans …
Help With Kids Suffering Loss In Yakima
’s heartbreaking when it happens but it happens.  Everyday kids experience the pain and loss of the death of a loved one.
It’s hard enough for adults to find their way through grief to healing let alone children but there is help available for both...
Washington State Is Best For Future Nurses
National Nurses Week is underway and I feel better already!  Part of the reason for that is because according to analysis by the personal-finance website WalletHub,  nursing is expected to be the fastest growing industry over the next 8 years and the road to good health for nursing leads t…
Bye-Bye Beer Belly, Thanks Yakima Hops!
Yakima Valley hops are crucial to making some really great beer and while beer is known for a lot of things, making people healthier generally isn’t one of them! But not so fast oh yea of big "beer belly" and little faith!
Scientists now say there's a compound i…
Shoplifting Celebrated On Line. What’s Up With That?
A while back we reported on a story about the problems of shoplifting in Yakima.  A local Walmart suffered the top 10 losses of all West Coast stores. It's a petty crime that adds up to a fortune in losses. So, if you want another sign that the values-based America you knew is on shak…

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