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Wagons Ho! Trips Planned to Research Yakima’s Plaza Idea — Dave’s Diary

Efforts are underway to vet out the concept of a downtown plaza as a public gathering place and more importantly, as an economic driver for downtown revitalization.

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Best Values For Your Honeymoon Dollar Found Here — Dave’s Diary

Here comes the bride, here comes the bride—more often than not in June.  The keeper of wedding stats shows 35% of weddings happen in early summer so a June Bride may not surprise you but where they should go for the best honeymoon value just might.

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Read This to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Job — Dave’s Diary

Can we at least take some things for granted when advising new job hunters? Perhaps not. High school and college grads, and job seekers fresh from the military, if you're looking for a job, you know you need to dress correctly for the interview, spiff up your resume and polish your interviewing skills at a minimum, right?

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The Bite Of Yakima Wants YOU — Dave’s Diary

This could be considered “misleading”.  Google search for “The Bite” and what you’ll get first is the synopsis of a 1989 movie about the aftermath of a radioactive snake bite:  After a young man is bitten on the hand by a radioactive snake, his hand changes into a lethal snake head, which attacks everyone he comes into contact with. Also, his body becomes filled with snakes. Now, he must prevent himself from hurting others.

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Cap and Gown and Frown – One Bad Call Leads to Another – Dave’s Diary

 OK, file this under “Saw this one coming”.  Premise - you aren’t passing your college classes so you drop out. You could make a case for that individual “Not Being Too Smart.”  Stay with me.  You don't tell your parents you dropped out--thus reinforcing the case for being "not too smart"! 

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Parking Monkey Puts You In The Front Row — Dave’s Diary

It seems like parking has dominated the conversation in Yakima ever since the idea of a downtown plaza was first suggested. So significant is the topic that the city is spending around $40,000 for an exhaustive study of downtown parking. 

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Bottoms Up To Smarten Up — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima Valley has a worldwide reputation for wine and beer and will soon add spirits to the menu in the form of local brandy, moonshine and more!  Not only are we meeting the recreational sipping needs of people everywhere, we are also helping to improve on the intelligence of men

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New Report Says E-Cig Safety Is A Load of Smoke — Dave’s Diary

A short while back, the City Council was considering the most responsible approach to dealing with e-cigarettes.  Were they safe? Were they safe for second-hand breathers? Should they be treated like cigarettes or more like a cure for smoking? In the end there weren’t enough votes for a ban.

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Is Your Loyalty Card Worth Your Loyalty? — Dave’s Diary

We’ve all seen the commercials.  The subject is loyalty rewards on credit cards and whether it’s some Viking horde, Alec Baldwin or Samuel L. Jackson, the question is being asked.--What’s in your wallet?

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Have Another Cup Of Joe And Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes – Dave’s Diary

Hey Java junkies, good health news for you piping hot and fresh out of Harvard. Drinking more coffee may slightly reduce your risk of diabetes, and people who drink three or more cups appear to be at the lowest risk of all!   

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