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Brunell Knows Business, Olympia Pay Attention — Dave’s Diary

The Washington Legislature is locked in a philosophical battle over taxes.  The House Democrats want more money and they see raising taxes as the only way to do it.  But it isn’t.

Don Brunell is the former president of the Association of Washington Business and he has a different perspective.  We’ve shared his columns here before.  He's a smart guy!  This time he talks about a couple of other state’s approach by cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth.  Don, the floor is yours:

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Happy Birthday Superman – Man Of Steel – Man Of Cash — Dave’s Diary

Today Marvel Comics characters rule the silver screen with mega-movies like The Avengers, Ironman, Captain America, The X-Men, Wolverine, Thor and the Hulk and the much anticipated Ant-Man.  But back in the day, DC comics ruled the world of imagination and Superman was top dog of steel. In fact on this day in 1938 Superman made his first appearance in D.C.’s' Action Comics Series first issue. 

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How You Sleep Is How You’ll Work….zzzzzzzzz – Dave’s Diary

Facebook, texting, the internet and Mary the receptionist – all are potential office distractions that can impact productivity. But what about the sleep you got the night before? How does that affect your job performance?

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One In Three Americans Favor Equal Rights For Animals — Dave’s Diary

How did we get here?  A Gallup poll out yesterday found that 32 percent of Americans believe animals should have, quote, "the same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation."

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Smoking Weed Could Stunt Your Teenager’s Growth — Dave’s Diary

All parents want tall, strong, healthy kids. Me, too. So as the parent of a 6-year-old, when it comes to meal time, I’m always doing to her what my mom used to do to me: I nag. I nag my daughter to eat her greens so she'll grow big and strong.

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Here’s Why Remembering Names Is Difficult — Dave’s Diary

And you are ...? Man, I hate not being able to remember names. And it’s getting worse! 

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Where’s The safest Seat on A Train? – Dave’s Diary

The Amtrak derailment in Pennsylvania has again shined the national spotlight on train safety.  I have taken Amtrak back to the Midwest three times and while all trips were safe and for the most part ok, they weren’t without incident.

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Reach Into the Kid’s Cabinet For A Hangover Cure — Dave’s Diary

My daughter Kate’s teacher Brooke Scott if out on maternity leave.  Congratulations to her and her new family!  It’s her first and at some point she will learn the value of Pedialyte, the drink designed to replace fluids that are lost when a child is sick.

I remember m

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Day Of Service To Clean Up Parts Of Southeast Yakima – Dave’s Diary

Cleanliness is next to friendliness, or something like that.  But what I'm really trying to say is that the City of Yakima is announcing that folks living in a section of Southeast Yakima will have the opportunity to help spruce up their neighborhoods on Saturday during a One-Day Community Cleanup event being sponsored by the City of Yakima, Shields Bag and Printing, Yakima Valley Partners – Habitat for Humanity, Yakima Waste Systems, and the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce.

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Bike Plan And Bike Fun Come Together Next Week In Yakima – Dave’s Diary

The City of Yakima is in the midst of full blown effort to create a master plan for bicycle riders and the work slides off the desk and onto the streets this Sunday May 17.

The "Feet in the Street" event in Downtown Yakima is designed to provide family fun along with important information on bicycle and pedestrian safety

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