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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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Zombie Cologne: Smell Dead To Live — Dave’s Diary

Thanks, Michael Jackson, thanks for nothing! You and your dancing THRILLER zombies — I blame you!

I am not thrilled that this zombie phenomenon thing has gotten out of hand.  I got “World War Z” — hey, it starred Brad Pitt!  I get the “Resident Evil” series — hey, it stars Milla Jovovich!  I get “Walking Dead,” it is an awesome show.  I eve

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Financial Infidelity Devistates Families-Don’t Cheat With The Checkbook –Dave’s Diary

One in three U.S. couples cheats according to a New York Post report of a nationwide survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the National Endowment for Financial Education.  That’s right; we’re talking cheating with money!

Financial infidelity can be just as devastating as sexual infidelity, creating the same emotional and economic consequences.   Financial in

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Calculate Your Chances of Living Ten More Years — Dave’s Diary

Country singer Tim McGraw sings a song about a man who has to come to grips with his own mortality.  The lyrics speak of a new way of looking at however much of life is left in the tank. 

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Public Incivility And The E-Cigarette — Here We Go Again — Dave’s Diary

So in today’s latest installment of “the council is a bunch of morons” and “there goes my freedoms” we find E-cigarettes or E-cigs as the reason. Late last year the city council acted on some council and citizen complaints about less than courteous smokers and took action to provide a breathable buffer between smokers and non-smoking folks and families at city parks near playgrounds and at public events

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