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Memorial Hospital Wants Your Input on Policies — Dave’s Diary

Show of hands—who’s frustrated by Obamacare.  I thought so.  Don’t you feel like we were all left out of the process?  Wouldn’t it be nice if somehow we had a voice in how health care is administered in the Yakima Valley?

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Music Doth Sooth the Constricted Blood Vessel — Dave’s Diary

How far would you go to promote good heart health?  Would you go all the way to, oh say, the symphony--Or-- to your favorite TownSquare Media radio station?  Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center say music can make your heart soar and more!

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Pasadena Tops America’s 10 Snobbiest Cities — Dave’s Diary

Ever meet a real snob? They're out there -- feeling superior for no good reason. Do you know anybody who might be considered a snob? Are you one? Let's hope not, and let’s define our terms.

One definition is that a snob is a person who believes in the existence of an equation between status and human worth. The term also re

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A Great Getaway? Stay Right Here — Dave’s Diary

It’s summertime and the living is, well in the top 10 percent as far as summer road trips are concerned. In fact, the folks at WalletHub say Washington is the fifth-best vacation state based on a formula including driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and, of course, fun attractions for everyone. Oregon came in at No. 1.

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Here Comes the Sun and the Accompanying Endorphin High! — Dave’s Diary

With a forecast in the mid-80s through the weekend and 92 by Monday -- the next few days are going to be great -- but will they be addictive? Turns out that for some people they just might be.

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Good Choice Ladies, Healthy Forum Ahead! — Dave’s Diary

Friday, June 13 becomes your lucky day when you attend a women’s health event with “the nutrition chick,” on hand to discuss hormones, nutrition, fitness and more.

Via Gibson has been in the health industry for 16 years and holds numerous health certifications

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Buckle Up/Cell Phone Down-Emphasis Results — Dave’s Diary

The results are in from the latest Yakima County emphasis patrol and a lot of us learned the hard way about the proper use of seat belts and the improper use of cellphones!

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Feed the Success Machine–Join Us for the Bite — Dave’s Diary

Run a restaurant?  Then you need to join us for the Bite of Yakima at the Arboretum on June 28th.  The Bite is designed to showcase the Yakima Valley’s food businesses through a fun, sampling event letting everyone know how just tasty your specialties are. We expect hundreds will attend and  each attendee will receive script for 5 free samples along with the opportunity to purchase further script throughout the day. 

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Wedding Month Whimsy – Bridal Traditions — Dave Ettl

June is “wedding month” or as father’s of the bride have been known to call it – financial Armageddon!  Who came up with the concept of the bride’s father paying for the wedding anyway?  That’s just one of many wedding rituals families will be pondering for the next 4 weeks. 

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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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