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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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Earth Day Can Be Every Day — Dave’s Diary

OK, OK, I’m feeling guilty.  On this day-after-Earth-Day we’ve taken quite a few shots at the “green” community online and on air and I think justifiably so. However, in fairness I am going to pass on some suggestions from a popular magazine that we all can do to help mother earth.  Fair and balanced?

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After Earth Day – Time to Get Real –Dave’s Diary [video]

It’s the day after Earth Day.  What a party!  We are still sweeping up the recycled confetti and putting the champagne bottles in the recycle bin. The feel good is over and it’s time to get back to the get real. 

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Facebook Faux Pas That Could Cost You A Job — Dave’s Diary

 At KIT we staffers each post to our website a couple times a day and to Facebook at least once each per day.  Posting is part of our corporate philosophy and part of our KIT mission to keep you informed and entertained. 

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Bigger Pizza, Better Value — Dave’s Diary

When it comes to pizza, some of us ALWAYS order a large.  But even if you don’t you should.  If you want the most food for your money, always order a large pie -- even if you're eating alone.  

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Saddle Up For Horse Info Event — Dave’s Diary

Hey, horse people, a big day is heading your way -- at a gallop. Yakima Coop is announcing their 2014 Purina® Check-R-Board® Days and Equestrian Event on Thursday, May 8th.

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Get Off the Consumption Treadmill For Greater Happiness — Dave’s Diary

With the valley’s abundant sunshine setting the mood and motivation, spring cleaning is well under way in many homes across the Yakima Valley.  We at KIT are busy planning for our upcoming annual giant yard sale set for May 10th.   Here’s an idea--let’s put your extra stuff in our sale and we’ll help you be happier as a result.  How does that happen?  Well, it might be a bit of a leap but the truth is, having a lot of material possessions does not make us happier.

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Crackdown Coming — “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” — Dave’s Diary

It never fails.  Every time I get stuck in traffic behind an erratic driver it turns out to be somebody on a cell phone. Their willingness to put themselves at risk is one thing but they are jeopardizing everyone out on the road. 

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High-Priced Limes Blamed On Cartel Crime — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council decided to proceed with a ban on the grow/package/sales of marijuana within the city limits and the critics all went crazy, saying we were handing the marijuana business over to the cartels.  Newsflash! 

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Washington: 12th-Best State for Tax Help — Dave’s Diary

Tax season is upon us -- two weeks and counting -- but because we live in Washington, help is on the way or at least readily available and affordable. 

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