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Washington State Number Two Top Economic Performer
The Washington State song was adopted in March of 1959 and the final verse is: There's peace you feel and understand In this, our own beloved land.  We greet the day with head held high, And forward ever is our cry. We'll happy ever be As people always free...
The Union Gospel Mission Stands Ready To Help With The Heat
With the recent run of record hot temperatures, the Yakima Union Gospel Mission is putting out the air conditioned welcome mat.
The mission provides  an air-conditioned day room, with televisions and laundry, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), air conditioned bedrooms, showers, and free medical c…
The Favorite Fast Food In The Land
I’m a sucker for fast food.  I love burgers and convenience and the ability to eat on the go.  I know what the medical community says so I’m trying to cut back but if I had a chance to visit one of the “TOP TEN” I’…
USA! USA! (We Lead In Booze Consumption) USA!
In the last couple of weeks I have written a number of posts about the beer industry,  I figure we grow the hops and who doesn’t like beer so…why not.  Now I’m thinking my counterparts around the world aren’t doing the same.  In f…
The Most popular Beers In The USA
With Memorial Day in the rearview, it’s full speed ahead for Summer and an ice cold beer in the yard, on the lake, on the deck or just about anywhere on a nice hot day.  The Yakima Valley grows the hops that makes them taste great, and here’s a list of the brews …
The Latest In Lattes Comes From The Land Of Tea
Do your weekend plans include a stop for a latte?  Look, if you’re gonna go latte you might as well go with the latest. Tell your barista to tune up a turmeric!
Turmeric is the yellow Indian spice usually found in curries and believed to have health benefits, but now the drink "haldi doodh"…
Drinking Does Make You Happier In The Moment
Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “well, at least he/she is a happy drunk”?  We’re not here to promote drinking but to report on those who do and those who do are happier in the short run.
Science usually focuses on how bad drinking c…
Yakima is Top Ten For National Minimum Wage Buying Power
The debate can and will rage on about the wisdom and impact of raising the minimum wage.  It will no doubt show up in presidential politics and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it turn up in Yakima.  That’s a conversation for the future...
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...

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