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Wood Stove Bounty Helps You and the Environment – Dave’s Diary

Maybe Michelle Blanchard has some money for you.  She has money for sure and some of it could be yours if you are willing to dump your old wood stove.

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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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Washington Comes Up Four Dollars And A Dime Short — Dave’s Diary

The debate over a higher minimum wage in our state got me thinking about how much value do we actually get from our hard earned bucks.  There are certainly places where it is more expensive and places where it is cheaper to live. SO where do we fit?  Thanks to the UK Daily Mail for the article.

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Back-to-School Shopping Gets a Grade S for Stress — Dave’s Diary

Just 13 days until school starts in the Yakima district. Last night was Kindergarten open house at Gilbert Elementary.  Kate is super excited for future homework!  She’s odd like that.  Her teacher is the very nice

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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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The Sounds of Silence -Plaza Plans Calms Parking Critics For Now — Dave’s Diary

Despite the rain showers more than 100 people braved the weather to gather at the Season Performance Hall and see the presentation of the five potential designs for a Yakima downtown plaza.

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Resume and Written Enhancements Curtailing Careers — Dave’s Diary

Misrepresentations in Montana have hurt the hopes of national Democrats to hold onto the U.S. Senate this fall. Back in March Montana Senator Max Baucus received an ambassadorship to China and his Montana Governor appointed replacement was – surprise – Montana Lt Governor John Walsh. 

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The Morning News Is Good For Your Heart — Dave’s Diary

So, there's some new research out that I think makes a great case for the medicinal value of the Morning News.  No really!

Here's the premise -- University of Maryland researchers found that the blood vessels of people who were subjected to music they didn't like constricted by 6% in just 30 minutes of exposure.

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Back to School With the Best – Here’s the List — Dave’s Diary

Like the dearly departed Whitney Houston, I too belive that children are our future. They deserve the best education possible and it’s not unusual for parents choose neighborhoods, cities and even state’s based on the school performance. 

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Cell Phones and Driving Put Us All In the Slow Lane — DAve’s Diary

Earlier this week we shared the results of six year California study that seemed to indicate banning cell phones didn't appear to make the roads safer.  But Wait, there's more!

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