Consumer Awareness

All-American Champs Of Super Bowl Snacks
It's going to get crowded in the supermarket aisles this weekend as millions of Americans load up for the Super Bowl.  We all have our favorite snacks but some parts of the country seem to run a blitz on particular type of big game goodies...
Makes Sense – People Who Hate Together Fall In Love Together
You no doubt have heard of all those dating apps that promise to match you up with the perfect partner based on a list mutual likes. I know of several marriages and long term relationships that sprang from those sites. (including my mother-in-law) I’ve never been on one because I rol…
Click On These Celebrities At Your Own Risk
We need another wall—around the internet.  Those virus villains, those malware miscreants, lurking, waiting to pounce and ruin our fun.  All a person wants to do is check out their favorite celebrity, see what excesses they’ve been up to, who they have been with, wher…
IRS Says File Taxes ASAP To Insure Your Refund Really Goes To You
Tax Season. Yay.  On Monday the IRS announced it was open for the business of collecting your money. Yay.
Experts say you should file right away to insure it is really you who gets your refund IF you have one coming.  The I-R-S says it has been working to block identity thieves armed with your basic …
Survey Says NO To Sanctuary City
On Tuesday the 10th of January, after much discussion and public comment about the prospects of Yakima becoming a sanctuary city, the City Council unanimously voted to ask staff to bring back a resolution declaring the City of Yakima to be a “welcoming city...
Your One-In-A-Million Kid Costs A Quarter Mil To Raise
The pitter-patter of little feet leave a pretty big footprint on the family checkbook.  CNN reports that the Department of Agriculture estimates a middle-income, married couple with two children will spend an average of  $233,610 to raise a child born in 2015...
North Star Lodge Making Progress Against Cancer
This week in our conversation with Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital we’ll talk about the North Star Lodge and the many successful Cancer Trials that take place there.  It’s those kind of on-going studies that have lead to some encouraging new statistics...

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