Consumer Awareness

Yakima’s Plaza Project Gets Put In The Spotlight
Two presentations, a Yakima City Council discussion, 52 comments from the public and a four-hour session – but no vote on the plaza until a later date.
A crowd approaching 400 packed the Yakima Convention Center ballroom to see the final design, get a sense of the costs and to sound off pro and…
Heritage University Plans Mega Egg Hunt For Easter
Two weeks ‘til Easter and it’s time to get your egg on. We get into Easter fun and routinely hide a couple dozen at our place but the good folks at Heritage University have been egged on for a second year to stage what they call an “Easter Egg-stravaganza&CloseCurlyDouble…
The Urge To Travel Is In Your Genes
My daughter Dacotah loves to travel. She worked for a year as a flight attendant for Alaska Air and the bug she had to see the world got a whole lot bigger. I’m not all that adventurous myself so as I was wondering about her wanderlust and looking over some of her face book photos fr…
Consumer Reports Picks The Top Vehicles
Consumer Reports has a longstanding reputation as a source of impartial information.  You could say "They report, you decide." .  They have just released its annual April auto issue, surveying more than 280 test vehicles.  Strength, safety, reliability and desirablil…
These Cars Value Drops The Quickest
Spring is coming.  With warmer weather the temptation is to drop the top and head out on a road trip.  Maybe you'll even get a new car for the sunshine season ahead.  But as you prepare to seal the deal on that new ride,
you might want to consider the issue of depreciation...
Black Labs Matter – 25 Years In A Row!
When you think about “loyalty” what comes to mind? The Semper Fi motto and attitude of the United States Marine Corps? The sidekick bond of Batman and Robin? Some would say nothing tops the Semper Fi-do
loyalty of man’s best friend, the dog...
Pot Hole Problems Cost Big Bucks
Winter is always hard on roads and streets and that stress comes with a pretty big price tag. Triple “A” (AAA) has released a study showing $15 billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years can be directly tied to damage caused by pot holes...
Say Cheese But Watch The Horsey Teeth!
I am pretty much done with the “selfie” phenomenon. I know I’m in the minority but it isn’t the first time. Look around and you’ll see selfies are commonplace these days but for all the alleged fun, there is a downside &ndas…

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